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Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction: 2023-24 Student Transportation Operation Allocation
OLYMPIA, Washington, Feb. 23 -- The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following bulletin (No. 012-24) on 2023-24 Student Transportation Operation Allocation:

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BULLETIN NO. 012-24 STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

TO: Educational Service District Superintendents

School District Superintendents

School District Business Managers

School District Transportation Administrators

Regional Transportation Coordinators

FROM: Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction

RE: 2023-24 Student Transportation Operation Allocation

CONTACT: Patti Enbody, Director, ... Show Full Article

N.Y. PSC Issues Order Adopting Terms of Consent Order Agreement Involving Adhan Piping
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 23 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order adopting terms of consent order agreement (Case No. 24-G-0004) on Feb. 22, 2024:

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In the Matter of an Enforcement Proceeding Against Adhan Piping Company, Inc. for Alleged Violations of 16 NYCRR Part 753 - Protection of Underground Facilities, in the Service Territory of New York State Electric & Gas Corporation.

ORDER ADOPTING TERMS OF CONSENT ORDER AGREEMENT

BY THE COMMISSION:

INTRODUCTION

On June 14, 2022, Adhan Piping Company, Inc. (or Respondent)/1 was installing electrical conduit ... Show Full Article

Minn. Agriculture Dept. Seeks Input on New Green Fertilizer Grant Program
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Feb. 23 -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued the following news:

Through a request for information (RFI), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites eligible cooperatives and other interested stakeholders in providing input to help the agency in designing a new Green Fertilizer Grant Program and in assessing business readiness of the green fertilizer industry in Minnesota.

During the 2023 session, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $7 million to the MDA for a Green Fertilizer Grant Program. The program is intended to provide financial support to ... Show Full Article

Maine Secretary of State: Citizen Initiative Found Valid With 76,081 Signatures
AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 23 -- The Maine Secretary of State issued the following news release on Feb. 22, 2024:

The citizen initiative petition effort "An Act to Limit Contributions to Political Action Committees That Make Independent Expenditures" has been found valid, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows confirmed today.

The petitions for "An Act to Limit Contributions to Political Action Committees That Make Independent Expenditures" had been in circulation since Oct. 27, 2023. On Jan. 23, 2024 the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions received 11,313 petition forms with 84,025 signatures ... Show Full Article

Iowa Gov. Reynolds Statement on EPA's Delay of Year-Round E15 Sales Until 2025
DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 23 -- Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, issued the following statement on Feb. 22, 2024:

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Governor Reynolds issued the following statement after the EPA posted its final rule implementing year-round sales of E15 fuel:

"After continuous delays by the EPA to allow year-round sales of E15 fuel, consumers across the country can finally look forward to lower-cost, cleaner-burning year-round E15 in 2025. Nearly two years ago, I organized a bipartisan coalition of eight Midwest governors to join me in challenging the EPA's refusal to allow E15 sales during summer months. Finally, ... Show Full Article

Ill. Senate Democrats: Porfirio Legislation Breaks Higher Ed Barriers for Iraqi, Afghan Refugees
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb. 23 -- The Illinois Senate Democrats issued the following news:

State Senator Mike Porfirio introduced legislation that would require public colleges and universities to waive transcript evaluation fees for refugees of Iraq and Afghanistan.

"In waiving these fees, we can invest in the academic journey of Iraqi and Afghan refugees while helping them," said Porfirio (D-Lyons Township), who served alongside Iraqi and Afghan translators during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as a police advisor during the war in Afghanistan. "We have a moral obligation to support those ... Show Full Article

Colo. Senate Democrats: Rodriguez Bill to Streamline Access to Benefits for Firefighters Clears Senate
DENVER, Colorado, Feb. 23 -- The Colorado Senate Democrats issued the following news release on Feb. 22, 2024:

Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Robert Rodriguez, D-Denver, that would better support Colorado's firefighters by streamlining access to critical health care benefits cleared the Senate today.

Employers of firefighters, like local governments and special districts, are required to provide health care coverage for heart and circulatory conditions related to elevated risks firefighters are exposed to throughout the course of their jobs. Right now, employers can fulfill this ... Show Full Article