Harrisburg, PA - Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill recently discussed a variety of dangerous transmissible animal diseases that threaten Pennsylvania’s $34.6 billion animal agriculture industry. Should these diseases – which are currently present in other countries – arise anywhere in the United States, Pennsylvania would need to immediately declare a state of emergency to support the industry.
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West Virginia is leading the way on tackling the growing problem of rising prescription drug costs. In April, state lawmakers passed and the governor signed into law legislation that regulates the middlemen of the drug supply chain, which are a core reason behind inflated pharmaceutical prices. West Virginia is the first state to adopt the monumental policy – a move that will save patients big time at the pharmacy counter.
(The Center Square) – Wyoming, Texas and eight other states filed a lawsuit this week against President Joe Biden and his administration for an executive order addressing climate change that the states allege will lead to massive regulatory overreach.
(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden’s proposed tax increases would result in the loss of 1 million jobs in the U.S., Rice University economists estimate in a new report.
(The Center Square) – Anticipated federal policy changes to oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands “could shift oil production, prompting a realignment of Permian Basin activity between Texas and New Mexico,” a new report by the Dallas Fed says.
“There’s still a lack of confidence,” said Craig Culver, co-founder and retired CEO of Culver’s, the fast food franchise. “It’s very safe to eat in the restaurant.”
(The Center Square) – Environmental experts said Thursday momentum behind the new presidential administration brings the promise of a comprehensive methane rule in sight – a move that would have a significant impact on Pennsylvania, one of the top natural gas-producing states.
COVID-19 has accelerated technology trends around things like e-commerce and remote work that likely will continue even after the pandemic subsides. A report by financial services firm UBS Global Wealth Management — Tech Trends after COVID-19: The Future of the Tech Economy — contends that the pandemic has made more people rely on, and become comfortable with, doing things digitally over the ...