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  • Opinion | Could tolls be the answer to fix Michigan's roads, bridges?

    01/07/2021 7:22:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Bridge Michigan ^ | December 24, 2020 | Baruch Feigenbaum
    Michigan drivers and taxpayers have been complaining about road and highway conditions for years. But the solutions policymakers have recently proposed ranged from the politically impossible, like raising the gas tax 45 cents per gallon, to financially-risky short-term fixes like borrowing billions in bonds to pay for teacher pension contributions so that money could be shifted to funding for roads. But it seems like Michigan lawmakers may be warming up to a long-term, sustainable, users-pay solution to achieving better roads: tolling. Lansing's interest in tolling has gone back decades but this year the state Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration...
  • GEORGIA: Legislator Circulates Plan To Call Special Session Without Kemp’s Permission As Governor Stonewalls

    01/05/2021 8:40:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 66 replies
    The National File ^ | December 7, 2020 | Tom Pappert
    "We believe we have reached the point that the results of this election are untrustworthy," said Jones.On Monday, Georgia State Sen. Burt Jones began circulating a petition that would allow the Georgia legislature to meet for an emergency legislative session that would allow them to fully investigate the credible accusations of widespread voter fraud presented by the Trump campaign and legal team, even as Gov. Brian Kemp has ignored demands to call a special legislature.In a call to action posted to Twitter, Jones wrote “Today is the day we need you to call your state Senate & House Reps &...
  • Best of 2020: Broken promises to fund transportation defined last 15 years

    01/01/2021 10:32:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | December 29, 2020 (originally published January 27, 2020) | Keith M. Phaneuf
    The caller, identified as “Bob from West Hartford,” hit a nerve when he dialed into Gov. Ned Lamont’s Jan. 9 appearance on WTIC-1080 AM with morning hosts Ray Dunaway and Joe D’Ambrosio. “Hi Governor Lamont. In the most recent [state] budget you diverted $170 million out of gas taxes in the Special Transportation Fund,” Bob said. “That’s a myth that gets perpetrated day-in and day-out,” Lamont responded. “There is no diversion taking place, so you can put that one to rest.” Not so fast, governor. Although Lamont and fellow Democrats insist the diversion charge is a “myth,” the truth is...
  • Federal stimulus package won’t erase PennDOT’s funding gap or plans for new tolls or taxes

    12/31/2020 1:48:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call Adware Farm ^ | December 22, 2020 | Tom Shortell
    Congressional leaders passed a new stimulus package meant to alleviate the financial pain of the coronavirus, but it won’t cure all that ails PennDOT’s pocketbook. PennDOT press secretary Alexis Campbell said Monday afternoon it wasn’t clear if the relief plan will cover the $600 million funding gap plaguing PennDOT. Early media reports indicate that $10 billion of financial relief could be distributed to the 50 states’ highway systems, though it’s unclear how much would come Pennsylvania’s way. State Sen. Pat Browne, a Lehigh County Republican and longtime chairperson of the Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday that transportation-specific wording included in the...
  • Russia Clears Way to Block Facebook, YouTube for ‘Censorship’

    12/24/2020 12:22:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Arab News ^ | 12/23
    The Kremlin in recent years has stepped up its efforts to control the Russian segment of the Internet under the pretext of combatting online extremismRussian lawmakers on Wednesday moved a step closer to allowing regulators to block Internet platforms like Facebook and YouTube if they are deemed to have censored content produced by Russians. Russia’s lower house of parliament, which passed draft legislation in a third reading, said in a media release that authorities can target platforms if they have been found to limit information based on nationality and language. The lower house State Duma added that Internet websites could...
  • Pro-Trump Amistad Project suit demands state governors open legislatures to vote on electors

    12/23/2020 3:49:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/23/2020 | Paul Bedard
    A new suit from the pro-Trump Amistad Project has filed suit in Washington to require five governors open their legislatures to vote on presidential electors, another long-shot play to potentially overturn Joe Biden’s victory. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the District, demands that legislatures in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin be allowed to certify electors prior to congressional certification in January. Governors in those states urged legislatures to shut down due in part to COVID-19 concerns, and legislative leaders agreed. Legislatures in states such as Pennsylvania closed before this month’s planned vote to certify electors,...
  • Explosive Scene at Oregon State Capitol: Riot Declared, MRAPs and Pepper Spray Deployed

    12/21/2020 7:24:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | DEC 21, 2020 6:26 PM ET | JEFF REYNOLDS
    During a special session of the Oregon legislature called by Democrat Gov. Kate Brown, protesters descended on the building to attempt to enter. Several police agencies responded with officers in riot gear, MRAPs, and pepper spray to enforce the governor’s order to close the building due to concerns about the Wuhan CCP coronavirus pandemic. Patriot groups organized a gathering to protest the continued draconian lockdowns across the state, as well as the unconstitutional legislative session that excluded public oversight. State Rep. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls) tweeted that keeping the people of Oregon out of the session violates the state constitution:...
  • The Arizona State Legislature Must Invoke Nuclear Option To Choose Electors, Since Subpoena Was Ignored

    12/21/2020 3:33:50 PM PST · by rxsid · 33 replies ^ | 12.20.2020 | Leo Donofrio
    THE ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATURE MUST INVOKE NUCLEAR OPTION TO CHOOSE ELECTORS, SINCE SUBPOENA WAS IGNOREDI want to thank everyone at American Thinker for publishing my piece over there today: “Who has the power to appoint presidential electors?” few more thoughts on the piece. First, if you haven’t read it, please go to AT and do so. Then ponder this:Will. That’s all it will take. Will. Self-convene by phone, video-conference, in person, anywhere, and set this election straight by choosing Presidential Electors for Trump.Inferior officials have refused to obey your subpoenas in Arizona. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has just held that...
  • Who has the power to appoint presidential electors? (An important read on the Constitutional authority of the state legislatures!)

    12/20/2020 7:51:21 PM PST · by rxsid · 21 replies ^ | 12.20.2020 | Leo Donofrio
    Who has the power to appoint presidential electors?Now that inferior election officials in Arizona have rejected a legally issued legislative subpoena [...], the Legislature of Arizona must use its enforcement powers [...]. But what enforcement authority [...]? It's not the Judiciary. And it's not a sheriff, or state capital police. The Arizona Legislature has plenary authority over appointing presidential electors. All it has to do is self-convene by quorum in each branch, or by joint ballot, then vote to send Trump electors; then send the slate to Washington, D.C. That's how you enforce the subpoena. But then you do one...
  • Michigan Legislative Committees Slap Multiple Cities with Election-Related Subpoenas

    12/16/2020 6:44:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/16/2020 | Beth Baumann
    The Michigan Legislature's House and Senate oversight committees on Tuesday voted to subpoena election materials from Detroit and its suburb, Livonia. The cities have been instructed to turn over all hard drives, communications with poll workers, absentee counting boards and any other election-related materials. The joint committee is also interested in reviewing documentation about voting machines, including when they were purchased, what previous elections the machines were used in, and the accuracy tests that were conducted on the machines. Detroit and Livonia were asked to turn over policies relating to the Wuhan coronavirus, including instructions given to poll workers and...
  • Dominion CEO to Testify in First Post-Election Appearance Before a Michigan State Legislature

    12/15/2020 7:19:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/15/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    The CEO of Dominion Voting Systems, a voting machine and software company, will answer questions from legislators in Michigan on Tuesday. It will be the first time John Poulos has answered questions since the Nov. 3 election, which saw 28 states use Dominion products. Poulos could face questioning about an audit released Monday that concluded Dominion’s system “is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.” Data firm Allied Security Operations Group examined machines and software in Antrim County this month, saying Dominion products were to blame for the infamous vote flip that...
  • BREAKING! GOP Electors Cast Votes For Trump in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada & Arizona!!! BIG WIN!!

    12/15/2020 5:26:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 95 replies
    The Finance Hub ^ | 15/12/20 | Greg
    Competing slates of electors, one certified by Gov and SOS of each state, and one by legislatures.
  • Governor Just SHUT DOWN Vote In Michigan

    12/14/2020 11:55:00 AM PST · by Kartographer · 111 replies
    Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline was on Steve Bannon’s War Room today exposing the stunning tyranny that seems to be taking place at Michigan’s state Capitol Monday morning. “We are shutting down democracy as we speak,” Kline said, adding that police have surrounded the state Capitol today by order of Michigan’s Governor. In doing so, legislators are blocked from coming in to do their job as per the Constitution that gives them the power to render the decision of the electors. This comes after the state’s Attorney General has threatened them with criminal investigation in a Sunday evening tweet.
  • Prominent Conservatives Urge State Legislatures to Appoint ‘New Electors’ Under Constitution

    12/11/2020 2:21:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/11/2020 | Jack Phillips
    A letter from a number of prominent conservatives and Republicans called on various state legislators to “exercise their plenary power” to call up electors to the Electoral College, saying that officials in these states violated the Constitution through their orders. The letter, posted on Dec. 10, said: “The evidence overwhelmingly shows officials in key battleground states—as the result of a coordinated pressure campaign by Democrats and allied groups—violated the Constitution, state and federal law in changing mail-in voting rules that resulted in unlawful and invalid certifications of [Joe] Biden victories.” They contended that President Donald Trump is the rightful victor...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks plans to challenge Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, report

    12/02/2020 4:47:12 PM PST · by rxsid · 41 replies
    Rep. Mo Brooks plans to challenge Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, report"This election was stolen by the socialists engaging in extraordinary voter fraud and election theft measures," said the Alabama Republican.Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks plans to challenge the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, when Congress is scheduled to certify Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential race. Brooks has been telling his plan to fellow House members and might follow without the backing of Senate Republicans, according to Politico. To trigger such a legislative effort, at least one member from the House and the...
  • Pennsylvania House GOP leaders: Lawmakers won't meet again this year, a move that would appear to preclude any possibility of lawmakers interceding in the 2020 election

    11/30/2020 8:41:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/2020 | Delphine Luneau, The Center Square
    The Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives announced late Saturday that they will not be returning to session this year, a move that would appear to preclude any possibility of lawmakers interceding in the 2020 election. House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Quarryville, and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, released a joint statement saying that they would not be calling their chamber to Harrisburg on Monday, the final possible day for the 2019-20 session of the Legislature to meet. “We are physically unable to consider any new legislation before the end of session,” they wrote in the statement. “A simple...
  • Arizona State Legislature has approved a Special Session

    11/30/2020 8:34:50 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 30, 2020 | Bill Manrique
    The Arizona State Legislature has approved a Special Session under U.S. Constitution Article II §1.2 to choose and appoint Electors due to extensive corruption of law in the State.
  • Here Come GOP Members of Pennsylvania Legislature Making Moves Concerning the Electors

    11/28/2020 8:21:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2020 | Nick Arama
    We brought you the news here and here of how State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-York) had organized a committee hearing into election integrity and heard from multiple witnesses with some stunning testimony about alleged election fraud and irregularities. President Donald Trump even called into the hearing and thanked people from coming forward. Then after that, Twitter suspended Mastriano’s personal account. Now, Mastriano is dropping more news. Mastriano was appearing on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast when he announced that he and other senators would introducing a resolution calling to withdraw the Secretary of State’s certification of the election and the...
  • Michigan Legislature Holds Rare Emergency Session to Investigate Election Irregularities Down pointing backhand index

    11/09/2020 7:31:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Bongino ^ | 11/09/20 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    he Detroit Free Press reported that the Michigan state legislature held a joint hearing of the House and Senate Oversight committees on Saturday. State lawmakers “issued a subpoena to state election officials…requesting documents related to Michigan’s election process.” They will be investigating “possible election irregularities.”The article indicated that it is rare for the legislature to call a hearing on a Saturday and equally rare for a legislative committee to issue a subpoena.Although the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is a Democrat, both the state House and the state Senate are controlled by Republicans, a point the author emphasizes several times.  Michigan House...
  • Old law could leave 2020 presidential race in stalemate (electoral college, competing electors)

    11/07/2020 8:52:13 AM PST · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    roll call ^ | June 1, 2020 | Ruger
    The problems start if a state submits two different election results and the House and Senate clash on which results should be tallied. More later on all the dominoes that would have to fall for that to happen in 2020. But if that does happen, there are conflicting interpretations of what the law requires Congress to do, Foley said. It’s an ambiguity that he calls the Achilles’ heel of the Electoral College system and Congress’ role in counting votes.