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Local plumbers union backs Janet Cruz for Tampa City Council | #citycouncil

The Tampa Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 123 is endorsing former Sen. Janet Cruz in her bid for Tampa City Council, District 3. “We are proud to endorse Janet Cruz in her race for City Council. She is a proven leader who has demonstrated her commitment to investing in our city’s infrastructure and taking care […]

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California

California gas, electric bills will include climate credits early

In response to a recent spike in the price of natural gas, the California Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to pay annual gas and electric credits to consumers as soon as possible. All five commissioners voted in favor, agreeing that it’s only a first step in addressing volatility in gas prices. Commissioner Darcie L. Houck […]

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California

California’s post-Bruen gameplan – POLITICO

THE BUZZ: California Democrats are trying to strengthen the state’s concealed carry laws, but even Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledges the “elephant in the room.” “We fell short last year,” he told reporters Wednesday. “No one is naive about that.” Since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bruen last year, a handful of states, including […]

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California

Armada Power and Leap Announce Partnership to Expand Access to California Energy Markets

Smart energy technology companies collaborate to bolster grid resiliency and drive new value for customers SAN FRANCISCO & COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 02, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leap, a leading energy market access provider, and Armada Power, a leader in load management technology for electric water heaters, today announced a new partnership to offer grid services revenue opportunities to […]

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Alaska

Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree receives applause from state lawmakers after finishing the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Winfree is retiring Feb. 6. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon) In his final speech before retirement, Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree firmly defended the state’s merit-based process for picking […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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City Council

Madison city council will be full of new faces – Isthmus | #citycouncil

It felt like a gathering of old friends. Supporters of city council candidate Marsha Rummel mingled in small groups at the Marquette Hotel, pointing out others they knew across the room and catching up. Rummel, who represented District 6 on the east side for 14 years before deciding not to run for reelection in 2021, […]

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Alaska

Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has announced a $10,500 donation to the University of Alaska Southeast’s (UAS) Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, as the first part of a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program seeks to educate students about […]

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California

California law helping workers file labor claims needs reform

In summary A California law helping workers file labor code violations claims, known as the Private Attorneys General Act, often hurts workers and employers alike. A proposed reform will appear on the 2024 November ballot. Guest Commentary written by Jennifer Barrera Jennifer Barrera is the president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce. Eight […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | Politics | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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