New bipartisan council formed to defend election integrity launches $20 million public education campaign to count every vote

New bipartisan council formed to defend election integrity launches $20 million public education campaign to count every vote

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A bipartisan group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders called the National Council on Election Integrity has formed to defend the legitimacy of our elections and ensure that every American’s vote is counted in 2020, Issue One announced today.

The National Council on Election Integrity — which includes individuals who have advised presidents, former party leaders, and heads of some of the largest civic organizations in the country — has launched “Count Every Vote,” a new $20 million public education campaign highlighting the country’s ability to hold safe and secure elections during the coronavirus pandemic and stressing that all citizens’ votes must be counted, regardless of whom

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PresenceLearning Partners with the Council of Administrators of Special Education

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, today announced a new partnership with the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). Through this partnership, PresenceLearning will support the professional development of CASE members by providing access to its clinical experts and influential partners, as well as offering exclusive webinars, presentations, and other programming throughout the year and at the upcoming 2020 CASE Virtual Fall Conference on November 5-7, 2020.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with PresenceLearning. As the leaders in delivering special education related services to students via teletherapy and tele-assessment, they are uniquely positioned to help our members navigate this especially challenging school year. We look forward to bringing more of their clinical expertise and content to our members,” said Phyllis Wolfram, CASE Executive Director.

CASE is an international professional education organization of members dedicated to shaping policies and

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Majority of Scranton City Council members voice support for two applicants to serve on ethics board | Coronavirus

The majority of Scranton City Council members support appointing a University of Scranton philosophy professor and a senior manager with the State Workers Insurance Fund to the city ethics board.

Council intended to meet in caucus Tuesday with Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti, city Business Administrator Carl Deeley and city Office of Economic and Community Development Director Eileen Cipriani to discuss, among other business, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Scranton’s 2020 budget. But, when technical issues temporarily prevented council from broadcasting live on YouTube and delayed the start of the caucus by more than 30 minutes, officials opted to postpone the session with the Cognetti administration until next week.

Anticipating drops in earned income tax, real estate transfer tax and delinquent property, business privilege and mercantile tax revenues, city officials warned in June that 2020 city revenues could drop by $6 million to $10 million as a result of the pandemic.

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Majority of city council members voice support for two applicants to serve on ethics board | Coronavirus

The majority of Scranton City Council members support appointing a University of Scranton philosophy professor and a senior manager with the State Workers Insurance Fund to the city ethics board.

Council intended to meet in caucus Tuesday with Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti, city Business Administrator Carl Deeley and city Office of Economic and Community Development Director Eileen Cipriani to discuss, among other business, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Scranton’s 2020 budget. But, when technical issues temporarily prevented council from broadcasting live on YouTube and delayed the start of the caucus by more than 30 minutes, officials opted to postpone the session with the Cognetti administration until next week.

Anticipating drops in earned income tax, real estate transfer tax and delinquent property, business privilege and mercantile tax revenues, city officials warned in June that 2020 city revenues could drop by $6 million to $10 million as a result of the pandemic.

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Quincy city council to discuss voting access, special education center – News – Wicked Local

Councilors will meet for a regular meeting and a finance committee meeting Monday.

QUINCY — City councilors will meet for the second time since summer recess on Monday and are set to discuss the city’s new special education center, a $3.6 million appropriation for a new emergency radio system and the upcoming presidential election.

The finance committee will meet first at 5:30 p.m., and the regular city council meeting will start at 6. The meeting will be broadcast on Zoom and councilors will not meet in person at city hall. The meeting ID is 863 1445 1110.

The finance committee will discuss spending $14 million to turn a three-story building near Central Middle School into a special education center. The council already approved $8.5 million for the project — $6.8 million to buy the building and $1.7 million to start the renovation. The center will focus on the district’s autistic

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