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In Trump’s New York, Republican Leader Is Ousted by Party Rebellion

Democrats have won every statewide election since 2002, and have seized control of the State Senate; now the Republican state party chairman, Ed Cox, is leaving.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, Republican Party, New York State, NICK, Trump, Cox, state Senate, State Legislature, Politics And Government, Ed Cox, Presidential Election of 2020, Langworthy, Edward F, Erie County (NY


OR Republicans & Dems Kill Gun Sweeping Control Bill in Education Deal

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
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Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Bill, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River


Controversial housing bill to move forward after compromise

A controversial housing bill that could bring taller buildings to certain California neighborhoods cleared its second hurdle Wednesday, scoring a 5-0 committee vote after several changes designed to make it more palatable to its many opponents. Senate Bill 50 gathered the votes it needed to pass out of the state Senate Governance and Finance Committee, but the bill looks different now than when it was first introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. SB 50 would override local zoning rules...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Oregon, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Development, Palo Alto, Soccer, Long Beach, Senate Appropriations Committee, Construction


Coumo’s Reproductive Health Act Of 2019 Now Sanctions Murder

Opinion Andrew Cuomo New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Americans will remember Andrew Cuomo, the 56th Governor of New York, long after he leaves Office and longer still, once he has departed from this Earth. They will remember Andrew Cuomo, but not in a good way. They will remember him for ramming through the State Government in Albany, two policy measures, both of which are antithetical to the core values, beliefs, and traditions of Americans, and both of which are inconsistent with the core tene...
Tags: New York, Guns, United States, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, State Government, State, Democratic Party, State Legislature, Gun Rights News, Arbalest Quarrel, Roger J. Katz, Stephen D'Andrilli, Arbalest Group, Federal and State


‘It Just Went Poof’: The Strange Aftermath of Virginia’s Cascade of Political Scandals

Despite broad calls for the resignations of Virginia’s governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, they remain in office as the state tries to muddle on.
Tags: Elections, News, Virginia, Sex Crimes, Discrimination, Blacks, Democratic Party, Fairfax, State Legislature, Herring, Northam, Mark R, Ralph S, States (US, Justin Edward


New York Becomes First U.S. City to Introduce Congestion Pricing

It was a bit of a struggle, but the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo have signed on a (decidedly progressive) $175 billion state budget. While the deal has a number of noteworthy inclusions, spurred by the newly elected Democratic majority in the State Legislature, the one we’re most concerned with involves charging motorists […] The post New York Becomes First U.S. City to Introduce Congestion Pricing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, New York City, Editorials, Manhattan, Autos, Congestion, Andrew Cuomo, State Legislature, New York State Legislature, News Blog, Congestion Pricing, Tolls, Congestion Charges, New York Becomes First U S City


California Law Banning Paper Receipts Clears First Hurdle In State Legislature

In January, California Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) introduced a law barring retailers from printing paper receipts unless a customer requests one. Otherwise they'd be required to provide proof-of-purchase receipts "only in electronic form." The bill has cleared its first hurdle in the sate Legislature on Monday as it passed the Nature Resources Committee in a 6-3 vote, despite concerns from some industry groups that say the switch should be driven by the market, not a government mand...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Los Angeles Times, Cvs, State Legislature, Phil Ting, CalRecycle, Department of Resources Recycling, Nature Resources Committee, Phil Ting D San Francisco, American Forest and Paper Assn


Pennsylvania Lawmaker Prays ‘God Forgive Us’ Before Swearing in First Muslim Woman To State Legislature

The first Muslim woman to join the Pennsylvania House has spoken out against an opening prayer given before her induction that was rife with numerous references to Jesus, Christianity and politics. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Democratic representative from Philadelphia, was sworn in to office following an invocation from Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, a Republican from Clinton County.…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, State Legislature, Pennsylvania House, Onetime, Jesus Christianity, Stephanie Borowicz, Movita Johnson Harrell a Democratic


‘Not Just One of the Boys’: How Women Fought Their Way to N.Y.’s Seat of Power

A century after the first two women arrived in Albany, New Yorkers elected a record number of women to state government. Here are the stories about how they made their mark.
Tags: Elections, News, Shirley, Albany, New York State, Women's Rights, Crystal, Andrea, Salazar, State Legislature, Motley, Weinstein, Chisholm, Hoffmann, Law and Legislation, State Legislatures


ICE Routinely Seeks to Detain US Citizens in Miami-Dade County

When I can summon the energy to do so, I worry that the current unpleasantness threatens to exhaust my capacity for outrage. However, I am now able to report that some news still shocks and surprises, such as this report from the ACLU, Citizens on Hold: A Look at ICE’s Flawed Detainer System in Miami-Dade County. It is not pretty reading. Miami-Dade County’s records show that between February 2017 and February 2019, ICE sent the jail 420 detainer requests for people listed as U.S. citizens, only...
Tags: US, Cnn, Aclu, Miami, Miami Dade County, State Legislature, New Times, U S Citizens, US Citizens, ACLU Citizens, Miami Dade ACLU


Washington: Voter’s Rights Under Fire

Opinion Washington: Voter's Rights Under Fire USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- For almost 60 years, the state of Washington has been the gold standard for straight-forward concealed carry licensing. Washington has had shall-issue concealed carry with no training requirement since 1961, and there has never been any sort of problem reported as a result of their simple law which requires a small application fee, a basic criminal background check, and fingerprints. No mandatory training. No local law enfo...
Tags: Guns, Microsoft, California, Washington, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Washington State, Seattle, Boeing, Michael Bloomberg, Eastern Washington, State Legislature


An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment

Opinion An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Of the enumerated fundamental, unalienable rights, Leftist politicians know, the one etched in the Second Amendment is most difficult to dislodge. But these politicians are tenacious. This assertion isn’t meant to be a compliment; merely an observation. Strong drives coupled with an equally strong will, lead one to act. Actions may be positive or perverse. Here, perverse. Leftists abhor the Second Amendment of...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Senate, New York City, Court, States, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, State Government, State, Democratic Party, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, McDonald


Fraud in HI-5 recycling program, visitors can now get medical marijuana, Chinese hackers breach UH, lawmakers want to stop rail audits, excise tax hike advances, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Worker sweeps up cans at Hawaii recycling plant ©2019 All Hawaii News State audit alleges cheating in redemption payments in Hawaii recycling program. The state still has not made changes in its HI-5 redemption and recycling program to protect against fraud, and spot checks of recycling companies turned up two cases where records were allegedly altered so the state would reimburse substantially more to a recycler than was paid out to the public, according to a new report by the Hawaii Sta...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ge, Navy, Senate, Mit, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Pentagon, Las Vegas, Kilauea, Pearl Harbor, DOE, Wall Street Journal


What toxins are being emitted from LA County’s abandoned oil wells? A lawmaker wants to find out

For the last 150 years, oil made California rich. Near Newhall, the site of the first oil gusher in 1876, followed by fields in Huntington Beach, Long Beach, northeast Los Angeles, Montebello, Santa Fe Springs/Whittier and Inglewood, the black crude brought jobs, prosperity and growth to Southern California This oil well at 314 Firmin Street in Echo Park was plugged in July 2016. This area in Echo Park once housed hundreds of oil Wells. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, Connor, Pasadena, Environmental Defense Fund, Northwest, Southern California, Holden, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Inglewood


Northwest ‘Resistance’ to Gun Control Gathering Momentum & Money

The fundraising effort was led by WAC President Bill Burris, a retired Pierce County Sheriff’s detective. (Dave Workman) Puyallup, Wash – -(AmmoLand.com)- At their monthly weekend gun show held at the Puyallup, Wash., fairgrounds, members of the Washington Arms Collectors (WAC) contributed to a fund-raising effort to help support the federal court challenge of anti-gun Initiative 1639, which was passed by Evergreen State voters in November, but is now raising alarms across the state. That law...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington, Oregon, House, Washington State, Seattle, Michael Bloomberg, Nra, State, Olympia, U S Senate, Matt Shea, State Legislature, Pierce County, U S House of Representatives


There is nothing ‘fresh’ about a new water tax

Governor Newsom proudly declared in his State of the State address that we “need a fresh approach when it comes to meeting California’s massive water challenges.” I agree that there are serious water challenges in the state, especially when a significant number of Californians do not have access to safe and reliable drinking water. Some estimate that it’s over 1 million and mostly in the Central Valley, concentrated in poor and disadvantaged communities. As a state with the fifth largest economy...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, UC Davis, Central Valley, Brown, Legislature, State Legislature, State Water Resources Control Board, Newsom, California Republican Party, Tyler Diep, Lyndon LaRouche


Cyber-sabotage, wildfires, weather — a web of threats to the power supply could leave Californians in the dark

By Julie Cart | Calmatters Russians hack Ukraine’s electricity network, turning lights off and on at will, rendering the country’s best tech hands helpless to intervene. North Korea takes over the controls of a South Korean nuclear power plant. Snipers with high-velocity rifles unleash a fusillade on a transmission station near San Jose, inflicting $15 million in damage. It’s not the plot of the latest spy novel. Rather, it’s small sampling of actual attacks, the kind of sabotage against vulnera...
Tags: News, Utilities, California, North Korea, Stanford, Government, Senate, China, Russia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Cisco, Department Of Defense, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer


Hawaii tourism nears 10M mark, Kauai dairy plan dropped, lawmaker seeks to ban cigarettes, $15 minimum wage and recreational marijuana bills advance, county mayors present wish lists, lots more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Luau in Kailua-Kona ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle tourism hit nearly 10M arrivals in 2018. Hawaii welcomed a record 9.9 million tourists in 2018, just 45,452 visitors shy of a 10 million benchmark that had been anticipated before head winds emerged in the back half of last year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii saw nearly 10M visitors last year. That’s half a million more than in 2017. Hawaii News Now.The total number of visitors to Hawaii increased to nearly 10 million — and the amount they spent whi...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Kim, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature, West Hawaii


Jeff Knox Interview: Are We Losing Or Winning The 2A Battle?

Opinion Jeff Knox Interview: Are We Losing Or Winning The 2A Battle? USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Jeff Knox and I had a chance to spend some time together at the 2019 Shot Show. It was a frank and honest conversation about our views of the NRA, the battle for our RKBA and its future. I believe Jeff loves the NRA; he grew up there. At his father’s heels, he was part of most of the significant changes in the ’80s that formed the modern NRA. Also, I think he is too close to the NRA and his families ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Congress, Washington, Senate, Bloomberg, House, Republican, Goa, Edc, Trump, Nra, Board, Jeff, NRA Board, State Legislature


New York State bans mental health professionals from providing "conversion therapy." in 2019.

From New York Times on 01/19/19 Between 2012 and 2018, 14 states and Washington, D.C., passed laws prohibiting “conversion therapy” for minors. Deep-blue New York was not among them. That finally changed this month when the State Legislature voted overwhelmingly to bar mental health professionals from working to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. For more click here. Editor's note. I have practiced in the mental health field for over 50 years and have seen gre...
Tags: Health, New York, Washington, New York Times, Gay Rights, Homophobia, Infertility, Martin Luther King Jr, New York State, State Legislature, David G Markham


Dream Act Is Approved in N.Y. to Aid Undocumented Students, in Rebuke to Trump

The Democratic-led State legislature waded into the battle over immigrants’ rights, passing the Dream Act to secure financial aid for undocumented students.
Tags: Elections, News, Tuition, New York State, Trump, Democratic Party, State Legislature, Politics And Government, Colleges and Universities, State Legislatures, Scholarships and Fellowships, Immigration and Emigration, Financial Aid (Education


New York Approves Aid for Undocumented Students in Latest Rebuke to Trump on Immigration

The Democratic-led State legislature waded into the battle over immigrants’ rights, passing the Dream Act to secure financial aid for undocumented students.
Tags: Elections, News, Tuition, New York State, Democratic Party, State Legislature, Politics And Government, Colleges and Universities, State Legislatures, Scholarships and Fellowships, Immigration and Emigration, Financial Aid (Education


New York State bans mental health professionals from providing "conversion therapy." in 2019.

From New York Times on 01/19/19 Between 2012 and 2018, 14 states and Washington, D.C., passed laws prohibiting “conversion therapy” for minors. Deep-blue New York was not among them. That finally changed this month when the State Legislature voted overwhelmingly to bar mental health professionals from working to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. For more click here. Editor's note. I have practiced in the mental health field for over 50 years and have seen gre...
Tags: Health, New York, Washington, New York Times, Gay Rights, Homophobia, Infertility, Martin Luther King Jr, New York State, State Legislature, David G Markham


Kansas Lawmakers Defect to Democrats as G.O.P. Struggles in Suburbs

Four moderates from the Kansas City metro area have changed parties in the last month, reflecting a national realignment on a key partisan battleground.
Tags: Elections, News, Kansas, Republican Party, Kansas City, Sykes, Suburbs, Johnson County, Stephanie, Barbara, Clayton, State Legislature, Kan, Dinah, Politics And Government, Voting and Voters


With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York

After years of lagging behind other states. New York is poised to pass a barrage of bills which will place the state among the nation’s most liberal.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, Plastic bags, New York State, Cuomo, Democratic Party, Andrea, State Legislature, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Andrew M, Voter Registration and Requirements, Heastie, Carl E, Stewart-Cousins


De Blasio Unveils Health Care Plan for Undocumented and Low-Income New Yorkers

The mayor’s announcement, first on national television, came as the Democrat-controlled State Legislature is weighing some form of universal health insurance.
Tags: News, New York City, Bill, De Blasio, State Legislature, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Politics And Government, Immigration and Emigration, Morning Joe (TV Program, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp


De Blasio to Unveil Health Care Plan for Undocumented and Low-Income New Yorkers

The mayor’s announcement on national television comes as the Democrat-controlled State Legislature is weighing some form of universal health insurance.
Tags: News, New York City, Bill, De Blasio, State Legislature, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Politics And Government, Immigration and Emigration, Morning Joe (TV Program, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp


Nevada Becomes First State With Majority of Women in Assembly

With two appointments on Tuesday, women will hold 23 of 42 seats in the Nevada Assembly when the next session begins in February.
Tags: Elections, News, Nevada, Democratic Party, State Legislature, Nevada Assembly, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Carson City (Nev


After Backlash, Democrats in New Jersey Rethink Redistricting Plans

Legislative leaders will not move forward with a proposal that would have essentially written gerrymandering into the State Constitution.
Tags: Elections, News, New Jersey, Democratic Party, State Legislature, Holder, State Legislatures, Eric H Jr, Redistricting and Reapportionment