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Wolf Administration Celebrates Investments In Communities At Dedication Of Second Avenue Commons In Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development issued the following news:

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver celebrated the Wolf Administration's investments in communities at a dedication ceremony for the Second Avenue Commons shelter in Pittsburgh.

"This is a wonderful facility that will serve the community well," said Weaver. "Second Avenue Commons will offer shelter to those who need it, and the Wolf Administration is proud that we could help contribute to this project."

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Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission Issues Order Involving Cascade Natural Gas
OLYMPIA, Washington, Sept. 30 (TNSsro) -- The Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission issued the following order (No. PG-220648) on Sept. 29, 2022, by Executive Director and Secretary Amanda Maxwell:

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In the Matter of the Request of CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION Pursuant to WAC 480-93-020 for Approval to Operate a Proposed New 4-Inch Pipeline at a Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure of 400 Pounds per Square Inch Gauge within 100 Feet of Existing Structures Not Owned by Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

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N.C. Health Dept. Delays Medicaid Managed Care Tailored Plans
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

To ensure beneficiaries can seamlessly receive care on day one, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will delay the implementation of the NC Medicaid Managed Care Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Tailored Plans until April 1, 2023.

Tailored Plans, originally scheduled to launch Dec. 1, 2022, will provide the same services as Standard Plans in Medicaid Managed Care and will also provide additional ... Show Full Article

Michigan PSC Submits Renewable Natural Gas Report To Legislature
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 30 (TNSrpt) -- The Michigan Public Service Commission issued the following news release:

The Michigan Public Service Commission today submitted to the state Legislature a report outlining the potential of renewable natural gas (RNG) in Michigan and the barriers to developing and using RNG in Michigan.

The MPSC was directed to conduct the study under Public Act 87 of 2021, approved by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in September 2021. The Michigan Renewable Natural Gas Study is posted on the MPSC's website.

As required under Public Act 87, the report:

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GOVERNOR PARSON ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING INCOME TAX CUT APPROVED BY MISSOURI GENERAL ASSEMBLY
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Sept. 30 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following statement:

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Governor Parson issued the following statement regarding the General Assembly approving income tax cut legislation.

"We are thrilled that the General Assembly has answered our call to cut Missourians' taxes and return some of their hard-earned dollars. We called this special session to pass and extend critical support to our agriculture industry and reduce Missourians' income tax burden, and that's exactly what we are accomplishing."

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Earp Named N.C. Public Safety Dept. Chief Financial Officer
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 30 (TNSper) -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release:

The Secretary of the Department of Public Safety Eddie M. Buffaloe Jr. announced Melissa B. Earp as the department's new chief financial officer. She begins her position on Oct. 3 and previously served the department in the Division of Adult Correction as deputy secretary of administration.

Earp has worked for DPS for more than 24 years. Before her promotion to deputy secretary, she served as director and assistant director of Prisons' administrative services, regional ... Show Full Article

BOARD OF REGENTS ANNOUNCES 2022 FALL SEMESTER ENROLLMENT
TOPEKA, Kansas, Sept. 30 -- The Kansas Board of Regents issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

Preliminary census day figures released today by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) show a slight decrease in student enrollment across the state's public higher education system. Public universities and community colleges experienced a decrease in enrollment, while technical colleges had an increase. Overall, the system has experienced a 1.0 percent decline in enrollment as of the 20th day fall census compared to the prior year.

"The preliminary fall enrollment numbers show a continued ... Show Full Article