Legislative assembly

Johor Unanimously Passes Undi18 Amendments, Allowing 18-Year-Olds to Vote and Stand in Future Elections | Malaysia

Datuk Hasni Mohammad addresses the Johor State Legislature at a special sitting in Kota Iskandar on January 6, 2022. – Photo courtesy of Johor Mentri Besar’s office ISKANDAR PUTERI, January 6 – Johor’s legislature today passed an amendment to the state’s constitution, lowering the eligibility of voters and candidates from 21 to 18. The Amendment […]

Upper house

Britain forgives all men convicted under landmark laws that criminalize homosexuality

By Rachel Savage LONDON, Jan. 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British gay and bisexual men convicted of consensual same-sex relationships under now abolished laws may have their convictions struck from the public record, the government said on Tuesday. The announcement extends a program launched ten years ago which granted pardons to homosexual men convicted of […]

Legislature

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 […]

Puerto rico government

Illinois, another uplifting tale of great government | EDITORIAL

California isn’t the only progressive paradise experiencing a population exodus. The case of the blue budget basket known as Illinois is in an even worse state. Baby boomers love Illinois. Long courted by the promise of generous public retirement benefits, baby boomers have largely stayed behind in Illinois, helping to raise the state’s median age […]

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Tribal man lynched, body set on fire following illegal logging in Jharkhand | Latest India News

No arrests have been made so far. There were tensions in the village and additional police were deployed in the area. A tribal man was lynched and set on fire on Tuesday by a mob suspected of cutting down trees and stealing wood in a village in Simdega district (Jharkhand), police said. The victim was […]

Upper house

Stakeholders in Parliament hope public issues will be the center of attention rather than the political agenda in 2022

New Delhi: As Parliament is set to have a new building in 2022, Presidents Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha hope MPs will not see the legislature simply as an extension of politics and the new structure will see parliamentary democracy Indian shine in new greatness. 2021, which started on a low note with opposition parties […]

Puerto rico government

International tax affairs to watch in 2022

By Natalie Olivo (Jan 3, 2022, 12:02 p.m. EST) – Courts will continue to wrestle this year with high-stakes cases brought by large U.S. multinationals that have accused federal tax authorities of overriding, with disputes, including including FedEx’s challenge to repatriation regulations and Facebook’s fight against multibillion-dollar adjustments to its tax bill. As the new […]

Legislature

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 […]

Legislative assembly

Major players in the Missouri legislature include Governor Parson, Senate leaders

Every institution has its drivers and agitators – those who set expectations, direct projects and decide programs. The state government of Missouri is no different. As the General Assembly prepares to meet on Wednesday for its 2022 legislative session, various factions and individuals will craft a broad agenda that includes abortion, education and other burning […]

Upper house

A single female MP in a 30-member panel examining the bill to raise the age of marriage for women

New Delhi: The parliamentary panel that will examine a bill to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 and present its recommendations has only one woman. According to Rajya Sabha’s website, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports, chaired by BJP Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, […]