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Basic Services, Civil Service

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

January 15, 2021

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Governor Newsom Proposes a Budget; Let the Negotiations Begin

January 11, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Governor Newsom released his proposed 2021-22 budget on Friday. Its size – $227 billion total – reflects unexpectedly high state tax revenues. The proposed budget is the start of a six-month conversation with the California legislature, which opens its 2021 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Montana’s Mask Mandate in Doubt With Incoming Governor

December 21, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Incoming Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signaled he won’t continue a statewide mask mandate in place since July, though he said he plans to wear a mask himself and get vaccinated against COVID-19. If Gianforte, a Republican, reverses outgoing Democratic Gov. […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

An In-Depth Look at the EPA’s National Recycling Strategy

November 19, 2020

Via: Waste360

America’s recycling rate was “well below” 10% in 1970 at the inception of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told attendees of the third annual America Recycles Summit. The establishment of the agency allowed Americans and the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Trump Administration ‘Slow-Walking’ Offshore Wind Permits: Sen. Whitehouse

September 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, has accused the Trump administration of “slow-walking” offshore wind approvals with an eye toward helping natural gas suppliers. The U.S. offshore wind industry, which is gearing up to deliver 25 gigawatts or so […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

California Governor Signs Order Stating No Gas-Powered Cars Sales After 2035

September 29, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a monumental decision to boost electric car sales and reduce transportation emissions, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an order halting new gas-powered car sales after 2035. The state is the biggest car market in the United States, and […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Councilor Michelle Wu Announces Run for Mayor

September 15, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, a prominent organizer for transit and safer streets improvements in the City of Boston, formally announced her candidacy for the mayor’s office earlier this morning. In a new campaign video, which features the MBTA prominently […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Ohio asks vendors to take pay cuts as pandemic crunches budget

June 22, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Ohio officials last week asked state-government vendors, including technology suppliers, to take 15% cuts to their payment as the state attempts to weather the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to vendors last Friday, Matthew Damschroder, head […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Health & Insurance, Social Services

New York City is working on how to reopen bars and restaurants, Mayor de Blasio says

May 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

New York City is in the process of figuring out when and how to reopen restaurants and bars safely with public health measures, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. While the city has yet to meet all the requirements to […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

NYC presses the state to approve line-of-duty benefits for police and other city employees who died from coronavirus

May 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

New York City is pressing the state to approve line-of-duty death benefits for the survivors of municipal employees who died while responding to the Covid-19 outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “We’ll work with all of our partners in […]