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House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA
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House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA
2019-10-18 20:14:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House Panel that deals with water resource and environmental issues will travel to South Florida this weekend for a roundtable on infrastructure projects to be considered for inclusion in the next Water Resources Development Act. Rep. Grace... Read More

Florida Set to Revise Law on Threatening a Mass Shooting
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Florida Set to Revise Law on Threatening a Mass Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A deranged person in Florida can tell people of a plan to commit a mass shooting and still not face arrest — as long as the threat isn’t written down. It’s an oddity in state law... Read More

Census Bureau Seeking Driver’s License Info, Administrative Records
Census
Census Bureau Seeking Driver’s License Info, Administrative Records

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau wants even more details on American residents, requesting states to provide driver’s license and administrative records to add to a trove of federal data being collected by the agency in its census count. Officials... Read More

Louisiana's John Bel Edwards Headed to Runoff Election
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Louisiana's John Bel Edwards Headed to Runoff Election
2019-10-14 21:01:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch to a Nov. 16 runoff election after voters failed on Saturday to award him more than 50% of the... Read More

Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror
Courts
Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chief Judge Krista Marx said she wanted to make it clear to the residents of the county the limits of her authority when it comes to the question of intervening in the case that brought... Read More

Gov. Newsom Slams PG&E Over ‘Unacceptable’ Power Outages
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Gov. Newsom Slams PG&E Over ‘Unacceptable’ Power Outages

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom tore into Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Thursday, calling the mass power outages “unacceptable” and the result of the bankrupt utility’s own long legacy of mistakes. “What’s happened is unacceptable. And it’s... Read More

Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding
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Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding
2019-10-10 20:27:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., convened a meeting last week with officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection and several local mayors to address the issue of repeat and intensifying flooding in... Read More

Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve
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Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the... Read More

New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says
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New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s system for restoring the voting rights of up to 1.4 million ex-felons is an “administrative nightmare” a federal judge said Tuesday, but it could still remain in place during the presidential preference primary in March. U.S.... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Sends Ohio Gerrymandering Case Back to Lower Court for Dismissal
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U.S. Supreme Court Sends Ohio Gerrymandering Case Back to Lower Court for Dismissal
2019-10-08 18:18:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday returned a legal challenge to Ohio's politically gerrymandered congressional districts to a lower court, which is expected to dismiss the case in light of a high court ruling in June that federal... Read More

Democratic Polls Show Competitive House Races In Texas
Elections
Democratic Polls Show Competitive House Races In Texas

WASHINGTON — A handful of Republican-held House seats in the Texas suburbs represent fertile ground for competitive races in 2020, according to recent Democratic polling. The surveys in six GOP districts, shared first with CQ Roll Call, are a sign... Read More

Ex-Leader of North Carolina GOP Admits to Lying to FBI In Corruption Case
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Ex-Leader of North Carolina GOP Admits to Lying to FBI In Corruption Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The former head of North Carolina’s Republican Party formally pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for his role in one of the state’s biggest political corruption cases. Former GOP Chairman Robin Hayes agreed to plead guilty to... Read More

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