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State Attorneys General Launch Antitrust Probe of Google
Technology
State Attorneys General Launch Antitrust Probe of Google
2019-09-09 23:47:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Fifty attorneys general launched an antitrust investigation into Google Monday, announcing their effort on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the bipartisan coalition, said Monday the probe will... Read More

How Political Maneuvering Derailed a Red State’s Path to Medicaid Expansion
Entitlements
How Political Maneuvering Derailed a Red State’s Path to Medicaid Expansion

TOPEKA, Kan. — This was supposed to be the year Medicaid expansion finally happened in Kansas. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, elected in November, had run on the issue. She triumphed in a state that had gone for Trump in 2016... Read More

Fur Clothing Bans Advance in More Cities and States
State News
Fur Clothing Bans Advance in More Cities and States

WASHINGTON — There’s a fur fight in California, and it’s spreading. A bill that would ban the sale of fur coats, hats, handbags, gloves and earmuffs, accessories with fur trim and most other uses is whipping through the California Legislature,... Read More

NewDEAL Announces Judges for Annual New Ideas Challenge
Political News
NewDEAL Announces Judges for Annual New Ideas Challenge
2019-09-06 14:11:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- NewDEAL on Thursday unveiled the esteemed panel of judge for this year's New Ideas Challenge. This year's judges come to the challenge with a wealth of policy experience and expertise, bringing perspectives from leading research and policy organizations,... Read More

Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence
State News
Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence

AUSTIN, Texas — Arguing that there has been enough talk without action, Texas Democrats launched a campaign Wednesday urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call the Legislature into an emergency session on gun violence, evoking responses that revealed a rift in... Read More

California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping
State News
California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has enacted a new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts, making it the first state to outlaw a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier. The Wildlife Protection Act of... Read More

San Francisco Board Names NRA a Domestic Terrorist Organization
State News
San Francisco Board Names NRA a Domestic Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON — San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday naming the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization and encouraged other cities to do the same. Supervisor Catherine Stefani introduced the resolution after a mass shooting at... Read More

Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue
State News
Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. District Judge James L. Graham on Tuesday chose not to delay Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s purge of 235,000 people on Ohio voter registration rolls planned for Friday. LaRose spokeswoman Maggie Sheehan said, “Obviously we’re happy... Read More

States Expected to Announce Antitrust Probe of Google Next Week
State News
States Expected to Announce Antitrust Probe of Google Next Week

WASHINGTON — More than half of state attorneys general are planning to open an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc.’s Google next week, according to two people familiar with the matter. Multiple states are planning to announce the coordinated probe on... Read More

North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map
State News
North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map
2019-09-03 21:57:13
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's state legislative district maps were so severely manipulated to benefit Republican candidates that they violate the state constitution, a three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday. The 357-page ruling handed down in Wake County, North Carolina, by Superior... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Muslim Woman Forced to Certify When She Wears Headscarf to Receive Driver’s License
State News
Lawsuit Claims Muslim Woman Forced to Certify When She Wears Headscarf to Receive Driver’s License

CHICAGO — A Rockford, Ill., woman is suing the Illinois secretary of state in an attempt to change a state rule requiring those who wear a religious head covering in their driver’s license photo to also certify that they do... Read More

Texas Governor Says ‘Mistakes Were Made’ in Sending Fundraising Letter Warning About Migrants
State News
Texas Governor Says ‘Mistakes Were Made’ in Sending Fundraising Letter Warning About Migrants

EL PASO, Texas — In front of victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday opened public safety talks conceding “mistakes were made” when he sent potential donors a fundraising letter that... Read More

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