Wildwood officials accused of health benefits fraud | Government & Politics

Wildwood officials accused of health benefits fraud | Government & Politics

Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Byron, 67; Troiano, 71; and Mikulski, 57, were both charged with theft by unlawful appropriation and tampering with public records information. Platkin said the investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability began with a referral from the state’s Department of Pensions and Benefits. “Today we are … Read more

Panel: Expedite mental health funding

Panel: Expedite mental health funding

Advocates and officials alike are eager to use the additional $800 million in mental health funding included in the government’s latest Good Use budget. But it could take weeks, or months, for agencies to put mental health support legislation into effect, pending red tape for state and federal funds. Dozens of providers, patients, advocates and … Read more

Swimming’s new transgender policy could impact other sports

Swimming’s new transgender policy could impact other sports

A ban on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week has opened the door for track and field to consider taking the same approach in what could turn into a wave of political changes in Olympic sports. The announcement on Sunday by swimming’s governing body, FINA, was quickly followed by an offer of … Read more

Winnebago Tribe calls for study of carbon pipelines’ impact on environment | Regional Government

Winnebago Tribe calls for study of carbon pipelines’ impact on environment | Regional Government

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska said an environmental impact study must be completed before any permits are granted for a pair of CO2 pipes in many Great Plains states. In a May 27 letter to the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, the tribe said it had concerns that the two projects — Midwest Carbon Express … Read more

A ‘bureaucratic nightmare’? Ireland unveils €1.5bn agri-environment scheme

A ‘bureaucratic nightmare’? Ireland unveils €1.5bn agri-environment scheme

The Irish government has shared more details of what Taoiseach, Michael Martin TD, called the ‘biggest single investment ever’ by the Irish government when it presented an update of the Agricultural Climate Rural Environment Plan (‘ACRES’) this morning. ACRES, which is part of a draft Northern Ireland strategic plan, will see €1.5 billion directed into … Read more