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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents covering state government, cities and counties.

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Pennsylvania A.G. Shapiro Leads Opposition to Trump Administration Attempt to Weaken Workers' Rights
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 25 -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following news release:

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- 19-state coalition submits comment letter to Department of Labor challenging change to joint employer status

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Pennsylvania led a 19-state coalition to oppose a U.S. Department of Labor's proposal that could expose millions of American workers to labor law violations and leave them without the ability to sue employers who commit those violations. The comment letter challenges the new rule that would complicate how states ... Show Full Article

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-7):

In the Matter of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Existing DSM Program Rider Docket No. E-7, Subs 487, 828, 1026, and 1146

BY THE COMMISSION: On March 29, 2019, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC or the Company), made an initial filing proposing its annual change to the Existing DSM Program Rider (EDPR), based on the December 31, 2018, legacy demand-side management (DSM) deferral account balance. The Company requested that the EDPR be effective for the period July 1, 2019, through ... Show Full Article

Kansas Corporation Commission Issues Order Involving Cox Communications Kansas
TOPEKA, Kansas, June 25 -- The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the following Order (No. 07-CXKC-621-VSA) involving Cox Communications Kansas:

In the Matter of the Application of Cox Communications Kansas, LLC Filing for Kansas Video Service Authorization.


The above-captioned matter comes before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas ("Commission") for consideration and decision. Having reviewed its files and records and being duly advised in the premises, the Commission makes the following findings:

1. On May 28, 2019, ... Show Full Article

Governor Mills Signs Law to Support Net Neutrality and Protect Internet Users
AUGUSTA, Maine, June 25 -- Gov. Janet Mills, D-Maine, issued the following news release:

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has signed into law LD 1364, An Act Regarding Net Neutrality and Internet Policy, introduced by Rep. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth. The legislation restricts internet service providers from blocking, slowing down, or speeding up the delivery of online content at their discretion and follows the Federal Communication Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama Administration.

"The internet is a powerful economic and educational tool that ... Show Full Article

California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Meet in San Luis Obispo and Seek Public Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System
SACRAMENTO, California, June 25 -- The California Department of Food and Agriculture issued the following news release:

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a public listening session on California's Water Future on July 2, 2019 in San Luis Obispo. The meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century.

This effort ... Show Full Article

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Infrastructure Improvements
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 25 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release:

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced a plan to accelerate the pace of MBTA capital construction projects with the goal of expediting the transformation of the MBTA into a modern, safe, reliable transit system. Through a five-part strategy, the acceleration plan builds on the T's existing robust safety program and aggressive Capital Investment Program and is designed to facilitate an increase in construction and maintenance projects within shorter timeframes.

The MBTA is in the midst of ... Show Full Article

Attorney General Herring Files Suit Against Roanoke Robocallers
RICHMOND, Virginia, June 25 -- Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following news release:

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- Adventis Inc. and Skyline Metrics, LLC made hundreds of thousands of robocalls nationwide

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Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today he has filed suit against two Roanoke-based telemarketing companies, and Roanoke resident Bryant Cass, for illegal robocalling and deceptive sales practices. The Complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, alleges Cass, and his companies, Adventis, Inc. and Skyline Metrics, LLC, ... Show Full Article