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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

PG&E finds over 100 instances of damage in "public safety" outage

Pacific Gas and Electric confirmed Monday that more than 100 instances of damage were found during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires. .....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 15th, 2019

Audit finds Maryland Port Administration used contract to skirt procurement laws

The Maryland Port Administration used a property management contract to skirt state procurement regulations in awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of work to subcontractors, according to a state audit made public Tuesday. State auditors also .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 2nd, 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

HTA to fund 43 cultural programs in 2020

Hawaii Tourism Authority will fund 43 programs throughout the state that work to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture in 2020. The funding, which was announced earlier this week, is provided through the Transient Accommodations Tax as part of HTA’s Kukulu.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 13th, 2019

America"s truck drivers have to ace this test before taking control of an 80,000-pound vehicle on the road — see if you can pass it

Bonita R. Cheshier/Shutterstock Before getting their commercial driver's license, long-haul truck drivers must pass the CDL exam. The CDL exam varies from state to state, but certain questions on safety, driving .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 12th, 2019

FAA Safety Certification Of Boeing 737 MAX Was "Inadequate", Report Finds

FAA Safety Certification Of Boeing 737 MAX Was "Inadequate", Report Finds Capping off what has been a difficult week for Boeing, the Joint Authorities T.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 11th, 2019

Ike Robotics Files Voluntary Safety Report Revealing Details Of Autonomous Truck Operation

Seeking to demonstrate its commitment to safety, self-driving truck company Ike Robotics has released a 90-page safety self-assessment report, providing a detailed description of how the startup programs and operates its autonomous vehicles.  read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 10th, 2019

Boeing Finds Itself in a Fresh Pickle

Cracks on heavily used 737 Next Generation jets don’t help Boeing’s efforts to reassure the flying public on aircraft safety......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 10th, 2019

How New York"s free tuition program is affecting private colleges, universities

Some private colleges and universities have gotten creative, trying things like discounting tuition, adding programs and looking at other new ways to attract more students, since New York state started its free tuition program for public universities.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 10th, 2019

International students contributed $447M to Hawaii economy, DBEDT report finds

It turns out that students from other countries provide a significant boost to Hawaii's economy — to the tune of $447 million, according to a report from the state Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism that was released Wednesda.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 10th, 2019

A Penn State football player got a letter from a fan that called his dreadlocks "disgusting." Now his coach and school are jumping to the player"s defense.

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images Pennsylvania State University safety Jonathan Sutherland received a letter from a Penn State alumnus who was offensive.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 9th, 2019

Carriers In Washington State Look To Block Meal/Rest Break Rules

The Washington Trucking Associations (WTA) wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to rule on whether federal law preempts the State of Washington's meal and rest break regulations. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 8th, 2019

See where Ohio State ranks on ESPN"s list of the 50 all-time best college football programs

Here's something Buckeye fans can brag about: Ohio State is the third-best college football program of the past 150 years, according to a new analysis by ESPN. As for the team up north, Michigan ranked No. 6 on ESPN’s list, which took into acco.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 5th, 2019