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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 […]

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When Georgia’s Legislature Pay Attention to Schools, Pay Attention

It is also likely that bills attempt to limit discussions of race and white supremacy in history classes. The model is a controversial new Texas law that seeks a balanced presentation of history and requires avoiding divisive or “race-related concepts that even suggest that a person is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive.” depending on their […]

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State legislature plans to redistribute the cards | State

Changes are likely to come in the federal and federal electoral districts of Skagit County, according to the state’s redistribution plan. The maps produced by the state redistribution committee place all of Skagit County in US Congressional District 2, which is represented by Representative Rick Larsen. The current maps have the county divided between districts […]

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Missouri Redistribution Efforts Run into Problems in Legislature | Politics

“What the Constitution says is clear and clear: one card,” Ellinger said. Former Missouri Solicitor General Jim Layton, who was involved in the last two Missouri redistribution efforts, said he had never heard of a commission proposing two tentative plans before. Still, he said courts could agree to the method if the House committee was […]

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Return the Republican Structure to the New York State Legislature

For the publisher: The following letter has been sent to every Senator and Assembly member in New York State. In 1964, the United States Supreme Court ruled that 49 of the 50 states must abandon the Republican structure of their legislatures and must now reorganize their legislative constituencies based on population. Not only does the […]

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1,921 regulations filed with China’s highest legislature for review

A total of 1,921 administrative regulations, supervisory regulations, local regulations and judicial interpretations have been filed with China’s highest legislature for registration and review during the past year. The figure was made public during an ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The Legislative Affairs Committee of the AFN Standing Committee […]

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Melinda Deslatte: Governor and legislature both claim victories with Superdome renovations | Opinion

Louisiana’s new deal with the New Orleans Saints gives state legislative leaders a victory, with lower-than-expected payments to help cover Superdome renovations, ending a stadium manager debt that angered lawmakers and cut office rental costs for state agencies. Governor John Bel Edwards may also declare victory, making a deal that will lock the Saints into […]

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The refusal of the mask to the legislature creates tensions | News, Sports, Jobs

Several residents are reportedly not wearing masks in county legislature chambers, even though the president has asked them to do so on several occasions. Photos of Grégory Bacon MAYVILLE – The decision by Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel not to implement the mask mandate locally created some tension at this week’s legislative meeting when some […]

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State Senator Fady Qaddoura says legislature should reopen state budget in light of surplus revenue – Hamilton County Reporter

Posted By: The Journalist December 17, 2021 Submitted The state budget committee heard testimony on Thursday that state revenues are $ 3.3 billion higher than forecast for the current budget cycle. The state will have reserves of $ 5.1 billion for this fiscal year and $ 4.1 billion for the next fiscal year. Senator Fady […]

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Vermont Legislature to Consider Bill to End Qualified Police Immunity in 2022 Session

Senator Dick Sears, D-Bennington, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discusses a bill before the committee at the Statehouse in Montpellier on February 13, 2019. File photo by Glenn Russell / VTDigger Vermont lawmakers and police reform advocates are proposing to end qualified immunity for police officers, a widespread legal doctrine that protects public servants […]

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With 31 lawmakers passing, Texas legislature has room to go redder

More than two dozen members of the Texas legislature are retiring or running for a different seat next year, creating a plethora of vacancies that could cause both houses to turn redder and more polarized from here. the meeting of lawmakers in 2023. Many of the outgoing members are center-right or establishment politicians with years […]

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Lack of Leadership to End 175% Interest Rate in New Mexico | Legislature | New Mexico Legislative Session

A strange spectacle is underway in New Mexico. It focuses on the obscene 175% annual interest rate that loan companies can charge oppressed consumers. Everyone in power knows New Mexico is one of the poorest places in America. But his state’s House of Representatives allowed a powerful industry to enslave people in debt by charging […]

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Politicians hanged in effigy during protest outside BC Legislature reflect disturbing trend: Expert

An expert on extremism and political radicalization said a disturbing protest outside the British Columbia legislature this week reflects a disturbing trend. The premier of British Columbia and two high-ranking ministers were hanged in effigy in front of the province’s legislature during a rally organized Thursday by opponents of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The event […]

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Onondaga County Legislature to vote on amended district maps ahead of vacation

Onondaga County’s controversial redistribution process is about to take another step forward with amended maps expected to be released later today. The county executive vetoed the original draft over concerns about potential litigation. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have welcomed the veto, albeit for different reasons. GOP Chairman Dave Knapp said they corrected […]

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Senator Jon Erpenbach not seeking re-election after 24 years in state legislature | Local government

Follow State Journal cartoonist Phil Hands as he draws his latest cartoon about who is to blame for the weak economy After more than two decades in the Wisconsin legislature, Democratic Senator Jon Erpenbach will not run for another term next year. Erpenbach Known for his sense of humor and ability to squeeze into tense […]

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Bill would send $ 25 million to restore Freedom Tower

Written by Miami Today on December 7, 2021 Advertising Following a proposal from Governor Ron DeSantis, Representative Bryan Avila of Miami Springs, requested $ 25 million in the next state budget to restore the Freedom Tower at 600 Biscayne Blvd., an iconic building by renowned architects who opened at the Miami Daily News in 1925. […]

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The special session of the Arkansas legislature begins on Tuesday

A special session of the Arkansas Legislature will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Gov. Asa Hutchinson officially called for session on Friday with lawmakers to consider a major tax cut bill. He also added seven other invoices to the appeal. “The main reason for the session is the tax cut bill,” Hutchinson said. “I […]

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Readers’ Forum, part 1, December 4, 2021: a smell rises from the “super legislature” | Letters to the Editor

The smell rises of the “super legislature” Seeing today’s diary, November 26, on page A3 on how Governor Eric Holcomb once again took the reins of leadership in responding to yet another COVID-19 outbreak / crisis, I saw just shook his head. Was it really that important for Indiana’s so-called “super legislature” to pass a […]

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The legislature plans a special session on redistribution, vetoes

By ALLISON MOLLENKAMPCapital Information Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The Maryland General Assembly plans to meet on Monday for a special session to focus on congressional redistribution and priority vetoes for the 2021 session. The Maryland Congressional redistricting process will come to a head next week when both houses of the Legislature consider congressional maps proposed […]

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state legislature to deal with children’s mental health services in 2022 | Hartford Health Care

01 December 2021 Health care providers across the state have reported a sharp increase in the number of patients who report having mental health issues ranging from depression and anxiety to eating disorders to suicidal thoughts. No group, they say, is more affected than children. Emergency rooms are reporting a double-digit increase in the number […]

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“This is long overdue”: Land recognition pronounced in Manitoba legislature

WINNIPEG – A formal recognition of the land was first recited in the Manitoba legislature, which one of Manitoba’s great chiefs said was a momentous decision to restore a badly tarnished relationship with the province. On Monday, an acknowledgment of Indigenous lands was recited as part of the official deliberations of the Manitoba Legislature. “It […]

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Winter session of the state legislature starting today | Patna News

PATNA: The five-day winter session of the state legislature will begin on Monday, when the ruling and opposition benches are likely to be on their guard in the state assembly and the legislative council, as the latter would raise questions that could make the session stormy, observers feel. Government business to be discussed during the […]

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Laser-focused on 2020, Trump seeks Michigan legislature that could help him in 2024

Jon Rocha was settling down to watch the new “Ghostbusters” with his young daughter in theaters last week when he heard the news that former President Donald Trump had approved his candidacy for state representation in Michigan. “I was checking my phone to make sure it was on silent, and all of a sudden I […]

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Only legislative session discussed during the meeting of Anil Deshmukh: Sachin Waze at the panel | Bombay News

MUMBAI: In a denial that no discussion of the mobilization of Rs 100 crore had taken place, Deputy Police Inspector Sachin Waze said Thursday before Judge KU Chandiwal’s commission that there had been discussions exclusively on the undertaken before the state legislature in a meeting called on February 21 by then-Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh, which […]

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Campaigners Call on Utah Legislature to Eliminate Food Sales Tax

SALT LAKE CITY – A coalition of religious leaders, anti-hunger activists and Democratic lawmakers have come together to call on the Utah state legislature to eliminate the sales tax on food. As FOX 13 first reported last week, the legislature has around $ 1.7 billion in revenue and surplus from a booming economy and an […]

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Onondaga County to Redraw District Maps, Where ‘Racial Cheating’ Could Be Costly

Syracuse, NY – Onondaga County will attempt to redraw the boundaries of legislative districts now that county executive Ryan McMahon has vetoed a first set of maps approved by the county legislature. McMahon’s veto message on Monday cited a technicality of state law. He made no mention of the controversy over what some critics called […]

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Latino activists flex their muscles in redistribution after decade of growth

After two consecutive decades in which Latinos have fueled population growth in the United States, Latino and Hispanic activist groups are demanding greater political representation in Congress and in legislatures as states redraw their political boundaries. In the nation’s capitals, these militant groups are urging legislatures to add new districts in which a majority of […]

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Litigation funding may soon be addressed by the New York legislature

Saturday 20 November 2021 Hardly a week goes by without receiving an email or other solicitation from a third-party litigation finance company indicating if my clients would be interested in making a deal. I suspect that I am not alone and that many other attorneys are receiving the same type of targeted email marketing from […]

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Gov. Wolf Takes New Steps To Help Tipping Workers, Calls On Lawmakers To Finally Raise Wages, And Supports Paid Sick Leave

Gov. Tom Wolf continues to step up pressure on Republican legislative leaders to finally support the hard-working Pennsylvanians. At a press conference in Philadelphia, the governor announced proposed new regulations to ensure tipping workers are treated fairly and introduced his workers’ legislative agenda that will increase paychecks, guarantee paid time off and create safer workplaces. […]

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Idaho Legislature wasted money on resumed session

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. Lawmakers shouldn’t be able to call back to Capitol Hill whenever they want. They proved it this week by wasting taxpayer money for three days. Kyle Green Statesman file […]

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Prince Edward Island Legislature Supports Bill to Stop NOAs from Silencing Victims of Harassment and Discrimination

A bill that would prevent organizations from using non-disclosure agreements to prevent victims of harassment or discrimination from speaking out has passed second reading in PEI. The provincial legislature unanimously voted in favor of the bill on Tuesday, which was introduced by Green MP Lynne Lund. The law would make Prince Edward Island the first […]

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Oklahoma Legislature Calls Special Redistribution Session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Legislature called a special session on Monday to approve new maps for the state’s legislative and congressional districts, as hundreds of protesters descended on Capitol Hill to express their opposition to vaccination warrants. The House and Senate met briefly for procedural votes on bills containing the maps that will […]

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Port: the legislator is on the right track to use inequalities to create political equality

Currently, each legislative constituency in the state elects a senator and two representatives for identical four-year terms. The plan developed by an interim redistribution committee, which was debated in the House today, includes subdivisions for House members in two legislative constituencies. District 9, which encompasses the Reservation of the Turtle Mountain, and District 4, which […]

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Grassroots organizations condemn the adoption of redistribution maps

Alabama coalition partners spoke out against the redistribution maps approved by the state legislature on Wednesday. They raised concerns about what they see as a lack of transparency, accessibility, accountability and non-adoption of fair maps during the redistribution process. “(Wednesday) the passage of new district maps for Alabama was a disappointment from start to finish […]

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Winners, losers in the Legislative Redistribution Plan – Sentinel and Enterprise

Which local lawmakers won or lost in the new state legislative districts proposed by the House and Senate, and what does this mean for voters in North Central Mass., And the Nashoba and Merrimack valleys? The US Constitution requires states to redesign congressional constituencies every ten years to accommodate population changes. These numbers also guide […]

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Unofficial 2021 General Election Results Announced – Oswego County Today

Image provided by FutUndBeidl via Flickr. OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Electoral Council has released the unofficial results of this year’s general election. Please note that these results are subject to change due to postal voting. Town of Fulton: Common Council, Ward 1 – Daniel T. Farfaglia (DEM, WOR) with 175 votes. Opponent Steve […]

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Independent redistribution commission presents cards to Utah legislature

SALT LAKE CITY – The commission created by the voters to draw the political boundaries of the state congress, legislature and school board has finally presented its maps to the Utah state legislature. But lawmakers don’t have to accept them, and the chair of the legislature’s own redistribution committee has suggested one of the cards […]

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Texas Legislature awards TTUHSC over $ 78 million for capital construction assistance projects | KLBK | KAMC

(Photo provided by Texas Tech University) LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: The Texas legislature recently authorized $ 3 billion for capital construction assistance projects at state colleges and universities through Senate Bill 52. This includes more than $ 78.6 million for […]