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Texas Gov. Abbott Provides Update on State's Response, Ongoing Investigation on Robb Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde
AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on the state's ongoing response to yesterday's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Following a briefing with federal, state, and local officials, the Governor was joined at the press conference by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, Attorney General Ken Paxton, State Senator Roland Gutierrez, State Representative Tracy King, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, Texas Department ... Show Full Article

R.I. Gov. McKee Signs Legislation Legalizing and Safely Regulating Recreational Cannabis in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, May 26 -- Gov. Daniel J. McKee, D-Rhode Island, issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

Governor Dan McKee today signed into law the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, legalizing and safely regulating recreational adult-use cannabis in the state. The Act includes automatic expungement of prior civil or criminal marijuana possession charges, a key provision in the Governor's original cannabis proposal to the General Assembly.

Governor McKee was joined for the historic signing by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey and the bill sponsors ... Show Full Article

N.Y. A.G. James Successfully Defends New York's Right to Hold Gun Manufacturers Responsible for Gun Violence
ALBANY, New York, May 26 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement on May 25, 2022:

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New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement in response to a federal court dismissing a lawsuit from a group of gun manufacturers and sellers challenging a New York law that gives the attorney general the ability to hold gun manufacturers and sellers responsible for gun violence:

"As we mourn the deaths of 19 innocent children lost to gun violence in Uvalde and the countless more in Buffalo and across America every day, this is a moment ... Show Full Article

Kentucky PSC Issues Order Involving City of Manchester
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, May 26 (TNSsro) -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued the following order (Case No. 2022-00139):

In the Matter of: Electronic Tariff Filing Of The City Of Manchester Revising Its Wholesale Water Service Rates To North Manchester Water Association

ORDER

On May 4, 2022, the city of Manchester (Manchester) filed with the Commission a revised tariff sheet setting forth a proposed increase to its existing wholesale water rates to North Manchester Water Association (North Manchester Water) effective June 5, 2022. Manchester's current monthly wholesale water rate to ... Show Full Article

Ill. Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation to Expand and Protect Children's Mental Health Care
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, May 26 -- Gov. JB Pritzker, D-Illinois, issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

Governor JB Pritzker today signed two pieces of legislation into law intended to expand and improve access to children's mental health services, particularly for children in foster care. SB3889 updates the work of the Children's Mental Health Partnership to advise state agencies on designing and implementing strategies to provide comprehensive and coordinated services for children from birth to age 25 and their families to better address children's mental health needs. HB4306 amends ... Show Full Article

California PUC Issues Decision Correcting Errors Involving Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolios
SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 26 (TNSsro) -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following decision correcting errors (Case No. 22-05-016):

BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Order Instituting Rulemaking Concerning Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolios, Policies, Programs, Evaluation, and Related Issues.

DECISION CORRECTING ERRORS IN DECISION 2109037 REGARDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY GOALS FOR 2022-2032

1. Correction of Errors in Decision 21-09-037 This decision corrects errors in Decision (D.) 21-09-037, Decision Adopting Energy Efficiency Goals ... Show Full Article

At World Economic Forum, Md. Gov. Hogan Speaks on Infrastructure and Workforce Development
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 26 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland today, Governor Larry Hogan took part in panels on infrastructure and workforce development, touting ways that the State of Maryland is a national and global model for innovation and economic growth.

Infrastructure. In a panel on "Rethinking Infrastructure for the Coming Decade," Governor Hogan discussed Maryland's role as a national leader in infrastructure:

"We are going to utilize this new infrastructure investment to really help expedite ... Show Full Article