State government

Hit Showtime Series Billions, Inspired by Chancery Court Impropriety, Exposes Depths of Dysfunction and Corruption in Delaware

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:51pm

We thank the producers of Billions for heeding our calls and plumbing the depths of Delawares dysfunction in a way thats accessible to millions of viewers.

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  • We thank the producers of Billions for heeding our calls and plumbing the depths of Delawares dysfunction in a way thats accessible to millions of viewers.
  • The episode aired amidst a wave of heightened scrutiny of the First State for the lack of transparency, diversity, and accountability in its state government and judiciary.
  • Now in its fifth season, Billions is a drama television series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin.
  • Theyre better than people, because they dont [expletive] up when they get so obsessed with one thing they cant see reality.

Preparing for the Next Pandemic Begins Now

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:19pm

This is one of several recommendations to help combat the current pandemic and prepare for future health crises outlined in the AAMC's The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons from COVID-19 .

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  • This is one of several recommendations to help combat the current pandemic and prepare for future health crises outlined in the AAMC's The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons from COVID-19 .
  • "The severity of this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was avoidable," Grover said.
  • "Federal leadershipwith state and local cooperationcould implement many of these recommendations within the next few months and years.
  • Federal and state government relaxation of regulatory restrictions on clinical care -- regulatory, licensing, and billing requirements -- during a national emergency.

Governor Lamont Announces More Than 50 Million Pages of State Government Documents Digitized Through Partnership With Scan-Optics

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 3:03pm

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Governor Ned Lamont today announced that more than 50 million pages of state government documents have been digitized through a public-private partnership with Scan-Optics, a data management company based in Manchester, as part of an ongoing initiative to modernize services and produce efficiencies within state government.

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  • HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Governor Ned Lamont today announced that more than 50 million pages of state government documents have been digitized through a public-private partnership with Scan-Optics, a data management company based in Manchester, as part of an ongoing initiative to modernize services and produce efficiencies within state government.
  • Governor Lamont said the elimination of paper documents and transferring them for electronic use is an important component of his administration's efforts to create efficiencies.
  • "Digitizing documents means that we can have the information we need at our fingertips and can work smarter in state government,"Governor Lamont said.
  • Jeff Mitchell, CEO of Scan-Optics, said, "We are thrilled to support Governor Lamont's vision of a more efficient state government.

WEX Signs New Fleet Card Agreement with the State of Minnesota

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:45am

WEX (NYSE: WEX), a leading financial technology service provider, today announced it has been awarded and entered into the state-wide fleet card contract with the State of Minnesota through the NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement.

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  • WEX (NYSE: WEX), a leading financial technology service provider, today announced it has been awarded and entered into the state-wide fleet card contract with the State of Minnesota through the NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement.
  • With the recent signings of additional NASPO participants Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona and Connecticut, WEX now has 34 state government contracts and approximately 1.2 million cards issued to state, federal and local government entities.
  • We believe WEXs tools, support and expertise in the public sector are best-in-class, said Bernie Kavanagh, senior vice president and general manager of large fleet at WEX.
  • The WEX Fleet Card program provides Minnesota state agencies and other eligible local government entities with convenient payment tools, reporting and analytics to support their purchases of fuel and electric vehicle charging services as well as other fleet-related expenses.

The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act Moves to Governor Gavin Newsom's Desk for Signature; Help Peace 4 Animals Ensure the Bill Becomes Law

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:46pm

Authored by California Assemblymember Ash Kalra, this important bill is currently on the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom awaiting his signature by October 10th.

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  • Authored by California Assemblymember Ash Kalra, this important bill is currently on the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom awaiting his signature by October 10th.
  • stated Katie Cleary, Founder and President of Peace 4 Animals, whose non-profit is a co-sponsor of The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, and World Animal News.
  • We are very hopeful that this important bill will be signed into law by the Governor of California."
  • The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act is co-sponsored by Peace 4 Animals, along with Friends of the Earth, and Social Compassion in Legislation.

City of Goleta CA Orders Beam Global EV ARC™ Off-Grid EV Charging System for Public EV Charging

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beam Global , (Nasdaq: BEEM , BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media and energy security, announced that the City of Goleta in California has ordered an EV ARC solar-powered EV charging system to be placed at Goleta City Hall for public EV charging.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beam Global , (Nasdaq: BEEM , BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media and energy security, announced that the City of Goleta in California has ordered an EV ARC solar-powered EV charging system to be placed at Goleta City Hall for public EV charging.
  • The EV ARC system generates and stores its own clean electricity and delivers that electricity to power EVs, day or night, and during inclement weather and power outages.
  • The City of Goleta is having the EV ARC solar-powered EV charger deployed at City Hall for public charging, advancing our goal to have our municipal facilities powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025, said Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte.
  • Products include the patented EV ARC and Solar Tree lines with BeamTrak patented solar tracking, and ARC Technology energy storage, along with EV charging, outdoor media and disaster preparedness packages.

US Geological Survey Selects NV5 to Provide Services for Geospatial Contract valued up to $850 Million

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

Services provided under the GPSC4 contract support federal, state, and municipal government entities that partner with the USGS for their geospatial data requirements.

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  • Services provided under the GPSC4 contract support federal, state, and municipal government entities that partner with the USGS for their geospatial data requirements.
  • Under the contract, NV5 will provide advanced geospatial data acquisition, processing, and analytics utilizing leading-edge technologies such as topographic lidar, riverine and coastal topo-bathymetric lidar, multispectral imagery, geophysical surveying, and elevation-derived hydrography.
  • Since 1997, NV5 Geospatial has supported the USGS as the nations leading resource for geospatial data by delivering the latest geospatial technologies and data analytics to the USGS and its partners, said Dickerson Wright, PE, Chairman and CEO of NV5.
  • NV5 was awarded $135 million in revenue on the GPSC3 contract over a period of five years.

Security Industry Association to Present Gabrielle Shea With 2021 SIA Industry Advocate Award

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 7:30pm

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Gabrielle Shea public policy manager, government relations and public policy at NEC Corporation of America as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Industry Advocate Award, which recognizes leadership in public policy.

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  • SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Gabrielle Shea public policy manager, government relations and public policy at NEC Corporation of America as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Industry Advocate Award, which recognizes leadership in public policy.
  • Shea will be presented with the award on Sept. 21 at Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit , SIA's annual public policy and government security technology conference.
  • The SIA Industry Advocate Award formerly the SIA Statesman Award recognizes SIA member volunteers for their extraordinary contributions of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA and its members to address the public policy challenges impacting the security industry.
  • "I am honored to receive the Industry Advocate Award," said Shea.

The GEO Group Provides Update on U.S. Marshals Service Contract for Western Region Detention Facility in San Diego

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 9:30pm

One of these direct contracts involves the 770-bed Western Region Detention Facility in San Diego, California.

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  • One of these direct contracts involves the 770-bed Western Region Detention Facility in San Diego, California.
  • Any alternative to the San Diego location of the USMS detention facility is likely to be in Central or Northern California.
  • Such a distant alternative location will impact the timely access by friends, relatives, and legal representatives of individuals presently housed at the Western Region Detention Facility in San Diego.
  • As a result, the efforts to keep the Western Region Detention Facility in operation have received the support of a diverse group of bipartisan and non-partisan stakeholders.

Arctaris Launches Southwestern Pennsylvania Opportunity Zone Program; Completes First Regional Investment; Hires Pittsburgh Local Lee Kimball

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 4:59pm

Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC (Arctaris) along with the Richard King Mellon Foundation (the Foundation) announce the launch of the Arctaris Southwestern Pennsylvania Opportunity Zone Program and first investment in the region.

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  • Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC (Arctaris) along with the Richard King Mellon Foundation (the Foundation) announce the launch of the Arctaris Southwestern Pennsylvania Opportunity Zone Program and first investment in the region.
  • The Foundation invested the first $4 million of catalytic capital that Arctaris utilized as a springboard to launch the program.
  • And Arctaris has a strong track record of working collaboratively with local leaders to ensure the projects they select will be positive for the community.
  • Arctariss investment will allow S&K to expand services throughout Pennsylvania, specifically in Pittsburgh (Allegheny County) and Altoona (Blair County).