June 15, 2021

New York Governor Lifted COVID-19 Restrictions

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series.  The State’s health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines—including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing,...

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June 15, 2021

Kansas AG: changes to profiteering laws

Kansas AG Derek Schmidt: End to the state of emergency brings changes to KOMA, profiteering laws. TOPEKA, KS (STL.News) The expiration of the state’s emergency declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic also brings an end to temporary provisions of Kansas law regarding open meetings and profiteering put into effect...

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June 15, 2021

Missouri Lottery: $1 Million Prize Won by Howard Turner

MO (STL.News) Howard Turner of Joplin uncovered one of the top prizes in the Missouri Lottery’s “100X The Bucks” Scratchers game when he revealed a “100X” symbol over a $10,000 prize, meaning the prize value was multiplied by 100. “I’ve hit ‘100X’ before, but it was $5, so [a total of]...

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June 15, 2021

Michigan Lottery: Saginaw County Woman Wins $1 Million

MI (STL.News) A clerk’s generosity led to a Saginaw County woman winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Frenzy Multiplier Instant Game. “My friend and I were on the way home for a bonfire and we needed to stop for a couple things,” said the player, who chose to remain...

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June 15, 2021

Delaware Governor to Lift COVID-19 State of Emergency

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. Governor Carney first signed the emergency order on March 12, 2020 to confront the spread of COVID-19 in Delaware communities. “We now have the tools to prevent COVID-19 infection, serious...

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June 15, 2021

Connecticut: Rapid Uptake in Online License Renewals

HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont announced that since the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) implemented the ability for residents to renew their licenses over the internet earlier this year, the agency processed 85,370 online renewals between the months of January and May.  In comparison, the agency processed 60,377 renewals in-person at DMV...

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June 15, 2021

PA AG Shapiro – Charge Four In $10 Million Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro, 45th Statewide Grand Jury Charge Four In $10 Million Medicaid Fraud Scheme – Jason Alexandre, Earlson Satine, Natasha Hudson, and Rex Barr HARRISBURG, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in conjunction with the 45th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, today announced that four individuals have been...

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June 15, 2021

Maryland Governor Ends COVID-19 State of Emergency

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency in the State of Maryland.  As of today, Maryland has surpassed 6.5 million vaccinations, and the positivity rate is a record-low 0.82%. “Thanks in large part to the hard work, the sacrifices, and the vigilance of the people...

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June 15, 2021

Louisiana Governor Statement on Signing HB 652

Baton Rouge,  LA (STL.News) Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement today, upon signing House Bill 652 by Representative Cedric Glover, which reduces the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Gov. Edwards said: “I have signed HB 652, which contrary to the narrative developed in the press and elsewhere, does not...

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June 15, 2021

Kansas Governor Statement on Revoking Disaster Declaration

Topeka, KS (STL.News) The following statement is attributable to Governor Laura Kelly regarding Republican leaders’ decision to revoke the disaster declaration: “I asked Republican leaders to extend the disaster declaration until August to boost efforts to vaccinate our children before school starts, support our local governments, and help get our state back to...

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June 15, 2021

US State Department: Central American Minors Program

Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program Washington, DC (STL.News) The following joint statement was released by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. Begin Text: The Department of Homeland...

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June 15, 2021

Wyoming Governor: Plan to Help State Thrive Post-Pandemic

CHEYENNE, WY (STL.News) Governor Mark Gordon has released the planning framework for how to leverage resources, including federal relief funds, to make sure Wyoming thrives in the years to come.  Governor Gordon wants to ensure that funds are spent strategically, to maximize the benefits to the state. “We have the opportunity to use...

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