Molly Retter June 26, 2020

The City of Savannah is accepting proposals from person(s), joint ventures, or other legal entities that are interested in the Fairgrounds Development project. Located at 4701 Meding Street, the parcel remains one of the largest undeveloped properties within the City’s incorporated limits. The City seeks to find a use for the site that will transcend […]

Grant Sarver June 25, 2020

It’s an understatement to say that COVID-19 has greatly affected our lives. Millions have lost their jobs and over 120,000 have died in the United States. As life in the midst of a pandemic becomes increasingly normal, people are finding ways to diminish the risk of working together. Construction, however, hasn’t experienced the same kind […]

Grant Sarver June 23, 2020

The recent Black Lives Matter protests have highlighted systemic racial injustice that exists in the United States. As a result, government relations with prisons have been under increased scrutinization. Governments, state and local, have a history of leasing out their prisoners to other government departments and private institutions for an extremely low pay. Tasks for […]

Mike Gelfand June 23, 2020

Fresno is California’s fifth-largest city. With a population of 531,576 people, Fresno is known for its agribusiness hub with everything from production to processing. On June 25, 2020, the City Council of Fresno plans to hold their regular meeting, discussing the city’s budget. Because of Covid-19, there is limited seating for the public, but questions, […]

GovReporter June 22, 2020

Pandemic procurement opportunities are stronger than ever at GovDirections.com. Four separate appropriations bills were passed by Congress to fund local, state, and federal government initiatives to address COVID-19.

Grant Sarver June 18, 2020

The influx of COVID-19 data can be a bit overwhelming. Trying to interpret multiple charts and graphs and truly understanding what they mean can seem impossible. On top of that, different sources have different numbers. What gives? The truth is that different sources use different data and calculate and display their numbers differently. The New […]

Grant Sarver June 17, 2020

As the world continues to figure how to live a normal life during a pandemic, online communication platforms have become much more popular. People have been utilizing Zoom, Skype, Slack, and others at unprecedented levels to keep in touch personally and professionally. Local, state, and the federal government have also been using these platforms to […]

Grant Sarver June 16, 2020

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that work discrimination against people in the LGBTQ+ community is unconstitutional. The court decided that Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to gender identity and sexual orientation. It was a landmark decision almost equal in importance to the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015. The judicial […]

Molly Retter June 16, 2020

Federal funding for climate change research, technology, international assistance, and adaptation has increased from $2.4 billion in 1993 to $11.6 billion in 2014, with an additional $26.1 billion for climate change programs and activities provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reported federal climate […]

Grant Sarver June 15, 2020

In defiance of health officials and CDC recommendations, President Trump will host a campaign rally this week in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump and his supporters will not be required to wear masks or social distance in a 19,000 seat arena. It is unclear if additional protections, such as hand sanitizer, will be […]