May 1, 2021

Officials

State officials release ‘Universal Best Practices’ for businesses starting May 7

State officials have released an outline of what they call “best practices” for businesses, with some changes permitted to take effect one week from tomorrow. The state is hoping to streamline the process.Starting May 7, the state will replace the “Safer at Home 2.0 Business Guidance” with what is called “Best Practices.” It is a list of ways businesses can ease into re-opening.“A lot of our retailers were going above and beyond what the state was mandating anyway,” said Nancy Kyle, president of the New Hampshire Retail Association. “So, this is something they will continue to do and keep customers … Read More

CA officials, Big Tech and Biden firm coordinated ‘misinformation’ censorship before election: Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch, a government transparency watchdog group, announced Tuesday that it has obtained documents allegedly showing California officials colluding with social media giants to censor speech surrounding the 2020 elections – including some of its own posts.

The group also said a communications firm linked to the Biden campaign played a role in determining which posts should be censored by creating “Misinformation Daily Briefings” that the officials shared with Twitter, Facebook and Google.

“These

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Councilman demands that Stabosz stop “incessant, unfounded personal attacks” on fellow county officials

 

Press release submitted by La Porte County Councilman Mark Yagelski

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La Porte County Council Vice President Mark Yagelski, the longest serving elected county official who was key in creating the county’s Office of Economic Development. has demanded that newly elected County Auditor Tim Stabosz “immediately stop these incessant, unfounded personal attacks on the integrity of our county attorney and two of our county commissioners,” saying this “nonsense is hurting our county’s reputation with business prospects and job creation activities.”

In a press release, Yagelski said “business craves a safe, stable investment environment where county leadership is working in tandem

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Officials: Oklahoma reaches $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance over earthquake claims

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Following devastating earthquakes in Oklahoma, state leaders say they have finally reached a settlement agreement with Farmers Insurance.

From 2010 through May of 2016, officials say only 19 percent of earthquake insurance claims in Oklahoma were paid.

In fact, many homeowners who suffered significant earthquake damage had their claims denied because the insurance companies deemed the damage as just settling.

Now, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready say they have reached a $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance for the company’s handling of earthquake claims.

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Federal stimulus money could be ‘game-changer’ for St. Louis, officials say | Metro

After the Great Recession, it took years for the city to claw its way back. The $787 billion stimulus bill of 2009 didn’t give local governments nearly as much spending flexibility nor as much money, said Paul Payne, longtime city budget director. It was only in the years just before the pandemic hit that shortfalls were turning to surpluses, and the city was rebuilding reserves depleted during the last downturn.

“You’re not going to have to go through that big, long slog again to get back to where you were following the last recession,” Payne said. “This gives us the

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State officials are investigating senator, wife for potential campaign finance violations

The exact allegations Sullivan is pursuing remain unclear. Sullivan has not referred any case against the Fattmans to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, which in turn could pursue a criminal or civil probe of its own, and Sullivan’s office has not detailed what it’s investigating. The Fattmans’ lawsuit also accuses Sullivan of not providing a full explanation of the evidence he’s compiled.

But the Fattmans — in both their complaint and a lengthy statement released Friday by the senator — said that Sullivan launched a probe in December, including into contributions Ryan Fattman’s campaign made to state and local Republican

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