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Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

July 1, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Undressing the Current State & Future of Textile Recycling in the U.S.

June 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

Today, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) releases its white paper on “Textile Recovery in the U.S.: A Roadmap to Circularity,” which highlights the current state of textile waste in the U.S. and outlines “a future-state system in which textiles are recovered […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Public Water System

City of Boulder and Western Disposal to Cut Transportation-Related Emissions

June 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The City of Boulder is partnering with Western Disposal for the sale of renewable natural gas (RNG) generated at the city’s Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF). The RNG, which will be produced from biogas, which is derived from the breakdown […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

House Expected to Pass $1.5T Infrastructure Bill

June 29, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

The House is expected to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill this week that focuses on infrastructure. However, it seems as if the bill has a tough road ahead of it due to Republican opposition, as well as no clear […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Prisons Are COVID Hotbeds Despite Billions Spent On Inmate Health

June 29, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

From Corcoran and Avenal state prisons in the arid Central Valley to historical San Quentin on the San Francisco Bay, California prisons have emerged as raging COVID-19 hot spots, even as the state annually spends more on inmate health care […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Best Trash Company Award Goes to Meridian Waste

June 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has been voted the Nassau County Record’s Best Trash Company 2020. “We have a hardworking team and couldn’t be happier to be recognized as the Best Trash Company in Nassau County,” […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Lawmakers Block Health Care Cuts

June 23, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic state lawmakers agreed Monday on a state budget plan that would avoid the deep cuts to essential health care services that the governor had initially proposed. Even though the state faces a massive […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo on Target with Recycling Goals

June 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo recently released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting “progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help build a more sustainable food system.” The company tracks its sustainability efforts and shares insights on how this impacts the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities propose West Coast charging stations for electric trucks

June 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The three West Coast states are being aggressive about mapping out plans to electrify trucks. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will vote on a proposal to transition fleets to electric. CARB is mulling requirements to make manufacturers […]


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 […]