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N Carolina legislature picks up pace on committee work

North Carolina General Assembly members are picking up the pace of their committee work in their fourth full week in session. Several budget subcommittees scheduled their first meetings this year … Click to Continue »

General Assembly sends UNC board reduction bill to Cooper

The Republican-controlled General Assembly on Monday sent its first bill of the year to new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper — legislation reducing membership on the board overseeing the University of … Click to Continue »

UNC Board of Governors bill 1 vote from Cooper's desk

The Republican-controlled General Assembly is just one vote away from sending Democratic Roy Cooper his first bill to scrutinize as governor — legislation reducing membership on the board overseeing the … Click to Continue »

Anti-abortion nuttery shifts into overdrive at NC General Assembly

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Embracing quackery is now acceptable in GOP circles: He claims the reversal process makes logical, scientific sense and said that animal studies in Japan showed that rats that were given Mifepristone had its effects reversed when given progesterone. Show More Summary

Ecuador votes in crucial general elections

Voters choose between socialism or change as they cast their ballots for president and 137 members of national assembly.

Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon there's a lot to ponder about digital in general with this article on the New York Times and their long move away from print. Just the idea of identifying a core offering and then working your way into indispensability...Show More Summary

Nato suspends its operations in Syria

On 15 February, the Alliance's Ministers of Defense assembled at the Nato headquarters in Brussels, in the presence of General James Mattis, Secretary of Defence in the Trump administration. At this meeting the ministers decided to establish a South Hub and gave it the mandate of controlling Africa and the Middle East. Show More Summary

Maryland lawmakers pass resolution allowing attorney general to file suit against Trump's policies

In Maryland, the General Assembly has just taken an intriguing new step in the efforts to resist Donald Trump's most ridiculous orders. By a party line vote, they've authorized the state's (Democratic) attorney general to sue the federal...Show More Summary

Bill aims to improve crime victim notifications in Maryland

A crime-victim advocacy group is supporting a bill in the Maryland General Assembly aimed at making automated notifications to victims more accurate and timely. Russell Butler of the Maryland Crime … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers still grappling with ethics law

The Virginia General Assembly is set to adjust the state' ethics laws for the fourth straight year, as lawmakers continue struggle over what kind of gifts they can take from … Click to Continue »

Illinois governor to give 3rd budget address amid stalemate

The first-term Republican is scheduled to address a joint session of the General Assembly to outline spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1. State pension programs are $130 billion short of what they need to pay promised...Show More Summary

VA Lawmakers Kill Bill to Deliver More Funds for Hampton Roads Projects

The Virginian-Pilot “A bill that would’ve brought an additional $21 million a year in gas tax revenue to Hampton Roads for major interstate projects died in a General Assembly committee Monday morning [February13]. The bill aimed toShow More Summary

Maryland lawmakers set to expand AG powers due to Trump

Fearful of President Donald Trump's policies, the Maryland General Assembly is poised to empower the state's Democratic attorney general to sue the federal government without permission from the state's Republican … Click to Continu...

The North Carolina Supreme Court Just Blocked Republicans’ Unlawful Election Board Power Grab

Shortly before North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper entered office, the Republican-dominated General Assembly passed a series of bills stripping power from the governor and shifting it to the legislature. Perhaps the most egregious...Show More Summary

Parsing the Language of North Carolina's HB-2

If Republicans in North Carolina's general assembly don't permit repeal of HB-2 in the very near future, North Carolina could lose six more years of NCAA events. That will be disastrous and North Carolina Republican legislators will have to own that disaster if they don't permit a fast repeal of HB-2. Show More Summary

GOP lawmaker resigns from Tennessee House weeks into job

A freshman Republican lawmaker has resigned from the Tennessee General Assembly just weeks into his first legislative session. Rep. Mark Lovell, a fair and carnival operator from suburban Shelby County … Click to Continue »

Study agency: No broad recommendation on school calendar law

A prominent North Carolina General Assembly study agency has declined to make a broad recommendation about what to do with the public school calendar law setting dates for classes statewide. … Click to Continue »

TENNESSEE: GOP Rep Intros Bill To Classify Children Born From Artificial Insemination As “Illegitimate”

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Nashville’s NBC affiliate reports: A proposed bill in the Tennessee General Assembly seeks to classify children born through artificial insemination as illegitimate children. Representative Terry Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) proposed HB 1406, which is intended to repeal the current statute regarding children born through artificial insemination. Show More Summary

Tax Roundup, 2/10/17: Forget coupling. Also: Border adjustment post party!

No coupling, no reform in Iowa this year. The 2017 session of the Iowa General Assembly is shaping up to be […]

Bluegrass TV show set to be official show of Virginia

The television show "Song of the Mountains" that features bluegrass music is set to be the official show of Virginia. The General Assembly has passed a bill that would designate … Click to Continue »

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