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As he bows out as California’s GOP chairman, Jim Brulte claims ‘success’ amid the losses

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Ji...
Tags: California, Washington, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Bob, Bill, Republican Party, Republican, Cleveland, Donald Trump, George W Bush

The L.A. teacher strike may be over, but observers warn there’s no ‘clear path forward’ for how LAUSD can afford its new contract

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report The L.A. Unified school board has approved a contract with its teachers union that officials admit they can’t fully afford, calling the deal’s sustainability into question as the district receives repeated warnings from the county that it’s in severe financial straits. To shoulder about $840 million in added costs through 2021, district officials say they’re largely relying on more state funding and a 2020 California tax referendum — neither of which are guaran...
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United States: Client Alert - Proposed Legislation Examines Employee Marijuana Use - Bowditch & Dewey

Massachusetts is now a few weeks into the start of a new two-year Legislative session. The last Legislative session brought the legalization of recreational marijuana after voters approved
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Backers of Ohio Constitutional Amendments Will Need More Petition Signatures to Get on the Ballot

It’s going to be harder to put constitutional amendments on the Ohio ballot in the future. The number of signatures required is a percentage of how many people voted in the last election for governor, and turnout was up significantly in last year’s vote. Catherine Turcer with Ohio Common Cause noted the number of valid signatures needed to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot goes from just over 305,000 to about 440,000. “And that’s a really big change," she said. "And, in fact,...
Tags: House, Ohio, Jo Ingles, Legislative, Niraj Antani, Catherine Turcer, Antani, Ohio Common Cause

Tariff tensions shadow US, Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

By ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY | Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge by the American president but faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Congress. The celebratory moment was dimmed by ongoing differences over Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as plans for massive layoffs in the U.S. and Canada by General Mot...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, Mexico, France, Senate, White House, Russia, Toronto, Sport, G20, World news, Ukraine

Trump Signs New Trade Pact With Canada, Mexico Leaders To Replace NAFTA

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump joined the leaders of Canada and Mexico at a global meeting in Argentina on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact that he called “groundbreaking” and a benefit for “working people.” The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is meant to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has long denigrated as a “disaster.” He appeared with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and outgoing Mexican President Enrique P...
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Why are Democrats winning more votes after Election Day? There are several reasons; fraud isn’t one

The day after the Nov. 6 election, Southern Californians read vote tallies that showed Republican candidates leading or only slightly behind their Democratic rivals in most of the region’s key contests for Congress and the state Legislature. But in the days since, as tens of thousands more ballots have been counted and official tabulations updated, most of those results have changed. Today, Democrats have either won or appear to be surging toward victory in virtually every closely watched race. ...
Tags: Congress, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, House, Associated Press, Paul Mitchell, Kim, Republican, Mitchell, Cervantes, Southern California, Democratic

Major Threats to our Second Amendment Rights Coming after 2018

Major Threats to our Second Amendment Rights Coming after 2018 (Photo by Pax Amitha Gessen) U.S.A. – -( In the wake of the midterms, it is time to take a sober assessment of what the major threats to our Second Amendment rights will be. Legislative threats at the federal level are off the table through 2020, and quite possibly through 2022. But that doesn’t mean the Second Amendment is out of the woods.The fact is, the threat to the Second Amendment has become more and more multi...
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What Does the Blue Wave Mean for Connecticut Employment Law?

The results are in: The General Assembly and the Governor’s office have been caught up in the Blue Wave in this state.  Instead of a split, the Democratic party will control a sizable majority in both houses and the Governor’s Office. But with Governor-Elect Ned Lamont coming from a business-side perspective and touting the need to grow business in Connecticut, what are we likely to see in the next legislative session? Already legislative leaders are talking about a push for a series of progress...
Tags: Law, Senate, Training, Minimum Wage, House, Connecticut, Union, Sexual Harassment, General Assembly, Legislative, Lamont, CT Mirror, Summary, Paid Leave, Legislative Developments, Paid Family Leave

Wyoming Gun Owners Shut Mary Throne Down

Mark Gordon Wyoming – -( For the second time in under two years, gun owners in Wyoming have kicked Mary Throne to the curb over her support of radical gun control!After she lost her re-election effort in 2016, Mary Throne thought she should take her gun-control game statewide in her run for governor.But gun owners in Wyoming were no less forgiving than gun owners in House District 11 were, as the AP and New York Times called the Wyoming gubernatorial election for Mark Gordon.Of c...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Ap, Wyoming, House, New York Times, Mary, Gordon, Legislative, Mark Gordon, Gun Rights News, Wyoming Gun Owners, Election 2018, Mary Throne, Mark Gordon Wyoming AmmoLand

Please vote!

American friends! A few thoughts on the election, from a fellow citizen-person! First, PLEASE VOTE. If you think your voice doesn’t count, or wondering if it’s worth the time…IT IS. Our representative democracy only works when folks engage their voice in the one platform that truly matters: Voting. Almost half of eligible Americans didn’t vote in the last election. Perhaps it was that the two candidates left them uninspired. Perhaps they felt the choice wouldn’t matter. Whate...
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California: Minimum Age To Buy Long Guns Is Now 21, Rights Stolen

California: Minimum Age To Buy Long Guns Is Now 21, Rights Stolen California – -( California’s Legislative season has officially ended, finally. While many bad anti-gun-owner bills were defeated, Governor Brown did sign several bills that, while these new laws, piled on top of all the old laws, still won’t do anything to make us safer, will restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens.Among these bills is Senate Bill No. 1100 (“SB 1100”), which raises the minimum age to purchase a...
Tags: Florida, Human Rights, Guns, California, Senate, United States, Bondi, Nra, Brown, National Rifle Association, Legislative, John Doe, United States Supreme Court, Jane Doe, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, NRA ILA

California’s boondoggles threaten property owners and taxpayers

One would hope that with the profound foolishness associated with California’s infamous High Speed Rail (HSR) project that our elected leadership would have learned a thing or two. But this is California. Because we do things bigger and better than anyone else, it’s apparent that one massive boondoggle isn’t enough — we need two. Let’s recap what we’ll call Boondoggle, Senior. The complete dysfunction of HSR is no longer in dispute. Missed deadlines for the business plans, lack of transparency, ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Brown, Legislative, Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Jon Coupal, Sacramento River Delta, Metropolitan Water District, State Water Project, Steve Poizner, Opinion columns, Legislative Analyst, HSR Authority Boondoggle Junior

Rehab Riviera: Three clean-up bills defy odds and hit governor’s desk, but are they tough enough?

After getting out of the hospital and being in a two-week induced coma for a throat abscess in 2017, Timmy Solomon was back on the street shooting up heroin and meth. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ryan Hampton Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Since 2013, at least three Above It All Treatment Center clients have died, including Matthew Maniace, 20, Terri Darling, 52, and James Dugas, 25. Matthew Maniace volunteered at an animal shelter with his ...
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UPSC Sarkari Naukri Vacancy no. 15/2018

UPSC  Govt. Jobs Vacancy Advt.  No. 15/2018  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Dholpur House, New Delhi - 110069  invites Online application by  30/08/2018 for  following   sarkari naukri Govt. jobs vacancy posts in various Government of India / Union Territories Ministries and Departments in the prescribed online format (Advt. No. ... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Engineer, Online, Physics, Railway, Officer, Counsel, Technical, Lecturer, Scientist, PSC, Legislative, Scientific, Chemist, UPSC, Government of India Union Territories Ministries

Judge Kavanaugh and freedom of expression

Timothy Zick is the Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School. As Jonathan Adler recently observed, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s “expansive conception of the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech is among his most important judicial legacies, marking his jurisprudence from his first days on the Court to his last.” Although it is not clear whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh would compile a similar record on the Supreme Court, we can make a few tentative predictions b...
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UPSC Sarkari Naukri Vacancy no. 14/2018

UPSC  Govt. Jobs Vacancy Advt.  No. 14/2018  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Dholpur House, New Delhi - 110069  invites Online application by  16/08/2018 for  following   sarkari naukri Govt. jobs vacancy posts in various Government of India / Union Territories Ministries and Departments in the prescribed online format (Advt. No. ... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Online, Counsel, Psychologist, Scientist, PSC, Legislative, UPSC, Government of India Union Territories Ministries, UPSC Sarkari Naukri Vacancy

"The New Dynamics of Mass Incarceration"

The title of this post is the title of from The Vera Institute of Justice.   Here is much of its introduction: After decades of continuous growth, the United States’ prison population began to plateau in the new millennium as the nation entered an era of criminal justice reform aimed at lowering the footprint of incarceration.  This seemed to herald the beginning of the end for mass incarceration.  Since 2007, when the country hit a peak of nearly 800 people in prison per 100,000 working age ...
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Early voting looks headed for impasse again in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The effort to expand early voting in Rhode Island appears headed for an impasse for the fifth year in a row. Advocates for the bill say they remain hopeful lawmakers will revisit the measure. Legislative leaders demurred when asked whether it would be considered again. Some cities and towns are concerned […]
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Michigan lawmakers have extra revenue to budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will have hundreds of millions of dollars more to budget than they expected at the turn of the year. Legislative economists are projecting that tax collections for the current fiscal year are up by between $250 million and $340 million from estimates from January. Revenues […]
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The Unfolding Wickedness Of The Deep State

Mark Tapscott: Virtually everybody in the nation’s capital is waiting either in fear or in eager anticipation for the upcoming investigative report of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Horowitz is among the most respected and effective IGs ever appointed, but former President Barack Obama, who nominated him in 2011, may consider that decision among the most regrettable from his eight years in the White House. Here’s why: The Inspectors General Act of 1978 authorizes the I...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, Military, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Clinton

STRAITS RED chapters 10-13

CHAPTER 10 The State command staff set up shop in the rear conference room and started to engage in strategy that was apparently leaving the local authorities out of the inside loop. Calls went out to every post in the State for every available trooper to be called in and routed up to the bridge. Every trooper in the Upper Peninsula had already been notified of the call in and were responding to the area to deal with the growing population problem of the vacationers closing in on the Straits....
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Sound Off On The Proposed Bump Stock Ban, Comments Needed

Sound Off On The Proposed Bump Stock Ban North Carolina –-(“When they give us that inch, that bump stock ban, we will take a mile” ~ student gun banner, Delaney TarrThe bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) wants to change the language defining a Machine gun to include “Bump-Stock Type Devices” by wrongly claiming that “these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun” that are “able to produce automatic fire with a single pull of the trigger.”A ...
Tags: Guns, North Carolina, Legislative, ATF, NFA, BATFE, Gun Rights News, Grass Roots North Carolina, GRNC, Bump Stocks, Proposed Bump Stock Ban North Carolina Ammoland, Bump Stock Type Devices

AZ Governor Pushes For Teacher Raise Approval As Statewide Strike Looms

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed state lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week. The Republican governor has stuck to his plan to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020 after educators voted to walk off the job Thursday because it did not include an overall boost in school funding or raises for support staff. The GOP-dominant Legislature and...
Tags: News, Colorado, Senate, West Virginia, Ap, Gop, House, Arizona, Republican, Phoenix, John Kavanagh, Legislature, Legislative, Ducey, Doug Ducey, Kavanagh

On Heels Of Second Felony Charge, Greitens Bashes ‘Liberal Media’

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens promised supporters that he’d continue to fight for conservative policies in a Saturday speech that came on the heels of his second felony charge. “We have been viciously attacked by the liberal media and their allies,” Greitens told a crowd at the Texas County Lincoln Day dinner, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Though the audience appeared receptive, Greitens’ ability to lead the state is in serious jeopardy as the scandals swirling around him continue to m...
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AZ Teachers Vote For Statewide Walkout To Demand More School Funding

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state’s largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April 26. Arizona jumped into a movement for higher teacher pay that started in West Virginia, where a strike garnered a raise, and spread to Oklahoma, Kentuc...
Tags: News, Colorado, West Virginia, Ap, Arizona, Phoenix, Thomas, Arizona House, Rios, Legislative, Ducey, Doug Ducey, Joe Thomas, Tucson Unified School District, Maglio, Rebecca Rios

NRA Applauds Nebraska Law Protecting Privacy of Firearms Records

Pete Ricketts Governor of Nebraska National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Fairfax, VA – -( The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action applauds Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts for signing into law legislation that protects the confidentiality of personal information associated with many firearm records.On April 11 2018, Nebraska lawmakers passed Legislative Bill 902 (47-0) to ensure that personal information contained in Fi...
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Utah lawmakers vote for session to override Herbert’s vetoes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers will call themselves into a special session to override Gov. Gary Herbert’s vetoes of two bills the governor said went too far in expanding the Legislature’s powers. Legislative leaders announced Wednesday that more than two-thirds of the House and Senate favor an override. Herbert in March vetoed a […]
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Folded: Gambling legislation dies yet again in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are failing yet again to reach an agreement on a comprehensive gambling bill. Legislative leaders announced late Friday that the House and Senate would end their annual session without passing any legislation. State legislators have had trouble the last few years passing a gambling bill due to squabbles among […]
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