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Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Antu to 482nd Judicial District Court
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release:

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Maritza Antu as Judge of the 482nd Judicial District Court in Harris County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Maritza Antu of Houston is Managing Partner of The Antu Law Firm, PLLC. Previously, she served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney's Office for over 10 years.

She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the ... Show Full Article

Tennessee National Guard Units to Return Home From Deployment
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Oct. 27 -- The Tennessee Military Department issued the following news release:

Nearly 160 Soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard are scheduled to return to Tennessee, Oct. 27, after spending more than a year away from home supporting contingency operations near Laredo, Texas.

Approximately 60 Soldiers with Murfreesboro's 269th Military Police Company, more than 65 from Union City's 913th Engineer Company, and 35 Soldiers with Nashville's C Company, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to arrive by bus at Smyrna's Volunteer Training Site between 11 a.m. ... Show Full Article

Ore. Gov. Brown Issues Statement After Receiving COVID-19 Booster Shot, Flu Vaccine
SALEM, Oregon, Oct. 27 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on Oct. 26, 2021:

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Governor Kate Brown today issued the following statement after receiving her COVID-19 booster shot and flu vaccine at Salem Health's Edgewater Clinic:

"I am extremely grateful for the protection the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has given me. All three of the vaccines are safe, and incredibly effective at protecting against hospitalization and death. And now, I am grateful to have received extra protection against both COVID-19 and the flu with the Moderna booster shot and the flu shot.

"Many ... Show Full Article

N.Y. Gov. Hochul Announces Awards of $1.5 Million in Grants for 39 Projects in Hudson River Estuary Watershed Communities
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 27 -- Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-New York, issued the following news release on Oct. 26, 2021:

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced grant awards totaling more than $1.5 million for 39 projects that will help communities along the Hudson River Estuary improve recreational access, enhance environmental education, and advance stewardship of natural resources.

"New York State is committed to investing in projects that will improve community resiliency and protect our natural resources in the Hudson River Valley and across the state," Governor Hochul said. "The 39 grants announced ... Show Full Article

Md. Commerce Dept. Launches Maryland Innovation Investment Tax Credit
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Oct. 27 -- The Maryland Department of Commerce issued the following news release:

The Maryland Department of Commerce has launched the Maryland Innovation Investment Tax Credit, which will help foster the growth of the state's technology sectors by incentivizing investment in early-stage companies. The program, which has $2 million in funding for FY 2022, will also help increase overall investments in current and emerging tech sectors, and boost the number of individual investors in Maryland tech companies.

Applications from potential qualified Maryland technology companies ... Show Full Article

Md. A.G. Frosh Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Florida's Firearm Age Regulations
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Oct. 27 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on Oct. 26, 2021:

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in defending a Florida law limiting the sale of firearms to people ages 21 and up. In an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the coalition argues that states have the right to enact reasonable, age-based firearm regulations that protect public safety and reduce the prevalence of gun violence.

The coalition filed the brief in National Rifle Association ... Show Full Article

Ind. State Rep. May: Free Online Tutoring Available for Middle, High School Students
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 27 -- The Indiana House Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of State Rep. Chris May, R-Bedford:

Students in grades 8-12 can now access free tutoring programs through a new state partnership with, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

The online resource provides help with SAT preparation, math courses and Advanced Placement classes. According to May, was launched by the same person who founded Khan Academy, a non-profit organization working to provide free education opportunities around the world, in ... Show Full Article