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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Alabama Farmers Federation: Alfa Awards Honor Researchers, Extension Specialists for Helping Farmers
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Aug. 1 -- The Alabama Farmers Federation issued the following news: The Alabama Farmers Federation honored two Auburn University (AU) and Extension professionals for work tangibly affecting farmers and agriculture with inaugural Alfa Awards, presented before hundreds of growers at the Commodity Producers Conference in Chattanooga Aug. 1. Dr. Kim Mullenix received the Alfa Award For Production Agriculture & Forestry Research, while Dr. Ayanava Majumdar earned the Alfa Award  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: New Hampshire Expands Fertility Coverage to Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Aug. 2 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: On August 1st, Republican Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire signed SB 279 into law. This bill, passed by the legislature in late June, will expand insurance coverage for fertility care by requiring employer-sponsored plans to cover the care as well as the storage of sperm, eggs and embryos for the length of the policy. Group plans will also be required to cover fertility preser  more

Chris Lewis Pledges Support for U.S. Term Limits on Congress
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Aug. 1 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Chris Lewis, 2020 U.S. House candidate from Alabama's 5th congressional district, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Lewis is set to challenge fellow pledge signer and incumbent U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the 2020 primary. Currently, U.S. Term Limits has the support of   more

Congratulations to Society of American Archivists 2019-2020 Early-Career Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following news release: Congratulations and welcome to the following SAA students and new professionals who have been selected to serve as early-career members on SAA appointed groups for the 2019-2020 term! Committee on Education Jennifer Wachtel, University of Maryland Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct Jessica Rayman, University of Alabama Committee on Public Awareness Lynn Cowles, Nicholls State Univ  more

National Council on Electricity Policy Welcomes North Carolina Utilities Commissioner Brown-Bland as New Vice President
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following news release: * * * - National Council on Electricity Policy Welcomes North Carolina Utilities Commissioner Brown-Bland as New Vice President * * * The National Council on Electricity Policy--the nation's only stakeholder organization that supports all state-level decision-makers involved in electricity policy--elected Commissioner ToNola Brown-Bland, of the North Carolina Utilities Commis  more

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: 'Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast' Report
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 31 -- The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Analysis shows carbon emissions from utility sector are flattening; additional reductions still needed * * * A new report released today by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: 2019 Generation and Carbon Emissions Report," demonstrates how changes in power generation have led to reductions in carbon emissions from electric utilit  more

Texas Sheriff Who Stars on Reality Show Fails to Publicly Address Sexist Images Posted on Facebook by One of His Top Officers
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Aug. 1 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: Stories about law enforcement officers disciplined for posting offensive images or words on Facebook are increasingly popping up in the news. In early July, a secret Facebook group was discovered where border patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants and posted lewd comments about members of Congress. Three weeks later, two Louisiana police officers were fired after one of them wrote that U.S. Rep. Ale  more