Chicago Shelves Potential Flavored Tobacco Ban

Convenience stores and gas stations argued against the proposal By NACS Online // July 08, 2020 CHICAGO—A proposal to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in Chicago has stalled in a City Council committee, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Alderman Matt O’Shea, a close ally of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, presented the measure, which drew opposition from…

COVID-19 Update: Increases in Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate, Counties of Concern, Nursing Home Visitation, Order Extension

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation // June 29, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. HOSPITALIZATIONS: Last week was the first week of increasing COVID-19 hospital utilization in Ohio after over two months of decreasing utilization since late April. From June 21, 2020, to June…

Governor DeWine, Attorney General Yost Announce Plans for Meaningful Law Enforcement Reform

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation // June 17, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the following actions and proposed legislative reforms aimed at making meaningful improvements to law enforcement training, transparency, and accountability.   LAW ENFORCEMENT OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD Governor DeWine and Attorney General Yost today…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Protections for Consumers, Grocery Store Employees 

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-126, which extends existing safety measures to protect consumers and employees at grocery stores and pharmacies. “Michigan has emerged as a national leader in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is more work to do to protect families from this virus. This executive order will help us continue…

SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Department Of The Treasury  // June 17, 2020 Washington—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to…

UPDATE: Mass Protest Standard, Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment, PPE Update, GOJO Expansion

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation // June 9, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates in regard to law enforcement reform and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. COMMUNITY-POLICE RELATIONS Governor DeWine announced today the first of several efforts to improve community-police relations in Ohio. “These new efforts are just the start…