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Global Leaders Honor Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon on the 10th Anniversary of His Passing

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:17am

The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) joined with other organizations, friends, and families to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of Rev.

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  • The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) joined with other organizations, friends, and families to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of Rev.
  • Dr. Sun Myung Moon at a special program held near Seoul, Korea, on Aug. 14, 2022.
  • Just like Father and Mother Moon, I invite us to enter and remain in history as peacemakers in the world.
  • His passing brought sorrow to countless followers and allies around the world, but none more so than his wife of 52 years.

Metropolitan Commits to Greater Water Reliability, Supply Equity for All Member Agencies

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:14am

Affected agencies include Calleguas Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.

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  • Affected agencies include Calleguas Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.
  • In response to the record drought, Metropolitan has collaborated with its member agencies to develop and apply extraordinary actions aimed at preserving state project water for the communities that need it most.
  • Metropolitan also accelerated its Pure Water Southern California recycled water project to develop a new supply source for the region.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative that, along with its 26 cities and retail suppliers, provides water for 19 million people in six counties.

California Water Service Districts Lead State in Water Savings During June 2022

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:15pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Californians have begun heeding the call for conservation amid the worsening drought, California Water Service (Cal Water) and its customers made strides in reducing water use across its service areas during June 2022.

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  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Californians have begun heeding the call for conservation amid the worsening drought, California Water Service (Cal Water) and its customers made strides in reducing water use across its service areas during June 2022.
  • Company-wide, Cal Water reduced water use by 11.6% compared to June 2020, with seven of its districts among the top water-saving systems in the state.
  • Last week, the State Water Resources Control Board published its conservation data for June 2022, with statewide water use 7.6% lower than June 2020; the figure more than doubled the statewide savings in May 2022.
  • Cal Water districts comprised 10% of these top performers; those districts include:
    Conservation savings for all Cal Water districts is available at www.calwater.com/reductions.

Congresswoman Flores Tours Apartments Slated for $16.5M Reconstruction

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:38pm

Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-TX, toured a more than 40-year-old Weslaco, Texas, apartment complex that will be torn down and reconstructed into a new $16.5 million affordable housing complex.

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  • Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-TX, toured a more than 40-year-old Weslaco, Texas, apartment complex that will be torn down and reconstructed into a new $16.5 million affordable housing complex.
  • Housing is a key pillar for family stability and well-being, and projects like the one happening right here in Weslaco, show that public-private partnerships work, said Congresswoman Flores.
  • Prospera provides affordable housing and related services in three regions of the state: the Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi and San Antonio.
  • Special thanks to Congresswoman Flores for her presence here today and her support of affordable housing in the District.

Maximus Awarded Contract with Nebraska to Provide Technology Support for Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 8:00pm

Maximus , a leading employer and provider of government services worldwide, announced it has been awarded a contract to support the modernization of the state of Nebraskas Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Provider module.

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  • Maximus , a leading employer and provider of government services worldwide, announced it has been awarded a contract to support the modernization of the state of Nebraskas Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Provider module.
  • The contract, which serves the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid program, furthers a partnership that began in 2015.
  • This contract is an important milestone for Maximus in our role as the leading supplier of software and services in the Medicaid market , said Chris Mirro, Senior Vice President, U.S. Services.
  • Within this contract, Maximus will be tasked with modernizing, streamlining, and advancing all provider activities in alignment with federal initiatives, including Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Citizens Against Government Waste Names Senator Joe Manchin August 2022 Porker of the Month

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:50pm

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) our August 2022 Porker of the Month for lying about not raising taxes during a recession by creating the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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  • Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) our August 2022 Porker of the Month for lying about not raising taxes during a recession by creating the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
  • Cut to August 6, 2022, when Sen. Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) jointly introduced the IRA.
  • Sen. Manchin says he made the agreement because there are no tax increases, just the closing of loopholes.
  • Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

California Small Business Owners Descend on Capitol to Highlight Cost Impact of AB 257

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 5:54pm

Today, nearly 100 small business owners from across California will travel to the Capitol to speak out against the detrimental and costly impacts of Assembly Bill 257, known as the FAST Act.

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  • Today, nearly 100 small business owners from across California will travel to the Capitol to speak out against the detrimental and costly impacts of Assembly Bill 257, known as the FAST Act.
  • The UCR Centers analysis concludes that restaurant prices would quickly climbon top of record-high inflationunder AB 257.
  • AB 257 hurts local small businesses like mine while raising prices for local families and visitors to our state, said Alex Johnson, owner of 11 Auntie Annes and Cinnabon locations in California.
  • To speak to a small business owner who would be impacted by AB 257, please contact Patrick George at (916) 202-1982
    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220817005602/en/

Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyer Randy Mastro Joins King & Spalding's Trial and Global Disputes Practice in New York

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 5:46pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- King & Spalding announced today that Randy Mastro, a leading New York-based business litigator and trial lawyer, will join the firm as a partner in its Trial and Global Disputes practice group.

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  • NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- King & Spalding announced today that Randy Mastro, a leading New York-based business litigator and trial lawyer, will join the firm as a partner in its Trial and Global Disputes practice group.
  • "Building our trial practice even more in New York is a cornerstone of our firm strategy.
  • Bringing on Randy an exceptional trial lawyer and proven leader helps propel us further," said Robert D. Hays, the firm's Chairman.
  • Chambers USA recently named him "Trial Lawyer of the Year," and Law360 has recognized him as an "MVP" for trials.

MAPS, in Coordination with Allies, Assists U.S. Sentencing Commission in Reaching Quorum

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 3:14pm

Meaningful federal sentencing reform must ensure that people are no longer penalized and persecuted for those choices.

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  • Meaningful federal sentencing reform must ensure that people are no longer penalized and persecuted for those choices.
  • Its main focuses include establishing sentencing policies, advising Congress and the executive branch in developing criminal justice policy, and analyzing and distributing information on federal sentencing issues.
  • MAPS has submitted testimony about the sentencing guidelines related to MDMA to the United States Sentencing Commission in furtherance of this goal.
  • MAPS will remain engaged with the USSC by encouraging reform to the sentencing guidelines related to MDMA, all psychedelics, and other drugs.

Rise Light & Power Announces Landmark Proposal to Replace Gigawatts of NYC Fossil Fuel Power Generation with Offshore Wind Energy

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 3:00pm

It also follows Governor Kathy Hochuls landmark announcement of New Yorks third offshore wind solicitation, which will procure at least 2 GW of offshore wind energy.

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  • It also follows Governor Kathy Hochuls landmark announcement of New Yorks third offshore wind solicitation, which will procure at least 2 GW of offshore wind energy.
  • As home to New York Citys largest power generator, there are countless reasons to interconnect gigawatts of new offshore wind energy at the Ravenswood site, said Clint Plummer, Chief Executive Officer of Rise Light & Power.
  • This proposal has the potential to transform the smokestacks of Big Allis into an offshore wind and renewable energy hub.
  • The Renewable Ravenswood vision, including this proposal to bring new offshore wind resources to Queens, will directly replace fossil fuel generation while minimizing impacts to public waterfront resources.