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Government publishes full list of local alert levels by area

The government has released the full list of the local coronavirus alert levels by area after Boris Johnson announced the new three-tiered system in Parliament.



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Under the new system, different areas of England will be split up into medium, high and very high alert levels, with the three tiers representing an advancing scale of local lockdown restrictions.

Here is the full list of local Covid-19 alert levels by area.

Medium alert level

All areas of England is under the medium alert level, subject subject to the same national measures currently applied across the country, including  the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants and a ban on most gatherings of more than six people.

New Covid-19 alert levels announced by Boris Johnson

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High alert level

In high alert level areas, household mixing is banned indoors, though support bubbles are still permitted,

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Autism Society event will include virtual walk, resource fair, panel discussions | Local news



Supporters of the Autism Society of Southern Arizona seek to raise at least $100,000 at the 14th annual Autism Virtual Walk & Interactive Resource Fair on Sept. 26. The walk, pictured last year, is now a virtual event that features a resource fair with more than 75 vendors that offer autism resources.




Over the past 14 years, the Autism Walk & Resource Fair evolved into the largest autism event in Southern Arizona, attracting more than 2,000 people annually.

This year, as a result of COVID-19 and the determination of staff and supporters, the event will become the region’s largest virtual autism event — essentially a one-stop online shop for registrants.

“When we realized that it was not shaping up to be a time where we could gather in large groups for an in-person event, we knew we had to find a way to deliver the next best

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Software vendor Tyler Technologies tells U.S. local government clients it was hacked

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tyler Technologies TYL.N, whose products are used by U.S. states and counties to share election data, said on Wednesday that an unknown party had hacked its internal systems.

Instructions are posted inside a voting booth at an early voting site in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

Tyler, whose platforms are used by elections officials to display voting results, among other tasks, confirmed the breach in an email to Reuters after warning clients in an email earlier in the day.

Tyler Technologies said in both emails it did not believe clients’ software had been breached.

The company, a major provider of emergency management and other programs to U.S. counties and municipalities, told Reuters in its email that it was working to restore its systems and had notified law enforcement. The company did not say whether there had been a ransomware demand or how

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Political Notebook: LaWall intervention in prison initiative angers; Huckelberry lashes out over World View; Grijalva back | Local news

“What’s not normal is when you go into court to rehabilitate signatures, to show that signatures are valid, that you have opposition from the county recorder, and then you also have Barbara LaWall involved,” said Roopali Desai, the attorney who represented the initiative’s supporters.

LaWall, who leaves office at the end of December after 24 years as county attorney, said she opposed the initiative because she doesn’t want the state to rewrite state statutes on victims’ rights and sentencing via the initiative process.

“I am not opposed to criminal justice reform. I am not opposed to prison reform. I am not opposed to giving people second chances,” she said.

“Writing statutes and putting them on the ballot as initiatives is a bad way to make criminal justice policy.”

“In this particular case, it (the initiative) overturns some of the mandatory sentencing laws, it overturns truth in sentencing,” she said. “There

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A Local Lawyer is Creating Trendy Grazing Boards as a Side Hustle

SpreadCourtesy of CheezMDInstagram is packed with grazing boards—swank spreads of eye-catching cheese, charcuterie, and accoutrements arranged with artistic precision. For years, Melissa Shear would put together these snack platters when she went to someone’s house for dinner or a holiday. “Everyone has their signature dish that they make,” she says. “That was my signature dish.”

Last fall, she began posting pictures of some of her boards on Instagram. When the pandemic forced her to work from home this spring, Shear began ramping up her posts and got positive feedback. In June, she launched CheezMD as a side hustle to her full time job as a lawyer in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where she has worked for the past 13 years.

Starting a business in the middle a public health emergency has pros and cons. Shear says it was simpler to take online

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State and local government news and analysis

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Are We Headed for a Hoover 2.0 November Election?






If state and local governments and their employees become pawns in a Beltway ideological battle, the voting could turn on issues of federalism. And health care could be the issue that creates a tidal wave.


By Girard Miller, Finance Columnist  |  April 30, 2020

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THE FUTURE OF Work

We Need More Investment in Government. Yes, Now.






Only public institutions can cope with an emergency like the coronavirus. Despite intensifying budget pressures, we must rebuild the capacity to respond to the needs of the future.


By Octavia Abell, Govern for America  |  April 30, 2020

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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Government’s Innovation Surge Shouldn’t End with the Pandemic





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Maryland Government, State, local & federal

Federal Government

Statehood. In Maryland, State government began when the 9th Provincial Convention adopted the first constitution of Maryland on November 8, 1776.

Maryland, on April 28, 1788, became the seventh state to ratify the federal Constitution.

State House, Annapolis, Maryland, January 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, State House (from Bladen St.), Annapolis, Maryland]

STATE GOVERNMENT


Executive Branch
The Executive Branch of Maryland Government consists of executive agencies and certain
Constitutional Officers, including the Governor, the chief executive of the State, who oversees the Executive Branch. Elected by the voters to a four-year term, the Governor presides over the Governor’s Executive Council. Known as the Cabinet, the Council includes the heads of the twenty departments which encompass most State government agencies. Subcabinets and coordinating offices also are directed by the Governor. In addition, the Governor oversees independent agencies, and frequently authorizes executive commissions and task forces to study and recommend solutions to particular matters of public

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Department of Local Government – NCP

 

      

North and East Local Services

Improvement Project (NELSIP) 

(2015-2017)

 

The main objective of the North East Local Government Service Improvement Project (NELSIP) is to improve service delivery of the Local Authority by providing the necessary infrastructure facilities, increasing people’s participation to create equal opportunities society and enhancing knowledge, skills of officials and community through capacity building programs.                                   

32 projects have been implemented under the infrastructure facilities of the Local Authorities. It is comprised of rural roads (asphalt, concrete, interlock), drainage systems, stormwater canal, water projects, buildings (market, weekly fair, office, daycare & preschool, guest house) playground, and children park.

 

 

New construction and improvement of culverts, bridges and sewer lines, which are linked to road development projects have contributed to the increase in the efficiency of the transport sector. This will help increase investments,

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Social Security Online | State and Local Government Employers

State and Local Government Employers – Information




Welcome to SSA’s web site for State and local government employers. Currently, there are about 98,000 public employers and 23 million public employees.

Attention! If you hire new employees not covered by Social Security: Section 419(c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The law requires newly hired public employees to sign a statement that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit

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