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Voters are sending more women to the New Mexico Legislature. Will structural changes follow?

In this file photo, Democratic lawmakers (left to right) Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces; Andrea Romero of Santa Fe; and Patricia Roybal Caballero of Albuquerque walk through the Roundhouse. The number of women in the Legislative Assembly has increased by 29% since 2018. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE — For […]

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Republican hopes for a ‘filibuster-proof’ legislature seem dashed

The final — but still unofficial — results of two legislative races appear to confirm that there will be 32 Republicans and 17 Democrats in Nebraska’s officially nonpartisan legislature next year. That means Republicans won’t have a “filibuster-proof” majority: There have been two very close races in the Nebraska Legislature this year, and when the […]

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Monroe County, NY – County Executive Bello is urging Assembly Speaker Lamar and her Republican majority to stop playing political games and vote on the Arpa removal from the administration

November 15, 2022 LaMar refuses to hold a vote on the administration’s Bring Monroe Back plan, demanding that $40 million in ARPA funds be diverted to fund his personal pet projects See the full press release (PDF) Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today urged County Legislative Speaker Sabrina LaMar and her Republican majority to stop […]

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Larger NWA delegation sees changes coming to Legislative Assembly

Voters chose the largest legislative delegation in northwest Arkansas on Tuesday, and the new members said they expected the “corner caucus” to have greater influence in the Capitol. “We’re going to have 13 new senators,” said Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, of the 35-state Senate. The Senate chose Hester on Thursday as the new speaker […]

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California will have 10% LGBTQ+ members in the Legislative Assembly

From left to right: Steve Padilla, Rick Chavez Zbur and Corey Jackson California is on track to become the first state in the country with 10% LGBTQ+ representation in its legislature. Depending on the outcome of state election races, some of which have yet to be decided, California will have 12 to 14 state legislators, […]

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Balance of Power in Minnesota Legislature, US Congress in Limbo

Here’s what you need to know about the balance of power at the state and federal levels ahead of next week’s midterms. MINNEAPOLIS — The balance of power in the Minnesota Legislature and the US Congress will depend on the outcome of next week’s midterm elections. Either way, a handful of races can decide the […]

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We can hope that the courts can thwart the despotism of the Utah legislature. The only other recourse is to vote wisely.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters gather on the steps of the Utah Capitol to speak out against gerrymandering on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. By Wendy Davis | The public gallery | October 30, 2022, 12:00 p.m. It is heartening that 3rd District Court Judge Dianna Gibson rejected Utah’s efforts to dismiss the […]

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Is Utah’s Constitutional Amendment A a power grab or necessary legislative flexibility?

Below are the high level races for House and Senateand the State Legislature, Utahans will find an amendment to the Utah Constitution on their ballot – Constitutional Amendment A. The amendment was proposed by the legislature in 2021. If passed, it would increase the amount of money the legislature can spend or cut in an […]

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Large number of contested races spice up 2022 election for Nebraska legislature

LINCOLN — Nebraska is experiencing a higher than normal number of hotly contested campaigns for the state Legislature this fall, with several candidates raising more than $100,000 in donations. The races could have major ramifications on issues such as abortion and concealed carry of firearms that have been blocked in the past by filibuster by […]

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A rising Chinese cyber-espionage group has hacked into a US state legislature

Symantec recently warned of the return of a Chinese cyber espionage group behind cyberattacks on a US state legislature. The endpoint solutions company attributed the attack to APT27, also known as Budworm, Bronze Union, Emissary Panda, Lucky Mouse, Iron Tiger and TG-3390 (Threat Group 3390). During his six-year absence from American soil, the threat actor […]

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Nebraska Legislature

Forty-nine women and men serve in Nebraska’s single legislature. They are citizen legislators, their work being considered part-time, they meet for 90 working days in odd years and 60 working days in even years. The 108th Legislature will meet in January. Senators are paid $12,000 a year, a salary set in the state Constitution that […]

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Yukon legislature urges territory to ignore Trudeau weapons seizure

The Yukon Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed a motion urging the territorial government to ignore the Trudeau government’s gun buyback program. Although controlled by the ruling Liberals with a minority in the legislature, the legislature passed a motion without government support urging the Yukon government not to implement the Trudeau government’s gun buyback program . […]

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Legislature approves bill that gives wind and solar companies tax relief

***For all things Wyoming, sign up for our daily newsletter*** By Leo Wolfson, State Political [email protected] The Wyoming legislature has approved legislation that could give wind and solar companies tax relief, but not without debate from some who say green power isn’t already paying its way into the Cowboy State. “Wyoming citizen taxpayers are begging […]

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UMMC, BCBS mediation suspended indefinitely. The dispute could soon become the problem of the legislature. | Mississippi Politics and Current Affairs

If a deal isn’t reached by the end of the year, lawmakers could ask the two questions when they return. The dispute between the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Mississippi’s Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCSB) doesn’t appear to have an end in sight. The two multibillion-dollar entities are in a stalemate over reimbursement […]

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Urgent Racehorse Welfare Legislation Ahead of NJ Legislature

Cream Ridge, New Jersey – October 6, 2022 – The NJ State Legislature has introduced Bill A-4465 which will allocate funds to retired racehorses. In 2021, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) diverted 733 Standardbred racehorses from the slaughter line to safety. Tens of thousands more are slaughtered each year. To read the invoice, Click here. […]

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Amendment 1 would allow the KY Legislature to call its own sessions

The Kentucky House of Representatives Ryan C.Hermens [email protected] Would you like more from the Kentucky Legislature? If so, the November 8 statewide ballot has a question just for you. Overshadowed by the much better-known voting question on abortion access in Kentucky, which is Constitutional Amendment #2, voters will see Constitutional Amendment #1 first. This question […]

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Pringle says legislature followed law in drawing congressional district lines

Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on the new map of Alabama’s congressional district, state Rep. Chris Pringle, R-Mobile, said the Legislature followed the law as it stood. understood at the time. Pringle, who led the redistricting legislation in the House, said there was a conflict between the 14th Equal Protection Amendment and section 2 […]

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The Inner Harbor is another of the Utah Legislature’s taxpayer waste masterpieces

Expert analysis shows that the proposed transshipment facility does not make economic sense. (Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) A QuayChain observation trailer stands in front of the Union Pacific Intermodal hub in Salt Lake City, Thursday, June 2, 2022. By Brian Moench | Special for La Tribune | September 28, 2022, 5:59 p.m. […]

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PA legislature should focus on giving citizens a first chance | PennLive Letters

I am writing this in response to the recent opinion piece published by my current State Representative, Sheryl Delozier. In the first sentence of her op-ed, Rep. Delozier states that Donna, a single mother, was in such dire financial straits that she chose to sell drugs. Perhaps if Rep. Delozier had worked to raise the […]

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Maine Legislative Assembly – Maine Beacon

On the heels of Democrats passing what they’ve heralded as a drug pricing reform bill for decades, health care advocates, state lawmakers and concerned people in Maine met Thursday to assess the bill and discuss what remains to be done. at the state and federal levels to fight… Nurses at Maine Medical Center voted overwhelmingly […]

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Nebraska GOP legislative plan calls for making legislature a partisan body

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — For the past 86 years, Nebraska has had a nonpartisan, single-chamber legislature. That’s why Nebraska state senators don’t have an “R” or “D” next to their name. But a recent Nebraska GOP legislative plan aims to change that. Nebraska Republican Party political director Todd Watson says the body is already polarized. […]

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In a post-Roe world, state legislatures have the power to protect reproductive rights

In the weeks following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, Cruel and heartbreaking stories made headlines. From the women who miscarried and were unable to get timely treatment, to a 10-year-old rape victim who had to flee her condition to receive life-saving medical treatment, to countless others who can no longer make fundamental […]

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Bozeman plans to try local sales tax again in Legislature | State

The makeup of the Montana Legislative Assembly for its 2023 session won’t be decided until November, but Bozeman officials are already working on the issues they’d like to advance in Helena. Unsurprisingly, high on the city’s list of priorities is approving a local option sales tax — a perennial priority for the city that never […]

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Goa Congress Legislative Party passes resolution to merge with BJP

The Goa Congress Legislative Party on Wednesday passed a resolution to merge with the Bharatiya Janata Party, soon after BJP State Chairman Sadanand Shet Tanavade said eight Congress MPs would join the ruling party. Opposition Leader Michael Lobo moved the resolution in the presence of seven other MPs. The resolution was backed by former chief […]

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Elections and self-driving cars are likely on the fall agenda of the Pennsylvania legislature

State lawmakers have scheduled just a few weeks of working days by the end of the Nov. 30 session. But that does not prevent either chamber from considering a few bills by then. A key House committee said Friday it would vote next week on new guidelines for transporting ballots after an election. Under the […]

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New Podcast Digs Into Police-Fabricated Legislature Bombing Plot

“I know what’s going on,” proclaims John Nuttall at the start of the second episode of CBC’s new five-part podcast series, Pressure Cooker. Nuttall, it turns out, didn’t know what was going on; at that time, of anyone on the planet, Nuttall was perhaps among the people who knew the least about what was going […]

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Unions seethe after ex-parliamentary secretary secures legislature tender as details shrouded in secrecy

Gengezi Mgidlana. (Provided) Parliament’s awarding of a tender to its former secretary Gengezi Mgidlana is under intense scrutiny. Emails indicate that Mgidlana’s firm, Afrocentric Markets Consultancy, has been appointed to conduct research for Parliament. In 2019, the NCOP and NA unanimously ruled that he be fired after allegations of maladministration. Union leaders in parliament have […]

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Possible locations of measurements on the floors of the California Legislature

There are many places where measures should be placed on the floors of the California Legislative Assembly. Many measures will affect multiple places as they progress through the process. The Assembly floor designates 29 slots, while the Senate floor designates 27 slots. These locations are listed alphabetically as follows: Invoice locations on the assembly floor […]

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Utah Legislature intern coordinator fired for ‘unprofessional’ emails about intern appearances

The Utah Legislature recently fired an intern coordinator who would work with legislative interns in the future because of an “unprofessional” email exchange with a former Republican lawmaker. The email, which is from 2013, came to light after the Salt Lake Tribune filed for public record. A spokesman for the legislature said Nathan Brady, a […]

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El Paso County GOP state senator accused of not living in his district

A Democratic-aligned nonprofit, the Colorado Ethics Institute, has accused Republican Sen. Dennis Hisey of not living in the Senate district he seeks to represent, as required by state law. Hisey is running in one of the most competitive legislative races in this midterm election, after redistricting made it impossible for him to continue representing his […]

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California Tax Budget Bill Review

On August 26, Assembly Bill 158 by the Assembly Budget Committee was gutted and amended to address tax relief. The bill would modify articles 17053.71, 17131.8, 23628 and 24308.6, add article 17053.75 and repeal and add article 19551.3 of the Revenue and Tax Code, modify article 8161 of the Code of Social Protection and Institutions […]

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Letter: Legislature must do more to support direct care workers | Letters

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the care crisis in this country, but for people with disabilities, this crisis has lasted for decades. Before the pandemic, there was a national shortage of direct care workers, those who support people with disabilities in their homes and communities with employment, community access, health and safety, and […]

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Oklahoma Primary Election Results for Legislature Candidates

Ryan Walters declares GOP runoff victory for Oklahoma State superintendent Oklahoma Education Secretary Ryan Walters and Gov. Kevin Stitt speak at an election watch party at The Joinery in Bricktown. Addison Kliewer, Oklahoma A Republican senator from Kingfisher State survived his re-election bid on Tuesday as GOP voters across the state voted in a handful […]

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ADK recognized by New York State Legislature for 100-year leadership in public lands –

Lake Placid, NY — Earlier this month, New York State Senator Dan Stec presented the ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) with a legislative resolution recognizing ADK’s 100 years of teaching people how to explore and protect the New York’s public lands and waters. The resolution recognizes the many ways ADK has done this over the past […]

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Legislature raises stakes on gambling | News, Sports, Jobs

There was never much doubt that the introduction – and continued growth in number – of games of skill in Pennsylvania taverns and small shops would negatively impact certain segments of the Commonwealth. “gaming infrastructure.” Even now, with major analysis for the Pennsylvania Lottery completed, the full impact of games of skill is […]

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Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

MADISON, Wis. — When the U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin’s 1849 law that bars the procedure except when the mother’s life is in danger became relevant. Legislature Republicans blocked an attempt by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to strike down the law. Still, there is disagreement […]

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Leading Small Business Group Gives O’Mara Highest Rating: A Past Guardian of Small Business Award Recipient, O’Mara Continues to Be a Consistent Voice for Small Business

Elmira, NY, August 15—New York’s leading small business association, the National Federation of Independent Businesses of New York (NFIB/NY), gave State Sen. Tom O’Mara (R, C, I-Big Flats) a score of 100 % on its 2021-2022 legislature review of how state lawmakers have addressed priority issues for small business owners in New York. O’Mara received […]

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Representative Anna Williams resigns from the Legislative Assembly for a new political role

Hood River Democrat Anna Williams, who has spent the past four years in the Legislature focusing on social services policy, will soon trade the State House for a new political post. Williams, who was first elected in 2018, will serve as the new executive director of Oregon’s healthcare system advisory council beginning Monday. Statewide council […]

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John McClaughry: 16 questions from candidates for the legislative election campaign

This commentary is from John McClaughry, Vice President of the Ethan Allen Institute and a former member of the House and Senate. The 2022 general election campaigns are now underway, and it is time for citizens to identify where legislative candidates stand on the issues they are likely to face in 2023. I say “run […]

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Utah Legislature Calls on Local Nutrition Coalition in Fight Against Food Insecurity

Posted by Sandra MacMartin, Public Affairs Specialist with Guest Author Paul Birkbeck, SNAP Program Specialist, Utah Department of Workforce Services for Food and Nutrition Security August 09, 2022 My name is Paul Birkbeck and I have worked with SNAP for 26 years and have had the honor of chairing the State Nutrition Action Coalition (SNAC) […]

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Another reason not to work in Indiana

Congratulations! After years of gerbil-on-a-wheel effort at the Feinberg School of Medicine, you’ll be graduating in pharmacology this spring. The world is your shell. But where to scale Mount Pharma? You could stay close to home and go work for AbbVie or immerse yourself in San Francisco’s hot biotech scene. But you’ve already been in […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Fiscal Year 23 Budget

Journal Special The Massachusetts Legislature unanimously passed a $52.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2023 (FY23). This budget supports fiscal responsibility and makes targeted investments to strengthen the economic foundations of the state, protect the most vulnerable residents and meet the daily needs of communities and families across the Commonwealth. “I want to thank the […]

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Legislative breaks to campaign | Boston

BOSTON — State lawmakers wrapped up their biennial session over the weekend by frantically pushing through bills dealing with sports betting, mental health and cannabis laws, but failing to take action on a major tax relief program. Shortly after 5 a.m. Monday morning, the Democratic-controlled House and Senate approved bills legalizing sports betting in the […]

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Senator Mike Shower: Why Alaskans should want a citizens’ legislature

By SEN. MIKE SHOWER I am often asked how difficult it is to hold multiple jobs as a citizen legislator. No surprise, it’s difficult. While some people think otherwise, for many lawmakers, serving as an elected official comes at a significant personal cost: lost income, lost family time, and the stress of trying to represent […]

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Wolf sues GOP-led legislature to stop abortion and voter identity issues from reaching Pennsylvania ballot boxes

PA projector is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is suing the Republican-controlled legislature in the state’s highest court over its efforts to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to restrict […]

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North Carolina Legislature Slows Medicaid Expansion Deal for Now | New

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — General Assembly leaders acknowledged Tuesday that a compromise for North Carolina to finally embrace Medicaid expansion is unlikely to come quickly and pinned the success of a deal in the near future in part on the membership of a key Healthcare Center Interest Group. Speaking separately to reporters as the Legislature […]

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State election officials grapple with paper shortages, harassment and insider threats

MADISON, Wis. – Election officials from 33 states, meeting for a tightly-secured conference, have warned that upcoming election cycles will be affected by paper shortages and the potential for threats from inside election offices. The meeting of the National Association of State Election Officers last week was held under strict security precautions, given the continued […]

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Shawnee County Voter’s Guide for Topeka Representatives to the Kansas Legislature

With voting underway with advance and mail-in ballots, Topeka-area voters have begun the process of selecting their Statehouse representatives for the next two years. Shawnee County has 16 candidates vying for eight seats in the Kansas House of Representatives. If you don’t know which district you live in, enter your address on openstates.org. Not all […]

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Candidate Q&A: State House District 39 – Corey Rosenlee

Editor’s Note: For the August 13 primary elections in Hawaii, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer a few questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities would be if elected. The following came from Corey Rosenlee, Democratic candidate for State House District 39, which includes Royal Kunia, Waipahu, Honouliuli and Lower […]

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Commentary: Why are lawmakers luring tech lobbyists into wine country ahead of social media and crypto votes?

California lawmakers will soon end their summer recess and return to Sacramento for the most important final month of the legislative year. August is when the Legislature determines the fate of hundreds of bills that have passed through the Capitol all year, making decisions that could affect millions of Californians as well as many businesses […]

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Americans with Disabilities Day Celebrated at County Legislature Meeting – Oswego County Today

Lawmaker James Karasek standing during the July 14 meeting. Photo by Shea O’Malley. OSWEGO — Legislator James Karasek led the charge yesterday speaking on behalf of people with disabilities in honor of Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day at the County Legislature’s monthly meeting on Thursday, July 14. Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day is celebrated annually […]

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Utah Sen. Derek Kitchen concedes primary race to his opponent; other out-of-race holders

Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City, questions a bill at the Utah Legislature in Salt Lake City on March 4. Salt Lake County finalized the results of its primary election Tuesday night, setting the stage for an upheaval in the Legislative Assembly minority. party like Kitchen and Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, were ousted […]

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Legislature Passes High Point Zoning Bill | New

HIGH POINT – The City of High Point’s legislative priority recently became law. Last week, the NC General Assembly passed House Bill 263, which amends the city charter to authorize the city council to delegate authority to decide zoning cases to the Planning Commission and of zoning, which is now mainly an advisory board. The […]

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Mark Ballard: Louisiana Legislature May Return For Veto Override Session, But Little Will Be Accomplished | Marc Ballard

On Monday, we learn whether the Louisiana Legislature will reconvene on Saturday and attempt to override one of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ 29 vetoes. What is evident in the days leading up to the return of the legislative polls is that there will not be enough shows to successfully cancel anything. Enough members have […]

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Indiana Abortion Laws May Tighten Ahead of Legislative Acts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s abortion laws will likely be tightened even before the Legislature begins debating additional restrictions on abortion later this month. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana conceded defeat on Friday in their fight to block two anti-abortion laws following the US Supreme Court’s decision last month to end abortion’s […]

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Op-Ed: The Supreme Court is about to cut the heart out of majority rule

The extremist Supreme Court justices are pointing their next dagger at the heart of the entire democratic enterprise: the right of voters to choose the leaders of their choice. On Thursday, the court announced it will hear Moore v. Harper, a North Carolina case involving gerrymandered congressional district maps drawn by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature. […]

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Eknath Shinde reinstated as Legislative Party leader Shiv Sena; Ajay Choudhary deleted

After a week-long drama, through an official communication, he was informed that Ajay Choudhary’s appointment had been revoked and Eknath Shinde had been reinstated as the leader of the Maharashtra Shiv Sena Legislature Party. “This was done by acting on the objection you raised via a letter dated June 22, 2022,” reads the letter, […]

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Governor’s lawsuit against legislature costs Indiana $520,000

It was a law giving legislative leaders the power to call the General Assembly into “emergency session” after the governor declared a statewide emergency. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s governor’s office has racked up more than $500,000 in legal fees for its successful legal fight against an attempt by state lawmakers to give themselves more power to […]

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Governor Hochul Unveils New Gun Seizure and Crime Data Showing Progress in Addressing Gun Violence Epidemic

Governor Kathy Hochul today unveiled new data on gun seizures, gun tracing investigations and gun crime that indicate that the comprehensive efforts and strategic investments of the New York State’s fight against the gun violence epidemic is beginning to show signs of progress. The data includes a substantial year-over-year increase in state police firearm and […]

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Inflation concerns rise as California legislature approves state budget

By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌, CA‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Black women running for political office at all levels in the state of California showed strong in the June 7 primary elections. They captured the minds and hearts of various groups of Californians and pulled in the numbers they needed to secure places on the November general election […]

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Legislature Allows All Students to Use Vouchers for Parish Private Schools | Education

PHOENIX — Rejecting claims of segregation and favoring the wealthy, Republican lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to the most comprehensive system of taxpayer funds vouchers for private and parochial schools in the nation. The 16-10 Senate vote came as supporters said parents wanted more choice for their children. Republican Sen. Vince Leach of SaddleBrooke […]

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Erie County Legislature passes ECC budget but promises follow-up review | Education

The Erie County Legislature voted 8-3 to approve SUNY Erie Community College’s proposed $98.6 million budget for 2022-23 on Thursday. But even lawmakers who voted for him have pledged to play a watchdog role in how ECC spends the money and implements cost-cutting measures, including potential layoffs, to avoid a $9 deficit. millions of dollars. […]

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Abortion amendment makes its way through state legislature

California lawmakers aren’t waiting to see what happens to Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. They have already begun passing legislation to protect abortion rights in the state, including a proposed constitutional amendment. State Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, said the leaked draft of a court ruling that would overturn Roe […]

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A Look Back at Spring in the Legislative Assembly – Williams Lake Tribune

After 17 weeks of commuting between Cariboo-Chilcotin and Victoria, the spring legislative session ended earlier this month. It was a busy time, full of legislative debates, question periods and meetings, but I loved the opportunity to advocate for Cariboo’s needs directly with the government in Victoria. That’s the whole point of our representative democracy — […]

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On guns, Florida’s Republican legislature overtakes Democratic Congress

Florida has done more to end gun violence after a school shooting than Congress is likely to do after more than two decades of school shootings and gun slaughter across the country. The bipartisan framework that emerged from post-Uvalde Senate negotiations would allocate funds for more mental health services. This would slightly tighten background checks […]

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Michigan initiatives miss deadline, will turn to legislature

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The organizers behind two high-profile Michigan bills skipped a deadline to potentially appear on the November ballot and will instead seek approval of the initiatives through the controlled Legislative Assembly by Republicans. Of the 10 voting committees trying to change state law, Michiganders for Fair Lending’s proposal to cap payday loan […]

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AARP Asks Legislature for One-Time Supplement | State and region

AARP West Virginia joined other organizations on Tuesday in urging members of the West Virginia Legislative Assembly to consider a one-time supplement to provide needed financial assistance to the state’s retirees. The groups, including the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees, are urging lawmakers to consider tapping the state’s $1.3 billion surplus to provide […]

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Liberia Albino Society Petitions Legislature For Empowerment, Support To End Discrimination – FrontPageAfrica

Monrovia–The Liberia Albino Society (LAS) has asked the House of Representatives to enact laws that will end discrimination against them and improve their livelihoods. In a petition statement delivered to the House Tuesday at the Capitol, LAS, led by its executive director Patricia Logan, said the Liberian government should emulate other African countries, including Kenya, […]

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The Louisiana documentary is the basis of the feature film | Legislature

The short documentary about David Scotton, who was adopted at birth after his teenage mother nearly aborted him, is being made into a feature film. “We’ve been so blessed by this great Louisiana adoption story and can’t wait to share ‘Lifemark’ with the world,” executive producer Stephen Kendrick said in a press release. Kendrick Brothers, […]

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Legislature begins to reconcile sports betting bills – with little time

Sports News Lawmakers must agree on the changes before the end of the current session on July 31. The State House in Boston. AP Photo/Elise Amendola The state legislature has started the race to legalize sports betting before the end of the current session on July 31. On Thursday, the conference committee began trying to […]

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Indiana judges urge legislature to follow constitution

Frank Sullivan In what is called “the right decision,” the Indiana Supreme Court struck down the law that allowed the Legislature to meet in special session. However, the debate over whether the governor should have exclusive power to summon the General Assembly when lawmakers are out of session may not be settled. The unanimous decision […]

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As COVID-19 cases surge in Maharashtra, legislature returning officer seeks EC advice on how to proceed

Rajya Sabha Poll: As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Maharashtra, Legislature Returning Officer Seeks EC Advice on Modalities | ANI In a significant move, amid rising COVID19 cases, the Returning Officer of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (RO) on Monday sought the opinion of the Electoral Commission on new modalities or SOPs, if any. , on election […]

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Bill banning pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits passes New York legislature

A bill banning New York state pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits has passed the state legislature and is awaiting the signature of Governor Kathy Hochul (D). The bill, which was passed by the legislature this week, is largely aimed at combating large-scale “puppy mill”-style breeding operations. However, the bill does not directly […]

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Expensive Private Lawyers Defend Legislature’s Illegal Gerrymandering – New York Daily News

Another day, another op-ed on another fight in the courtroom to get New York State to uphold its Constitution. The ultimate law of the state – every word approved by the citizens by referendum – the Constitution matters more than anything the Senate, Assembly and Governor of the state does. All of Albany’s duties, power […]

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The Legislature Accomplished Much | News, Sports, Jobs

When lawmakers wrapped up their deals for 2022, it was clear the Republican majority could celebrate a record characterized primarily as a success. Not only have major legislative changes been passed, but much of the ambitious agenda outlined by Governor Kim Reynolds in her State of the State message in January has been […]

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Abortion rights and gun safety bills to mark final week of state legislature

Abortion rights and action against gun violence top the list of the Democratic-led New York State Legislature in the final week of its 2022 session, spurred by a series national events. Lawmakers are also likely to act on locally-tailored bills, such as extending the mayor’s control over New York City schools. But they are unlikely […]

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Baker Vetos – NBC Boston

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Friday vetoed a bill making immigrants without legal status eligible to apply for state-issued driver’s licenses, saying the Motor Vehicle Registry, an agency that he supervises, does not have the ability to verify the identity of potential candidates. . After years of advocating for the bill, House and Senate Democrats […]

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Where have the moderates in the Kansas Legislature gone? The Kansas Chamber targeted them.

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of expanding the conversation about how public policy affects the daily lives of people across our state. JC Moore served two years as Republican Representative for District 93 and wrote over 300 articles for local newspapers and his website, “Current Events from a Science […]

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Legislature debates future of remote meeting participation – The Daily Gazette

FONDA – Members of the Montgomery County Legislative Assembly have embarked on a lengthy debate over a local bill that would allow officials to continue to attend meetings remotely if they are unable to attend by nobody. Local law introduced at Tuesday’s committee meeting would allow individual lawmakers to join meetings by videoconference if they […]

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Legislature must close transfer tax loophole | EDITORIAL

Should a business buying property on the Strip be able to avoid the property taxes that a family buying their first home must pay? Thanks to a decision by Nevada lawmakers, that is what is happening. Eli Segall of the Review Journal recently exposed a state tax law provision that has saved major landowners in […]

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Craig James, former Clerk of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly, guilty of fraud and breach of trust

The former Clerk of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly, accused of misspending public treasury money, was found guilty of fraud and breach of trust. Craig James has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer based on allegations of unnecessary expenses stemming […]

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Dividend amount unknown as budget deadline approaches

The budget conference committee meets in the state capitol in Juneau, Monday, May 16, 2022. (Iris Samuels/DNA) JUNEAU — A lack of agreement on the size of the Permanent Fund’s dividend threatens to derail the Alaska Legislature’s plan to end its proceedings before Wednesday’s deadline. If lawmakers don’t pass a budget by then, they could […]

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Governor Stitt vetoes bill with 96% approval by House Legislature

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) — On Monday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt vetoed a bill that would share traffic violation data between tribes and the state. Since the Supreme Court ruled that crimes committed by or against tribal members on tribal lands can no longer be prosecuted by the state, it’s up to the tribes or the […]

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2 Bills Passing Through NJ Legislature Aimed To Help Residents As Gas Prices Hit Record Highs – CBS Philly

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (CBS) – They keep climbing. This morning, residents of the tri-state area are waking up to even higher gas prices. Gas has reached record highs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and now people are looking for relief. PAIN AT THE PUMP: Drivers are facing record gas prices, including in New Jersey, where […]

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Legislature set to require Missouri schools to test for lead

Missouri lawmakers are set to require schools to test and, potentially, filter drinking water to prevent lead poisoning, making the state one of the few to require administrators to comply stricter standards than federal regulations. The state offers grants to schools to pay for water testing, but there is no requirement to test, and only […]

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Letter to the Editor: Leaving the Legislative Assembly |

Dear Editor, To the voters of Windsor District 3-1, after careful consideration, I have made the difficult decision not to seek re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives. Serving in the State Legislature and representing my constituents in the cities of Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield for the past six years has been one […]

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New Mandatory Bereavement Leave Considered by California Legislature | Jackson Lewis CP

In 2020, the California legislature considered a bill that would require employers to grant employees bereavement leave, but the legislation has not made it to the governor’s office. Assembly Bill (AB) 1949 reintroduces the idea of ​​mandatory bereavement leave and expands the compensation of the 2020 proposal. AB 1949 would make it an illegal employment […]

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s doors are open: Abortion is legal today, but our legislature must act now

Wisconsin — In response to media reports that the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) reminded people that: Abortion is still legal in Wisconsin and the doors to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin are open. The draft ruling is a wake-up call that the Court may soon […]

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Reynolds Private School Tuition Bill Delays Legislature | Government and politics

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she won’t force state lawmakers to stay in session until the end of June while hoping they’ll approve her proposal to shift funding to public school taxpayers to private school scholarships. But Reynolds also said she’s not yet ready to give up on the possibility of Republican […]

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Kansas Legislature nightly push covers sports betting, budget, KPERS and COVID-19

TOPEKA — The House and Senate rode a wave of votes on Friday, sending Governor Laura Kelly bills legalizing sports betting, investing more than $1.1 billion in the state pension system and blocking government mask mandates for all contagious disease outbreaks. The 2022 legislature, which plans to return to Topeka in late May to complete […]

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Students Protest Ban on Transgender Athletes in Utah

Thousands of students at Salt Lake City’s East and West High Schools staged walkouts earlier this month to protest the Utah legislature’s ban on transgender girls in high school athletics. Other schools followed, with hundreds of middle school students the latest to join the fray last week. Braving torrential rains, more than 200 Clayton Middle […]

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To lower cost of living, lawmaker should override governor’s veto on energy efficiency bill

By Chris Meyer With Richmond’s focus on reducing Virginia’s energy costs, it was surprising to see Gov. Glenn Youngkin veto a bill aimed at reducing electric bills for veterans, low-tax-payers income, elderly and disabled. The law project – Senate Bill 347 (Sen. John Bell, D-Loudoun) — not only passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, but also […]

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Maine Legislative Assembly returns to work with one-day extension

AUGUSTA, Maine — It’s unclear whether lawmakers will accept a proposal to give Native Americans in Maine the same sovereignty enjoyed by their counterparts across the country when lawmakers reconvene on Monday. Facing an expected veto, the Legislative Appropriations Committee refused to provide the $44,650 needed to get the bill across the finish line when […]

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Democrats in the Cayuga County Legislature support a plan to reduce the legislature to 11 members

The Democratic caucus in the Cayuga County Legislature announced its support for a plan to reduce the number of lawmakers from 15 to 11. The Citizen reports that the caucus, made up of Christina Calarco, Elane Daly, Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Brian Muldrow, Heidi Nightengale and independent Tricia Kerr, released a statement Thursday in support of the […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Releases Report on PFAS, or ‘Eternal Chemicals’ Causing Firefighters Cancer

A new report from a task force studying PFAS, or “eternal chemicals” commonly found in nonstick cookware, some firefighter clothing and gear, is hailed by the firefighting community. “It was truly shocking, both through the testimonies we heard and coming to understand that PFAS is in all of the turnout equipment used by our firefighters, […]

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Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes hot bills and stages showdown with GOP legislature

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) on Friday vetoed several Republican-sought bills, including one that would ban transgender girls in women’s sports teams, according to reports. The bill would require public schools and state colleges to categorize sports teams based on the athlete’s sex at birth. Kelly, a […]

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Legislature Ignoring Real Ohio Problems to Tackle Imaginary Problems

As for Loychik, his best-known initiative is an unpassed bill to rename Mosquito Lake State Park, north of Warren, to Donald J. Trump State Park. It encompasses Mosquito Creek Lake, impounded in 1944 by the US Army Corps of Engineers. (There is no discernible connection between Mosquito Creek and President Trump.) HB 616, according to […]

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Legislature to vote on hiring Albany-based lobbyist to help seek Phase 3 water funding

Genesee County is turning to a familiar face, so to speak, to help in its quest to attract outside funding for Phase 3 of the county’s water program. At its meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Courthouse, the County Legislature will consider a contract resolution with Sheridan Hohman & Associates of Albany […]

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Tempe finalizes candidates for state legislature

Tempe’s candidates for Arizona state legislature were finalized after the April 4 filing deadline expired. The city will be represented by Legislative Districts 8, 9, and 12 after the redistricting is approved following the 2020 U.S. Census. LD8 extends south past the 202 loop and enters North Tempe. LD9 flows from the Price-101 Freeway in […]

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Onondaga County Legislature suspends proposed term limits

Onondaga County lawmakers voted to shelve a proposal that would allow the public to vote on whether to impose term limits. The proposed law would have increased the term of office of county legislators from two years to four years and would have imposed term limits on the county executive, county comptroller and legislators. If […]

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ILA | Kansas: Legislature adjourned from 2022 regular session

Last weekend, the Kansas Legislature adjourned a successful legislative session after marathon days of debate and will return for a veto session after the April recess. Before adjourning, the legislature passed the pro-hunting measure, House Bill 2456, to the governor’s office for a signature. Please continue to contact Governor Laura Kelly and ask her to […]

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Legislative Assembly mask wars wind down

Speaker of the House Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, is framed in the doorway of the chambers of the Alaska House of Representatives on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (James Brooks/DNA) Over the past week, promising progress on the state budget stalled in the Capitol building amid a stalemate over a mask requirement on the house floor. House […]

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President has no indication Costa will quit mid-term – EURACTIV.com

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Thursday he had no indication that Prime Minister António Costa was planning to leave office in the middle of the legislature, denying any “irritation” between the two. Asked by reporters at the Palácio de Belém in Lisbon whether his warning to Costa that it will be difficult […]

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Michigan Legislature Declares March 30 Space Day

The Michigan Legislature passed a bipartisan resolution on March 24 to make March 30 Space Day in the state, according to a press release from the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, as aerospace industry leaders attempt to establish Michigan as the epicenter of the Central American space ecosystem. To honor the day, MAMA is bringing a […]

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Political notebook: Deadline behind it, the legislature is looking for a break | Government and politics

under the dome: The week ahead should be relatively quiet on Capitol Hill as lawmakers regroup for another round of the legislative process. But it won’t stay that way for long. Joint bills and resolutions passed in the original chamber in the first six weeks of session now have until mid-April to go through the […]

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Reactions to the Legislature Passing the Reproductive Health Equity Act

COLORADO — House Bill 22-1279 or the Reproductive Health Equity Act passed the Colorado Legislature on Wednesday and is now on its way to the governor’s office. The bill was introduced by House Democrats to protect a woman’s right to an abortion amid threats from the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade 1976. “We […]

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Is the Legislature’s Powerful “Table of Appropriations” Bad for Maine’s Law-Making?

Despite gaining the support of committees or even plenary chambers, many bills in each session never make it off the “special appropriations table,” where those with tax marks land before receiving funding from the Maine Legislature Appropriation and Financial Affairs Committee. While it’s unclear what the committee will do with the 146 bills currently on […]

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Bellevue City Leaders Celebrate State Legislature Funding for Transportation Infrastructure

As the Washington Legislature wrapped up a 60-day session, the passage of a new $16.9 billion transportation package marks what the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce calls a major legislative victory for lawmakers in ‘Eastside and the town of Bellevue. The legislation, titled “Move Ahead WA,” calls for major investments in the state’s highways, ferries, public […]

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Editorial l Legislature donates to Crystal River Airport Runway Project | Editorials

THE PROBLEM: Will the Crystal River Airport runway expansion have a major impact? OUR OPINION: Longer runway attractive for business development and economy. Crystal River Airport’s master plan has long called for its current runway to be at least 5,000 feet long. This is the minimum for charter aircraft to take off and land under […]

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Georgia players win some, lose some as state legislature reaches final round

A resolution to bring horse racing to Georgia failed to pass a legislative hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday, nearly dooming the effort for the year, but players can still pin their hopes on a bill from the Room to increase payouts for coin-operated amusement machines, or COAMs, commonly found at gas stations and convenience […]

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Louisiana governor vetoes congressional map approved by legislature – Ballotpedia News

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) vetoed new boundaries for the state’s congressional districts on March 9. Edwards released a statement that read, in part, “I vetoed the Congressional map proposed by the Louisiana Legislative Assembly because it does not include a second majority African-American District, although black voters make up nearly one-third of Louisianans […]

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Legislation moving forward in the legislature would remove school lunch programs from the state Department of Education and move to Ag | Local News

Legislation advancing in the Oklahoma legislature would strip the Department of Education of authority over school lunches. While the author of the Senate bill said his interest was strictly in creating stronger connections between federally funded child nutrition programs and local sources of nutritious foods, the House author said pandemic concerns were also driving its […]

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American Cancer Society Action Network: Wisconsin Legislature Prioritizes Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, But Misses Opportunity to Increase Access to Care

Madison, Wis. – March 9, 2022 – Wisconsin’s 2021-22 legislative session ended this week. This session was marked by important victories for cancer prevention and early detection, as well as battles against unwarranted efforts to create barriers to access to care. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Legislative Assembly for […]

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Should the U.S. Supreme Court Adopt the Independent Legislature of the State (ISL) theory? Fifth part of a series | Vikram David Amar | Verdict

In my last four columns, I have analyzed the so-called Independent State Legislature (SIL) theory regarding Articles I and II of the Federal Constitution. The theory holds that because Article I (concerning congressional elections) and Article II (concerning the selection of presidential electors) both refer to state “legislatures”, these elected legislatures are free, when are […]

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Colorado Legislature Approves Privacy Protections for Healthcare Workers and Others | Legislature

The Colorado legislature on Friday approved legislation aimed at preventing the doxxing of healthcare workers and other employees. The state Senate passed House Bill 1041 in a 23-9 final vote on Friday, following the state House of Representatives’ 52-10 approval last month. The bill will now be sent to Governor Jared Polis for final review. […]

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Legislature adopts concealed carry without permit; the bill goes to DeWine

Republicans in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation removing licensing, training and background check requirements for carrying a concealed weapon. Senate Bill 215 now goes to GOP Gov. Mike DeWine, who can sign it or veto the legislation. It passed 57 to 35 in the House on Wednesday, mostly along […]

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State Representative Calls on Legislature to Eliminate Death Penalty in Louisiana

New Orleans Rep. Kyle Green has introduced a bill that would eliminate the death penalty for the offenses of first-degree murder, rape and treason. A lawyer himself, Green says his reasoning starts in one place. “The death penalty is an irreversible sentence,” Green said. “That’s problem number one.” Research has shown a surprising number […]

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Yazzie/Martinez Lawyers Praise Legislature’s Education Measures But Still Awaiting State’s Plan | Education

New Mexico lawmakers this month approved measures that pump hundreds of millions of dollars into teacher pay raises to ease what the state’s Department of Public Education called a crisis. of the workforce of educators. The increases, a high priority for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham during the recent legislative session, were also welcomed by attorneys […]