Pennsylvania Governor Honors 51 State Employees

Maryam Shah

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf  today praised the recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence for 2020 and proclaimed May 5 State Employee Recognition Day to pay tribute to all state employees for their dedication to public service. “The accomplishments of these award recipients are a testament to the vital work that state […]

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Recognizes DHS Employees

Maryam Shah

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf  announced today that four Department of Human Services (DHS) employees were recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence for the creation and operationalization of the Regional Response Health Collaborative (RRHC) program, a statewide program created to provide clinical, operational, and educational support to long-term care facilities preparing for […]

Pennsylvania Governor: $11 Million to Support Business Expansion

Maryam Shah

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $11 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help seven companies in five counties create and retain employees, grow their operations, and improve their facilities. “Pennsylvania’s job creators are getting people back to work, creating new opportunities and possibilities for […]

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Took Action On Legislation

Maryam Shah

Montpelier, VT (STL.News) Governor Phil Scott today announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On May 4, Governor Scott signed a bill of the following title: H.195, An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children On May 5, […]

Virginia: Carlos Hopkins to Deploy for Federal Active Duty

Maryam Shah

RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins will deploy for federal active duty in the Middle East.  Secretary Hopkins is a Colonel in the Virginia Army National Guard and will be deploying with the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division.  Hopkins has served in […]

Washington Governor: Economic Justice Legislation

Maryam Shah

Olympia, WA (STL.News) Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an economic justice legislative package, including the Working Families Tax Credit and the capital gains excise tax, that starts the process of making Washington’s upside-down tax system fairer and more equitable. The governor signed the package at the Tukwila Community Center surrounded by legislators, local […]

Wisconsin Governor Evers Grants 18 Pardons

Maryam Shah

MADISON, WI (STL.News) Governor Tony Evers announced today that he has granted another 18 pardons.  The Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board heard from applicants virtually on April 9, 2021, and applicants the Board recommended for pardon were forwarded to Gov. Evers for final consideration.  To date, the governor has granted 192 pardons. “Today, I […]

$10 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations

Waqar Nawaz

Neurosurgical Associates, LTD and Dignity Health, D/B/A St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paid $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations PHOENIX, AR (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Glenn McCormick announced today that Neurosurgical Associates, LTD and Dignity Health, d/b/a St. Joseph’s Hospital, agreed to pay $10 million to resolve civil allegations that […]

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

Waqar Nawaz

U.S. Attorney’s Office Joins in Recognizing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, May 5, 2021 PORTLAND, OR (STL.News) On May 4, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. proclaimed today, May 5, 2021, as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. The proclamation reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to solving all […]

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Statement

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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Statement on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day (STL.News) Attorney General Merrick B. Garland issued the following statement: “Generations of American Indians and Alaska Natives have experienced violence or mourned a murdered or missing family member or loved one. The lasting effects of such […]

Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson

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Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson commemorating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021 BILLINGS (STL.News) “Native American women and children suffer disproportionally high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault and too often go missing or are murdered.  In recent years, Montana has had several tragic […]

North Carolina: Federal Program for Monthly Internet Bills

Maryam Shah

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) North Carolinians can get critical help to pay for high-speed internet from a $3.2 billion federal program opening in May for families and households working, learning and shopping from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Many North Carolina families struggle to afford high-speed internet,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.  “The […]

North Carolina Governor: Appointments to Boards & Commissions

Maryam Shah

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper announced new appointments and nominations to state boards and commissions today. Gov. Cooper has nominated the following individual to serve on the North Carolina Utilities Commission: Karen Kemerait of Raleigh as a member at-large. Kemerait is a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where she specializes in the areas […]

Texas Governor: Round Rock Designated As Music Friendly Community

Maryam Shah

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Round Rock, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO).  The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities. “With support from the Texas […]