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Governor Takes Bill Action
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 21 -- Gov. Bruce Rauner, D-Ill., issued the following news release:

Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 3303

An Act Concerning Government

Action: Signed

Effective: July 1, 2017

Bill No.: HB 6418

An Act Concerning Local Government

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 513

An Act Concerning Revenue

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 514

An Act Concerning Revenue

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 565

An Act Concerning State Government

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Kasich Announces Appointment to Clermont County Municipal Court
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 20 -- Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, has issued the following news release:

Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Jesse B. Kramig of Loveland (Clermont Co.) to serve as a judge on the Clermont County Municipal Court. Kramig will assume office on February 6, 2017 and must run in the November 2017 election to retain the seat for the full term commencing January 1, 2018. Kramig is replacing Judge Anthony W. Brock, who resigned.

Kramig received his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University and his juris doctorate from University of Detroit. Kramig ... Show Full Article

Insurance Commissioner Presents 'Insurance 101' to High School Students, Helping Them Learn About Auto Insurance, As Part of Wolf Administration Financial Literacy Initiative
WILLOW HILL, Pa., Jan. 20 -- The Pennsylvania Insurance Department issued the following news release:

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today presented "Insurance 101", a lesson on auto insurance, to 40 students at Fannett-Metal High School in Franklin County, as part of the Wolf Administration's financial literacy initiative.

Insurance 101 is a lesson designed to help high school students become better consumers, by showing them how auto insurance works, what costs are associated with coverage, and how being a better driver can help keep them safe and lower costs.

"Governor Wolf and ... Show Full Article

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Call 2 Answer, LLC to Establish Operations in Spring Hill
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20 -- Gov. Bill Haslam, R-Tenn., issued the following news release:

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Call 2 Answer, LLC officials announced today that the company will invest $800,000 for a new medical and urgent contact center that will create 250 jobs in Maury County.

"Tennessee offers companies tremendous advantages. Among the biggest benefits for any business tied to the health care sector is being close to Nashville's prominent and leading role in the industry," Haslam said. "I'd like to thank Call 2 Answer ... Show Full Article

Attorney General Doug Chin Voices Opposition to Two Presidential Nominations
HONOLULU, Jan. 20 -- Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin issued the following news release:

Attorney General Doug Chin has joined five other state Attorneys General opposing the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General and has joined eight other state Attorneys General opposing the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to become Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The letter opposing Senator Sessions' nomination to lead the United States Department of Justice notes, "The Justice Department seal reads 'Qui ... Show Full Article

Anti-Bullying Relentless Tour to Visit Lansing on Jan. 23
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 20 -- The Michigan Department of Civil Rights issued the following news release:

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights today announced the Relentless Tour - a first-of-its-kind anti-bullying initiative - will visit Lansing on Monday, January 23.

Motivational speaker Anthony Ianni, a member of Michigan State University's 2010 and 2012 Big Ten Champion and Tournament Championship teams and the 2010 Final Four team, will speak to students and faculty at the Mid-Michigan Leaderhsip Academy, 730 W. Maple Street, at 9:00 am; and at St. Gerard School, 4433 W. Willow Highway, ... Show Full Article

AG Derek Schmidt: Annual Crime Victims' Service Awards Open for Nomination
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 20 -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following news release:

Five awards that recognize service to victims of crime are open for nomination, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The awards are made each year to recognize agencies, organizations and individuals who provide exemplary service to victims of crime in Kansas.

Nominations are open in the following award categories:

Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement Officer, Prosecutor, Judge, Probation/Parole) - Individuals who made a positive contribution regarding the needs of victims ... Show Full Article