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Roberts Court destroys voting rights – only answer is to win back state legislatures

This week, a conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court that has dedicated itself to making it harder for Americans to vote has struck again and hammered a nail deeper into the heart of already flawed voting rights law. . As Republican state legislatures nationwide continue to pass restrictive laws that impose additional burdens, especially […]

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Bill to Increase Higher Education Funding Gets Legislature Support

Garballey among many sponsors. Representative Sean Garballey (D-Arlington and West Medford) is one of the sponsors of the Cherish Act, which aims to implement the key findings of the State Higher Education Finance Commission: investment state in public colleges and universities has declined significantly from a peak in fiscal 2001. So far, 83 state officials […]

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Five things to know about Newsom’s budget deal with the Legislature | New

Lea este artículo fr Spanish. California lawmakers voted Monday night to approve a record state budget that reflects new deals with Gov. Gavin Newsom to extend health care to undocumented migrants, spend billions to reduce homelessness and help Californians who are still fighting the pandemic. The $ 262.6 billion spending plan for the fiscal year […]

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First Look: A New Coalition Forms To Fight The GOP Legislature In Texas

Texas advocacy and political groups will launch a new coalition on Monday to fight Republicans’ efforts to change election laws in their state and support Texans in need after last winter’s pandemic and crippling storm, learned Axios. Why is this important: As Democratic lawyers fight against proposed or enacted changes to election laws in battlefield […]

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Oregon Legislature Aims To Put “Patients Before Profits” By Passing Bill To Review Healthcare Mergers And Acquisitions

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. MO Stevens / Wikimedia Commons As the 2021 session draws to a close, Oregon lawmakers have approved a bill that will require mergers and acquisitions by healthcare companies to be approved by the Department of Consumer and Business Services. State and Oregon Health Authority. House Bill 2362 – which […]

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Legislature approves bill to legalize fireworks on certain days | News, Sports, Jobs

A bill to legalize fireworks intended for consumers on certain days in Ohio is in the process of being passed. But this will only take effect for a while, even if everything goes according to plan. “I’m thrilled,” said Bruce Zoldan, president and CEO of Phantom Fireworks, a Youngstown company and the nation’s largest consumer […]

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UTSA, Bexar County Foster Youth Project Receives Renewed Legislature Funding | UTSA today | UTSA

Launched in 2019, BCFES is a one-of-a-kind UTSA-led collaboration with Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Alamo Colleges District, Bexar County Juvenile Court, San Child Advocates Antonio (CASA) and the children’s shelter. Serving as a national model for student success, the pilot has developed programs and practices to guide students with a history of foster care – […]

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Kinne defeats Bennett in Democratic candidacy for 15th district of county legislature

Syracuse, NY – Bill Kinne won the Democratic primary for the 15th Legislative District of Onondaga County, beating Joe Bennett by nearly 13 percentage points, according to unofficial election results. Kinne, the incumbent, got 698 votes to 540 for Bennett, according to the Onondaga County Electoral Board. Kinne will now face Republican Kevin Ryan in […]

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The legislator’s secret energy bill: For our children and grandchildren, we just need to do better

Image: Adobe Stock In these divided, tumultuous and sometimes frightening times that we live in, here is a powerful source of shared comfort and hope for people of all identities and beliefs: We humans love our children and grandchildren. We can differ sharply on countless social, political, religious, and ethical issues, but when it comes […]