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Day: November 17, 2022

California

New California Law Requires Open Payments Notice to Patients | McDermott Will & Emery

OVERVIEW On September 29, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1278, which requires physicians and their employers to provide patients with notices about the Open Payments database starting January 1, 2023. The federal Open Payments program is designed to promote transparency by requiring applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, and biological or medical supplies […]

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City Council

City Council significantly expands approval power over city contracts | #citycouncil

The New Orleans City Council on Thursday unanimously passed an ordinance to require the mayor to get council approval to sign contracts worth more than $1 million, as well as contracts with a term of more than one year.  The measure greatly expands the council’s authority over city contracts. Although the council has control over […]

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Mayor

Critic knocks Jersey City mayor for failing to keep ‘double-dippers’ out of his administration

A vocal critic of the Jersey City mayor is again asking him to fulfill a 14-year-old campaign promise of keeping “double-dippers” — people with multiple taxpayer-funded jobs — out of his administration. Esther Wintner, president of the local good-government group CivicJC and a former city council candidate, singled out several city officials, including Councilwoman Denise […]

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Alaska

Nancy Pelosi says she will not seek re-election as Democratic leader in House – as it happened | US midterm elections 2022 | #alaska | #politics

Pelosi to step down from Democratic leadership Nancy Pelosi has announced she will step down as House Democratic leader after nearly two decades, but remain as a lawmaker in the chamber. “There is no greater official honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco. This […]

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Alabama

Editorial Roundup: Alabama | #elections | #alabama

Dothan Eagle. November 9, 2022. Editorial: A foregone conclusion As the polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, word went out immediately that incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey had won re-election, and that GOP candidate and Enterprise native Katie Britt would replace her mentor, Richard Shelby, in the United States Senate. How is it possible that […]

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California

Photo of bagged ballots in California isn’t evidence of misconduct, contrary to claims

The Associated Press called California’s gubernatorial election for incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom on Nov. 8, just minutes after the polls closed. Newsom won by a large margin over his Republican opponent, but recent social media posts have suggested that his victory was fraudulent.  “Look at all of those ballots not counted in California and this […]

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Arkansas

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee travels to campaign for Herschel Walker | KTVE

ARKANSAS. (KTVE/KARD) — Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, traveled to Georgia on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, to campaign for Herschel Walker. Walker is a Republican candidate running for U.S. Senate. Former President Donald Trump, friend of both Huckabee and Walker, also showed his support recently by saying, “We must all work very hard for a […]

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California

California Invests in Cutting-Edge Technologies to Foster Innovation, Create More Than 6,800 New Jobs

More than $123 million in CalCompetes tax credits and grants projected to create more than 6,800 high-paying jobs with an average salary of $113,013 SACRAMENTO – California is investing in cutting-edge industries to bolster the economy and create thousands of new high-paying jobs, estimated to bring in more than $1.9 billion in new private investment […]

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City Council

Lincoln City Council looking for replacement for Jane Raybould | #citycouncil

November 17, 2022 4:20 pm LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln City Council is now taking applications to fill the District 3 seat. The seat in southwest Lincoln is being vacated by Councilwoman Jane Raybould, who was elected to the Nebraska Legislature. Those interested in applying can send a cover letter and resume to Councilwoman […]

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Mayor

Former Gov. Pat Quinn to skip mayor’s race

Former Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that he will not join the crowded field of candidates — including his former running mate — seeking to deny Mayor Lori Lightfoot a second term. After gathering what he claimed was more than enough signatures to get on the ballot and conducting a poll that showed Lightfoot with […]

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