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Pa. Governor’s Redistricting Commission Calls for Mapmaking Makeover
Elections
Pa. Governor’s Redistricting Commission Calls for Mapmaking Makeover

PHILADELPHIA — Exposing anew the deep divides over how Pennsylvania’s political maps are drawn, a state commission formed by Gov. Tom Wolf released a report Thursday calling for overhauling the mapmaking process — and was immediately met with pushback from... Read More

Hurricane Dorian Intensifies to Cat 2, As It Nears Florida
State News
Hurricane Dorian Intensifies to Cat 2, As It Nears Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane hunter planes have found a strengthening Dorian, which is now a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. advisory on Thursday. It was expected to develop into... Read More

New Study Finds 8-in-10 Californians Are Registered to Vote
State News
New Study Finds 8-in-10 Californians Are Registered to Vote
2019-08-29 21:20:04
by Dan McCue

Voter registration is up in California, with 8-in-10 eligible adults registered. However, likely voters in the state still tend to be older, well-educated and disproportionately white, according to a study by the Public Policy Institute of California. The Institute, a... Read More

Isakson to Resign From Senate, Adding Competitive Seat to 2020 Docket
2020 Elections
Isakson to Resign From Senate, Adding Competitive Seat to 2020 Docket
2019-08-28 19:48:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Johnny Isakson, D-Ga., announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, adding a competitive seat to the highly anticipated 2020 battle for control of the chamber. "After much prayer... Read More

Unemployment Uptick May Signal State Recessions
State News
Unemployment Uptick May Signal State Recessions

National recession fears have intensified this month amid growing concerns about the U.S.-China trade war and the appearance of a normally reliable recession warning in the bond market that sent stocks tumbling. A significant spike in the national unemployment rate... Read More

Trump Says He Wouldn’t Profit From a G-7 Summit at Doral
Donald Trump
Trump Says He Wouldn’t Profit From a G-7 Summit at Doral

President Donald Trump said Monday that next year’s Group of 7 summit — an annual gathering of world leaders representing powerful democracies — could take place at his own golf resort in Florida. If the summit were to take place... Read More

California Supreme Court Backs Greater Access to Police Misconduct Cases
State News
California Supreme Court Backs Greater Access to Police Misconduct Cases

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies may alert prosecutors that a deputy who is slated to testify in a criminal case has a history... Read More

California, 18 Other States Sue Over Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children
Immigration
California, 18 Other States Sue Over Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California opened another front in its legal battle with the Trump administration over immigration policies on Monday as officials announced a federal lawsuit challenging a new rule that allows indefinite detention of migrant children and their families.... Read More

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Slapped With Subpoena in New York ‘Murder Insurance’ Probe
Law
NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Slapped With Subpoena in New York ‘Murder Insurance’ Probe

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s got the National Rifle Association’s top gun squarely in his legal crosshairs. New York officials last week slapped Wayne LaPierre, the powerful gun group’s chief executive, with a subpoena as their legal feud escalates,... Read More

Trump Takes Aim at Program That Pumped Millions of Dollars Into Texas
Immigration
Trump Takes Aim at Program That Pumped Millions of Dollars Into Texas

WASHINGTON — The luster has come off the “golden visa,” the immigrant investor program that’s injected hundreds of millions of dollars into Texas development projects in recent years. President Donald Trump is reining in the program — typically called EB-5,... Read More

New York State Commission on Election Reform Gets Off to Rough Start
State News
New York State Commission on Election Reform Gets Off to Rough Start
2019-08-23 17:05:32
by Dan McCue

A new commission tasked with reforming how New York State runs and finances it elections got off to a rancorous start this week, with members struggling to deal with even the most mundane organizational matters and a fight erupting over... Read More

Southern California Must Plan For 1.3 Million New Homes In The Next Decade, Newsom Says
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Southern California Must Plan For 1.3 Million New Homes In The Next Decade, Newsom Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Cities and counties in Southern California will have to plan for the construction of 1.3 million new homes in the next decade, a figure more than three times what local governments had proposed over the same period,... Read More

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