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  • Oregon Republicans end walkout after Democrats drop most gun control demands

    06/16/2023 8:36:07 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6/16/23 | Cam Edwards
    Gun control wasn’t the only issue that led to the Republican minority walking out and denying Democrats a quorum for six weeks, but it was one of the key sticking points for those lawmakers who deployed the last-ditch tactic this session. Now the walkout is over, an agreement between the GOP and Democratic leadership is in place, and most of the anti-gun measures that Democrats had prioritized are off the table. "In a major boon for Republicans, Democrats agreed to significant concessions, including key changes to controversial reproductive health care and gun control bills in order to convince the conservative...
  • Exclusive: Radical Leftists Will Have Armed Security for August Special Session ‘Protests’

    05/16/2023 3:44:46 PM PDT · by jimtorr · 15 replies
    The Tennessee Star via Citizen Free Press ^ | 16 May 2023 | Peter D'Abrosca
    In secret audio obtained by The Tennessee Star, radical leftists who plan to “protest” the upcoming August special session of the General Assembly say they have armed security at the ready. “Also, like there are groups in Nashville who do this – keep in mind – who like, if at any point you need armed security at a protest, there are people who we trust as a community to show up and do that,” said an organizer of the Saturday meeting. The Star obtained the audio from an inside source who attended the meeting, and will be releasing it in...
  • Minnesota bill normalizing pedophilia dropped after backlash

    04/27/2023 10:14:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2023 | David Strom
    I’m not quite sure whether the bill is totally dead or not, because nothing is until the legislature adjourns. We do know that the GOP managed to get the language normalizing pedophilia stripped out of the bill in a vote yesterday.Whether the language comes back or not, it is clear is that the pressure is on and the Chief Author of the bill is feeling the heat and the Republicans in the Minnesota House, who apparently hadn’t noted the change to the definition of “sexual orientation” to remove the exclusion for pedophilia, have grown a backbone.First a reminder of what...
  • When “Punishing Your Enemies” Turns Into A Complete Farce

    04/12/2023 5:35:16 AM PDT · by River Hawk · 15 replies
    Highly Respected ^ | April 11, 2023 | Scott Greer
    Tennessee Republicans have shown that fighting back against the left is not simply a matter of will. Sometimes, tough action matters less than savvy maneuvers. Last week, the Tennessee state House expelled two Democrats for disrupting a legislative session. The move was meant to quell protests that have turned the state capitol into a circus following the Covenant School shooting. But the expulsions had the opposite effect, encouraging more aggressive protests and turning the expelled representatives into international darlings. Republicans even failed to remove the white lawmaker who helped the protests, giving the Left a “southern racist” angle to spin....
  • North Carolina GOP House Takes Full Power (Supermajority ) As Democrat Switches Parties

    04/05/2023 10:36:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Your America News ^ | 04/05/2023 | Gwen Stokes
    A North Carolina state Democratic House member switched parties Wednesday morning giving the GOP supermajority. While state Republicans had been holding out hope that Representative Tricia Cotham, who up until Wednesday morning was a registered Democrat, would switch parties that hope became a realistic idea last week. Now Republicans in the state legislation hold power despite opposition from NC Democratic Governor Roy Cooper. WHAT HAPPENED? State Representative Tricia Cotham, a previous Democrat from Charlotte, made the formal announcement she was switching parties Wednesday morning. This announcement gave Republicans, who were short of the majority by only one seat, the supermajority....
  • Minnesota: Why are illegal aliens testifying and demonstrating at my legislature?

    02/27/2023 5:42:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2023 | David Strom
    My wife works at the Minnesota state legislature, and the other day she was describing the scene as the Minnesota State Senate passed a bill that would grant illegal immigrants the right to get driver’s licenses.The concept itself has pros and cons–mainly having to do with ensuring that illegal immigrants be forced to carry insurance if and when they are on the road. I dislike the idea itself but understand how others might make a policy argument for it.What I cannot understand is the fact that illegal immigrants have been testifying before our legislature, threatening to vote legislators out of...
  • Editorial: Shapiro’s bold call on death penalty right on point (BARF)

    02/20/2023 5:53:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 20, 2023 | The Editorial Board
    Gov. Josh Shapiro Thursday boldly called on legislators to abolish Pennsylvania’s costly, ineffective and immoral death penalty. In urging legislators to act, an unprecedented move, Mr. Shapiro showed some sorely needed leadership from the governor’s office. Unless Mr. Shapiro engages the legislature, the death-penalty statute will endure. He needs to take the lead in persuading the Democrat-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate to approve bills that would repeal it. Former Gov. Tom Wolf refused to do that. In making his statement a month after his inauguration, Mr. Shapiro signaled that getting state government out of the business of killing people will...
  • Editorial: Shapiro should move now on school funding reform

    02/19/2023 7:13:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 16, 2023 | The Editorial Board
    From the hardscrabble hills of western Pennsylvania to the hardknock blocks of Northeast Philadelphia, children are getting inferior educations in underfunded school districts with low property values and incomes. Crowded classrooms in the state’s 100 most poorly funded districts deny children, who may enter kindergarten a year behind their more affluent peers, the attention they need. Those districts, including South Allegheny, East Allegheny, New Castle, Sharon and Philadelphia, educate one-third of the state’s 1.5 million students, two-thirds of its Black students, and nearly 60% of its poor students. Leaky roofs, obsolete and unsafe buildings, and broken laptops plague many of...
  • Constitution Party Utah Legislative Nominee Outpolled Democratic Nominee

    01/22/2023 2:40:50 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | January 15, 2023 | Richard Winger
    On November 8, 2022, in Utah’s State Representative race, 29th district, the Constitution Party nominee, Kirk Pearson, outpolled his Democratic opponent. The Republican nominee won with 10,832 votes, followed by Pearson with 2,254, and then the Democratic nominee with 2,131.
  • What Minnesota’s most diverse Legislature means for policy

    12/23/2022 8:28:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2022 | By TRISHA AHMED
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota convenes its most diverse Legislature to-date in January, with some of its newest members saying they plan to use their history-making elections to pass policies to protect the minority communities they represent. Solidifying transgender rights, banning “conversion therapy,” safeguarding abortion access and legalizing marijuana are among the goals shared by some of the newly elected lawmakers and seasoned legislators who have been working for years on issues important to underrepresented communities. Now, they feel there is momentum to push the issues forward. “It’s really going to change the dynamics of what people expect lawmakers...
  • Supreme Court Steps In With Huge Update On Landmark Election Case

    12/13/2022 4:08:58 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 12/12/22 | Liza Carlisle
    Redrawing districts has played a part in the recent midterm elections, and questions as to how districts may be redrawn as well as other issues are about to begin to define the individual state’s rights when it comes to federal elections. Some districts across the country have grown and need to be realigned, but gerrymandering, or manipulating the boundaries of a constituency so as to favor one party, is a concern. Last week saw the debate in court, as North Carolina’s closely-watched election is underway before the U.S. Supreme Court. North Carolina legislative leaders are appealing a ruling from the...
  • Down in Lima is where the action is. Peru is one of those countries where the Executive and the Legislature try to dissolve each other. Guess who won this time around.

    12/08/2022 9:21:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2022 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    For several weeks, President Pedro Castillo of Peru has been at war with the Legislature, and they finally had enough of the leftist's ways. So they took action today:>Peru's Congress voted to oust President Pedro Castillo in an impeachment trial on Wednesday, hours after he plunged the country into a constitutional crisis by attempting to dissolve the legislature by decree.Ignoring Castillo's attempt to shut down Congress, lawmakers moved ahead with the previously planned impeachment trial, with 101 votes in favor of removing him, six against and 10 abstentions. The result was announced with loud cheers and the legislature called Vice...
  • Supreme Court smacks Trump: How does it make sense that the Legislature has a right to any president's tax records?

    11/24/2022 9:05:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2022 | David Zukerman
    During my junior year in college, 1960–1961, I took the Constitutional Law course given by Dean Leonard W. Levy, one of the country's foremost con law scholars. In addition to his immense store of knowledge, he acknowledged the wisdom of common sense, noting that the response to Supreme Court decisions may depend on whose ox is gored. And he advised his students, in writing papers, "Strike while the iron is hot." This New York Times headline, the lead story for November 23, has gotten my iron hot — and dander up. The print edition headline for the story:"JUSTICES DECIDE /...
  • Joe Biden Kisses Codifying Roe v. Wade Goodbye

    11/14/2022 11:44:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/14/2022 | Matt Margolis
    Biden’s big pitch for the midterm elections was the promise that, if Democrats won two more seats in the Senate and held the House, they would codify Roe v. Wade into law.Well, they’ve failed to do that. With a runoff election in Georgia, the best they can hope for is a 51-seat majority in the Senate, and this morning both NBC News and the Daily Caller are projecting that Republicans have flipped the House.Related: Biden’s Desperate Midterm Hail Mary: Give Me Two More Senators and I Promise I’ll Let You Kill Your BabyOn Monday, six days after Election Day, Biden...
  • "Rainbow Wave": An Out Trans Man Was Just Elected to the New Hampshire State Legislature for the First Time Ever

    11/09/2022 9:20:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    VICE ^ | 11/09/2022 | Anya Zoledziowski
    JAMES ROESENER (LGBTQ VICTORY FUND) James Roesener has become the first out trans man ever to be elected to a state legislature in the United States, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which funds and promotes openly LGBTQ candidates. Roesener, a 26-year-old Democrat, won New Hampshire’s 22nd State House District, Ward 8. According to his bio, he lives in Concord, New Hampshire, with his wife and cat. “Tonight is a resounding win for New Hampshire and for trans people across the country, with James shattering a lavender ceiling and proving that America is ready for trans men leaders in...
  • Pennsylvania taking baby steps away from gas tax, toward fee for miles driven

    05/08/2022 12:51:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 7, 2022 | Ed Blazina
    Following a slowly growing national movement, Pennsylvania may be ready to try the idea of charging drivers a mileage-based fee to make up millions in transportation revenue lost to more fuel-efficient hybrid and electric cars. Melissa J. Batula, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s acting executive deputy secretary, said the department is working with the General Assembly to draft legislation establishing fees for those who pay little or nothing toward road maintenance. That’s because the state gets about 75% of its road money from the gasoline tax. A commission appointed last year by Gov. Tom Wolf recommended a series of steps...
  • Florida legislature approves DeSantis' controversial redistricting map

    04/21/2022 11:48:58 AM PDT · by NorthernDancer · 20 replies
    FLorida Politics ^ | 04/21/2022 | Jacob Ogles
    Democrats say the map will cut the number of Black Representations in Florida in half. The Legislature has approved a controversial congressional map from Gov. Ron DeSantis, set to take effect ahead of the 2022 midterms unless a court quickly decides otherwise. The cartography (P 0109), which creates 20 Republican-leaning seats and eight Democratic seats, will next head to the Governor for his signature. Once he approves the map, Florida comes off a list of just three states that have yet to complete their redistricting process. The House on Thursday picked up the reapportionment bill passed the prior day by...
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls to drop 75 cents

    04/06/2022 4:09:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Gig Harbor Now ^ | March 10, 2022 | Ed Friedrich
    Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls will be reduced by 75 cents beginning in September, with the intent that they remain at that rate until the span is paid off in 10 years. The decrease is the result of Substitute Senate Bill 5488, which requires transfers of $3.25 million from the general fund to the toll bridge account each quarter until June 2032, for a total of $130 million. After the House changed the bill on Saturday, the Senate had to concur on Thursday, which sponsor Sen. Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, said it would. Rates — currently set at $5.25 with a Good...
  • An Economic Relief Update from Governor Larry Hogan

    04/01/2022 7:08:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    E-mail from the Governor's Office | April 1, 2022 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Dear Marylanders, Today I signed into law the largest tax cut package in state history—including the Retirement Tax Elimination Act—which will provide an additional $1.86 billion in long overdue tax relief for Maryland retirees, families, and small businesses. Combined with the gas tax suspension we enacted just a few weeks ago, we are delivering nearly $2 billion in tax relief during this legislative session alone. This historic, bipartisan agreement brings the total tax, toll, and fee relief that our administration has delivered to nearly $4.7 billion.When I was first running for governor eight years ago, I pledged that once we...
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis on revoking Disney's special status: 'Woke ideology' a 'significant' threat

    04/01/2022 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies ^ | April 1, 2022 | Kristen Altus, FOX News
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded on the possibility of ending Disney’s self-governing status in response to the company’s pushback on the state’s parental rights bill on "Fox & Friends" Friday. "Look, there’s policy disputes, and that’s fine," DeSantis explained, "but when you're trying to impose a woke ideology on our state, we view that as a significant threat." DeSantis’ comments come as Disney has publicly disapproved of a new Florida law which bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms. After sending a company-wide email denouncing the legislation, Disney executives announced it would remove "ladies...