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DHS Acting Secretary McAleenan Signs Bilateral Agreement to Confront Factors Driving Irregular Migration from Guatemala, Combat Human Smuggling

WASHINGTON (StatesNewsToday.com) – Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan traveled to Guatemala this week to attend the sixth Northern Triangle Security Ministerial meeting with Ministers of Security and other high-level security officials from the region. During his visit, the Acting Secretary signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the U.S. Department…

Statement from New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Virginia Beach Shooting

New York (StatesNewsToday.com) – Statement by New York Governor Cuomo on Virginia Beach shooting: “New York’s heart breaks for the victims of the Virginia Beach shooting. Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and too many others. Now this. When is enough, enough? “Sending thoughts and prayers over and over isn’t…

Michigan Lt. Governor Gilchrist Joins DTE, Consumers Energy as Companies Announce $15 Billion Commitment to Grow Michigan Businesses

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Joins DTE and Consumers Energy as Companies Announce $15 Billion Commitment to Grow Michigan Businesses MACKINAC ISLAND, MI (StatesNewsToday.com) – Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, DTE and Consumers Energy announced a $15 billion commitment to spend with Michigan-based companies over the next five years through Michigan…

Missouri Governor Parson Statement On Court Ruling Regarding Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis Facility

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (StatesNewsToday.com) – Friday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued the following statement after the 22nd Circuit Court of St. Louis, Missouri, issued a temporary restraining order: “Following today’s ruling, the State will soon have the opportunity for a prompt legal review of our state health regulators’ serious health…

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Anti-Semitism Protections Bill CS/CS/HB 741

Tallahassee, FL (StatesNewsToday.com) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially signed CS/CS/HB 741: Anti-Semitism into law following a ceremonial bill signing earlier this week in Jerusalem. The Governor was joined at the ceremonial bill signing on Wednesday, May 29th by Attorney General Ashley Moody, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Agricultural…

California Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA (StatesNewsToday.com) – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to further assist communities across the state recovering from devastating wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties recovering from numerous fires, including the Mendocino Complex, Carr, Tubbs, Nuns, Atlas…

Alabama Governor Ivey Signs Bill Increasing Pay, Expanding Incentives for Corrections Employees

MONTGOMERY, AL (StatesNewsToday.com) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, during a bill signing ceremony on Wednesday, signed into law House Bill 468, sponsored by Rep. Chris England. HB468 provides a two-step pay raise for certain employees of the Alabama Department of Corrections and expands the incentive program to include bonuses for…

SEC News: SEC Obtains Final Judgments Against Former Law Partner, Walter C. Little and Andrew M. Berke, Littles’ Neighbor Charged with Insider Trading

WASHINGTON – On February 14, 2019 and February 22, 2019, respectively, a federal district court entered final consent judgments against a former law firm partner and his neighbor, who were charged with making more than $1 million in illicit profits by insider trading around corporate announcements. The SEC’s complaint, filed…

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Parson Appointed by President Trump to Council of Governors

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – President Donald Trump today announced he has appointed Governor Mike Parson to the Council of Governors, a panel of U.S. governors who advise the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on issues related to the National Guard…