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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 […]

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Lawmakers push again to protect conversion therapy

Feb. 25 – A bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ people was introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature this session and has since been passed by the State Powers Committee. Conversion therapy is an attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The practice has come under increasing scrutiny over the […]

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Legislature takes small steps in battle to control drug prices | News, Sports, Jobs

Anyone who does just about anything to reduce drug prices is on the right track, from our point of view. So when the Michigan Legislature passed Bill 4348, bipartisan legislation to reduce the cost of prescription drugs based on recommendations from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Prescription Drug Task Force, we were thrilled, and we […]

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COVID vaccine passport ban moves through Utah legislature

A bill to ban the use of vaccine passports by employers or governments has passed the House despite concerns that it takes an overly broad approach that could hamper future public health efforts. HB60 would essentially make vaccination status a protected class – similar to race, gender and religion – and prevent employers from requiring […]

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Children’s mental health draws attention from state legislature

Children’s mental health draws attention from state legislature February 21, 2022 1:30 a.m. By Azeb Tuji WNPA News Service In the wake of the pandemic, Seattle Children’s Hospital reports that an increasing number of children need outpatient mental health treatment, but there are not enough providers to meet the demand. “The devastating consequence of not […]

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Anti-mandate protests return to New Brunswick Legislative Assembly as province enters Tier 1

Anti-warrant protesters gathered at various locations across New Brunswick on Saturday to travel for a second weekend of protests at the provincial legislature. The Irving Big Stop in Lincoln, New Brunswick, just outside Fredericton, was a gathering place for several groups before heading downtown from the capital. Unlike last weekend, no streets in the city […]

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Another effort to tax ‘extreme wealth’ in California is launched in the Legislature

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, moved his company’s headquarters from California to Texas, where taxes are lower. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press) A handful of Democrats in the state Legislature are pushing again for an ‘extreme wealth’ tax in California, a move they say could net the state billions in revenue by […]

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Comment: Legislature approves bill to end 175% interest rate

Published on February 16, 2022 at 9:07 p.m. By Milan Simonitch Santa Fe’s New Mexican New Mexico lawmakers took a giant step Wednesday toward shutting down a few hundred businesses. Good for lawmakers. They went from timid to tough-minded in a month, finally taking action to end more than three decades of legal loan sharking […]

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Two opioid bills make their way through the Washington Legislature – State of Reform

A bill that would allow registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to administer opioid overdose medications like naloxone in emergency rooms was having an effect public audience February 15. The law project, HB 1761, was sponsored by representatives Joe Schmick and Jessica Bateman. While largely a technical fix, it could have significant implications in emergency […]

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Adding pot shops to improve social equity hits WA legislature trap

As currently drafted, HB 2022 would allow up to 304 new pot retail stores and 200 new cannabis production and processing businesses to open over the next eight years. Currently, the state has capped retail licensing to allow only 556 cannabis retail stores statewide. Wicks, the main sponsor of HB 2022, said when the state’s […]

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Nearly $1.2 billion at risk for Arizona public schools if legislature fails to override cap | Education

SARA EDWARDS Cronkite News PHOENIX — Time is running out for state lawmakers to rescind a spending cap that would prohibit public school districts in Arizona from spending nearly $1.2 billion that has already been approved by the Legislature and budgeted. “This year it seems like it’s become a bit of a political football pitch,” […]

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Buckhead City efforts blocked by state legislature

There is no longer a legislative path for Buckhead City to follow this year. House Speaker David Ralston said Friday he wanted to give Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens a chance to tackle crime issues, according to the AJC. Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan had expressed his opposition the day before. With the state’s legislative leaders against […]

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Legislature plans to recruit and train truckers | Business

One would create a new scholarship program to pay for truck driving school; another would provide grants to trucking companies to train more drivers; and the third would provide $500 grants to recruit new truck drivers for state businesses. “Seventy-seven percent of all communities in Wisconsin rely solely on trucks to transport their goods and […]

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New Mexico House finally sees the light on 175% interest rates | Legislature | New Mexico Legislative Session

Rarely have slick, wealthy lobbyists like Raymond Sanchez received such a terrible beating. For years, Sanchez has turned members of the New Mexico House of Representatives into toads for the storefront loan industry that charges a 175% annual interest rate. Every attempt to lower the rate ended in failure, usually because a mass of House […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes ‘Nero’s Law’ Seeking to Protect Injured K-9s – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — A bill that allows first responders to provide emergency medical care to injured police K-9s is headed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s office. The Massachusetts House passed “Nero’s Law” on Monday, reports the State House News Service. The Senate passed the law in November. READ MORE: MIT is developing a new material that […]

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Convoy of truckers and vaccine supporters clash during a protest at the Legislative Assembly

Saturday’s event was smaller than last weekend’s, with Victoria Police estimating the crowd at around 1,500 – well below the 5,000 who gathered a week ago. Reports of a second convoy of trucks to rival that of the previous weekend had not materialized at the Legislative Assembly by mid-afternoon on Saturday, but horns were honking […]

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Third Bridge Legislation Introduced to Washington Legislature – ClarkCountyToday.com

Planning for a proposed additional bridge over the Columbia River Legislation was introduced in the Washington State Legislature to begin consideration of a third bridge over the Columbia River. This comes amid intense community discussions regarding the potential spending of $3-5 billion to replace the Interstate 5 bridge. Two bills were introduced, as “An Act […]

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Memo: Vos asked if the legislature could change presidential voters after the election | News

MADISON (WKOW) — According to records obtained by a liberal watchdog group, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos explored the possibility of changing the state’s presidential voters two weeks after the 2020 general election. US surveillance based in Washington, DC published a series of notes of leading legislative Republicans in Wisconsin and Arizona considering the legality of […]

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Premier Horgan returns to legislature after cancer treatment

A smiling Premier, John Horgan, returned to the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, his first public appearance since undergoing radiation therapy for throat cancer. He spent part of the day celebrating the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Tiger began on Tuesday – stepping out to pose for photos wearing a dragon-patterned jacket with […]

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Virginia Community Colleges Ask Legislature for $26 Million to Double Number of Nursing Graduates | Local News

To ease Virginia’s nursing shortage, Virginia community colleges are asking state legislators for $26 million over two years to double the number of their nursing graduates. Without an investment to boost nursing programs, the Virginia Community College System will not be able to fill high-demand nursing jobs by producing more work-ready graduates, said Dr. Patti […]

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Mayors Jane Castor and Ken Welch discuss Rays Stadium, Florida Legislature

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch are political allies — until it comes to the Tampa Bay Rays. Everyone believes that Major League Baseball belongs on their side of the bay. Naturally, they faced many questions about the stingray in the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club’s annual Mayors’ Forum […]

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2 health bills advance through the Legislative Assembly on Thursday – Daily Leader

Two health-related bills were advanced Thursday in the Mississippi Legislature. House Bill 764 was introduced to create the Mississippi Health Care Worker Retention Act of 2022 on Jan. 17 by four Republican Representatives — Philip Gunn, Kevin Felsher, Lester Carpenter and Jill Ford. The bill was referred to the Appropriations Committee and the bill as […]

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Karen Ferguson: Legislature’s prescription drug bill threatens patient health

By Karen Ferguson After a nearly 20-year career at Arthritis NW, one of the largest rheumatology clinics in the Pacific Northwest, I am deeply disappointed to see Washington State proposing legislation that would shift patients from prescribed medications by their doctor to less effective treatments. If passed into law, Senate Bill 5532 will certainly save […]

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Minnesota Legislature Set to Debate Cannabis in Next Legislative Session

Many in the state senate, however, have not been open to legalization. Some Republicans say that would jeopardize public safety. “It’s well established – public safety is going to go down. We have no way to do a roadside check. We have no way for a trucking company to do a check to make sure […]

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Taiwan’s 42.5% female legislature is record high, says GEC

Taiwan leads East Asian countries in gender equality in legislatures with the highest ratio of female to male lawmakers, the Gender Equality Committee (GEC) of the Executive Yuan in a statement. Women legislators in Taiwan accounted for 41.6% of the legislative yuan in 2020 and rose to 42.5% this month, when Democratic Progressive Party legislator […]

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Controversial Texas-style abortion law introduced in Arizona Legislature

Published on January 21, 2022 at 2:56 p.m. Gloria Gomez Arizona Mirror Dr. Gabrielle Goodrick has been a source of comfort for women facing unwanted pregnancies in the Phoenix area for over 25 years. But an attempt to replicate Texas’ sweeping new abortion law that allows citizens to control abortion restrictions could tie his hands. […]

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UPDATE: Legislature Overrides Congressional Veto on Redistricting

UPDATE ISSUED AT 7:20 PM WEDNESDAY JAN. 20, 2022 FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — As expected, the Legislative Assembly on Thursday evening overruled the governor’s veto over congressional redistricting maps, sending them to the secretary of state. Governor Andy Beshear vetoed Senate Bill 3 (SB 3), a congressional redistricting bill late Wednesday night after the General […]

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Proposed Congressional map advances in PA Legislature as Wolf and key lawmakers prepare for court battle – Reuters

The governor and key lawmakers face a Jan. 30 deadline to complete Congress’ map or state courts will take over. Spotlight PA’s Kate Huangpu This article is part of a year-long reporting project focusing on redistricting and gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. It is made possible thanks to the support of PA projector members and Votebeat, a […]

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Ron DeSantis map creates tension with legislature over redistricting process

Governor’s decision Ron DeSantis bureau to submit a redistricting proposal for Florida’s congressional map may be unprecedented. But what will lawmakers do with the proposal? Ryan Newman, General Counsel of the Governor’s Office, Unannounced submitted a card (P0079) for Florida’s 28 congressional districts. “We have legal issues with the congressional redistricting maps pending in the […]

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Lawmakers should focus on the environment, education and taxes and leave aside divisive culture war issues.

Lawmakers should focus on our environment, education and taxes and leave aside divisive culture war issues. (Rick Bowmer | AP Photo) The Utah State Capitol is shown during the virtual special session of the Utah Legislature Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Salt Lake City. By the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune | January […]

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William L. Spence: Deal With It, Cupcake: Observations on the Idaho Legislature

By William L. Spence Lewiston Grandstand BOISE – Here at the beginning, consider the end. Because the end is near. The end is near. Maybe not this session or even the next, but it’s getting closer to the inevitability of time: the day a citizen legislator decides to retire. For Dean Mortimer, that day has […]

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Group asks Tennessee Legislature for statewide flood plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – A flood awareness group is asking state lawmakers to create a plan to prepare rural communities for future floods. The Rhe group, including members of Flood Ready Tennessee and the TN Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council (TREEDC), met with several elected officials on Thursday. They are calling for a statewide […]

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Lincoln County and Town of Brookhaven send demands to Legislature – Daily Leader

The mayor of Brookhaven and the chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors said they have submitted their funding requests to the Legislature for the 2022 session. The area senator said as many needs will be met as possible , although statewide demands once again exceed available funds. Senator Jason Barrett (R, D39), of […]

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Iowa Legislature 2022: Focusing on the Common Good

Make the 2020 Iowa Legislative Session to find bipartisan solutions to the big problems Iowa faces. The Iowa Capitol is seen in Des Moines on Thursday, December 19, 2019 (Andy Abeyta / The Gazette) The 2022 Iowa legislative session opens Monday. And there is no reason the Republican-controlled House and Senate cannot pass bipartisan measures […]

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Colorado Legislature to Address Big Education Issues in 2022

Colorado lawmakers return Wednesday for the start of the 2022 legislative session in hopes of tackling long-standing educational challenges as well as new issues brought on by the pandemic. Money for kindergarten to grade 12 and higher education will be big topics, as usual, with advocates saying it’s high time the state made up for […]

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Hood elected Speaker of the Rockland County Legislature

Of the Rockland County Legislature ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – The Rockland County Legislature filled its leadership positions Tuesday night, electing Jay Hood Jr. as president and firing Aney Paul as vice president. Democrats elected Alden H. Wolfe as majority leader and Republicans elected Lon M. Hofstein as minority leader. Philip Soskin was appointed Deputy Majority […]

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Redistribution impasse sends 2 cards to the Legislative Assembly | New York State

The Independent State Redistribution Commission submitted dueling plans to both houses of the state legislature on Monday, without avoiding a partisan deadlock, as time is running out to redraw New York’s electoral lines. The state’s 10-member Independent Constituency Commission voted on Monday to send a pair of competing maps to draw new constituency lines to […]

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California redistribution won’t change Democratic control

In summary The newly redesigned legislative and legislative constituencies will create a turnover in political offices, but the change in face will not change the balance of power in California. On the surface, California politics appear poised for a big upheaval in this election year, but appearances can be deceptive. The illusion of major change […]

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Cayuga County Legislature Votes Against Enforcement of NY Mask Mandate | Politics

Minutes after a change in party control went into effect in the Cayuga County Legislature, lawmakers on Saturday voted on their intention to reverse the county’s stance on implementing the order. wearing the state indoor mask. A vote on the issue came after the legislature also chose new leadership by making newly-elected Republican lawmaker David […]

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Fill a vacant position in the California legislature

Over the past year, Capitol observers have witnessed vacancies in state legislative offices. What is the process for filling vacancies in the California Legislature? First, in Article IV, Section 2 (d) of the California Constitution, it states that, “When a vacancy occurs in the Legislative Assembly, the Governor immediately calls an election to fill the […]

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SCHAPIRO | Governors come and go, but the legislature is forever | Chroniclers

As a total and absolute novice to state government, Youngkin, who shares this distinction with his top three Cabinet picks, has shown a degree of deference to Republican lawmakers, teaming up with delegates and advisory committees. of senators on a range of public services. They produced giant binders for future Cabinet secretaries. As part of […]

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Vermont Legislature to likely start 2022 session remotely

Vermont lawmakers had hoped to return to the Statehouse for the start of the legislative session next week, but changed course on Tuesday. File photo by Mike Dougherty / VTDigger The Vermont Legislature appears poised to begin its 2022 legislative session remotely after all. Changing course a week before giving in, lawmakers cited the Omicron […]