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New York A.G. James Issues Statement on State Vaccination Lawsuit
NEW YORK, Dec. 8 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement after a lawsuit against the state's vaccination laws was dismissed in the case of F.F. on behalf of her minor children vs. New York:

"Vaccines ensure the health and safety of our children, our families, and our communities.

"This law will help protect New Yorkers from experiencing any additional public health crises, which is why we vigorously defended it.

"We are pleased with the decision by the court."

In June, the New York State legislature passed and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a bill ... Show Full Article

Florida State Sen. Taddeo, Rep. Fernandez-Barquin File Bipartisan Legislation to Restrict Corporal Punishment
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 8 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami:

State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-Miami) filed the Corporal Punishment bill, SB 1058, which bans corporal punishment on students with disabilities and autism as well as places restrictions on the use of corporal punishment in schools, including requiring school principals to notify and obtain parental written consent before being allowed to administer corporal punishment. State Representative Juan Fernandez-Barquin (R-Miami) has filed the companion bill in the House, ... Show Full Article

Delaware Gov. Carney Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case on Judicial Balance
WILMINGTON, Delaware, Dec. 8 -- Gov. John C. Carney, D-Delaware, issued the following statement:

Governor John Carney on Friday released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in The Governor of Delaware v. Adams, agreeing to hear a Court of Appeals decision invalidating longstanding provisions of the Delaware Constitution that require political balance on the state's courts:

"We're pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review the lower federal court decision regarding political balance on our state courts," said Governor Carney. "Delaware's judiciary ... Show Full Article

Virginia Gov. Northam Issues Proclamation on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
RICHMOND, Virginia, Dec. 7 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, December 7, 2019, marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on the Pearl Harbor American Army and Naval Base in Hawaii; and

WHEREAS, on this day, we remember the 2,403 Americans, including 44 Virginians, who lost their lives, and the 1,178 others who were wounded; and

WHEREAS, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, which disbanded in 2011 after 53 years of service, served as an active voice against unwarranted acts of war and was dedicated to remembering and honoring fallen armed service ... Show Full Article

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces $1.5 Billion Javits Center Expansion to Be Substantially Complete by March 2021
ALBANY, New York, Dec. 7 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release:

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- Steel and Concrete Superstructure Complete, Installation of the Final Phase of Non-Structural Steel Now Underway - Design-Build Project is On-Time and On-Budget

- International Contemporary Furniture Fair and LightFair to be First Event Hosted in Expanded JavitsCenter, Expected to Attract More Than 40,000 Design Professionals

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the historic $1.5 billion expansion of the Javits Center will be substantially complete by March 2021. The massive ... Show Full Article

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces $1.5 Billion Javits Center Expansion to Be Substantially Complete by March 2021
ALBANY, New York, Dec. 7 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following transcript:

Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the historic $1.5 billion expansion of the Javits Center will be substantially complete by March 2021. The massive project, which will add 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space on Manhattan's West Side, is moving toward an on-time, on-budget completion with the expansion's steel and concrete superstructure finished and installation of the final phase of non-structural steel underway. The Governor joined members of the project team and ... Show Full Article

N.H. PUC Issues Secretarial Letter on Arcadia Power
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Dec. 7 -- The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission issued the following letter (No. DM 19-191) :

On December 2,2019, Arcadia Power, Inc. (Arcadia Power) submitted an application with the Commission to renew its registration as a provider of electric aggregation service.

Commission Staff filed a memorandum on December 6, 2019, in which it confirmed its review of the application and its conclusion that the application is complete. Staff recommended that Arcadia Power's registration renewal application be approved for a two-year term, beginning on December 22, 2019, ... Show Full Article