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The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is partnering with Regent Education to support Virginia's legislation that expands access to state financial aid

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:55pm

"Regent Education was proud to support the recent legislation and work with SCHEV to deliver a state financial aid process that mirrors the FAFSA experience.

Key Points: 
  • "Regent Education was proud to support the recent legislation and work with SCHEV to deliver a state financial aid process that mirrors the FAFSA experience.
  • The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the state's coordinating agency for higher education.
  • Regent Education is a leading provider of SaaS solutions that simplify the financial aid process for higher education institutions offering traditional and nontraditional enrollment models.
  • Regent offers a suite of solutions encompassing the automation of financial aid management, verification processes, student financial planning, and state financial aid applications.

FAIR: Senate Parliamentarian Confirms What We Already Knew

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:46pm

"As the parliamentarian correctly noted in her ruling, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is a significant policy change that dwarfs its budgetary impact.

Key Points: 
  • "As the parliamentarian correctly noted in her ruling, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is a significant policy change that dwarfs its budgetary impact.
  • This makes it ineligible for inclusion in a budget reconciliation bill something congressional Democrats and pro-amnesty activists must accept.
  • Now is the time to treat longstanding Senate rules and procedures with respect, instead of calling for the parliamentarian to be removed or filibuster to be abolished.
  • With over 3 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests.

U.S. Senate Votes to Support Child Safety Network's National School Bus Safety Month Ninth Year in A Row

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:06pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --For the ninth year in a row, the Senate designated September as "School Bus Safety Month."

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --For the ninth year in a row, the Senate designated September as "School Bus Safety Month."
  • "With the school year back in full swing, there is no better time to highlight the importance of school bus safety.
  • "School Bus Safety Month is a reminder of the importance of keeping children safe while on their way to and from school.
  • "This is an opportunity to redouble efforts on school bus safety and highlight new safety initiatives and resources that can make our communities safer for children and families."

NATSO, SIGMA Urge Lawmakers to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit in Budget Reconciliation

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:00pm

"We urge you to oppose policies that would result in higher costs for fewer environmental benefits," the letter states.

Key Points: 
  • "We urge you to oppose policies that would result in higher costs for fewer environmental benefits," the letter states.
  • "If Congress provides special tax treatment for sustainable aviation fuel, it would disrupt and eventually eliminate the market for biodiesel and renewable diesel.
  • Renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel are key tools in decarbonizing the diesel and aviation sectors and reaching climate goals.
  • If Congress grants a higher tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel, ultimately a lower volume of renewable fuel would be available to displace existing fossil fuels, LMC concludes.

Boston Blockchain Association Releases Massachusetts Legislator’s Toolkit: Document Provides Regulatory Guidance to Transform the State into a Hub for Blockchain Technology

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:12pm

Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and a key emerging sector for the Massachusetts innovation economy, is increasingly being used in a variety of applications and industries.

Key Points: 
  • Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and a key emerging sector for the Massachusetts innovation economy, is increasingly being used in a variety of applications and industries.
  • In addition to various legislative principles, proposals, and concepts, the Massachusetts Edition has five specific legislative recommendations, such as establishing a State Blockchain Working Group, creating legal/regulatory sandboxes, and standardizing tax obligations.
  • Media Shower , a Boston-based media and communications company, had previously developed blockchain education sessions for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and government leaders across the state.
  • Media Shower actively engages in the Boston Blockchain Association , whose mission is to build the blockchain ecosystem and establish Greater Boston as a blockchain hub.

SkyWater Hosts Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 4:48pm

SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, today announced it hosted Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove at its Bloomington, Minnesota headquarters on September 16, 2021 for a facility tour and press conference to highlight the importance of manufacturing in Minnesotas economic expansion.

Key Points: 
  • SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, today announced it hosted Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove at its Bloomington, Minnesota headquarters on September 16, 2021 for a facility tour and press conference to highlight the importance of manufacturing in Minnesotas economic expansion.
  • Innovation and Competition Act, Governor Walz said, There is a piece of legislation in the Federal government that we are fully supportive of.
  • It will require the state of Minnesota to come in as partners, and we are fully committed to making sure that happens.
  • At the press conference, Sonderman said, We were delighted to host Governor Walz and Commissioner Grove at SkyWater to demonstrate our efforts to strengthen Americas manufacturing industry and workforce.

California REALTORS® commend Gov. Newsom for signing housing legislation to expand housing production

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (C.A.R.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (C.A.R.
  • Gavin Newsom's signing of three important housing bills: SB 8 (Skinner), SB 9 (Atkins) and SB 10 (Weiner) that will make a meaningful impact on the state's housing crisis:
    "Today, California took an important step toward solving our state's housing supply crisis.
  • Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins, and Senators Scott Weiner and Nancy Skinner for their vision, leadership and commitment.
  • It is because of their determination that more Californians will become homeowners and reap the tremendous benefits that come with it."

President Biden Names Los Angeles Businessman Sim Farar as a Representative of the United States to the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 3:02pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --President J. Biden has nominated Sim Farar to serve as one of four United States representatives for the 76thSession General Assembly of the United Nations.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --President J. Biden has nominated Sim Farar to serve as one of four United States representatives for the 76thSession General Assembly of the United Nations.
  • Mr. Farar was originally appointed by former President William Jefferson Clinton to the 54th General Assembly.
  • Mr. Farar is currently the Chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (USACPD), appointed by former President Obama andapproved by the United States Senate.
  • "I am honored and privileged to be appointed by President Biden to serve our country as a representative to the United Nations General Assembly," stated Mr. Farar.

DGAP-News: Deutsche Wohnen SE: Deutsche Wohnen sells around 11,000 residential and commercial units to the State of Berlin

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 12:07pm

Deutsche Wohnen and the State of Berlin have reached an agreement on the sale of selected properties from the company's portfolio.

Key Points: 
  • Deutsche Wohnen and the State of Berlin have reached an agreement on the sale of selected properties from the company's portfolio.
  • Michael Zahn, CEO of Deutsche Wohnen: "With the sale, we are reaffirming our role as a trustworthy partner for the State of Berlin.
  • In this context, a total of around 20,000 apartments have been offered for sale to the state of Berlin by Deutsche Wohnen and Vonovia.
  • Of the units acquired by the three state companies from Deutsche Wohnen, 19 percent is subsidized housing built between 1950 and 1999.

US*MADE Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the America Invents Act Passage into Law, Calls for Restoration of its Intent

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 9:04pm

Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Today marks the 10th anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA), which was shepherded into law by the then U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committee Chairmen Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lamar Smith (R-TX), respectively. Next Wednesday, September 22nd, members of the U.S. Manufacturers Association for Development and Enterprise (US*MADE), in conjunction with the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, will co-host Sen. Leahy and former Rep. Smith at an event to celebrate this milestone. The decade of changes in patent quality and litigation trends since 2011 will be reviewed, and attendees will hear from the law’s leading sponsors about how they see the AIA’s effects on innovation.

Key Points: 
  • GC for IP and Litigation Charles Chuck Hawkins, a member of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation.
  • For the first time in years, abusive patent litigation is again on the rise, according to RPX Corporation.
  • To register for US*MADEs event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AIA, go to https://bit.ly/3CcSTe5 .
  • US Manufacturers Association for Development and Enterprise (US*MADE) is specifically focused on protecting manufacturers from abusive patent litigation.