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Nevada Political News: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Appoints Paul Nicks as Acting Director of the Governor’s Finance Office

CARSON CITY, NV – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Thursday announced he had appointed Paul Nicks as Acting Director of the Governor’s Finance Office. Nicks will replace Jim Wells, who is retiring from state service on July 13. Wells has served as the Director of the newly formed Governor’s Finance Office since July of 2015. He … Continue reading Nevada Political News: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Appoints Paul Nicks as Acting Director of the Governor’s Finance Office

St Louis News: Secretary of State Ashcroft, with Secretaries of State Nationwide, Announces National Election Security Summit in St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Yesterday, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that St. Louis will host the National Election Security Summit on Sept. 10-11, 2018, with administrative support provided by the National Association of Secretaries of State.  The partnership includes a bipartisan group of Secretaries of State from across the country, and will be … Continue reading St Louis News: Secretary of State Ashcroft, with Secretaries of State Nationwide, Announces National Election Security Summit in St. Louis

U.S. Department of State: Statement Regarding the Ongoing Violence in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States condemns the ongoing government-sponsored violence and intimidation campaign in Nicaragua, including the June 16 arson attack against the home and business of a family in Managua, killing six, and the further intimidation of the family during the wake.  Attacks and threats against … Continue reading U.S. Department of State: Statement Regarding the Ongoing Violence in Nicaragua

Minnesota News: Minnesota Governor Dayton Signs Nine Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed nine bills into law. · Chapter 131, HF 4157: This bill provides claim settlements and appropriates money. This bill passed unanimously in both legislative bodies. · Chapter 132, SF 3182: This bill clarifies fugitive emission standards for commodity facility applications. · Chapter 133, SF 3596: … Continue reading Minnesota News: Minnesota Governor Dayton Signs Nine Bills into Law

Mississippi News: Mississippi Governor Bryant Declares State of Emergency Related to Locally Owned Bridges

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed Thursday a proclamation declaring a state of emergency that orders the Mississippi Department of Transportation to immediately close 83 locally owned bridges that have been judged deficient by the federal National Bridge Inspection Standards and the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction.​ ​The bridges slated for … Continue reading Mississippi News: Mississippi Governor Bryant Declares State of Emergency Related to Locally Owned Bridges

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue Names Richard Fordyce as FSA Administrator

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Richard Fordyce to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA).  In his role, Fordyce will provide leadership for FSA and its mission to support agricultural production across America through a network of over 2,100 … Continue reading U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue Names Richard Fordyce as FSA Administrator

Washington Political News: Trump’s Decision on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Trumps Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal WASHINGTON – President Trump announces his decision regarding the Iran Nuclear Deal, which Trump has classified as one as a bad deal. Rumors have been circulating that it is President Trump’s intentions to withdraw from the deal.  However, many foreign diplomats have been communicating with Trump encouraging him to … Continue reading Washington Political News: Trump’s Decision on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Canada to participate in initiative to counter North Korea’s maritime sanctions evasion

Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada – The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement: “Canada is committed to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and believes that a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis is essential and possible.  … Continue reading Canada to participate in initiative to counter North Korea’s maritime sanctions evasion