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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:38:15 EDT

Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:36:00 EDT


AARP Backs Bipartisan Bill to Protect Seniors from Looming Tax Hike

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:36:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today gave enthusiastic support for bipartisan legislation titled the Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1977) by US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The bill would protect seniors with high health...

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Thousands of Organizations Urge Congress to Save NMTC in Tax Reform

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:07:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition sent a letter addressed to the House Ways and Means Committee and its Chairman, Kevin Brady (R-TX), as well as to the Senate Finance Committee and its Chairman, Orin G. Hatch (R-UT)....

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Delaware Court-Appointed Custodian Drives Top Talent Away From TransPerfect

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:01:00 EDT

(image) DOVER, Del., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two C-level employees for TransPerfect have resigned within the last two weeks, both naming Custodian Pincus' disregard for the company's employees and success as the reason for leaving. The Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Information...

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Congressman Greg Walden and Congressman Bob Latta to Deliver Keynotes at Mobility Unmanned on November 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:29:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WorldTEK Events announces that Congressman Greg Walden and Congressman Bob Latta will deliver keynotes at Mobility Unmanned: Air, Land, and Sea on November 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Chairman Walden...

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New Poll Shows Atlanta Voters Overwhelmingly Support Smoke-free Law

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:10:00 EDT

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll shows overwhelming support among Atlanta voters for a comprehensive smoke-free law that guarantees everyone the right to breathe clean air. Three-quarters of voters (76 percent) favor a law to prohibit smoking inside most public...

API Ohio releases new statewide radio ad, "Say NO to power plant bailouts"

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:23:00 EDT

(image) COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- API Ohio today released a new radio ad entitled "Say NO to power plant bailouts." The ad will run in communities across the state and is aimed at highlighting our opposition to a taxpayer-funded bailout to certain power plants in...

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RMA Attends ICMA Annual Conference to Address Market-Based Zoning and Implementing Redevelopment, Meet with Local Government Decision Makers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates ( is excited to announce that Kim Briesemeister and Kevin Crowder will be speaking at the 103rd Annual Conference of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association...

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alliantgroup Applauds Disaster Tax Relief Legislation

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup applauds the passage of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The legislation was recently signed into law by the president and includes several provisions designed to deliver targeted tax relief to...

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New Study Examines Use and Cost of Orphan Drugs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:11:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orphan drugs accounted for only 7.9% of total drug sales in the U.S. in 2016, according to a study issued today by the QuintilesIMS Institute. The study, commissioned by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), analyzed the...

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Interface Lauds California Carpet Recycling Bill

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:29:00 EDT

(image) ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE) expresses its support for AB 1158, signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 14. The law builds on and enhances the state's current carpet recycling program through the implementation of clear-cut goals for...

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The Trust for Public Land Commends California Leaders for Approving Parks Bond (SB 5); Vows All-Out Effort to Win Voter Approval in June

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:47:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for Public Land today thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB 5. The Governor's action put the $4 billion parks bond on the June 2018 ballot. The nonprofit organization also pledged to lead an all-out campaign to secure...

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Banning Mill-Bred Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in Pet Stores

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:09:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- California Governor Jerry Brown signed a monumental bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in California pet stores. AB 485 is the first statewide bill to ban these practices. AB 485 stemmed from smaller local initiatives...

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Leading Animal Protection Groups Urge USDA to Stop Practice That Keeps Animal Abusers in Business

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:08:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) are calling on the U.S. Department...

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New Analysis: 340B Program Shifting Delivery of Physician-Administered Medicines to More Expensive Hospital Settings

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:53:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 2008 to 2015, there was a significant shift in site of care from physician offices to more expensive 340B hospital outpatient settings for certain classes of physician-administered medicines, according to a new analysis by the...

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Tara Chand Esq., CEO IPG Inc., Writes to President Trump - Why Politicians Have so Much Difficulty Solving Health Care - an Innovative Way Forward?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 EDT

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the health care debate rages on inside Washington, how would the scientific community, which landed a man on the moon, approach the problem? For democrats and some republicans, U.S. healthcare is an issue of the heart – for many...

Chaos Comes to Health Care. No Labels Calls Says Only Congress Can Find the Answer

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:15:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Trump just signed two executive orders that knocked out key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats have denounced the decision. Republicans are defending it. But for millions of Americans, it doesn't matter what...

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California Becomes First State in U.S. to Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Pet Stores

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:06:00 EDT

(image) SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local and national animal welfare organizations today commend CA Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law legislation that will prevent the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state of...

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AJC on President Trump's Iran Nuclear Deal Remarks

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:26:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement following President Donald J. Trump's remarks: President Donald J. Trump spoke about Iran today in a much-anticipated speech. The core of the message was that he would decertify Iran...

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Statement of Betsy Ryan, NJHA President and CEO on Trump Administration Ending Insurance Premium Subsidies that Help Low-Income Americans

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:44:00 EDT

(image) PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are very disappointed that the Trump Administration is eliminating the subsidies that help people in need buy health insurance. This onslaught of attacks on the Affordable Care Act will have grave impacts on those who count on...

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Legislators Tour PCG Public Partnership's Multi-Lingual Call Center

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:07:00 EDT

(image) SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington state lawmakers representing the state's most ethnically diverse legislative district in the state recently toured PCG Public Partnership's Multi-Lingual Call Center, learning more about the variety of language services available to...

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