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Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Viewpoints: Even In The U.S., Extreme Poverty Takes Toll On Public Health; Medicaid Changes ‘Are Not Reform’

January 25, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

You might think that the kind of extreme poverty that would concern a global organization like the United Nations has long vanished in this country. Yet the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, recently made and […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Utilities and Small Businesses – A Green Partnership in the Making

December 26, 2017

Via: Triple Pundit

Historical data shows that small businesses typically balk at the upfront costs and perceived risk of implementing energy-saving initiatives. While small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) consume 40 to 50 percent of the nation’s energy and more than three in 10 […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Children’s Insurance, Other Health Programs Funded — For Now — In Bill

December 22, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

The bill passed by Congress late Thursday to keep most of the federal government funded for another month also provided a temporary reprieve to a number of health programs in danger of running out of money, most notably the Children’s […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How You Can Fight Back

December 14, 2017

Via: The Caregiver Space

Kenneth Buss had taken Xarelto, a blood thinner, for more than a year when his mail-order pharmacy refused a request to refill his prescription several weeks ago. Buss, 79 and prone to dangerous blood clots, immediately contacted his physician, who […]


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 […]