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State audit finds safety hazards at NYC pre-K programs

An investigation by the has found safety hazards including toxic cleaning supplies and missing window guards at some New York City prekindergarten programs. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Friday... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019

Audit: Health inspectors go easy on restaurant violations

A state audit says food safety inspectors in New York state failed to take action in response to hundreds of serious health violations. The audit published Friday by Democratic analyzed records of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 7th, 2019

Parking chief proposes "NY model" restrictions on Uber and other ride-hailing cos.

The head of Philadelphia’s parking agency said he agrees with a state audit calling for better safety measures for Uber passengers, but he said legislators should go much further and impose wide-ranging new regulations on ride-hailing services. S.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 5th, 2019

New study finds higher public health risks within 500 ft. of an oil and gas well

A new study on air emissions from oil and gas wells found higher health hazards for people living within 500 feet of a well.  In Colorado, state officials mandate new wells be at least 500 feet from existing homes and 1,000 feet of “high occupancy” .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 10th, 2018

Inadequate oversight allows poor care at California nursing homes to go unchecked, state audit finds

California health regulators have allowed po.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMay 3rd, 2018

California DMV Worker Slept 4 Years On The Job, Audit Finds

A state audit of California Department of Motor Vehicles operations has found obscene levels of waste and inefficiency—unfortunately nothing really surprising when dealing with state or federal bureaucracy—however, .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 26th, 2018

Audit finds City of Atlanta employee bonuses violated state, city law

More than $850,000 in bonuses and gifts awarded city of Atlanta employees last fall and winter violated both city and state law, according a report from the city Auditor's Office and city Ethics Office......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 4th, 2018

Honolulu rail project spents $10M a year on 19 consultant positions, state audit finds

The city agency overseeing the Honolulu rail transit project relies heavily on 19 senior management positions staffed by one third-party consultant to manage the project, at a cost of nearly $10 million per year, or $42,000 per employee per month,.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 15th, 2019

Study finds 13 million people in poverty are disconnected from the social safety net

One in four Americans living in poverty receives no benefits from federal programs for the neediest Americans, and most of them are white......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 9th, 2019

Critics say new Tennessee legislation could put state"s hospitals at risk

Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation last month that could make it the first state to transform its Medicaid program to a block grant, which Republicans say gives states more control over their health programs......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals12 hr. 7 min. ago

Oregon Militias Threaten Violence Over GOP Carbon Credit Standoff; Capitol Closed For Safety

Oregon militias have reportedly threatened violence over an ongoing standoff between GOP and Democratic state legislators over climate change le.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 24th, 2019

NYCFC finds new fans via College Pass program

NYCFC and Real Salt Lake are the only two MLS teams offering a ticket subscription that guarantees a ticket to every match in an unassigned seat, similar to the Ballpark Pass programs in baseball. But the MLS clubs limit buyers to college students. N.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 20th, 2019

Virginia"s data center tax exemption paying off, state finds

Virginia's investments in data centers are paying off, according to a new report. Between fiscal years 2010 and 2017, the state's data center sales and use tax exemption was responsible for $417 million in foregone revenue, the state's Joint Legisla.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 20th, 2019

Senate finds common ground on one wine bill

Lawmakers on Wednesday found a wine bill they could agree on in the 2019 Oregon Legislature. The Senate, by a 28-0 vote, passed Senate Bill 112, which extends a tonnage tax to out-of-state wineries who source grapes from Oregon. The bill now mov.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2019

Federal Measures To Protect Cannabis Users In Legal States Head To House Floor

Measures that would keep the Justice Department from interfering in legal state cannabis programs are part of a budget bill now headed to the full House floor. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 19th, 2019

Cuts in state funding to public colleges may be to blame for a decline in bachelor’s degrees

A 10% drop in this funding is associated with a 3.6% decline in BAs at public research universities, a new paper finds......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2019

Task force report finds special interests shaped tax credits

A state task force found private stakeholders, particularly those linked to an influential Democratic fundraiser and business executive in southern New Jersey, helped craft tax credits to benefit their business interests......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 18th, 2019

House Rules Committee To Consider Amendment To Keep Feds Out Of State Cannabis Policy

A congressional committee is slated on Tuesday afternoon to consider an amendment aimed at protecting state-approved cannabis programs from federal interference. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 18th, 2019

China suspends imports from Canadian pork company

Chinese state media say the country will halt imports from a Canadian pork company after food safety issues were detected in one batch......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 18th, 2019

North Dakota: Feds should stop Washington state"s rail rules

North Dakota plans to ask the Trump administration to intervene in a dispute over Washington state's new safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 15th, 2019

State Senate passes limo safety rules following fatal crash

The has approved new safety regulations for The bills approved on Thursday would require large stretch limos to have seat belts, increase licensing requirements for limo drivers, strengthen... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019