Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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SFO Internships Program Celebrates 20 years With Record Number of Hires
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 -- San Francisco International Airport issued the following news release:

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is celebrating its 20th year of airport internship programs with record levels of participation in a variety of disciplines. Launched in 1997 with 14 high school interns, the Airport's Employment and Community Partnerships (ECP) department has grown to a record 153 internship hires this summer, covering high school students, transitional age youth, college students, and trades. This represents a 24% increase over the previous year. In the last year the ... Show Full Article

Questions and Concerns Regarding Ditch Mowing Regulations
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 26 -- The Minnesota State House Republican Caucus issued the following news release:

By Rep. Paul Anderson

I've received several questions this past week concerning ditch mowing on roads here in Minnesota. The concern stems from the announcement last November from MnDOT that they would start implementing new restrictions for the mowing of ditches in state right-of-ways. Among them was a requirement to apply for a permit to mow, in addition to enforcement of regulations on when the mowing could begin. We have long had an August first starting date for ditch mowing but it ... Show Full Article

Governor Brown Announces Appointments
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26 -- Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-Calif., issued the following news release:

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Ryan Marcroft, 39, of Carmichael, has been appointed deputy director of legal affairs at the California Department of Consumer Affairs, where he has served as assistant chief counsel since 2016. Marcroft served as a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2010 to 2016. He was a deputy legal affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor from 2006 to 2010 and a ... Show Full Article

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg Announce New Closing Cost Assistance Program for Iowa Home Buyers
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 26 -- Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, issued the following news release:

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced #OwnItIowa, a new closing cost assistance program for Iowa home buyers, Monday at the administration's weekly press conference.

The campaign is hosted by the Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Association of REALTORS(R) and encourages all Iowans 18 years and older to visit IowaHouseHunt.com through August 31, 2017, for a chance to win $2,500 cash and learn about homeownership resources. A new, limited-time program offering $1,500 in closing cost assistance ... Show Full Article

Gov. Reynolds, Gov. Rauner Break Ground on I-74 Bridge Reconstruction Project
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 26 -- Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, issued the following news release:

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner broke ground Monday afternoon launching a three-and-a-half year construction project to build a new Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge. The project will improve safety and travel through the I-74 corridor.

"The Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation, along with their design partners, have come up with a plan for a safe, modern and visually spectacular structure that will replace two aging bridges," Gov. Reynolds said. "This new bridge will serve ... Show Full Article

Attorney General Becerra: Supreme Court Decision Welcome News for Gun Safety
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26 -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court declined to hear Peruta v. California, a case which challenged California's restrictions on carrying concealed guns in public:

"Today's decision by the Supreme Court is welcome news for California and gun safety everywhere.

"It leaves in place an important and common-sense firearm regulation, one that promotes public safety, respects Second Amendment rights and values the judgment of sheriffs and police chiefs throughout the State on what works best for ... Show Full Article

A.G. Schneiderman Leads 12-State Coalition in Opposing Regulatory Rollbacks That Would Jeopardize Americans' Health & Safety
NEW YORK, June 26 -- New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following news release:

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 12 state Attorneys General, today wrote U.S. Senate leadership expressing "strong opposition" to S. 951, the proposed Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (RAA), which would jeopardize the health, safety, and wellbeing of the American public. In a letter addressed to Senate leadership the coalition contends that the RAA would bring the federal regulatory process "to a grinding halt," thereby obstructing the implementation of laws ... Show Full Article