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New Hanover County Updates for Hurricane Florence Recovery

FEMA Registration Deadline Today– Disaster Recovery Center to Stay Open Through January In order to be potentially eligible for individual assistance, residents must register with FEMA and the Small Business Administration by midnight tonight. Residents can register at DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-3362 or visit the Disaster Recovery Center at Independence Mall located at 3500 Oleander Dr., Wilmington until 6 p.m.

Freeholders Honor Four Exceptional Morris County Residents

The Morris County Board of Freeholders had the honor of awarding county resolutions this morning to four exceptional county residents, in the fields of teaching, housing and nonprofit giving, who have served as role models in their respective communities.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,532,078 in federal funding for the City of Utica. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be us...

FEMA grants more than $2.7 million to Victoria County for debris removal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to Victoria County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey. An estimated 158,501 cubic yards of construction, demolition and vegetative debris was collected and rem...

FEMA and Home Improvement Stores in Bay and Leon Counties Offering Free Rebuilding and...

As Floridians continue to repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are once again teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

EPA awards California $187 million for drinking water and wastewater projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $187.3 million to California for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. “These funds will be used for 183 local projects that will boost the economy while improving water systems,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker .

Recovery housing, a safe place for homeless youth and a plan for holistic living...

Eighteen projects across the lower peninsula will improve and grow quality affordable housing options for low- to moderate-income Michiganders. In the latest round of federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) awards, MSHDA will allocate $15,017,37...

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $500,000 MassWorks Award for Somerville

Award addresses legacy sewer issues in Boynton Yards district, paving the way for redevelopment along Green Line Extension. The Baker-Polito Administration announced a $500,000 MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant for water and sewer improvements for...

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $3.5 Billion “Building Opportunity Fund” School Construction Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a major initiative to make a historic investment in school construction projects across the state. Called the Building Opportunity Fund, the governor unveiled plans to submit legislation during the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly to provide $1.9 billion in new school construction funding over five years. 

Durbin, Duckworth, Emanuel Announce $1.48 Million For CTA Red Line Improvements

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced $1,480,000 in federal funding to support improvements for the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Red Line. The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will support the planning of the proposed extension of the Red Line, connecting the 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal to 130th Street.

South Florida’s Biggest Open House Weekend Set for December 8-9

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is organizing South Florida’s biggest open house weekend of the year for December 8-9. MIAMI expects more than 2,000 properties at every price range to host open houses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. More than $1 billion in houses and condos are participating.

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency of Government Contracts

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced a bill to help ensure that the federal government gets what it pays for on federal construction contracts. The Stop Unfair Bid Shopping Act (SUBS Act) would require general or lead contractors on project...

Veteran Housing Developments Awarded $72.9 Million in Fourth Round

This Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who fought hard for our country. They should not have to fight another battle for an affordable place to live when they return home. California is home to nearly 1.8 million veterans. More than 11,000 of these vets experience homelessness on any given night, representing almost 30 percent of the nation’s homeless veterans – the highest in the United States

SEIA Praises Governor Cuomo for Pledging 100 Percent Clean Electricity Goal for New York

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda

Hurd Secures $50M in Grant Funding for West Texas Infrastructure Improvements

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)’s Texas Energy Sector Rural Improvement Program received $50 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD grant program to improve roads impacted by the Permian Basin energy boom in Winkler, Reagan and Glasscock Counties

Ranking Member Sires and Chairman Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Address the...

Congressman Sires, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Chairman Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) made the following statement after introducing H.R. 7245, The Venezuela Humanitarian Relief, Reconstruction, and Rule of ...

Rep. Katko: Farm Bill Provides Economic Development, Infrastructure Investment Opportunities for Wayne County

U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, following his advocacy, Wayne County has been added to a list of counties in New York State eligible for Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funding opportunities. The designation was included i...

Beatty, Stivers Secure Support for Central Ohio Youth in Foster Care

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded $30 million to public housing authorities, including more than $458,311 for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, to assist young people at risk of homelessness and thei...

AWWA COMMENDS CONGRESS FOR INCLUDING DRINKING WATER PROTECTION MEASURES IN FARM BILL

The American Water Works Association, the largest association of water professionals in the world, today applauded the U.S. Congress for passing a Farm Bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff.

Durbin, Duckworth To EPA: Don’t Weaken Coal Ash Rule

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to not weaken the federal regulation for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) or “coal ash”, which protects drinking water, human health, and the environment. 

BUILDING CONSENSUS TO ADDRESS WILDFIRE

As the California wildfires reach containment, we must focus on the devastation of so much property and the tragic loss of so many lives. My prayers go out to those victims and their families, now irrevocably changed.

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Citizens Rate Hike a Sad Result of Deceptive AOB Practice

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement regarding the vote by the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors to increase rates by an average of 8.3 percent statewide. CFO Patronis has two ap...

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Community Bank Of The Bay And California Reinvestment Coalition Announce...

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), Community Bank of the Bay (CBB) and the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) announced today a unique collaboration to help curb commercial lending that displaces local tenants, homeowners, small businesses

BIDDING BONANZA! Trump Administration Smashes Record for Offshore Wind Auction with $405 Million in...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced the completion of the nation’s eighth and highest grossing competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters.

Trump Administration Officials Participate in Panel on Federal Collaboration at the Colorado River Water...

Senior Trump Administration officials participated in the Federal Water Officials Panel at the Colorado River Water Users Association (CRWUA) Annual Meeting, which highlighted ongoing efforts to work collaboratively across the federal government to address some of the nation’s most challenging water resource concerns.

Maryland tenants file class action against multi-state landlord Morgan Properties to stop illegal fee...

Four Maryland residents filed a class action lawsuit today, challenging Morgan Properties Management Company, LLC’s alleged practice of charging its tenants excessive, illegal fees. The lawsuit contends that Morgan Properties charges tenants excessive, illegal fees

Abraham announces $27 million in USDA Rural Development funding to support 9 water systems...

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today announced that nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $3.5 Billion “Building Opportunity Fund” School Construction Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a major initiative to make a historic investment in school construction projects across the state. Called the Building Opportunity Fund, the governor unveiled plans to submit legislation during the 2019 session of t...

October Market Report

Memphis-area home sales for October increased 18.8 percent from a year ago, with 1,854 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®MAARdata property records database. Sales were up 19.3 percent from September, when there were 1,554 total sales

House Passes Conaway’s George W. Bush Childhood Home Act

Monday, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Mike Conaway’s H.R. 3008, the George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act. This legislation, which passed 382-4-2, aims to preserve the Midland home of the Bush family as a national landmark.

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New Hanover County Updates for Hurricane Florence Recovery

FEMA Registration Deadline Today– Disaster Recovery Center to Stay Open Through January In order to be potentially eligible for individual assistance, residents must register with FEMA and the Small Business Administration by midnight tonight. Residents can register at DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-3362 or visit the Disaster Recovery Center at Independence Mall located at 3500 Oleander Dr., Wilmington until 6 p.m.