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Editorial: Roberto Clemente’s dream can build sports cities in every community

City Deportiva. Sports city. For Roberto Clemente, the Puerto Rican right-back who was one of the best players to wear a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, those words were more than just a dream. They were a blueprint for the future. The sports city he envisioned was a gift for the children of Carolina, Puerto Rico, 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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Shivaji Park Dussehra rally becomes custody battle for Uddhav and Shinde ‘senas’

A major showdown is brewing between the two factions of the Shiv Sena over who would hold the annual Dussehra gathering at the historical Shivaji Park in Dadar in Mumbai. Shiv Sena chairman Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday he would speak at the annual Dussehra rally – which falls on October 5 – even though […]

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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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St. Mary’s Citizens Invited to Submit Legislative Proposals for 2023 General Assembly Session

LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Mary’s County Commissioners will hold a joint meeting with members of the St. Mary’s County Legislative Delegation on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room inside the Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. The purpose of the meeting is to […]

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The Citizenship Amendment Bill will be presented to the upper house on Sunday

Amid a face-off between the president and the government over the Citizenship Law Amendment Bill, CPN-UML chairwoman KP Sharma Oli blamed the ruling parties for rushing the bill through the lower house without proper deliberation. Presenting a policy paper at the party’s Central Committee meeting on Friday, Oli expressed his displeasure that the House of […]

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Puerto Rico government to investigate clashes at protest

San Juan, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor said Friday that all aggressive incidents resulting from a protest against a private power company that operates the island’s transmission and distribution system will be investigated. The announcement comes after media slammed police who, in a video, appear to have assaulted a photojournalist who was covering Wednesday’s […]

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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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Legislative aides protest unpaid wages and salaries

The Forum of Legislative Assistants of the National Assembly protested against the non-payment of their salary arrears of more than 33 months. Participants at a capacity building workshop for legislative assistants in Abuja used the opportunity to press their grievances after exhausting all other constitutional avenues to have them addressed. They complained about the National […]

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Upper House votes to undermine democracy

Cassy O’Connor MP | Leader of the Greens It is a sad day for democracy in Tasmania. With its passage through the Legislative Council, the Liberal government’s wildly undemocratic and unnecessary anti-protest legislation is all but certain to become law. The debate confirmed that five MLCs listened to the deep concerns of the indigenous community, […]

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Company pledges to reduce outages in Puerto Rico amid anger

San Juan, Puerto Rico — Ongoing power outages and threats from the Puerto Rico government prompted a company that operates the island’s transmission and distribution system to announce Wednesday that it will dedicate more resources and crews to improving service. The move came just hours after the U.S. territory’s Senate launched a hearing to analyze […]

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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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Rahul Gandhi should be the next president of Congress, everyone ‘unanimously’ in his favour: Ashok Gehlot

As the countdown to the Congress presidential elections begins, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has urged Rahul Gandhi to become the party’s next leader, saying everyone in the party is “unanimously in his favor for the position. The 71-year-old top Congress leader made the remarks when speaking to reporters in Jaipur. “If Rahul Gandhi does […]

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Macquarie CFO Alex Harvey buys high house in Kirribilli for $18.7m

The Rothesay mystery deepens Bellevue Hill resident Andrew Gray – who runs private equity firm Potentia Capital with former MYOB boss Tim Reed – and his wife, Emma, ​​bought the Mosman home from former Perpetual boss Geoff Lloyd for $17 million. The Federation mansion, Cambria, on the slopes of Balmoral was bought by Geoff Lloyd […]

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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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Sovereignty Act is a threat to the building blocks of democracy, says Fluker

Airdrie Cochrane NDP candidate Shaun Fluker believes the sovereignty bill that is at the heart of Danielle Smith’s UCP leadership campaign is a threat to the building blocks of democracy. “It’s a real threat, more or less, I think those are the building blocks of democratic governance in Alberta, and that’s the rule of law, […]

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Why didn’t Rajya Sabha respond to India’s aspirations?

In decennial Rajya Sabha elections held for 57 seats in 15 states over the past few months, more than 40 candidates won unopposed. The Rajya Sabha also has a new president. However, these two elections show that over the past decades the Rajya Sabha has been reduced to just one more forum for political parties […]

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Reading murder suspect arrested in Puerto Rico

Man wanted in Reading murder arrested in Puerto Rico, town hall says Luis Cepeda-Morales, 20, was arrested today by Puerto Rico police, according to communications coordinator Christian Crespo. Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams approved his extradition for first-degree murder and related charges filed by criminal investigator Trevor Atkins, Crespo said. Cepeda-Morales is charged […]

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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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Court opens door to strike down North Carolina voter ID amendment

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court on Friday opened the door to overturning a 2018 citizen-approved voter identification warrant because lawmakers who put it on the ballot were elected from districts tainted with illegal racial bias. However, the North Carolina Supreme Court did not strike down the voter ID requirement and another […]

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A tour of North Carolina’s Tryon Palace, once known as Colonial America’s finest government residence

North Carolina’s Tryon Palace was once known as the finest government house in colonial America. Completed in 1770, just a few years before the Revolutionary War, the palace was built for British Royal Governor William Tryon. The price of building the palace caused controversy and added to the conflict in the colonies. During the war, […]

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Report Residents at Risk – Center for Public Integrity

Reading time: 4 minutes I didn’t know what to expect as I drove the dual carriageway from Greenville to New Bern after landing from South Florida one morning in March. I was there as a reporter to find stories about climate change relocation as part of a year-long project, Harm’s Way, produced by Columbia Journalism […]

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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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Dark Twitter suggests action against Ajit Pawar leads to House acrimony | Bombay News

Mumbai A series of tweets by Mohit Kamboj, leader of the BJP and confidant of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, sparked a firestorm of speculation and also set the tone for the first day of the Assembly session. On Monday, without naming former CM MP Ajit Pawar, Kamboj tweeted, “The irrigation scam should be investigated […]

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Unanimity is crucial for rapid assistance to flood-affected regions: senators

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – August 17, 2022): Senators in the upper house on Wednesday stressed the need for collective efforts for rapid assistance to flood-affected regions. “We must express our solidarity with the people of flood-affected areas by joining hands and offering strong support to address the grievances of flood victims,” ​​they said on […]

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Puerto Rico Bay Dredging Will Lock Into Fossil Fuel Addiction, Enviros Say

San Juan Bay as a sandstorm from the Sahara desert region sweeps through San Juan, Puerto Rico June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Gabriella N. Baez Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Summary Law firms Related documents New lawsuit says federal dredging approvals skimped on environmental reviews Project would promote reliance on liquefied natural gas […]

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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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Former Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan running for regional council

Chan has spoken out in favor of Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong and denounced protesters in recent years Former Ontario Cabinet Minister Michael Chan has thrown his hat into the ring to become York Regional Councilor in Ontario’s upcoming municipal election. Chan, who served in the Ontario Liberal government, had been the subject […]

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Are these Canadian cannabis companies moving on?

Tilray rebounded 4.7% on August 12. SNDL was up 15% last week. SNDL released second quarter results which showed a strong increase in revenue. Canadian cannabis companies are looking to build on their recent success after a positive statement on the legalization of marijuana from its southern neighbor last week brought the industry back into […]

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Government and non-profit partners are building a protective reef

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, August 13, 2022 (ENS) – As part of the Puerto Rico Coral Reef Program, the Puerto Rico Department of Environment and Natural Resources is working with the non-profit organization Arrecifes Condado to develop an artificial reef and beach nourishment pilot project just off the capital, San Juan. One of the main […]

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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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Falklands Day celebrated in Parliament with the islands flag flying at New Palace Yard — MercoPress

Falklands Day celebrated in Parliament with the islands flag flying at the New Palace Yard Saturday August 13, 2022 – 10:05 UTC MPs Leona Roberts and Mark Pollard with Sir Richard Hoyle and a Falklands flag As directed by the […]

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How NSW Labor came across the scandal that is putting Dominic Perrottet under pressure

“These candidates could be anyone and everyone and there is a mix of candidates in all fields and we will have more to say on that, but they are confidential in these conversations, they are confidential in the nature of these conversations and we will have more to say. Loading Barilaro’s response further stoked Labor’s […]

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Open Forum: Puerto Rico Shares Some of St. Croix’s Rich Maroon History

Runaway slaves often escaped in canoes. (Image courtesy of Olasee Davis) Since the transatlantic slave trade, enslaved Africans have exploited geographic migration patterns for freedom. As a result, escaped slaves became a “thorn in the flesh” for the colonial plantation system in the West Indies. These enslaved Africans not only fled from plantation to plantation, […]

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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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Kerala Assembly Special Session August 22 – The New Indian Express

By Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cabinet has decided to recommend to the governor that a special session of the state legislature be convened from August 22, primarily to enact legislation superseding the ordinances he had previously issued. The move came after 11 ordinances expired on Monday after Governor Arif Mohammed Khan refused to give […]

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Pandemic takeover | The Spectator Australia

Australia’s crucial constitutional issue, one that demands immediate attention, is not on the government’s referendum agenda. This is how the nation will never again fall under the control of would-be bogus dictators, which happened so easily, surprisingly and unjustifiably during the pandemic. That’s what a delegation of mostly young Australian ambassadors for the constitutional monarchy […]

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Report to Congress on the history of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

The following is the Congressional Research Service report from August 1, 2022, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay: History and Legal Issues Regarding Its Lease Agreements. From the report This report briefly describes the history of the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, its changing relationship with the surrounding community, and its increased importance due to […]

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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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It’s a gratuitous war in Himachal Pradesh as Congress promises 300 free units of electricity

Taking advice from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal, Congress has pledged to provide 300 units of free electricity to domestic consumers in Himachal Pradesh if it is returned to power. In addition, the big old party has also announced financial aid of Rs 1,500 per month to all women aged between […]

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Shiv Sena’s rebels are likely to be part of Shinde’s cabinet; The Uddhav faction prepares for a new battle – The New Indian Express

By PTI MUMBAI: Rebellious Shiv Sena MPs who had served as ministers in the former Uddhav Thackeray-led government are set to be inducted into the Eknath Shinde-led cabinet on Tuesday. Names of former ministers Uday Samant, Sandipan Bhumre, Dada Bhuse, Gulabrao Patil and Shambhuraj Desai circle probables in rebel camp as long-awaited cabinet expansion finally […]

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Roberto Clemente’s family sues Puerto Rico government for $45 million – News is My Business

Roberto Clemente’s likeness is used on vehicle registration stickers and license plates. The family of Puerto Rico baseball legend Roberto Clemente filed a lawsuit in the local U.S. District Court against several Commonwealth government officials, seeking $45 million in damages for violation of the author. Earlier this year, the government unveiled a license plate sticker […]

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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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As LS 2024 polls approach, Oppn parties cut and change strategy

Experts and politicians are divided on who will really be the NDA/BJP’s challenger: the Congress or the regional parties TopicsOpposition parties | BJP | NDA govt Aditi Phadnis | New Delhi Last Updated Aug 7, 2022 5:17 PM IST Will the opposition to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by […]

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Historic bills and turmoil mark Venkaiah Naidu’s tenure as Rajya Sabha president | Latest India News

“I can only function if you cooperate,” Venkaiah Naidu said in 2017 in his opening speech as president of the Rajya Sabha after being elected vice president of India. His marvelous wordplay had established the rules of the game. {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} After five tumultuous years in the Upper House marked by disruption, intense […]

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The glaring health equity gap in Democrats’ drug pricing plan

OASHINGTON — As Democrats inch closer to the biggest overhaul of Medicare’s prescription drug coverage in 20 years, they’re ignoring a glaring health equity issue: unequal treatment for low-income adults in 65 and older in Puerto Rico. Residents of Puerto Rico pay the same Medicare taxes as other Americans, but they get less help than […]

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Karnataka MLC indirect poll: BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur elected unopposed

House Cities bangalore Karnataka MLC indirect poll: BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur elected unopposed BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur was the only candidate in the fray to fill the vacancy, due to the resignation of CM Ibrahim as Bengaluru MLC on March 31. BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur was declared elected unopposed in the by-election on Thursday for a Karnataka Legislative […]

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Climate Bill for 43% reduction in emissions by 2030 passes Australia’s lower house

Australia’s federal government has passed its Climate Bill, including a 43% emissions reduction target, through the lower house. It passed 89 to 55 with the support of the Greens, Teal Independents and Tasmanian Liberal MP Bridget Archer after a number of minor amendments. The legislation sets a target of 43% reduction in carbon emissions from […]

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2 US lawmakers push bill to force Cuba to fire Puerto Rican nationalist Victor Gerena

Two influential U.S. senators have introduced legislation to force Cuba to remove more than 70 U.S. criminals it has long harbored, including Victor M. Gerena, the insider for the violent Puerto Rican nationalists who stole $7 million in an armored car depot in West Hartford decades ago. in what was then the largest cash heist […]

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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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Sheed wins support for parliamentary change

Voices silenced: Suzanna Sheed says non-government business should be ‘handed over to the Victorian Parliament’. Photo by AAP Independent MP for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has welcomed an e-petition supporting her long campaigning around non-government affairs in Victoria’s Parliament. Ms Sheed called for the return of non-government business to the Victorian Legislative Assembly, a right enjoyed […]

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Review of the worst house on the street – you’ll be screaming on TV “WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?” | Television & radio

SSuch is the total state of this country that when I first saw the title of this series I assumed it was an understatement for Britain. As in: this is Worst House on the Street, a hard-hitting Channel 4 documentary about the UK housing crisis. Then set the tape – as my mum would say […]

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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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Limit the mandate of the Prime Minister, proposes Bersatu Sabah

Khairul Firdaus KOTA KINABALU (August 1): Bersatu Sabah’s information chief, Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan, has suggested that there be a time limit on the prime minister’s tenure to avoid abuse of power. Firdaus pointed out that in the case of Sabah, it was proposed in the State Legislative Assembly that the tenure of the Chief […]

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VOX POPULI: Politicians’ ties to the Unification Church must be examined

The three-way relationship between politics, government and business was once likened to a game of rock-paper-scissors, in which each has the upper hand over the other. Politicians control bureaucrats through appointments and promotions, and bureaucrats exercise authority over industries through regulation. And industries influence politicians through votes and donations. Farmers and doctors come to mind […]

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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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Conservation work on the Assembly Museum building nears completion

The conservation of the Kerala Legislative Assembly Golden Jubilee Museum, a protected monument under the Department of Archeology, is nearing completion. The museum, at the Legislative Assembly campus in Palayam, is housed in a beautiful western-style red building dating back to 1868. It was the headquarters of the Thiruvithamkoor Nair Pattalam or Nair Brigade of […]

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Cash warns WA liberals: reform or suffer

Michaelia Cash told Liberal WA members at the state conference that the party needed to reform. -AAP Picture Western Australia senior Liberal Michaelia Cash gave her backing to the shortlist changes, saying the party must reform or pay the price. Senator Cash issued the warning after the opening of the WA Liberals State Conference in […]

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Volusia County Council’s District 5 race attracts three candidates

DAYTONA BEACH – Two current Deltona City Commissioners and a former Deltona City Commissioner are all vying to be next Volusia County Councilor, District 5. Victor Ramos, David Santiago and Julio David Sosa face each other in the August 23 primary election which will determine whether one of the men wins with more than 50% […]

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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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Executive Dominance Is Killing Legislative Dynamism in Nigeria – NILDS

The legislative dynamism required in Nigeria has been hampered over the years by executive dominance, said the Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Professor Abubakar Sulaiman. Professor Sulaiman, who said so in Abuja on Thursday in his speech at the two-day capacity building workshop held for Clerks, Deputy Clerks […]

Upper house

Hanson shows Palmer’s man about the house

The socialist left faction of the Victorian Labor Party has rarely had such good times. One could almost say Premier Dan Andrew’s outfit ended up in (worker’s) heaven. Opponents of the faction on the right remain trapped in the wreckage of the Adem Somyurek car accident, At Jacinta Allan’s Official anointing as Andrews’ heir apparent […]

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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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Leandro’s key argument would put a time limit on the separation of powers

There is no expiry date for the separation of powers in government. If a power belongs to the executive, the executive has no obligation to use it or lose it. The same applies to the powers attributed to the legislative and judicial powers. When one branch chooses to use its legitimate powers in a way […]

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NSW COVID cases rise; Victoria COVID cases increase; Labor says foot-and-mouth disease is ‘hysteria’ stoked by Liberals; Extended ADF Elderly Support; Prue Carr diagnosed with cancer

Meanwhile, Victorian zoos have restricted visitor access to certain animal enclosures in a bid to prevent the possible spread of foot-and-mouth disease. Zoos Victoria chief executive Jenny Gray said paid encounters with giraffes, kangaroos and elephants – where visitors are guided through the exhibit by a zookeeper – have been canceled and existing bookings have […]

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MLB international draft would affect the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Like so many kids on this baseball-mad island, Fraidel Liriano wanted to sign with a Major League Baseball team and eventually play at the top level. It could earn him and his family life-changing money. So, at age 12, he said he left school and his home in Sabana Grande […]

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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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Lawyer Chavan dismissed as spl attorney general in corruption case against Kadam

House Cities Bombay Lawyer Chavan dismissed as spl attorney general in corruption case against Kadam In March, Devendra Fadnavis, then Leader of the Opposition and now Deputy Chief Minister, presented video recordings to the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly alleging that a few people, including Chavan and members of the government of Maha Vikas […]

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Panneerselvam appoints Rajya Sabha MP Dharmar, 13 other district secretaries

O Panneerselvam, head of the AIADMK rebel camp, on Sunday appointed more than a dozen “district secretaries”, including MP Rajya Sabha R Dharmar and former lawmakers. The appointees include VNP Venkatraman (Chennai Suburban District) and Kovai K Selvaraj (Coimbatore District), both former MPs and Dharmar (Ramanathapuram District), who was among 6 candidates elected unopposed to […]

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Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination

After holding the Treaty of Paris with Spain, and without any Puerto Rican representation… the United States invaded Puerto Rico and imposed a military government… It was an arbitrary decision! In 1917, US citizenship was imposed on Puerto Ricans…but…even though we were forced to serve in their armed forces, we were NOT allowed to participate […]

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Wisconsin Assembly Elections Committee Chairman Calls to Invalidate 2020 Results

Comment this story Comment MADISON, Wis. – The head of the Wisconsin Assembly Elections Committee called on Friday to invalidate President Biden’s 2020 election victory in the state – an idea that constitutional scholars and Republican legislative leaders have called impossible on the legal plan. “Fair and honest elections are the cornerstone of our democracy […]

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What the Japanese Election Means for Controversial Defense Research

Voter turnout was low in this month’s elections in Japan.Credit: Issei Kato/Reuters Japan’s ruling conservative coalition won a landslide victory in national elections earlier this month, two days after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who led the coalition until 2020. Researchers say the coalition’s victory in the upper house of the National […]

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AHF denounces Washington Post’s cynical 340B ad of PhRMA | New

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 21, 2022– AIDS Health Foundation ( AHF ) today slammed the most greedy and profitable industry trade association on the planet for hypocritically calling for so-called ‘drug pricing fairness’ in a full page ad on the 340B drug pricing program that was published earlier this week in the Washington Post. This press release […]

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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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Counting of votes for the presidential election at 11 a.m. today: The Tribune India

PTI New Delhi, July 21 India will find out on Thursday who will succeed incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind to become the country’s 15th president, as the vote count for the presidential election begins at 11 a.m. in parliament here. Draupadi Murmu of the ruling party and Yashwant Sinha of the opposition face […]

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Draghi demands party unity as a condition to stay on as Italian prime minister

Draghi offered to resign after coalition split Tells Parliament that Italians want unity of government The speech receives a cold reception from 5-Star, League The Senate is due to vote on the speech later Wednesday ROME, July 20 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Wednesday demanded unity from his coalition partners if they […]

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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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90 deputies voted in the presidential ballot

Staff reporter RAIPUR, ALL ninety Chhattisgarh MPs cast their vote in the presidential election at the polling station at the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly premises on Monday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dr Charan Das Mahant, Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dharamlal Kaushik, Former Chief Minister and MP for Rajnandgaon […]

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Prez poll: 59 out of 60 MPs voted in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, July 18: Fifty-nine out of 60 MPs in Arunachal Pradesh exercised their right to vote until midday on Monday to elect India’s new president, Assembly Secretary K Habung said. Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his deputy Chowna Mein were among the first to vote in the assembly’s Nokmey Namati Hall, Habung said. BJP lawmaker […]

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Prime Therapeutics’ Intervention Pilot for Opioid Users Improves Outcomes

Opioid registry and predictive modeling help identify at-risk Medicare members in Florida EAGAN, Minn., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During the COVID-19 pandemic, drug overdoses killed more than 107,000 Americans in 2021.1 Prior to the pandemic, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a leading Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) serving nearly 33 million members nationwide, launched an intervention […]

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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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Presidential election tomorrow: MPs and MPs will vote to elect India’s 15th president

NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu has a clear advantage over Yashwant Sinha of the opposition, as more than 60% of votes are expected to be cast in her favour. The ballot will take place in the Parliament and in the legislative assemblies of the States for which the ballot boxes have already arrived at their destination. […]

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Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help

Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help New Sports Entertainment Life Silver Technology Travel Opinion LGBTQ leaders are demanding more test kits, vaccines and additional health workers to limit the outbreak. Some LGBTQ critics have accused government officials of being slow to tackle the outbreak because it primarily affects LGBTQ men, a […]

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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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Presidential candidates to lose 9,280 votes in Jammu and Kashmir – The New Indian Express

Express press service SRINAGAR: Presidential candidates would lose 9,280 votes in Jammu and Kashmir in the absence of a Legislative Assembly, and no representatives in Rajya Sabha. Only five Lok Sabha members, including three from the National Conference and two from the BJP, will vote. While Draupadi Murmu is certain to get 1,400 votes from […]

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Italian Draghi wins vote of confidence, but 5 Stars boycotts motion

The electronic board of parliament displays the results of the vote of confidence for the government at the upper house of parliament, in Rome, Italy, July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, July 14 (Reuters) – Italy’s government won a confidence motion in the upper house of […]

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Government creates Puerto Rico Broadband Program; Joins the “Internet for All” initiative – News is My Business

The government is committed to building the necessary infrastructure with the necessary funds to bridge the existing digital divide. (Credit: Siarhei Dzenisevich | Dreamstime.com) Governor Pedro Pierluisi announced the signing of an executive order creating the Puerto Rico Broadband Program, which aims to bridge the local digital divide. The strategy coincides with Puerto Rico’s participation […]

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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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BJP begins training lawmakers for presidential election | Latest India News

The BJP training for the presidential election will especially focus on new MPs and MPs who did not have a chance to vote for the presidential election before. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Wednesday began the process of training senior state party officials on the process for the presidential election scheduled for July 18. […]

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Support for Kishida rises slightly after election, but hurdles remain for agenda

Reuters 13 July 2022, 09:05 Last modification: July 13, 2022, 09:11 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), attends a news conference, after the results of the Upper House elections, at the party’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, July 11, 2022. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via Reuters “> House elections, at […]

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Americans would be ‘shocked’ if they saw where COVID-19 relief funds went

A Republican senator has said only about 10% of a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package has actually gone to deal with the pandemic, saying US taxpayers would be alarmed about where the funds were going. “Our office dug around and found a lot of interesting stuff, a lot of it just surfaced. … There is […]

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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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New state laws go into effect this week in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT/WBKO) – The Kentucky General Assembly passed 234 bills during this year’s legislative session, and most will go into effect Thursday. This means fentanyl pushers and porch hackers will face stiffer penalties, public assistance rules are changing, and local school boards will have to hold a public comment period. The Kentucky Constitution specifies […]

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Record 35 women elected to Japan’s upper house

A record 35 women won seats in Japan’s Sunday House of Councilors election after votes were tallied on Monday, beating the previous record of 28 set in 2016 and tied in 2019. The result reflects a slow but gradual shift in the country’s male-dominated political landscape, with the number of female candidates standing in the […]

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In Santorini, Greece, 13 cloistered nuns pray for the world

THIRA, Greece (AP) — Cruise ship tourists crowd souvenir shops and couples looking for the perfect sunset on Instagram crowd the alleyway outside St. Catherine’s Monastery, a short walk famous volcanic cliffs of Santorini. Inside this convent on one of the trendiest islands in Greece, a predominantly Orthodox Christian country, 13 cloistered Catholic nuns dedicate […]

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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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Shiv Sena challenges Maharashtra governor’s invitation to Eknath Shinde to form government in Supreme Court – The Leaflet

Shiv Sena Secretary General Subhash Desai’s written petition to the Supreme Court against the formation of Eknath Shinde government in Maharashtra raises interesting issues to be resolved under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. —- AS Supreme Court due to reopen after summer recess on July 11, the legal implications of political upheaval in Maharashtra […]

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Upper house election campaign winds down as Abe’s death shocks Japan

Candidates make their final calls across Japan for the House of Councilors election on Saturday, gripped by the death of Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister who was shot dead during a campaign speech the day before. Top political party leaders will address voters directly in various parts of Japan amid heightened security following Abe’s […]

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Hacktivists behind recent cyberattacks on anti-abortion states say they’re not over yet

On Saturday, June 25, the day after the Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade lapsed, a group of hackers dubbed “SiegedSec” posted a bold claim on their Telegram page that they had seized and leaked “internal documents and files recovered from the Kentucky and Arkansas government server. The leak contained personally identifiable information about state […]

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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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In the political chaos of Maharashtra, how Uddhav Thackeray defeated Balasaheb

Ever since the Shiv Sena under Uddhav Thackeray – the petulant and wayward scion of Maharashtra – insulted the people’s popular mandate in the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, things have gone downhill for him. The constitutional turmoil in Maharashtra resulting in the high-tension political circus kept the country engaged and entangled for days, with […]

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Japan’s awareness of NATO pays off – The Diplomat

L to R: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol pose for photos during a meeting in Madrid, Spain, on June 29, 2022. Credit: Office of the Prime Minister of Japan Advertising On June […]

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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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68,000 “encroachments” removed, property of Rs 844 crore seized: CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that the government he led had achieves the goals set for the first 100 days in its second term and is ready to work on the action plan for the next six months, one year, two years and five years. Presenting a bulletin on the completion […]

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The Guardian’s view on Labour’s Brexit: A pragmatic, non-revolutionary policy | Editorial

AAfter whipping his MPs into backing Boris Johnson’s bad deal and then taking a vow of silence as a repentant Remainer, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has explained how he would make Brexit ‘work’. It’s good news. No amount of flags can to hide the damage inflicted on the economy by Brexit, or the parliamentary […]

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The market for energy-saving technologies in 2026 would total $415 billion, according to a new report

Vectors of energy efficient technology market segmentation IPCC 2022 roadmap on climate risks and climate resilience (Source: IPCC report of February 28, 2022) The 1st report that features a bottom-up analysis of 311 energy efficiency technology submarkets WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The new market report (317 pages, 232 tables and figures) […]

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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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Delhi Assembly’s Two-Day Monsoon Session to Begin July 4 | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The two-day Monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly will begin on Monday, during which the AAP government will introduce a bill to increase the salaries of deputies, an Assembly bulletin said. The AAP government is also likely to bring a resolution against the Center’s Agnipath defense recruitment program, sources said. According to the […]

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Who is Ivan Fedotov? Ice Hockey Star ARRESTED AND FORCED Into Russian Army After $1.1M Flyers Deal

Olympian silver medalist Ivan Fedotov, who was arrested at a hockey rink in St Petersburg, Russia for planning to evade military service on July 1 after signing a deal worth 1.1 million in May with the National Hockey League (NHL) team Philadelphia Flyers, has now been drafted into the Russian army to fight in Ukraine. […]

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A little less fire, a little more work? The cost of 4th of July barbecues is 17% higher than last year

As you celebrate the “Land of the Free”, be prepared to pay. According to a new AAmerican Farm Bureau Federation Cart Survey. So how much can you expect to pay to party in the United States? The survey found that American consumers pay $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day baked goods, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, […]

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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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Nitin Gadkari chairs the inauguration of Neeyamo’s Global Women’s Delivery Center in Nagpur

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways in the presence of Shri Sameer Dattatraya Meghe, Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Hingna Constituency presides over the inauguration of the company’s All-Women Global Delivery Center in Nagpur. Neeyamo, the Global Payroll and EOR Service Provider, announces that Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and […]

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FOCUS: In power, opposition parties pledge to increase childcare aid

Newfrom Japan Policy Jul 1, 2022 11:05 (JST) Tokyo, July 1 (Jiji Press)–Major Japanese political parties have offered to increase support for childcare in their campaign pledges for the July 10 House of Councilors election to back the decline of the birth rate. According to data from the Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of […]

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Governor Hochul announces nearly 11 million Excelsior Passes issued to date and reminds New Yorkers to collect their Excelsior Plus Pass

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that more than 10.9 million Excelsior Passes have been issued to date. As the nation’s premier platform continues to evolve to meet the needs of New Yorkers, and as original Excelsior Pass types expire, the state is reminding New Yorkers to grab the latest Pass option and the most robust […]

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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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Rivers advisers abolish inhumane pension regulations

By Tony John, Port Harcourt Councilors in Andoni Local Government Area in Rivers State have reaffirmed their support for people-centred regulations, scrapping the ‘inhumane’ pensions regulation among the achievements of their first legislative year. The Leader of the Legislative Assembly, Miss Stella Nte, representing Ward 6 of Unyeada, said that the welfare of the people […]

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Amy Brown has asked the NSW government to rescind the oral offer to the successful candidate, the hearing told

Brown met with an adviser in the office of then Deputy Prime Minister Barilaro in September last year to discuss changing the legislation to give the commissioner the roles of ministerial appointments. She said the adviser “made it clear that the Deputy Prime Minister wanted to know the different mechanisms for which [commissioners] can be […]

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Firehouse Subs donates $27,000 to the Tallulah Fire Department – The Vicksburg Post

Firehouse Subs recently donated $27,000 to the Tallulah Fire Department through the Firehouse Public Safety Foundation. The money was used to purchase 10 new sets of personal protective equipment. Each set is a complete combination of protective gear designed for firefighter safety, known as Bunker Gear. About half of the suits the TFD used were […]

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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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Parents frustrated Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name | OUTInPerth

A Perth couple have shared their frustration that their child’s school is refusing their request to accept their child’s new name. Andrew and Louise’s child, Lynx, is in fifth grade at Quinns Baptist College in the northern suburbs of Perth. They are supportive parents who accept their child’s non-binary gender and the choice of a […]