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USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2017 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA provided more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities in 41 states.

Allied Spirit VII Exercise Showcases Integrated Training

Approximately 4,000 participants from 13 nations — Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States — are participating in Allied Spirit VII, a 7th Army Training Command-conducted multinational exercise in Germany that focuses on tactical interoperability and testing secure communications…

Governor Brownback encourages Kansans to seek reconciliation

TOPEKA—In light of the upcoming holiday season, Governor Sam Brownback on Friday released a proclamation urging Kansans to reconcile and make peace with others wherever possible. The proclamation declares November 19-25, 2017 as a Week of Reconciliation. “Making peace through reconciliation requires humility, patience, and understanding,” Governor Brownback said. “If each…

Attorney General Kilmartin Joins New Amicus Brief Opposing Third Travel Ban

Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing a new amicus brief opposing President Trump’s third travel ban. The amicus brief, filed in support of the plaintiffs in IRAP v. Trump, urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to affirm…

FAA Asks for Public Comment on Drone Design Standards

For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public comments on proposed airworthiness criteria for an unmanned aircraft system, more popularly known as a drone. The Federal Register notice asks for comments on proposed design standards needed for the FlightScan Corporation Camcopter S-100 to fly safely in U.S.…

Federal Court Sanctions Gerard Suite and STA Opus LLC for Commodity Pool Fraud and Frank Collins for Misappropriation of Customer Funds

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) obtained $1,127,855 in restitution for defrauded pool participants and $3,383,565 in civil monetary penalties in a federal court Default Judgment Order against Defendants Gerard Suite and his company, STA Opus NR LLC, as well as a Consent Order against Frank Collins for knowingly or recklessly…

AG Derek Schmidt: FCC approves rules to block robocalls from fake phone numbers

TOPEKA – (November 17, 2017) – A new rule adopted yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission will allow telephone providers to block calls originating from certain fake phone numbers, a move aimed at reducing the amount of robocalls consumers receive, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Schmidt, along with a bipartisan…

Weekly Update: Helping Seniors Connect to Services, Promoting Job Creation and Economic Development, Advancing Solar Energy Efforts in PA

Ensuring that Pennsylvanians can easily access the health services they need is a top priority for Governor Wolf. This week, Governor Wolf and his administration launched the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, which connects seniors and individuals with disabilities or behavioral health needs to services in their communities. “We have…