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An entity called the Children's Trust wants to expand to Orange County. It would do so by asking voters in November to create a special district that would raise property taxes to pay for children's programs. A study out of University of Central Florida shows funding is not keeping pace with local children's ...
American firms are seeing a window of opportunity to invest in Uttar Pradesh, the head of a top US business advocacy group said today, underlining that a change in India's most populous state would mean a change in the entire country. Mukesh Aghi, the president of the US India Strategic and Partnership ...

Voters' concerns over rising deficits and the national debt grew in April as the GOP tax law and $1.3 trillion spending bill went into effect, according to a monthly poll from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which advocates for lowering the debt. According to the survey, obtained by The Hill ahead of its ...
Trump's Threats Set Stage for Military Conflict With Iran - Advocacy Group. © Sputnik / Grigoriy Sysoev. Middle East. 02:10 25.04.2018 Get short URL. 0 0 0. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump's threats against Iran and his repeated criticism of the nuclear deal could easily lead to a military confrontation, ...
Advocacy Group Fights to Put the Transit Customer First ... Streetsblog sat down with Griffiths and Kock to talk about why, what they hope to do about it, and why they decided to start the Bay Area's newest advocacy group. ***. Streetsblog: .... IG: We don't want this to be just another advocacy organization.
wo months ago, a Senate report suggested that Insys Therapeutics (INSY 1) provided $2.5 million to a patient advocacy group in order to influence usage and providing of its Subsys opioid painkiller. The link, however, was not fully explored, but a new essay 2 in a bioethics blog takes us a step closer to ...

COLUMBIA - A local organization sought to raise awareness about renewable energy by having people exert some. Renew Missouri, a policy advocacy group based in Columbia, is hosting an "Earth Day 5-K" race to bring attention to the lack of energy efficiency in Missouri. The race took place in Flat Branch Park and ...
The Southwest Advocacy Group will offer a free employability conference from Monday through Friday at the SWAG Family Resource Center to help any Gainesville residents who is unemployed or underemployed find jobs in the southwest area. Then, on May 1, SWAG will host a free job and resource fair ...
GREENVILLE — A local advocacy group that supports the growth and expansion of opportunities for the Latino community is taking some of that expansion for themselves, announcing two new centers across the state. The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, or AMEXCAN, a Pitt County-based ...
Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, recently called on Tesla to publicly release detailed Autopilot data behind the company's safety claims. In a statement published on Thursday, the advocacy group stated that Tesla must improve Autopilot's safety systems, considering that ...
A trio of left-leaning advocacy groups have unveiled the Web site ConsumersUnderAttack.org, which they promoted as offering evidence of how Mick ... The website is being presented as a “one-stop educational resource for consumers, media, advocacy organizations, and decision makers about the ...
Pharmaceutical companies gave at least $116 million to patient advocacy groups in a single year, reveals a new database logging 12,000 donations from ... patients often learn about illnesses and treatments,” said Rick Claypool, a research director for Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group that says it ...
A Nebraska nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization brought its road show to Hastings to gather information on the local biking scene and offer tips on how to make the city an even more inviting place to ride. Julie Harris, executive director of Nebraska Bicycling Alliance (NeBA), met with about a dozen local ...
The Bloomfield Garfield Corp. has asked the city for details of the demolition last year of a home on Broad Street in Garfield after four neighboring houses were condemned because of a landslide Feb. 20. “It's fairly clear the landslide started on the vacant lot” where the house once stood, said Rick Swartz, ...
(BOZEMAN) Three people were arrested after chaining themselves to a bison chute in Stephen's Creek at Yellowstone National Park. According to the Facebook page of a group called Wild Buffalo Defense, the three people arrested were a part of their group. The group says that their mission is to see ...
The idea sprouted when the chairman of the Turtle Creek Evening Rotary Satellite Club, Mike Lowell, heard about the Eastern Suburbs Citizen Advocacy group's mission. “Their story excited our club members at a meeting. They're incredible. So we thought, lets come up with something fun,” Lowell said.
HYANNIS — State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, has been targeted with a critical direct-mail piece from the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance for the second time in less than three months. Households in nine Cape towns from Mashpee to Orleans received the mailing, which suggests the freshman lawmaker's ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advocacy organization Oceana says the Trump administration's offshore drilling plan threatens more than 2.6 million jobs and nearly $180 billion in gross domestic product for only two years' worth of oil and just over one year's worth of gas at current consumption rates. The group ...
OKLAHOMA CITY - An advocacy group is calling for six bills on criminal justice reform to be passed in their original language. On Monday, the office of Governor Mary Fallin announced an agreement has been made on changes to six bills which failed to advance last year: House Bill (HB) 2281, which ...
This came just two weeks after a U.S. Senate report revealed that five major opioid producers gave over $10 million to third-party advocacy groups — and affiliated physicians — between 2012-2017. The report — sponsored by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill — describes payments made by Purdue ...
Advocacy groups want NYPD to disclose turnstile jump arrests. By Dean Meminger | April 20, 2018 @11:08 AM. SHARE. The NYPD says arrests for jumping subway turnstiles are way down. But some advocacy groups complain the police are withholding information that would show whether blacks and Hispanics are being ...
A coalition of over 20 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate and sanction YouTube for violation of federal children's privacy laws. Specifically, the groups say YouTube is violating COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy ...
When William Roundtree got out of prison earlier this year, it took him just a few days to find a job that put his experience to work. National. Can Criminal Justice Reform Happen This Year? Can Criminal Justice Reform Happen This Year? Listen· 46:52 46:52. Queue. Toggle more options. Download
Opioid manufacturers are interested in these groups because advocacy organizations can influence health policies that impact the drug industry. According to the report, they “play a significant role in shaping health policy debates, setting national guidelines for patient treatment, raising disease awareness, ...
File photo. The 2018-19 budget comes with many initiatives, but a youth advocate feels the housing announcement was disappointing. Blair Gable/Reuters. X. - A A +. Listen. The federal Liberal Government has unveiled its budget for 2018-19, and housing is one of many investments included.
flu season Members of local advocacy group Charlottesville For Reasonable Health Insurance provided testimony at the Virginia General Assembly and organized an email campaign, helping to ensure passage of a critical Virginia healthcare bill that will offer some in the area relief from this year's health ...
The advocacy group, National Security Action, is co-chaired by Obama's former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes and former White House deputy assistant Jake Sullivan. The group includes more than 50 national security advisers and experts and seeks to oppose the Trump administration's ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts transit advocacy group is proposing changes to make the train commute from Providence to Boston faster. The group TransitMatters released a report Tuesday saying that an overhaul of the Providence line of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority could cut the ...
BUCKHANNON — The grassroots advocacy team formed at St. Joseph's Hospital recently participated in one of its first events— Health Care Day at the West Virginia Legislature. Skip Gjolberg, administrator of St. Joseph's Hospital, said he and the other members of the team were able to advocate on ...
The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners brought in just over $1 million in the last three months of the year to finish 2017 with $3.7 million in total compensation. According to newly filed lobbying compensation reports, the six-member firm represented 69 clients in the Legislature and 78 before the ...
PHOENIX – Consumer advocacy groups across the country are fighting to ban certain pesticides they say are rapidly killing the nation's honeybee population. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is among the organizations lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the pesticides, known as ...
WASHINGTON — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation's schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don't do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by ...
Advisor Advocacy Group Opposes Maryland Fiduciary Language. Feb. 23, 2018 10:35 a.m. ET ... Now, the advocacy group for independent broker-dealers and financial advisers has focused its attention on changing the Senate version of the bill, Financial Advisor reports. “FSI has long supported a federal uniform fiduciary ...
RALEIGH (AP) Several election advocacy groups have sued to try again to block legislative districts in one North Carolina county from being used in this year's elections. Democracy North Carolina, the state NAACP and League of Women Voters are among plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit Feb. 21 in a Wake ...
For their advocacy projects, students worked in small groups and selected an advocacy group with a mission that interested them. Students reached out to the organizations and requested reading and marketing material. “The students were so excited when they received material from their advocacy group ...
Jennifer Rosen-Heinz speaks to more than 300 attendees of the monthly Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense meeting Thursday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The meeting had to be moved from Pinney Library when it became clear through social media that the attendees would exceed the capacity.
Consumer advocacy groups across the country are fighting to ban certain pesticides they say are rapidly killing the nation's honeybee population. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is among the organizations lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the pesticides, known as ...
WASHINGTON >> An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation's schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don't do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except ...
Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD), a local citizen advocacy group, will hold its one-year anniversary celebration from 6 to 8 p.m., ... It will include a presentation from Perry Bush, Bluffton University faculty member, who will speak about the role of citizen advocacy groups in the ...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The father of a murdered toddler has reached a court settlement with a child advocacy group while his lawsuit against the state's child protection agency moves forward. William Boucher's 3-year-old daughter, Brielle Gage, was beaten to death by her mother in November 2014.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The group says the records could shed light on the Trump administration's dealings with private prison companies in forming new policies on ...
Companies that sell prescription painkillers handed millions of dollars to advocacy groups, a report released by a US senator has revealed. The drugmakers' representatives said no conditions have been set on how the money would be spent and they did not force the groups to advocate for their products.
A 2016 investigation by the AP and the Center for Public Integrity revealed how painkiller manufacturers used hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to fight state and federal measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, often enlisting help from advocacy organizations.
Here we go again. On Monday, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced that its president and chief executive, Javier Palomarez, would be stepping down. Palomarez has been accused of padding his salary, according to the New York Times, and sexual harassment. The USHCC has ...
CINCINNATI -- Reopening the Queensgate Correctional Facility will not solve the issue of overcrowding at Hamilton County's jail, advocacy groups say. But others believe more jail space is exactly what the county needs. Advocates for bail reform spoke outside the Hamilton County Justice Center Friday ...
Immigrant rights groups are asking immigrants to reconsider any Florida travels. Credit: Florida Immigrant Coalition. Immigrant rights groups have issued a statewide "emergency travel advisory" for immigrants in light of reports about Border Patrol searches at Greyhound bus stops and a new custody ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A large crowd gathered at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia Thursday night for the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America meeting. The local gun reform advocacy group met for its monthly meeting just one day after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 ...
While Trump spoke about mental illness, some members of Congress and outside advocacy groups are saying now is the time for a larger conversation about gun reform. Some of those calling for a conversation are Marjory Stoneman Douglas students who hid in fear as a former student allegedly killed ...
An eagle advocacy group this week filed a federal lawsuit demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review a permit related to the construction of a Broomfield apartment complex that sits near a pair of nesting bald eagles. An official with wildlife service confirmed the permit has been issued, but ...
Today, faith leaders, advocacy groups, environmental organizations and city council members gathered at Baltimore City Hall to protect Baltimore's water by “flushing” Trump's infrastructure plan and Suez's privatization attempts. They joined with communities speaking out across the country as part of the ...


 

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