Consumer Bureau Strengthens State Authority to Enforce Consumer Protection Laws
New rule extends state authority to enforce federal laws designed to protect consumers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) this week released a new rule that grants additional authority to states to enforce federal consumer protection laws.
State Senator representing Pinal County files ethics complaint over Democratic lawmaker's absences
(Phoenix) — State Senator T.J. Shope, who represents Arizona's 8th Legislative District, drew criticism on Thursday for demanding the legislative body open an ethics investigation into fellow senator Juan Mendez for "excessive absences."
More Stimulus Money Coming in Delaware
stack of money in different amountsphoto by Colin Watts (Unsplash) If you're running light on cash right now, here is some good news for Delaware residents. By the end of May, the state of Delaware will be sending out a tax rebate to residents. Individual filers will receive $300, while married couples filing jointly would receive $600. Delaware citizens who have submitted a personal income tax return for 2020 will receive the rebates. According to Delaware Online, the rebate also applies to residents who did not earn enough to submit taxes in 2020.
TGIF in Denver: Denver metro's new area code and more local news
(DENVER, Colo.) Greetings and happy Friday Denver. Welcome to another Denver Daily Roundup. Cheers to making it through yet another work week. Rain is already falling across the city, with snow showers expected this afternoon. Weekend traffic will be heavily impacted by rain and snow showers Friday through Saturday, so be mindful when traveling.
How much do you ACTUALLY need to live in New York in 2022?
New York is the city where dreams are made. Or they're thrown under an incoming bus and slowly ground into the closest drain. "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere," the old saying goes. But how much do you need to actually just live in New York?
Inflation in Ohio: new report shows many residents struggling to pay bills
Last year, 50% of Americans said they had no trouble paying household bills. This year, it's 40%. man shopping in grocery storePhoto by Mick Haupt (Unsplash) Are you struggling to bring in enough money to support your expenses? If so, please know you're not remotely alone. Overall inflation is up 8.3% since last year.
Nikki Fried Calls on Gov. DeSantis To Take Action on Gas Prices Now, As Average Price Reaches High of $4.49 per Gallon
When Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis announced a number of sales tax holidays earlier in May, it was notable that the one that most needed - a sales tax holiday on gasoline - wasn't coming into effect until October. The timing appears to be linked to the forthcoming gubernatorial election, presumably as a means of winning favor with voters.
Gov. DeSantis Turns His Focus Onto Tackling the Effects of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine in Florida With New Legislation
On May 19 Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis signed new legislation intended to tackle the flow of illegal fentanyl across the U.S. southern border with Mexico. HB95 - the controlled substances bill was approved during the state's legislative season and is intended to assist in preventing the flow of the opioid and synthetic variants of it, into the United States.
Bibb County Code Enforcement Earns More Than BCSO
Formed in 2021 by Mayor Lester Miller, Bibb County Code Enforcement employees, who are not police officers, often earn more than actual street cops. Macon-Bibb County Code Enforcement Website Home page.
President Biden Calls the Military to Combat Food Shortages
The United States has been grappling with food shortages. One particular item has almost disappeared from the supermarket shelves recently. It's the baby formula. If you've tried to get some this week, it was either potentially harmful or impossible to find.
What will Oakland look like if all ice on Earth melts? Here's your answer
California doesn’t get much more Californian than Oakland. Thriving, diverse, and well-off, the average home costs just over a million dollars. The first surge of people who moved to Oakland were the individuals who could afford to move out of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. It’s where Kamala Harris was born, and it’s been a historical hotbed for protests of all kinds.
Washington State Gas Prices Could Reach $10
Washington state's average state gas price is currently clocking in at $5.18. According to AAA Gas Prices, the highest average-priced county is San Juan County, at $5.73. The lowest is found at $4.67 in Asotin County.
Support Grows For Monthly Stimulus Payments
Hand holding money fanned outPhoto by Sharon McCutcheon (Unsplash/Creative Commons) I don't have to tell you that prices for basically everything are going through the roof right now. The cost of housing and living expenses are going up more everyday. Nashville has some of the most expensive real estate in the country with the average monthly mortgage payment of $1,650 was up more than 50 percent from March 2021 to March 2022, according to the Nashville Post.
Gov. Wolf calls on residents to pressure Pennsylvania lawmakers to legalize marijuana for recreational use
Pennsylvania's Governor, Tom Wolf, has been pushing to legalize marijuana use for recreational use. The one thing standing in his way is the Pennsylvania legislature, which has yet to draft a bill addressing the issue.
May 19 news: Help needed to put up new Safe Outdoor Space for Denver's homeless and more
(Colorado Village Collaborative) (DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, good morning and happy Thursday, Denverites. Welcome back to another edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Today is Thursday, May 19.
Gov. DeSantis Signed a Bill To Promote the Donation of Breastmilk to Banks – Could It Resolve Baby Formula Shortages?
Breastfeeding babyPhoto by Hanna Balan on Unsplash. In early April, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB1770 in state law. The bill allows for state funds to be used to pay for bank services to store and dispense human milk from donors.
A Look At Active Voter Registration in Carroll County – April 2022
The State Board of Elections periodically compiles voter registration statistics for the State of Maryland. The Observer has taken a look at the voter registration data for Carroll County since 2019 and compiled this chart for the voters (and I am sure candidates for office would be interested in this information):
Florida’s Shortages of Baby Formula Are Getting Worse – Stocks Are Down by 41% in May Prompting Parents To Panic
Baby feeding on a bottlePhoto by Lucy Wolski on Unsplash. A report from May 19 shows that supplies of baby formula in the state of Florida have become even more severe in the month of May.
Proposed Law Requires Statewide Police Licensing Program
A new bill proposed by Gov. Murphy would require all law enforcement officers to hold valid, active licenses issued by the Police Training Commission in order to be employed as officers in the State of New Jersey.
What will happen to Miami if all ice on Earth melts? Here's your answer
Miami is a fun and lively city where people flock to catch some sun and experience the vibrant city life. But the fun may not last much longer, as the city is at risk of being flooded by ocean water if all the ice on earth melts.