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Teenage entrepreneur-led Bulldog Lighting leading the push for California legislators to pass proposed 'Made in the USA labeling' bill
Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 17:40:58 EDT Edited by Christopher L Simmons
SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A current law states that California businesses cannot claim their products are 'Made in the USA' unless 100 percent of the components are manufactured in the country. The federal standard is 75 percent, which places an unfair disadvantage on California firms because there are some products that have components which are not available in the United States. Bulldog Lighting - a San Carlos, Calif.-based firm that was founded by teenage entrepreneur Dylan Sievers - is spearheading and promoting the passage of legislation that would make the 75 percent federal standard applicable in California.
CPA Legislator Cuts Red Tape on Small Business in Texas
Thu, 14 Mar 2013, 08:55:05 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
PLANO, Texas, March 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE -- The Texas Association of CPAs (TACPA), supports effort to reduce burdensome regulations in Texas. State Representative Phil Stephenson, CPA, recently filed two bills affecting CPAs and small businesses in Texas. The first bill, H.B. 1756, exempts from the state's mandatory peer review program, CPAs who only prepare financial statements for small businesses.
Fish and Game Commission Rejects Study They've Never Read
Thu, 17 Jan 2013, 18:35:28 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LA MESA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LegalizeFerrets.org announces new WhiteHouse.gov petition to help legalize ferrets in California. Over the past 25 years California ferret lovers have worked diligently to catch up to the rest of the 48 continental states to have our right for legal ferret ownership.
State Senate Committee Sides Against California Manufacturers, says Mag Instrument Inc.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012, 13:17:52 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
ONTARIO, Calif., July 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to Mag Instrument Inc., the State Senate Judiciary Committee last week voted against a bill that would have made it easier for American manufacturers - and California manufacturers in particular - to claim their products are made in the United States, dealing a major blow to the state's already weak business climate.
California Budget Deficit: Trailer Bills are Loophole Goldmine for Legislators Pet Projects
Thu, 21 Jun 2012, 19:36:00 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif., June 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold prospecting supply shop located in the Bay Area, is shining light on a California State Budget loophole which is being exploited by Legislators to enact last minute laws on pet projects and further increase California's budget deficit.
UC Grad Inks Ballot Initiative to Freeze College Tuition and Fees
Thu, 16 Feb 2012, 06:58:22 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For over six months, Christopher Campbell, a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine, has been spearheading a campaign, CHEC2012 (www.chec2012.com), that will profoundly change affordability and access to public higher education for currently enrolled and future college students in California.
Rep. Simpson Champions Bill to Strengthen Future for Idaho Dairy Producers
Wed, 28 Sep 2011, 09:59:19 EDT Edited by Jessica Sand
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Idaho Dairymen's Association (IDA) applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking a strong stand on behalf of the dairy industry as lead Republican proponent of the Dairy Security Act of 2011. Last Friday, the new dairy bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by House Agriculture Committee's Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).
Fish and Game Treats California Ferret Enthusiasts as Pests, Not Citizens
Mon, 08 Aug 2011, 17:44:31 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to LegalizeFerrets.org, the Department of Fish and Game has put impossible restrictions on the ferret legalization process. 'We're going by the book - but they're ripping pages out from under us. Would California tolerate that behavior from any other Department?' says Pat Wright, of LegalizeFerrets.
Governor Brown Vetoes Attack on Suction Dredge Gold Miners, says Gold Pan California - Directs Secretary of Resources to Publish EIR
Fri, 01 Jul 2011, 08:58:55 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is full of suction dredge gold miners celebrating a line-item veto that Governor Brown made in the final State Budget today. 'This is the vindication we've been waiting for,' says owner Mike Dunn.
California Budget: Raising Taxes Indefensible While Killing Solvent Gold Mining Industry, says Gold Pan California
Thu, 23 Jun 2011, 19:37:02 EDT Edited by Jessica Sand
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, just got a boost from Washington, D.C. to help fend off erroneous Legislation which is now tangled in the ongoing California budget negotiations.
California Budget: 'Insane' Legislature Tries to Kill Gold Mining Industry, says Gold Pan California
Wed, 22 Jun 2011, 20:08:50 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop and headquarters for California suction dredge miners, recently got a boost from Washington DC: Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) is mad as hell and wants Governor Brown's assistance to squash 2 paragraphs of impending legislation which, if enacted, will kill the California suction gold mining industry.
California Budget: Suction Dredge Gold Miners Targeted - Foes Provide Erroneous $1.8M Deficit to State Legislature to Kill Industry, says Gold Pan California
Tue, 14 Jun 2011, 21:24:16 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, has recently become the California headquarters for suction dredge gold miners whose industry faces permanent closure if 2 paragraphs of erroneous language are not deleted during the current Budget battle. 'We are trying to alert the Legislators and Governor Jerry Brown about this erroneous budget information before a death blow is dealt to the miners,' says Gold Pan owner Mike Dunn.
California Long-Term Care in Jeopardy - Well-Intentioned Bill Threatens to Boost Insurance Rates and Undermine Care
Tue, 14 Jun 2011, 20:21:47 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Concerned that long-term care insurance rates might go up? 'The California Assembly feels your pain,' says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), 'but they just passed a bill, AB 999, that will only make matters worse if the State Senate also passes it.' LTCFP is one of America's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies, representing multiple carriers.
California Budget $1.8M Error Will Kill Gold Mining Industry, says Gold Pan California
Thu, 09 Jun 2011, 23:20:02 EDT Edited by Jessica Sand
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously seeking a last-minute deletion of a math mistake in the current State Budget battle. 'This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State,' says owner Mike Dunn.
Attorney General Jerry Brown: California Gold Mining Program Solvent - Legislature on Eve of Killing Industry over $1.8M Math Mistake
Thu, 09 Jun 2011, 17:59:30 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously trying to get information about what is going on in Sacramento. 'This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State,' says owner Mike Dunn.
California Budget Committee Attempts to Prohibit Gold Mining Science, says Gold Pan California
Mon, 06 Jun 2011, 19:22:58 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop in the Bay Area, has been building inventory of gold mining equipment in anticipation of the season re-opening in November. That anticipation is quickly fading and scorn for the California Legislature is taking its place, for owner Mike Dunn. Pointing to a hefty 1,500-page scientific report, Dunn declares 'The Legislature is trying to prohibit the science from being published. This is an arrant betrayal of the public trust!'
California Legislature Fails to Check Math: Proposed Gold Mining Budget Cut of $1.8 Million Increases Deficit by $23 Million, says Gold Pan California
Fri, 03 Jun 2011, 16:00:41 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, has been building inventory of gold mining equipment in anticipation of the season re-opening in November. Pointing to a simple desk calculator, owner Mike Dunn cringes, 'Can you believe the budget committees have made such a stellar math mistake?'
Golden State Legislature Poised to Kill Gold Mining Industry on Eve of New Regulations, says Gold Pan California
Tue, 31 May 2011, 16:35:19 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop, has been looking forward to the relief of November like salve applied to a burn. Owner Mike Dunn's anticipation of relief was suddenly diverted 2 weeks ago, when the California Legislature began shuffling last minute trailer budget bill language which, if passed, will kill the suction gold mining industry and cost the Golden State $23 to $70 Million annually.
Political Activist Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman Battles for Freedom as his Lawyer, John Vincent Saykanic, Files Historic Legal Brief on 4/20 - Cannabis Day
Mon, 18 Apr 2011, 18:08:58 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As medical marijuana smokers around the globe celebrate '4/20' - an internationally recognized date for the celebration of cannabis - Ed Forchion, aka NJWeedman announced that his lawyer, John Vincent Saykanic, Esq., will be filing a historic legal brief in New Jersey's Burlington County Superior Court, battling for not only Forchion's freedom but for the rights and recognition of marijuana smokers everywhere.
Texas Legislators Vie for New Bill to Limit Pet Ownership Rights
Wed, 13 Apr 2011, 22:39:16 EDT Edited by Liisa Sullivan
DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A collective group of animal organizations - Animal Owners Association of Texas, Professional Canine Breeder Association, East Texas Dog Lovers and individuals - have come together to stand against a bill that they say is unconscionable.
Past Time to Legalize Ferrets in California says LegalizeFerrets.org
Tue, 27 Jul 2010, 20:17:42 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to Ferrets Anonymous, legalizing pet ferrets affects hundreds of thousands of Californians, even though many citizens may be unfamiliar with the State's 77-year-old ferret ban. The California Veterinary Medical Association has long agreed that pet ferrets should be legal. State legislators agreed six years ago. But the Governor blocked ferret legalization, when he vetoed the Ferret Amnesty Bill.
Local Chef lobbies the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill
Wed, 09 Jun 2010, 18:25:51 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
PLANO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- June 10 will be a day of activities on Capitol Hill organized by the Food Action Research Center and other partner organizations such as Share Our Strength. The goal is to highlight the importance of fighting childhood hunger in America. Chef Ash Sengson of Please Enjoy Personal Chef and Catering Services from Plano, TX will lobby members of Congress to discuss the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.
New York State Lobby for Life Day 2010
Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 18:28:47 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
ALBANY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New York State Right to Life Committee held its annual Lobby for Life Day yesterday, April 27th, in the well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. About 200 people attended the event, which focused on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, a bill currently pending in the state legislature that provides that those who kill or injure an unborn child during a crime of violence against a pregnant woman may be held criminally responsible.
Health Reform Must Protect Children's Hospitals and Patient Choice, Nye Pledges
Thu, 22 Oct 2009, 17:17:39 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A current draft of healthcare reform legislation in the House of Representatives may inadvertently result in multi-million dollar reductions in federal support for Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and children's hospitals around the nation, forcing them to cut critical services in a segment of the industry that has already achieved near universal coverage.
LegalizeFerrets' YouTube Video Contest - Voting Starts June 29th through July 4th
Mon, 29 Jun 2009, 14:51:09 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LegalizeFerrets.org, an organization of people interested in legalizing ferrets in California, is conducting their second annual YouTube Video Contest. Nine videos have been entered and the only prize is $500 cash. Legalize Ferrets is conducting an Environmental Impact Report as required from the California Department of Fish and Game. Their mailing list and support continue to grow and the video contest is a great expression of the hope, pain and fear California ferret enthusiasts live with.
NewsChannel 5's Troubleshooter Stories Prompt New Bill to Protect Ohio Homeowners
Wed, 11 Jun 2008, 19:16:01 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NewsChannel 5 Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis is making a difference! His stories about problems between northeast Ohioans and their home improvement contractors have led to new legislation designed to protect home owners throughout the state. Pagonakis' stories caught the attention of State Senator Bob Spada (R-North Royalton), who today passed Senate Bill 275, legislation which would provide stronger consumer protections against home improvement contractors who defraud Ohio homeowners.
Non-Profit Group Discovers Kentucky Commission, Historical Society, Transportation Cabinet Weren't Legal in Issuing Lincoln Specialty Plate
Mon, 05 Nov 2007, 11:31:51 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Nov. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's not legal, not appropriate use of public funds, and a deep insult to non-profit organizations across the Commonwealth who have worked to legally get, or even have just thought about getting, specialty plates, said Don Shelton, spokesman for the Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
A Balanced Approach to Fire Protection Offers the Greatest Benefits
Fri, 02 Nov 2007, 10:40:03 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
IRVING, Texas - Nov. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A balanced approach to fire protection that includes the installation of both fire detection and suppression systems will save lives according to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), and for that reason, NBFAA urges that consumers support two legislative initiatives now pending in Congress.
YES on 1 Campaign Urges Fair Coverage of the Wine at Food Stores Initiative
Mon, 21 Aug 2006, 20:13:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, MA - Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To Editors and Reporters: As you may know, Question 1 on the November ballot will update Massachusetts law to allow grocery stores to apply for a locally approved license to sell wine to their customers. Naturally, Question 1 is opposed by liquor stores, who would prefer not to have competition from grocery stores in wine sales.
Proposed Public Agency Accountability Ballot Measure
Tue, 15 Aug 2006, 15:56:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, CA - Aug. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to CATRIPATI.com a ballot measure setting forth requirements for holding public agencies, public employees, and elected officials (including judges) accountable will be filed on August 31, 2006 with Bruce McPherson, California Secretary of State.
Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association: Independently Owned Pharmacies Face an Uncertain Future in Louisiana Due to Federal Budget Cuts
Mon, 08 May 2006, 22:20:00 EDT Edited by Carly M. Zander
BATON ROUGE, LA - May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With drastic federal cuts impending, most independent community pharmacies face a very uncertain future. 'I've been in business for 10 years and this is the first time I've truly feared for the future of my business,' said Ricky Guidry of Guidry's Pharmacy in Iowa, Louisiana.
California Ferret Lovers Plan Ballot Initiative to Legalize Ferrets
Wed, 29 Mar 2006, 17:42:00 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
SAN DIEGO, CA - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California ferret enthusiasts launched a new website in the latest attempt to legalize ferrets in California, one of only two states where they remain illegal. The new website for California Legalization Initiative for Ferrets is legalizeferrets.org.
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