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Civil Rights Groups Seek to Avoid Purge of Pennsylvania Voter Rolls
State News
Civil Rights Groups Seek to Avoid Purge of Pennsylvania Voter Rolls

PHILADELPHIA — Civil rights groups asked a federal court Monday to let them defend against a lawsuit over voter rolls in the Philadelphia suburbs. The lawsuit was brought two weeks ago by Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group known for... Read More

Governors of 5 States Call for $1 Trillion in Federal Relief
State News
Governors of 5 States Call for $1 Trillion in Federal Relief

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his counterparts in four Western states on Monday asked Congress for $1 trillion in COVID-19 pandemic relief for all states and local governments. Newsom joined with the governors of Oregon, Washington, Nevada... Read More

South Florida Prepares for Unique Hurricane Season
State News
South Florida Prepares for Unique Hurricane Season

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — If Florida experiences the misfortune of a hurricane on top of an epidemic this year, the encounter will be unlike any previous confrontation with the powerful storms. If you lose power, it may take longer to... Read More

Bullock Attacks Money in Politics as Super PAC Goes After Daines
Montana
Bullock Attacks Money in Politics as Super PAC Goes After Daines

WASHINGTON — When Montana Gov. Steve Bullock launched his bid last year for the Democratic presidential nomination, he said he aimed to “defeat the corrupt system that lets campaign money drown out the people’s voice.” Although his White House effort... Read More

County Leaders to Governors: Let Us Make Our Own Calls on Reopening
In The States
County Leaders to Governors: Let Us Make Our Own Calls on Reopening

In Colorado’s rural Eagle County, local commissioners are setting their own rules for reopening the area economy. They’re doing so with the backing of Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat who granted the county Colorado’s first exemption to statewide stay-at-home restrictions.... Read More

Michigan Legislature Sues Gov. Whitmer Over Extension of Coronavirus Emergency
State News
Michigan Legislature Sues Gov. Whitmer Over Extension of Coronavirus Emergency
2020-05-08 15:45:15
by Gaspard Le Dem

Republican lawmakers in Michigan’s state legislature are suing Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer over her move to extend stay-at-home orders last week amid the coronavirus crisis. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday by House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike... Read More

NewDEAL Welcomes Spring 2020 Leader Class of State and Local Officials
In The News
NewDEAL Welcomes Spring 2020 Leader Class of State and Local Officials
2020-05-08 13:35:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - NewDEAL, a group dedicated to developing exceptional American leaders, has selected a new class of 15 elected officials to join its select membership. Leaders in the 185-person network cover 48 states and are working to enact pro-growth progressive... Read More

Governors Disregarding White House Guidelines on Reopening
State News
Governors Disregarding White House Guidelines on Reopening

Many governors across the U.S. are disregarding or creatively interpreting White House guidelines for safely easing restrictions and letting businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP determined that 17 states did not meet a... Read More

New Poll Shows Bullock Leading Daines In Montana Senate Race
Opinion Polls
New Poll Shows Bullock Leading Daines In Montana Senate Race
2020-05-07 19:42:01
by Gaspard Le Dem

A new poll released on Tuesday by Montana State University puts Democratic Governor Steve Bullock seven points ahead of Republican Senator Steve Daines in the state’s Senate race. In the online poll, which surveyed 738 registered voters, more than 46%... Read More

Unanimous Supreme Court Tosses Out 'Bridgegate' Convictions
Supreme Court
Unanimous Supreme Court Tosses Out 'Bridgegate' Convictions
2020-05-07 17:48:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court tossed out the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal Thursday, concluding their prosecution was a case of prosecutorial overreach. "The question presented is whether the defendants committed property fraud," said Justice... Read More

States Step Up as Federal Government Moves Away from Paris Climate Agreement
Environment
States Step Up as Federal Government Moves Away from Paris Climate Agreement
2020-05-07 15:04:07
by Kate Michael

On the same day that the Center for American Progress and the League of Conservation Voters released an issue brief detailing how states have stepped up where the federal government has neglected to lead on climate change, CAP convened representatives... Read More

More Nuance Needed In Church Lawsuit Over Virginia Governor’s Stay-At-Home Orders
State News
More Nuance Needed In Church Lawsuit Over Virginia Governor’s Stay-At-Home Orders
2020-05-07 14:59:45
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - As state governments weigh their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, religious groups across America have voiced concerns that lockdown measures could infringe on their constitutional rights. Last month, police broke up a gathering of 16 people at Lighthouse... Read More

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