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Virginia Education Superintendent Issues Memo on Individual Student Alternative Education Plan Program
RICHMOND, Virginia, May 30 -- Virginia Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction James F. Lane issued the following memo:

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: James F. Lane, Ed.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program Application for 2020-2021

The Virginia General Assembly has provided state funding in the amount of $2,247,581 for fiscal year 2021 (SY 2020-2021) to school divisions with ISAEP programs, as set forth in the Code of Virginia Sec.22.1-254.E and approved by the American Council on Education as ... Show Full Article

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: Oklahoma to Begin Phase 3 of Open Up, Recover Safely Plan on June 1
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 30 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release:

Oklahoma will proceed to Phase 3 of the Open Up and Recover Safely plan Monday, June 1, Governor Kevin Stitt announced Friday.

Oklahoma currently has just 708 active COVID-19 cases out of nearly 4 million residents and 5,236 people have already recovered.

Active cases in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties, the state's two largest, make up less than 0.03% of the population in their respective counties.

As of May 28, 188,665 tests have been performed with just 3.77% coming back positive. Since Phase ... Show Full Article

Nev. Gov. Sisolak Health Response Releases Phase 2 Directive, Guidance
CARSON CITY, Nevada, May 30 -- Gov. Stephen Sisolak, D-Nevada, issued the following news release on May 29:

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released his Phase 2 reopening Directive 021 in alignment with the announcement he made on Tuesday evening.

The directive is set to expire on June 30, 2020. All prior directives referenced remain in effect through the end of June. As previously announced, data trends will be monitored throughout Phase 2 for an estimated period of 2-3 weeks. Should the data trends continue to remain positive, the Governor maintains the ability to enter Phase 3 of reopening prior ... Show Full Article

Neb. Gov. Ricketts, DHHS CEO Smith Present Demographic Data on Coronavirus Disease
LINCOLN, Nebraska, May 30 -- Gov. Pete Ricketts, R-Nebraska, issued the following news release:

At an afternoon press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts shared new demographic data on coronavirus cases and fatalities. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with Local Health Departments, has been working diligently to collect and compile the data.

DHHS CEO Dannette R. Smith joined the Governor to provide coronavirus statistics broken down by race, ethnicity, age, and gender. Additionally, John C. Wyvill, Executive Director for the Nebraska Commission for the ... Show Full Article

N.Y. PSC Issues Notice on Renewable Energy Facility Host Community Benefit Program
ALBANY, New York, May 30 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following notice (Case No. 20-E-0249) on Renewable Energy Facility Host Community Benefit Program: In the Matter of a Renewable Energy Facility Host Community Benefit Program.


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that this proceeding has been opened to consider the establishment of a Host Community Benefit Program for municipalities within which major renewable energy facilities are constructed./1

Section eight of the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (the Act)/2 provides ... Show Full Article

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving 2020 Biennial Integrated Resource Plans
RALEIGH, North Carolina, May 30 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-100): In the Matter of 2020 Biennial Integrated Resource Plans and Related 2020 REPS Compliance Plans:


BY THE CHAIR: On May 28, 2020, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), filed a petition with the Commission seeking to intervene in the above-captioned docket.

The Chair is of the opinion that good cause exists to allow the requested intervention by NCSEA.


1. That NCSEA is hereby allowed ... Show Full Article

Kentucky Gov. Beshear Administration Authorizes Renewing Licenses, ID Cards Remotely
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, May 30 -- Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, issued the following news:

Gov. Andy Beshear announced an official order temporarily authorizing circuit court clerk offices to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely.

The move is in keeping with Gov. Beshear's emergency declaration related to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and Healthy at Work guidance meant to keep all Kentuckians healthy and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

"This order is the next right step to help clerks safely serve Kentuckians impacted by the office ... Show Full Article