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South Carolina editorial roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 27 The Herald of Rock Hill on the phasing out of the Teacher Employee Retirement Incentive program: The General Assembly decided to … Click to Continue »

The Latest: N Carolina lawmakers finish budget veto override

The Latest on the North Carolina legislature's efforts to override Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The Republican-controlled General Assembly has made good on its promise … Click to Continue »

Delaware budget committee meets as negotiations bog down

Legislative budget writers are scheduled to resume their work as negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders over a spending plan for the fast-approaching fiscal year have stalled. The General Assembly's … Click to Contin...

Rhode Island lawmakers plan vote on raw milk before last gavel

Ahead of its plans at week’s end to adjourn sine de di, the Rhode Island General Assembly will vote, as early as today, on Senate Bill No. 247, which would establish rules and regulations for raw milk sales. It is one of a handful of bills that the General Assembly said it would vote on... Continue Reading

Rhode Island lawmakers to vote on paid sick days

A proposal to mandate paid time off for workers who call in sick is moving ahead in the Rhode Island General Assembly, but business groups are making a last-ditch lobbying … Click to Continue »

“GOP wants new election maps for NC judges and prosecutors”

News & Observer: A proposal to redraw North Carolina’s court districts has emerged in the final days of the General Assembly’s session. A state House judiciary committee considered proposed maps for Superior Court and District Court judges and district attorneys … Continue reading ?

N Carolina legislature picks up pace, aims for adjournment

Debate and votes will be plentiful all week at the North Carolina General Assembly as Republican legislators aim to adjourn their annual work session before the July 4 holiday. The … Click to Continue »

Proposal to shield climate research now on governor's desk

Gov. Gina Raimondo could now decide whether to shield Rhode Island climate scientists and other university researchers from public records requests. Both chambers of the state General Assembly have approved … Click to Continue »

Anti-abortion group funded by NC General Assembly uses deception to trick women into its web of lies

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Subsidizing fraud with taxpayer dollars: The groups call themselves “pregnancy resource centers.” They used to be called “crisis pregnancy centers,” and have long been the bane of abortion-rights advocates, who say they mislead pregnant women into thinking they are abortion clinics, and then try to coerce them out of the procedure. Show More Summary

FIVB President Graça discusses “Nucleus Project” at General Assembly of German Volleyball Federation

4 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Hannover, Germany, June 24, 2017 – Speaking at today’s General Assembly of the German National Volleyball Federation, FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° laid out plans for further innovation focussing on the FIVB’s “Nucleus Project” – the new strategy for raising the professional standard of volleyball.

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4 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Steven Agnew is the Leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland. It’s a year to the day since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. It’s been remarkable but often disconcerting. The Green Party campaigned to Remain within the EU with great effort and energy. A year later, we haven’t shifted more...

Eased ballot access for independents, third parties advances

A longstanding effort to reduce the signatures needed for independent or third-party candidates to get on North Carolina ballots has gotten some traction at the General Assembly this year. The … Click to Continue »

North Carolina Republicans Are Trying to Strip the Governor of His Power to Challenge Laws

Shortly after Roy Cooper, a Democrat, won the North Carolina governorship, the GOP-dominated General Assembly launched an all-out assault on his office. Legislative Republicans, bolstered by an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, stripped the governor of various powers—most critically, his ability to restore voting rights and appoint certain judges. Show More Summary

The Latest: House gives initial OK to final budget agreement

The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly debate of the final budget agreement reached by House and Senate Republicans (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The North Carolina state budget … Click to Continue »

Happy International Day of Yoga!

Since its inception on December 11, 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually. The idea behind International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Show More Summary

Rhode Island debates paid sick days for private workers

A proposal to guarantee paid sick days for Rhode Island's private sector workers is moving forward in the state General Assembly as worker advocates seek a compromise with business groups. … Click to Continue »

Venezuela, US spar at OAS Mexico meeting

last weekHumor / odd : The Sideshow

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — The United States and Venezuela exchanged harsh words at the Organization of American States general assembly Tuesday, after the U.S. representative said the OAS must pass some kind of resolution on the troubled South American country to remain true to its principles.

Crime is no longer a national security issue

Mexico Attorney General Raúl Cervantes told the United Nations General Assembly yesterday that organized crime in the country is no longer a national security problem but one of public security. FULL STORY The post Crime is no longer a national security issue appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Venezuela calls countries "lap dogs" at OAS Mexico meeting

Venezuela's foreign minister has called Peru and other countries "lap dogs of imperialism" at the Organization of American States general assembly being held in the Mexican resort of Cancun. Venezuelan … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Cooper calls GOP budget agreement irresponsible

The Latest on a final budget deal by the North Carolina General Assembly for the next two years (all times local): 1 p.m. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says the budget … Click to Continue »

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