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With opioids killing more than 115 people a day, cities across the country have been toying with the idea of opening a supervised injection clinic for the past couple of years, that is a place where people can safely use their own illegal drugs under the watchful eye of a medical professional who steers them toward social services like drug and mental health treatment.

The federal government issued its first letter to one of them, warning Denver officials that they could be incarcerated if they help open and run one.

http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-safe-supervised-injection-site-facility-opioid-doj-cities.html

After three years of steady improvement as the economy rebounded from the recession, the number of employees who would recommend their agency as a good place to work dropped at 60 percent of federal offices, the annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings found.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/job-satisfaction-down-at-60-percent-of-federal-agencies-new-survey-says/2018/12/11/b07ed7d2-fd57-11e8-83c0-b06139e540e5_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a58c65dd7236&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

Voters passed Amendment 4, giving most felons the right to vote beginning Jan. 8, 2019. When it becomes Florida law in four weeks, the right to vote to most convicted felons will be restored to those who complete their sentences. But at a statewide elections conference Tuesday, it was obvious that confusion and uncertainty still hovers over implementation of Amendment 4.

“Amendment 4 is very clear and people who have finished all portions of their sentence will be eligible to vote on Jan. 8,” said Neil Volz.

Volz, a former Republican lobbyist caught up in a 2006 congressional bribery scandal, is now among the 1.2 million felons waiting for the right to vote.

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/12/04/confusion-and-uncertainty-cloud-restoration-of-felons-voting-rights/

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has issued a sweeping directive to state, county and local law enforcement agencies to limit the type of assistance their officers can offer to federal immigration authorities.

The directive marks the latest front in the war between immigration advocates who demand strict separation between state and federal law-enforcement, and Trump administration officials who insist that local police must help catch undocumented immigrants.

http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/tns-ice-immigration-new-jersey.html

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With opioids killing more than 115 people a day, cities across the country have been toying with the idea of opening a supervised injection clinic for the past couple of years, that is a place where people can safely use their own illegal drugs under the watchful eye of a medical professional who steers them toward social services like drug and mental health treatment.

The federal government issued its first letter to one of them, warning Denver officials that they could be incarcerated if they help open and run one.

http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-safe-supervised-injection-site-facility-opioid-doj-cities.html

After three years of steady improvement as the economy rebounded from the recession, the number of employees who would recommend their agency as a good place to work dropped at 60 percent of federal offices, the annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings found.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/job-satisfaction-down-at-60-percent-of-federal-agencies-new-survey-says/2018/12/11/b07ed7d2-fd57-11e8-83c0-b06139e540e5_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a58c65dd7236&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

Voters passed Amendment 4, giving most felons the right to vote beginning Jan. 8, 2019. When it becomes Florida law in four weeks, the right to vote to most convicted felons will be restored to those who complete their sentences. But at a statewide elections conference Tuesday, it was obvious that confusion and uncertainty still hovers over implementation of Amendment 4.

“Amendment 4 is very clear and people who have finished all portions of their sentence will be eligible to vote on Jan. 8,” said Neil Volz.

Volz, a former Republican lobbyist caught up in a 2006 congressional bribery scandal, is now among the 1.2 million felons waiting for the right to vote.

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/12/04/confusion-and-uncertainty-cloud-restoration-of-felons-voting-rights/

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has issued a sweeping directive to state, county and local law enforcement agencies to limit the type of assistance their officers can offer to federal immigration authorities.

The directive marks the latest front in the war between immigration advocates who demand strict separation between state and federal law-enforcement, and Trump administration officials who insist that local police must help catch undocumented immigrants.

http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/tns-ice-immigration-new-jersey.html

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