Attorney General Announces Idaho’s Participation in $300 Million Settlement with Drugmaker Indivior

Source: US State of Idaho

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(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced Idaho and other states have reached an agreement with Indivior plc and Indivior Inc. to settle allegations that the company falsely and aggressively marketed and promoted the drug Suboxone, resulting in improper expenditures of state Medicaid funds. Suboxone is a drug approved for use by recovering opioid addicts to avoid or reduce withdrawal symptoms while they undergo treatment. Suboxone and its active ingredient, buprenorphine, are powerful and addictive opioids.
Indivior will pay $300 million to resolve various civil fraud allegations impacting Medicaid and other government healthcare programs. Idaho’s share is $95,019 and will be paid out over seven years. Approximately $38,000 will go to the state’s Medicaid program and $57,000 to the state’s general fund.
The civil settlement resolves allegations that, from 2010 through 2015, Indivior (a) promoted the sale and use of Suboxone to physicians who were writing prescriptions that were not for a medically-accepted indication, were issued without any counseling or psychosocial support, were for uses that were unsafe, ineffective, and medically unnecessary and that were often diverted; (b) knowingly promoted the sale or use of Suboxone Sublingual Film based on false and misleading claims that Suboxone Sublingual Film was less subject to diversion and abuse than other buprenorphine products and that Suboxone Sublingual Film was less susceptible to accidental pediatric exposure than Suboxone Sublingual Tablets; and (c) submitted a petition to the Food and Drug Administration on September 25, 2012, fraudulently claiming that Suboxone Tablet had been discontinued “due to safety concerns” about the tablet formulation of the drug and took other steps to fraudulently delay the entry of generic competition for various forms of Suboxone in order to improperly control pricing of Suboxone, including pricing to the states’ Medicaid programs.
The settlement includes all 50 states as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. It resolves the claims against Indivior brought in six lawsuits in federal courts in Virginia and New Jersey.
The Idaho Medicaid Fraud Control Unit receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $789,836 for federal fiscal year (FY) 2021. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $263,277 for FY 2021, is provided by the State of Idaho.
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As West Faces Drought, Attorney General Bonta Calls on Army Corps to Respect California’s Authority to Protect State Waters

Source: US State of California

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta joined a coalition of six states and the California State Water Resources Control Board in calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to respect state authority under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to approve, impose conditions on, or deny certification for federally permitted projects that may result in discharges into waters of the United States. In their letter, the attorneys general expressed concern over the Army Corps’ recent decisions excluding state water quality certification conditions or finding that states have waived their authority to review and certify Nationwide Permits proposed for reissuance. As a result, states, including California, will be forced to adopt individual water quality certifications for dischargers, to the detriment of water quality and at significant cost to the states and their taxpayers.

“As we find ourselves facing yet another drought, Californians are acutely aware of the value of water and its critical importance to sustaining our communities, ecosystems, and agriculture,” said Attorney General Bonta. “By allowing projects to go forward without state water quality protections, the Army Corps endangers our ability to safeguard this precious resource. We hope the Army Corps will engage with this coalition and reestablish its longstanding deference to state authority under the Clean Water Act.”

“California has a long history of working cooperatively with the Corps to effectively and efficiently protect our state’s water resources — a cooperative path undercut by the Trump Administration’s Section 401 Rule,” said California State Water Resources Control Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel. “The Corps’ adherence to the most expansive interpretation of that rule disrespects Californians’ right to say how clean our water should be and imposes costs we shouldn’t have to pay.” 

Last year, the Trump Administration finalized a rule unlawfully curtailing the broad authority granted to states under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to protect their waters from pollution and other harmful discharges. The rule, challenged by a California, Washington, and New York-led coalition in July 2020, is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But despite the possibility that the EPA will choose to rescind or significantly revise the rule in the coming months, the Army Corps has cited it in issuing several decisions declining to rely on state certification conditions or concluding that states have waived their authority to issue Section 401 certifications for Nationwide Permits. 

In the letter, the coalition argues that the Army Corps’ decisions in these instances, based on the states’ alleged failure to comply with the Section 401 regulations, are illegal and unfounded. Nationwide Permits regulate discharges from tens of thousands of projects under the Clean Water Act’s dredge and fill program. Legal arguments aside, the Army Corps’ actions will cost jobs, millions of dollars in unnecessary delays, and likely result in significant environmental degradation.

Attorney General Bonta joins the attorneys general of Washington, Connecticut, Maryland, New Mexico, and Oregon, as well as the California State Water Resources Control Board, in sending the letter.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

Wolf Administration Awards More Than $5 Million in Funding to Communities for Water and Sewer Improvements

Source: US State of Pennsylvania

May 12, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $5.4 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding to help five communities update existing water and/or sewer systems, helping to improve the quality of life for residents in Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Jefferson, and Potter counties.
“The projects approved today will provide a significant benefit to residents across the commonwealth, helping them keep their waterways clean, receive access to drinkable water, and protect public health and safety,” said Gov. Wolf. “Water and sewer systems are often things that we overlook and take for granted but are a necessity for a good quality of life, and these improvements will preserve the wellbeing of our communities and environment.”
The following projects were included in the most recent block of CDBG funding approvals:
$1 million to Butler County to assist with the construction of a new sewer system in the Village of Boyers. The township must build a new system to handle the sewage needs of the Boyers area residents, including 24 homes on the old sewer system, 72 homes currently using on-lot systems and approximately 15 businesses in the area that must connect to the new system. A recirculating sand filter system will replace the current system.
$860,000 to Fayette County to install a new sewer line to serve the residents of West Leisenring and connect to an existing public sanitary sewer system owned and operated by the North Union Township Municipal Services Authority. The project will involve the installation of approximately 3,398 linear feet of low-pressure sanitary line, cleanouts, valves, and grinder pumps.  Once the system is in place, the streets in the village will be reconstructed, benefitting nearly 50 households. The township will also provide financial assistance to low- and moderate-income households to install lateral connections from the public curb on private property to the residents for connection to the system.
$230,000 to Indiana County to provide public water service to residents of the Metz Road area in White Township. The 31 occupied households in this area currently have private wells producing water that is undrinkable and/or an insufficient quantity to support daily living. The project will be conducted in three phases, with one of the phases funded through CDBG. That phase will construct 5,200 linear feet of water line from the beginning of Metz Road to the intersection of Ferguson Road, providing water service to 13 households.
$2,755,275 to Jefferson County to support the Henderson Township Municipal Authority (HTMA) in a water system improvement project to replace the existing water distribution lines within the system to reduce extensive water loss and construct an elevated water storage tank to increase system water pressure and provide fire protection throughout the community. The existing waterlines, constructed of thin single wall plastic, have been in place for nearly 50 years and have deteriorated into extremely poor condition. This project will support 110 residential and six commercial connections.
$1 million to Potter County to complete a water/sewer improvement project in Galeton Borough. The Galeton Borough Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant was initially constructed in 1986 and needs significant rehabilitation. Currently, this plant provides wastewater and storm-water services to 528 families. The treatment plant has an old sludge holding tank which lacks the ability to properly store waste solids, resulting in these solids building up in the wastewater treatment units and washing out in Pine Creek during high flow-wet weather events. This has negatively impacted the water quality of Pine Creek and could subject concentrations of harmful bacteria in the stream.
CDBG funds enable communities to effectively address local community development needs by providing federal funds to develop viable communities through the provision of modest housing and a suitable living environment. Funds are also used to expand economic opportunities geared to low-and moderate-income individuals and to improve infrastructure critical to community health and welfare.
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Telehealth Kiosk & Device Loaning Initiative Pilot Launch

Source: US State of Delaware

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Telehealth Kiosk & Device Loaning Initiative Pilot LaunchDate Posted: May 12, 2021
DHSS’ Division for the Visually Impaired, Georgetown Library Expand Access to Assistive Technology in Sussex CountyDate Posted: May 12, 2021
DPH Opens New Standing Vaccination Clinics in Four LocationsDate Posted: May 11, 2021
Delaware Flag to be Lowered for Former Governor Pierre Samuel “Pete” du Pont IVDate Posted: May 11, 2021
Delaware State Parks Named a Finalist in National Competition for ExcellenceDate Posted: May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 11, 2021
Governor Carney Nominates Kevin O’Connell as Chief Defender for the State of DelawareDate Posted: May 10, 2021
Gouvènè Carney, DPH Anonse Chanjman Majè nan Restriksyon COVID-19 yoDate Posted: May 10, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: May 7, 2021
Flag Status UpdateDate Posted: May 7, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – May 7, 2021: New Daily Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths All Declining in DelawareDate Posted: May 7, 2021
Delaware COVID-19 Vaccination “Waiting List” EndsDate Posted: May 6, 2021
Auditor McGuiness Finds Long-Term Care Facilities Needed Clearer Guidance, Assistance During Early Stages of PandemicDate Posted: May 6, 2021
Delaware Receives an Additional Round of Specialty Crop Grant Funds from USDADate Posted: May 6, 2021
Delaware Leaders Highlight Mental Health Month, ResourcesDate Posted: May 5, 2021
El gobernador Carney y la DPH anuncian cambios importantes en las restricciones por el COVID-19Date Posted: May 5, 2021
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Sculpture by Jack KnightDate Posted: May 5, 2021
Governor Carney Recognizes Small Business Week and National Travel and Tourism WeekDate Posted: May 4, 2021
May 4, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 4, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH Announce Major Changes to COVID-19 RestrictionsDate Posted: May 4, 2021
Murder charges added in Smyrna child remains caseDate Posted: May 4, 2021
DDL Seeking 20 AmeriCorps Summer Associate VISTAsDate Posted: May 4, 2021
Delaware’s Pandemic EBT Program Expands to Include Children Younger Than 6 Whose Families Receive SNAP BenefitsDate Posted: May 3, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Public Service Recognition Week, May 2-8Date Posted: May 3, 2021
Photographers and Nature Lovers Invited to Enter Aquatic Resources Education Center Photo ContestDate Posted: May 3, 2021
Gov. Carney celebrates Arbor Day in Rehoboth BeachDate Posted: April 30, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: April 30, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – April 30, 2021: Average New Daily Cases on the Decline; Hospitalizations, Deaths LevelDate Posted: April 30, 2021
Stray Cat in Newark Tests Positive For RabiesDate Posted: April 30, 2021
Christina River Watershed Cleanup Extended to May 15Date Posted: April 30, 2021
Reminder: Gathering Limits for Events & ActivitiesDate Posted: April 30, 2021
Delaware Recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week May 3 to 7Date Posted: April 30, 2021
DNREC Issues Corrective Action Permit to Diamond State Port Corporation for Former Chemours Edgemoor SiteDate Posted: April 29, 2021
Delaware Envirothon Results AnnouncedDate Posted: April 29, 2021
Video explores Black life in Delaware 1790–1840Date Posted: April 29, 2021
Governor Carney Orders Flag Lowering for Fallen Delmar Police Cpl. Keith HeacookDate Posted: April 29, 2021
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate Confirmations of Judicial NominationsDate Posted: April 28, 2021
DPH Announces Walk-In Hours for COVID-19 Vaccines at 5 Public Health ClinicsDate Posted: April 28, 2021
Statement from Attorney General Jennings on loss of Cpl. Keith HeacookDate Posted: April 28, 2021
COVID-19 Update and Virtual Town Hall: April 28, 2021Date Posted: April 28, 2021
2021 Arbor Day Poster Contest WinnersDate Posted: April 28, 2021
DuPont Nature Center to Reopen May 1Date Posted: April 28, 2021
Governor Carney Issues 10th Revision to Omnibus COVID-19 OrderDate Posted: April 27, 2021
Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce Accelerated Learning PlanDate Posted: April 27, 2021
Delaware emitirá beneficios de emergencia para Abril para hogares elegibles de SNAP, TANF y de asistencia generalDate Posted: April 27, 2021
DCRPT Indicts Two Public OfficialsDate Posted: April 27, 2021
DNREC Requires Allen Harim to Act on Environmental Concerns at Harbeson and Millsboro Poultry PlantsDate Posted: April 27, 2021
Gerald Whisman Named DTI Chief Operating OfficerDate Posted: April 27, 2021
Delaware to Issue Emergency Benefits for April to All SNAP Households, Eligible TANF and General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: April 27, 2021
Delaware Forest Service leads tree planting in MiltonDate Posted: April 26, 2021
Incident at Ferris School Results in Property DamageDate Posted: April 26, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Trauma Awareness Month Starts May 1, 2021Date Posted: April 26, 2021
Statement from Attorney General Jennings on Delmar attackDate Posted: April 25, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: April 25, 2021
26 Delaware Locations to Participate in Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 24, 2021Date Posted: April 23, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – April 23, 2021: Nearly 50% of 16+ Population Receives At Least One Dose of VaccineDate Posted: April 23, 2021
DelDOT Highlights Ongoing Litter Cleanup EffortsDate Posted: April 23, 2021
Delaware Secretary of Labor appears before U.S. Congressional Future of Work CaucusDate Posted: April 23, 2021
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Releases Findings From 2020 Annual Comprehensive Financial ReportDate Posted: April 23, 2021
The Delaware Bayshore Byway National Scenic Byway Designation Sign UnveilingDate Posted: April 22, 2021
Students Win Contest for Earth Day VideosDate Posted: April 22, 2021
Forest Service to conduct controlled burn in LewesDate Posted: April 22, 2021
DNREC Opens New Killens Pond State Park BoardwalkDate Posted: April 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Event: Saturday, April 24 (First Dose)Date Posted: April 21, 2021
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate Confirmations of Judicial NominationsDate Posted: April 21, 2021
Flag Lowering for Vice President Walter F. MondaleDate Posted: April 21, 2021
Statement from Governor John CarneyDate Posted: April 20, 2021
Governor Carney Honors Division of Public Health Director as Longest-Serving State Public Health Official in U.S.Date Posted: April 20, 2021
Renovated Wagamons Pond Boat Ramp Officially OpenDate Posted: April 20, 2021
GACEC Executive Director RetiringDate Posted: April 20, 2021
Historical Affairs sponsors 6 programs in MayDate Posted: April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: April 19, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – April 16,2021: Delaware Surpasses 100,000 Positive Cases; Hospitalization Trends Remain LevelDate Posted: April 16, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: April 16, 2021
Flag Lowering for Victims in IndianapolisDate Posted: April 16, 2021
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of EmergencyDate Posted: April 16, 2021
Champion Crowned in 2021 Junior Solar SprintDate Posted: April 16, 2021
Delaware State Forests now on Avenza MapsDate Posted: April 16, 2021
Zwaanendael Museum to hold photo contest in April 2021Date Posted: April 15, 2021
Division of Public Health Announces Permanent Closure of its Dental Health ClinicsDate Posted: April 15, 2021
DNREC to Have One Ton of Plastic Bags Made into BenchesDate Posted: April 15, 2021
LIFE Conference 2021 is Open for RegistrationDate Posted: April 14, 2021
Dejoynay Ferguson pleads guilty to murder, abuse at Bear daycare facilityDate Posted: April 14, 2021
Thriving with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesDate Posted: April 14, 2021
Most DNREC Boat Registration Services Available OnlineDate Posted: April 14, 2021
Delaware Transit Corporation Launches DART Connect Micro Transit ServiceDate Posted: April 13, 2021
Governor Carney Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Program Fully OpenDate Posted: April 13, 2021
Volunteers Needed to Participate in Christina River Watershed Cleanup in AprilDate Posted: April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: April 13, 2021
Test Your Climate Change KnowledgeDate Posted: April 12, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – April 9, 2021: Average Daily Cases Decrease; Current Hospitalizations Continue Upward TrendDate Posted: April 9, 2021
Elsmere Police Department Earns State AccreditationDate Posted: April 9, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: April 9, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Judicial Nominations Date Posted: April 9, 2021
I-95 Drive to Save Lives & Drive to Save Lives across Delaware – April 9th to 10th, 2021Date Posted: April 9, 2021
DNREC to Issue Surf Fishing Permit Vouchers April 14Date Posted: April 9, 2021
Delaware Office Of Highway Safety Launches “Be Alert And Arrive Alive” Distracted Driving CampaignDate Posted: April 8, 2021
DNREC Launches New LogoDate Posted: April 8, 2021
DE Bond Rating Remains AAA in Spite of COVID ChallengesDate Posted: April 7, 2021
DNREC Holds Generator Improvement Rule Training WebinarDate Posted: April 7, 2021

Delaware Health and Social Services | Delaware Libraries | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

For Immediate Release – Tuesday, May 11, 2021Contact: Nick Martin
Launch of Telehealth Kiosk and Device Loaning Initiative Pilot at Delaware Libraries
(Seaford, DE) Delaware Libraries announced the launch of the Telehealth Kiosk and Device Loaning Initiative at the Seaford District Library on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. In this pilot, kiosks have been set up at Seaford, Laurel, and Milford libraries to increase access to health and social services for Delawareans. These kiosks are designed to provide a solution for Delawareans who need privacy and high-speed Internet access for telehealth visits, job interviews, legal appointments, and more. The device loaning initiative features the deployment of hundreds of Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots at public libraries throughout the state. Devices are loaned for a week at a time.
Susan Campbell, Delaware Telehealth Coalition Director, said, “Making healthcare and social services more accessible for Delaware residents, that is what this project will accomplish. There is great potential here for the libraries to be joined by other key stakeholders such as nonprofit agencies and community centers to create community partnerships and build on this model.”
“Delawareans are reaping the benefits of the statewide library technology infrastructure,’ said Dr. Annie Norman, State Librarian, ‘The telehealth initiative is the latest service that is now possible through Delaware Libraries!”
Nick Martin, Emerging Tech & Telehealth Consultant for the Delaware Division of Libraries, stated, “This project started back in 2018 when I came on board as an AmeriCorps VISTA focused on emerging technology. After talking with community leaders and library managers, it was clear that access to quality healthcare, regardless of location, should be the focus of my work. This project is possible because Delaware Libraries have a history of strong partnerships with the public and private sector, coupled with the amazing support from several funders. I am proud to say this is the first statewide library-led telehealth initiative in the country, and it is only fitting that Delaware, the First State, be the first do this.”
This project is funded by Barclays US Consumer Bank, Delaware Community Foundation, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Crystal Trust Foundation, Discover Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Longwood Foundation, and Welfare Foundation.
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About:The Delaware Division of Libraries, a state agency dedicated to unleashing the potential in all Delawareans in partnership with Delaware Libraries, offers free access to the online catalog (delawarelibraries.org); Wi-Fi; computers/internet; eBooks, programs/workshops, community partnerships, and more.
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Delaware Health and Social Services | Delaware Libraries | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

For Immediate Release – Tuesday, May 11, 2021Contact: Nick Martin
Launch of Telehealth Kiosk and Device Loaning Initiative Pilot at Delaware Libraries
(Seaford, DE) Delaware Libraries announced the launch of the Telehealth Kiosk and Device Loaning Initiative at the Seaford District Library on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. In this pilot, kiosks have been set up at Seaford, Laurel, and Milford libraries to increase access to health and social services for Delawareans. These kiosks are designed to provide a solution for Delawareans who need privacy and high-speed Internet access for telehealth visits, job interviews, legal appointments, and more. The device loaning initiative features the deployment of hundreds of Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots at public libraries throughout the state. Devices are loaned for a week at a time.
Susan Campbell, Delaware Telehealth Coalition Director, said, “Making healthcare and social services more accessible for Delaware residents, that is what this project will accomplish. There is great potential here for the libraries to be joined by other key stakeholders such as nonprofit agencies and community centers to create community partnerships and build on this model.”
“Delawareans are reaping the benefits of the statewide library technology infrastructure,’ said Dr. Annie Norman, State Librarian, ‘The telehealth initiative is the latest service that is now possible through Delaware Libraries!”
Nick Martin, Emerging Tech & Telehealth Consultant for the Delaware Division of Libraries, stated, “This project started back in 2018 when I came on board as an AmeriCorps VISTA focused on emerging technology. After talking with community leaders and library managers, it was clear that access to quality healthcare, regardless of location, should be the focus of my work. This project is possible because Delaware Libraries have a history of strong partnerships with the public and private sector, coupled with the amazing support from several funders. I am proud to say this is the first statewide library-led telehealth initiative in the country, and it is only fitting that Delaware, the First State, be the first do this.”
This project is funded by Barclays US Consumer Bank, Delaware Community Foundation, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Crystal Trust Foundation, Discover Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Longwood Foundation, and Welfare Foundation.
For more information:
About:The Delaware Division of Libraries, a state agency dedicated to unleashing the potential in all Delawareans in partnership with Delaware Libraries, offers free access to the online catalog (delawarelibraries.org); Wi-Fi; computers/internet; eBooks, programs/workshops, community partnerships, and more.
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Attorney General James Applauds Bipartisan Senate Vote to Rescind Trump Era Rule Allowing Predatory Lenders to Take Advantage of Consumers

Source: US State of New York

AG James Has Led Two Lawsuits, Multiple Other Efforts Opposing True Lender Rule
Congress Takes Action to Overturn Trump Era Rule
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today applauded one of the first actions taken by Congress to undo a harmful Trump era rule. A bipartisan vote conducted, last night, by the U.S. Senate rescinds the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) true lender rule that has allowed predatory lenders to take advantage of New York’s most vulnerable consumers. Earlier this year, Attorney General James not only led a lawsuit against the OCC to overturn the rule, but also called on congressional leaders to rescind the rule via legislation. The true lender rule undermines New York’s efforts to prevent predatory lenders from charging high interest rates on loans and bypasses state interest rate caps already in place. With last night’s vote, the Senate not only agreed with Attorney General James that the true lender rule should be invalidated, but prevented the OCC from issuing a similar rule in the future. 
“Last night’s vote was a victory for all consumers,” said Attorney General James. “This rule does nothing but make a mockery of federal law and prolong the tide of exploitative and predatory loans that trap vulnerable consumers in cycles of debt. The Senate has acted to stop any further harm from being exacted on the American people, and I look forward to similar and swift action being taken by the House and President Biden.” 
The Senate overturned the true lender rule under the Congressional Review Act. When Congress rescinds a rule under the act, the rule is declared null and void and the agency is prohibited from issuing a substantially similar rule in the future (absent authorization from Congress).
Attorney General James’ January lawsuit came after she previously led multiple coalitions, in July and August of last year, in filing lawsuits against the OCC and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation regarding rules that would allow banks to sell any high interest loan to a nonbank, predatory lender in an effort to evade interest rate protections. Those lawsuits remain pending.

St. Louis Work Zones for May 13-19

Source: US State of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – Crews will close the westbound I-270 exit ramp to northbound Lindbergh for a week, starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 13 to shift a portion of northbound traffic onto the new Lindbergh Boulevard road and bridge.

This will be the first of three planned closures for the area between now and the middle of June. Other closures include:

  • June 1 at 6 a.m., the northbound Lindbergh exit ramp to Taylor will close for seven days. Drivers should access Taylor/Lynn Haven from northbound Lindbergh or I-270 by traveling McDonnell to Brown to Dunn.
  • June 8 at 6 a.m., northbound Lindbergh at the bridge over Taylor/Lynn Haven will close for seven days. Northbound Lindbergh traffic should detour via the exit ramp to Taylor, drive through the Taylor intersection and continue to northbound Lindbergh.

In addition, crews will close the ramp on southbound I-55 to southbound U.S. Route 67 in Jefferson County, starting at 8 p.m., Friday, May 14.  The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.

For more on roadway closures due to construction, additional work zone information and real-time roadway weather conditions go to http://traveler.modot.org/map.  For real-time traffic, visit www.gatewayguide.com. All work is subject to change and may be shifted due to inclement weather.

 

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:

  • I-64, St. Louis City, three lanes closed eastbound across the Mississippi River at the Poplar Street Bridge until October.
  • I-64, St. Louis City, Ewing bridge over the interstate is closed until late July.
  • I-64, St. Louis City, one left lane closed eastbound and westbound under Ewing until August 2021.
  • I-44, St. Louis County, one lane closed westbound between I-270 and Bowles through early 2022.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, the ramp from westbound to northbound Lindbergh will be closed between May 13 and May 20.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, eastbound I-270 off-ramp to Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue closed until mid-2021.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, one lane Dunn Road at Washington/Elizabeth closed until fall.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, eastbound and westbound Dunn Road closed between Village North Drive to Breezy Point Lane closed until mid-June.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, northbound and southbound West Florissant over I-270 closed until August.
  • Route 67, St. Louis County, northbound ramp to westbound I-270 closed till mid-2022.
  • Route 180, St. Louis County, one right lane closed westbound under I-170 until mid-May.

 

Please see the list of daily road closures, weather permitting:

Thursday, May 13

  • I-44, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one additional lane closed (two total) westbound between I-270 and the Meramec River.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound between Dorsett and St. Charles Rock Road.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at West Florissant.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. until May 20, the ramp from westbound to northbound Route 67 (Lindbergh) will be closed
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Page and I-44.
  • Route 30, St. Louis County, 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., various lanes closed at Route 141.
  • Route 30, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at various locations – Siebert, Weber, Mackenzie and Sappington.
  • Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed westbound between Lake St. Louis and Route K.
  • Route 79, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Dyer Road and Salt River Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • I-44, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at the Bourbeuse River.
  • Route 50, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at the Bourbeuse River.
  • Route 50, Franklin County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route EE and from Progress Parkway to I-44. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.

 

Friday, May 14

  • I-44, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one westbound lane closed between westbound between I-270 and the Soccer Park exit.
  • I-44, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yarnell (near the Meramec River) under the interstate will be closed.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound between Dorsett and St. Charles Rock Road.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at West Florissant.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., two lanes closed eastbound at Coldwater Creek.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Page and I-44.
  • Route 30, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at various locations – Siebert, Weber, Mackenzie and Sappington.
  • Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed westbound between Lake St. Louis and Route K.
  • Route 79, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Dyer Road and Salt River Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route 50, Franklin County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route EE and from Progress Parkway to I-44. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route AJ, Franklin County, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., one lane closed in each direction from Route 50 to Route YY. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • I-55, Jefferson County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., the ramp from southbound to southbound Route 67 will be closed.

 

Saturday, May 15

  • No additional scheduled closures

Sunday, May 16

  • No additional scheduled closures

 

Monday, May 17

  • I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to three lanes closed eastbound and westbound between Mraz and Lindbergh.
  • I-55, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Lindbergh and Weber.
  • I-255, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at the Mississippi River.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at West Florissant.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Page and I-44.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Dorsett and St. Charles Rock Road.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the ramp from northbound to westbound Route 370 will be closed.
  • Route 30, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at various locations – Siebert, Weber, Mackenzie and Sappington.
  • Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed westbound between Lake St. Louis and Route K.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound between Foristell and Wentzville Parkway.
  • Route 79, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Dyer Road and Salt River Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route 370, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., up to two lanes closed eastbound and westbound at Harry S. Truman Boulevard.
  • Route 50, Franklin County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route EE and from Progress Parkway to I-44. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route AJ, Franklin County, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., a moving operation in either direction between Route 50 and Route YY.

 

Tuesday, May 18

  • I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to three lanes closed eastbound and westbound between Mraz and Lindbergh.
  • I-55, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Lindbergh and Weber.
  • I-255, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at the Mississippi River.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at West Florissant.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Page and I-44.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the ramp from northbound to westbound Route 370 will be closed.
  • Route 30, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at various locations – Siebert, Weber, Mackenzie and Sappington.
  • Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed westbound between Lake St. Louis and Route K.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound between Foristell and Wentzville Parkway.
  • Route 79, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Dyer Road and Salt River Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route 370, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., up to two lanes closed eastbound and westbound at Harry S. Truman Boulevard.
  • Route 50, Franklin County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route EE and from Progress Parkway to I-44. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route AJ, Franklin County, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., a moving operation in either direction between Route 50 and Route YY.

 

Wednesday, May 19

  • I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to three lanes closed eastbound and westbound between Mraz and Lindbergh.
  • I-55, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Lindbergh and Weber.
  • I-255, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at the Mississippi River.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at West Florissant.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed northbound and southbound between Page and I-44.
  • I-270, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the ramp from northbound to westbound Route 370 will be closed.
  • Route 30, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at various locations – Siebert, Weber, Mackenzie and Sappington.
  • Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed westbound between Lake St. Louis and Route K.
  • I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound between Foristell and Wentzville Parkway.
  • Route 79, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Dyer Road and Salt River Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route 370, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., up to two lanes closed eastbound and westbound at Harry S. Truman Boulevard.
  • Route 50, Franklin County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route EE and from Progress Parkway to I-44. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.
  • Route AJ, Franklin County, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., a moving operation in either direction between Route 50 and Route YY.

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Statewide Network Management Services (SNMS)

Source: US State of Maryland

​Contract Award Information

The Department of Information Technology, on behalf of State agencies, established this contract to obtain cost-effective IT network management and maintenance services. The contract provides the State support in the following task areas:

  • ​​​​Network management, maintenance, and operations support
  • Systems maintenance and operations support
  • Infrastructure management
  • Network Operations Center management
  • Technical services
  • Network security and certification services
  • Disaster Recovery services including backup and restoration
  • Strategic IT consulting and business planning
  • Enterprise architecture and design
  • Application server support and application support
  • On-demand technical services

Agencies interested in utilizing services under this contract may reach out to the Contract Manager, David Mangrum, to discuss scope and initiate a Work Order process. Funding certification and Agency-issued BPO and/or PO against the Master Contract will be required.

ADPICS BPO Number: 060B8400023

Award Date: 3/1/2019

BPW Agenda Item: 4-IT​

Value: $63,384,770 ($27,201,877 BASE; $17,915,460 OPTION 1; $18,267,433 OPTION 2)

Period of Performance: 7 Years (3/1/2019 – 2/28/2022 BASE; 3/1/22 – 2/28/24 OPTION 1; 3/1/24 – 2/28/26 OPTION 2)

Contract Awarded To:
   Digital Management, LLC
   6550 Rock Spring Drive, 7th Floor
   Bethesda MD 20817

Contract Document

Contract Manager: David Mangrum (david.mangrum@maryland.gov)

RFP:   060B8400023 Statewide Network Management Services (SNMS)

            RFP as Amended

Issue Date: 10/13/2017

Proposals Rec’d Date: 12/8/2017 at 2:00PM Local Time

​​

Statewide Cloud Solutions PA for Amazon Web Services – Contract

Source: US State of Maryland

​Participating Addendum #060B7400091 via NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions 2016-2026 Contract #AR2479

Contract Information:

BPO Number:  060B7400091

BPW Agenda Item:   5-24-17 Item 6-IT

Procurement Officer/Contract Manager:  Sini Jacob/Dave Delgaudio​

Value: $15,000,000

Period of Performance:  5/25/2017 – 5/25/2022

Contractor:  Deloitte Consulting LLP

     NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions 2016-2026 Contract #AR2479 (includes pricing)

DHSS’ Division for the Visually Impaired, Georgetown Library Expand Access to Assistive Technology in Sussex County

Source: US State of Delaware

DHSS’ Division for the Visually Impaired, Georgetown Library Expand Access to Assistive Technology in Sussex County – State of Delaware News

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DDL Seeking 20 AmeriCorps Summer Associate VISTAsDate Posted: May 4, 2021
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Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NEW CASTLE (May 12, 2021) – Georgetown Public Library and the Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) have established a cooperative partnership designed to increase access to assistive technology training and support to the blind and visually impaired community.
DVI provides people who are blind and visually impaired access to statewide technology centers where they can work with a Technology Trainer to evaluate assistive technology equipment and training needs. The current Sussex County training center is within a state office campus that is inaccessible to fixed-route public transportation.
The partnership with the Georgetown Public Library provides DVI the opportunity to expand access in Sussex County because of its proximity to public transportation. In addition, the partnership promotes full immersion and community inclusion. The library is dedicating space for training purposes and DVI is providing training to the library staff so that they will feel confident serving patrons who are blind or visually impaired.

“We are excited about this partnership with the Georgetown Library as a way to enhance access to assistive technology training and support in Sussex County,” said Deborah Talley, Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired. “There is no more important priority for us a state agency than to meet members of the community where they are.”

“We are looking forward to this partnership as a way to provide access to library materials for more patrons,” said Rachel Jackson, Director of the Georgetown Public Library.
DVI and the library will conduct an environmental scan to ensure there are no hazards and to add Braille markings throughout the library. DVI has added basic equipment and software that will assist the library staff in working with the public. DVI will incorporate the library resources into training to encourage more frequent use of the library.
The Georgetown Public Library will allow DVI to:
Conduct individualized assistive technology training in the library at the second-floor reference desk (primary) and/or in private classrooms (secondary).
Occasionally conduct group training in larger rooms.
Utilize a CCTV on the second-floor reference desk for training purposes.
Utilize screen reading and screen magnification software on the computer workstation on the second-floor reference desk.
The Georgetown Public Library is at 123 W. Pine St., Georgetown. To contact the library, call 302-856-7958.
The Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) provides educational, vocational, and technical support to empower and foster independence for Delawareans with visual impairments. To learn more, visit DVI’s website: https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dvi/
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Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NEW CASTLE (May 12, 2021) – Georgetown Public Library and the Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) have established a cooperative partnership designed to increase access to assistive technology training and support to the blind and visually impaired community.
DVI provides people who are blind and visually impaired access to statewide technology centers where they can work with a Technology Trainer to evaluate assistive technology equipment and training needs. The current Sussex County training center is within a state office campus that is inaccessible to fixed-route public transportation.
The partnership with the Georgetown Public Library provides DVI the opportunity to expand access in Sussex County because of its proximity to public transportation. In addition, the partnership promotes full immersion and community inclusion. The library is dedicating space for training purposes and DVI is providing training to the library staff so that they will feel confident serving patrons who are blind or visually impaired.

“We are excited about this partnership with the Georgetown Library as a way to enhance access to assistive technology training and support in Sussex County,” said Deborah Talley, Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired. “There is no more important priority for us a state agency than to meet members of the community where they are.”

“We are looking forward to this partnership as a way to provide access to library materials for more patrons,” said Rachel Jackson, Director of the Georgetown Public Library.
DVI and the library will conduct an environmental scan to ensure there are no hazards and to add Braille markings throughout the library. DVI has added basic equipment and software that will assist the library staff in working with the public. DVI will incorporate the library resources into training to encourage more frequent use of the library.
The Georgetown Public Library will allow DVI to:
Conduct individualized assistive technology training in the library at the second-floor reference desk (primary) and/or in private classrooms (secondary).
Occasionally conduct group training in larger rooms.
Utilize a CCTV on the second-floor reference desk for training purposes.
Utilize screen reading and screen magnification software on the computer workstation on the second-floor reference desk.
The Georgetown Public Library is at 123 W. Pine St., Georgetown. To contact the library, call 302-856-7958.
The Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) provides educational, vocational, and technical support to empower and foster independence for Delawareans with visual impairments. To learn more, visit DVI’s website: https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dvi/
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Related Topics:  Assistive Technology, Division for the Visually Impaired, georgetown, library

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