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R.I. Gov. Raimondo Announces Changes to the Long Term Care System
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, July 3 -- Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-Rhode Island, issued the following news release:

Governor Gina Raimondo announced a plan to expand home-based care options in Rhode Island as the state continues to grapple with the spread of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities. Before COVID-19, 61% of the state's long-term care recipients lived in nursing facilities, which have struggled to contain the spread and impact of COVID-19 on residents and staff.

"This is the right direction for Rhode Island," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "We have been in response mode, and our facilities ... Show Full Article

N.J. Gov. Murphy Directs U.S., New Jersey Flags to Fly at Full Staff Starting July 3
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 3 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release:

Governor Phil Murphy ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be returned to full staff on Friday, July 3, having been at half-staff since Friday, April 3, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19.

The flags will return to full staff as a symbol of New Jersey's recovery and continued resolve.

"As a result of the hard sacrifices made by all New Jerseyans, we have made immense progress in the fight against COVID-19," said Governor Murphy.

"As ... Show Full Article

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Launches New Social Media Campaign as Part of Larger Effort to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release:

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is launching a new social media marketing campaign as part of a larger public outreach campaign designed to reach historically marginalized populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The social media advertising, which will run on Facebook and Instagram and is made possible by ad credits provided by Facebook, is part of NCDHHS' Prevent and Protect campaign that launched earlier this month. ... Show Full Article

Missouri PSC: Spire Customers to See One-Time Bill Credit Under Agreement Approved by Public Service Commission
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 3 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release:

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached between the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Office of the Public Counsel and Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) which will provide approximately $15 million in one-time bill credits to Spire East and Spire West natural gas customers.

Under the agreement approved by the Commission, refunds will be credited to all current customers as a one-time credit to their bills rendered on or after August 1, 2020, ... Show Full Article

Maine PUC Issues Order Involving Central Maine Power
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 3 -- The Maine Public Utilities Commission issued the following order of suspension (Docket No. 2019-00179) involving CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY Request for Approval to Transfer the New England Clean Energy Connect to NECEC Transmission, LLC:

BARTLETT, Chair; WILLIAMSON and DAVIS, Commissioners

On August 13, 2019, Central Maine Power (CMP) and NECEC Transmission, LLC (NECEC, LLC) (collectively Petitioners) filed a petition seeking a series of approvals related to the Commission's issuance of a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the New England Clean Energy ... Show Full Article

Kansas Corporation Commission Issues Order Involving Bengalia Land and Cattle
TOPEKA, Kansas, July 3 -- The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the following order (No. 20-CONS-3130-CPEN): In the matter of the failure of Bengalia Land and Cattle Company ("Operator") to comply with K.A.R. 82-3-111 at the Kand G #1-27, Mott Trust #1-26, De Chant #2, Maxine #1-30, Nichols #2-32 and Wedel Trust 33 #3-33 in Finney County and Gray County, Kansas.

PREHEARING OFFICER ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO WITHDRAW REQUEST FOR HEARING AND CLOSING DOCKET

This matter comes before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas (Commission). Having reviewed the pleadings and record, the ... Show Full Article

California PUC Issues Resolution on Integrated Resource Plans by Load-Serving Entities
SACRAMENTO, California, July 3 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following resolution (No. E-5080): Approves a citation program enforcing compliance with the filing requirements of Integrated Resource Plans by Load-Serving Entities.

PROPOSED OUTCOME:

* This Resolution initiates a citation program authorizing Commission Staff to citeload serving entities (LSEs) for non-compliance with mandatory filing deadlines and reporting requirements of the Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) proceeding.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS:

* There are no safety considerations associated with this ... Show Full Article