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Health & Insurance, Social Services

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ How Confused Are We?

November 2, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

Open enrollment started with more of a whimper than a bang Nov. 1, as the Trump administration continued to talk down the health law it is required to operate. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, lawmakers continue to struggle to reach agreement […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Lexington, Ky., Considers Five-Year Waste Management Plan

August 28, 2017

Via: Waste360

The plan includes details on future waste and recycling goals, plans for larger recycling containers and smaller garbage receptacles and a potential pay-as-you-throw program. Lexington, Ky., leaders are considering adopting a five-year plan for waste management, which includes details on […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities, Public Works

Duke Energy warns ITC against solar panel tariff

August 25, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In a letter dated Aug. 21, Duke Energy Managing Director of Federal Policy Diane Denton told U.S. trade officials that a tariff on imported solar modules would raise the price of projects by 30% or more, “and that demand for […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Administration Scraps Local-Hiring Plan for Public Works

August 25, 2017

Via: NY Times Public Works

The Trump administration is abandoning another Obama-era regulatory initiative, killing a plan to allow cities to set aside work for local residents on federally funded public works projects. The provision, proposed in 2015, has been winding its way through the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House details 2019 R&D priorities

August 23, 2017

Via: FCW

The administration is directing agencies to lean more on the private sector and to tilt their future research and development priorities — and dollars — toward defense technologies, border security, economic growth, efficient health care and low-cost energy sources. Read […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Free Transit Boosts Ridership in Merced

August 23, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Merced County’s transit system is wrapping up a program aimed at getting people to ride the bus instead of driving. For the month of August, the county convinced people to “try the bus on us” by offering fare-free rides countywide. […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

California utilities plot ways to prep the grid for the coming EV boom

August 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Electrifying the transportation sector is no easy task. But, as with many innovations occurring in the power sector, California is leading the way. The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved two rounds of pilot proposals to electrify transportation from the […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

New Oregon Law Aims to Shed Light on Police Bias in Traffic Stops

August 22, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Racial profiling in traffic enforcement is pervasive throughout America. Despite high-profile investigations that long ago revealed how law enforcement agencies intentionally target black and Latino drivers, racial bias in traffic stops persists. The racial disparities are also apparent in enforcement […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon announces creation of network core for public safety

August 17, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Though AT&T and FirstNet remain the default choice for public safety officials pursuing the next generation of emergency communications, Verizon is looking to give them a run for their money. Verizon announced Wednesday plans to build and operate a dedicated network […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is the future finally here for utility-scale solar-plus-storage?

August 17, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

America’s energy storage market just had its biggest first quarter in history, and is growing exponentially with GTM Research projecting it to reach roughly 2.6 gigawatts (GW) in 2022 – almost 12 times total 2016 market size, with surging deployment in the utility-scale […]