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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:13:11 EST

Last Build Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:56:00 EST


Majority of Illinois Residents Oppose Nuclear Bailout

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:56:00 EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens Against Corporate Bailouts (CACB) today released results of a new online poll showing that voting age Illinois residents strongly oppose by a four to one margin (63%-15%) provisions in the Future Energy Jobs Bill that...

Technology Leader Pike Powers Named 2017 Texan of the Year

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:30:00 EST

(image) AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally known Texas economic development and technology leader Pike Powers has been named 2017 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference, the annual statewide public policy forum that will mark its 51st annual meeting next March....

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LUGPA and Integra Connect Announce 2017 Urology-Centric APMs Initiative

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:57:00 EST

(image) SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUGPA, a trade association that advocates for independent urology group practices, today announced its collaboration with Integra Connect to develop advanced alternative payment models (APMs). During the transition from a...

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ASA Testifies at IRS Hearing Regarding Proposed Section 2704 Regulations

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:45:00 EST

(image) RESTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- William H. Frazier, ASA testified today on behalf of the American Society of Appraisers at a hearing hosted by the Internal Revenue Service regarding the IRS's proposed Section 2704 regulations. The hearing follows the formal comment period, where...

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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 5: Prohibition Ends

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: PROHIBITION ENDS Profile America — Monday, December 5th. After nearly 14 eventful years, Prohibition ended on this date in 1933, and Americans were...

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National Fire Sprinkler Association Emphasizes the need for the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Following Tragic Oakland, CA Fire

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:27:00 EST

(image) OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakland, California experienced a tragic fire that has resulted in multiple fatalities. Early reports indicate that a music party was taking place in a multi-use warehouse type building. The fire chief confirmed that the building...

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National Photonics Initiative Applauds House Leaders for Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Photonics Initiative, an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, today commended the US House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act — a bill...

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Nuclear Bailout Means Skyrocketing Monthly Bills For Illinois Consumers

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:45:00 EST

(image) SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today, on the last day of Veto Session, the General Assembly sent terrible news to millions of Illinois consumers as it passed Senate Bill 2814, the bill pushed by Exelon, ComEd and Ameren to bail out the nuclear plants in...

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The Alliance for Solar Choice: Illinois Energy Bill Passes Without Anti-Solar, Anti-Consumer Provisions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:35:00 EST

(image) SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois legislators voted today to pass energy legislation (S.B. 2814) without anti-consumer, anti-solar proposals like mandatory demand charges and ending net metering, and will revise the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard...

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AJC Applauds Congressional Extension of Iran Sanctions Act

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauds Congress for overwhelmingly passing a ten-year extension of the 1996 Iran Sanctions Act (ISA). The bill, H.R.6297, was adopted unanimously by the Senate and by a vote of 419 to 1 in the House of Representatives. Part of...

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NAPHS Statement on House Passage of Mental Health Reform and Addiction Funding as Part of the 21st Century Cures Act

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:17:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from: Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). Last night the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed (392-26) a set of mental health reforms...

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OSS Congressional Gold Medal Act Passed By Congress

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:38:00 EST

(image) FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Congressional Gold Medal Act (S. 2234) was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday. The OSS was the World War II predecessor to the CIA, the US Special Operations Command and the...

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NMEDA Applauds Passage of Veterans Mobility Safety Act

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST

(image) TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016  /PRNewswire/ -- The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) announced the passage of federal legislation to improve the administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Automobile Adaptive Equipment (AAE) Program for disabled vetera...

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NAMI Applauds Passage of Landmark Mental Health Reforms

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:00:00 EST

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. HR 34 will...

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Texas Bill Would Reform the State's Property Tax

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:50:00 EST

(image) DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 29, Texas Senators Paul Bettencourt, Brandon Creighton, Kelly Hancock, and Van Taylor filed Senate Bill 2 ("SB 2"), "Property Tax Reform & Relief Act of 2017."   As introduced, SB 2 would: Lower the rollback tax rate from...

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Passage of Veterans Mobility Safety Act a Big Win for Paralyzed Veterans

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:12:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) applauds the passage of H.R. 3471, the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, which has been a top legislative priority for the organization. The bill will direct the Department of Veterans...

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American Legion supports flag-desecration penalty, as decided by Congress, after amendment

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:08:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion supports President-elect Donald Trump's position that there should be some penalty for U.S. flag desecration, which would be decided by Congress if it chooses to enact such legislation, after the flag-protection...

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NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION POLL: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Closing Schools Based on High-Stakes, Standardized Testing

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:03:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey of likely general election voters finds overwhelming opposition to closing local schools based primarily on the results of high-stakes, standardized test scores. Additionally, voters believe that all public...

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American Urological Association Testifies To Congress On U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reform

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST

(image) BALTIMORE, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. John H. Lynch, prominent urologist and prostate cancer survivor, testified before Congress today on behalf of the American Urological Association (AUA) during a special hearing titled, "Examining the United States Preventive Services...

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Pinellas County and St. Petersburg Partner with the Tampa Bay Innovation Center to Create a New Downtown Business Incubator

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EST

(image) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will partner with Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg to conceive and operate a major new business incubator.  "We ha...

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