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Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote State News
Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote
2019-06-24 21:23:39
by Dan McCue

Eleven Senate Republicans in Oregon high-tailed it out of the state capitol of Salem this past week, and the Democratic governor has ordered state police to go and round them up. At issue is a vote on House Bill 2020,... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power State News
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power
2019-06-21 20:09:15
by Dan McCue

Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, on Friday, a win for state Republicans, but one that might be only temporary. The victory was on procedural grounds only,... Read More

New York Lawmakers Strike Deal on Ambitious Climate Plan State News
New York Lawmakers Strike Deal on Ambitious Climate Plan
2019-06-19 21:09:33
by Dan McCue

Lawmakers in New York State reached a deal Tuesday on a sweeping climate bill that would require 70% of electricity used in the state to come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro by 2030. The bill is... Read More

Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining Upheld State News
Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining Upheld
2019-06-17 19:52:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium, holding "Congress conspicuously chose to leave untouched the States' historic authority over the regulation of mining activities on private lands within their borders." The... Read More

New York a Signature Away From Becoming the First State to Ban Cat Declawing State News
New York a Signature Away From Becoming the First State to Ban Cat Declawing
2019-06-07 21:16:57
by Dan McCue

New York is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to ban the declawing of cats under legislation that sailed through the state legislature with bipartisan support. The bill, which would subject veterinarians to a $1,000 fine for... Read More

Median Home Prices Continue to Surge in DC Suburbs in Wake of Amazon HQ2 News Economy
Median Home Prices Continue to Surge in DC Suburbs in Wake of Amazon HQ2 News
2019-06-07 21:12:28
by HJ Mai

Rising home prices in some of the country's largest urban centers have put the America Dream of owning a home out of reach for many middle- to low-income families. While the nation’s capital and its surrounding suburbs are regularly ranked... Read More

North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill State News
North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill
2019-06-07 21:00:23
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. To override Cooper's veto... Read More

Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence State News
Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence
2019-06-04 21:01:58
by Dan McCue

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday to address the issue of gun violence in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach. “No one should go to work, to school, or to... Read More

Louisiana Governor Says He'll Sign 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill State News
Louisiana Governor Says He'll Sign 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
2019-05-30 20:44:28
by Dan McCue

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Thursday that he will sign a strict new abortion law barring the procedure once a heartbeat is detectable -- a point that comes before many women realize they are pregnant. In a written statement,... Read More

North Carolina Governor Orders Paid Parental Leave for State Employees State News
North Carolina Governor Orders Paid Parental Leave for State Employees
2019-05-24 01:39:15
by Dan McCue

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order Thursday permitting full-time state government employees to take up to eight weeks off after adopting or having a child. Executive Order 95 also provides 4 weeks of paid parental leave to... Read More

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