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Trump Must Disclose Tax Returns to Get on California Primary Ballot
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Trump Must Disclose Tax Returns to Get on California Primary Ballot
2019-07-30 21:53:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday that would require President Trump -- or any other candidate -- to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on California's primary ballot. The law, which was introduced by... Read More

400th Jamestown Anniversary Comes at Significant Moment for Democratic Governments
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400th Jamestown Anniversary Comes at Significant Moment for Democratic Governments

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Just a few miles from where it all began, politicians, civil servants, journalists, academics and citizens will gather at the College of William and Mary to consider the future of representative democracy in the United States... Read More

How California Keeps Blocking Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks
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How California Keeps Blocking Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — California’s sweeping deal with four major automakers last week to boost gas mileage standards and cut tailpipe emissions wasn’t the first time the Golden State has outmaneuvered the Trump administration, which has been planning instead to... Read More

Democratic Governors Go On Offensive Over Health Care Access
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Democratic Governors Go On Offensive Over Health Care Access
2019-07-26 22:05:59
by Dan McCue

Clearly concerned about what will happen if a federal appeals court upholds a lower court ruling overturning the Affordable Care Act, Democrats at the National Governors Association summer meeting said Thursday that rolling back the health care law would be... Read More

4 Automakers Reach Emissions Deal With California, Bucking Rollback
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4 Automakers Reach Emissions Deal With California, Bucking Rollback

Ford, Volkswagen, BMW and Honda have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting a national standard, a longtime auto industry goal. The deal between the four automakers and the California Air... Read More

False Testimony in North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial? Judges Exclude GOP Witness Claims
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False Testimony in North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial? Judges Exclude GOP Witness Claims

RALEIGH, N.C. — The trial challenging North Carolina’s legislative lines as unconstitutional, partisan gerrymanders took a dramatic turn Thursday, when an expert witness for Republican lawmakers admitted some of his testimony on their behalf was incorrect. The challengers used that... Read More

Oregon Passes Sweeping Housing Crisis Legislation
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Oregon Passes Sweeping Housing Crisis Legislation

PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon’s political leaders debated solutions to a housing crisis that was forcing renters from their homes and sending prices through the roof, they had a central goal in mind: avoid the fate of their neighbor to... Read More

Federal Judges Deny Request to Place Texas Back Under Redistricting Supervision
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Federal Judges Deny Request to Place Texas Back Under Redistricting Supervision

DALLAS — Federal judges on Wednesday denied a request by minority voters, voting rights organizations and Democratic lawmakers to place the state back under federal supervision for the next redistricting cycle, ending a protracted voting rights legal battle that spanned... Read More

Federal Judge Affirms North Carolina Transgender Restroom Rights
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Federal Judge Affirms North Carolina Transgender Restroom Rights
2019-07-24 14:07:42
by Dan McCue

A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree between the state's Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, and transgender plaintiffs covers a... Read More

As Climate Change Threatens California, Officials Seek ‘Sustainable Insurance’
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As Climate Change Threatens California, Officials Seek ‘Sustainable Insurance’

LOS ANGELES — California regulators are teaming up with the United Nations to develop “sustainable insurance” guidelines that would help address climate-change-related disasters such as coastal flooding and larger wildfires — the first such partnership of its kind between the... Read More

Cuomo Signs Bill Outlawing Revenge Porn in New York
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Cuomo Signs Bill Outlawing Revenge Porn in New York
2019-07-23 20:44:26
by Dan McCue

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday outlawing the “dissemination or publication of an intimate image” intended to cause emotional or other harm to the person captured in the photo or video. The law not only makes it a Class... Read More

Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site
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Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site
2019-07-23 13:54:08
by Elin Johnson

Hawaii’s Lieutenant governor said Monday that talks to end a protest over the construction of a 14th observatory atop a sacred Hawaiian mountain are at an impasse, and he’s not sure a compromise will ever be reached. Lt. Governor Josh... Read More

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