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“Another redistricting lawsuit filed in NC — this one over Wake election districts”

News & Observer: Organizations that have challenged North Carolina redistricting plans are going back to state court over the General Assembly’s redrawing last year of election districts — this time with a new lawsuit challenging four state House districts in … Continue reading ?

Conservative Supervillains Take Stage at CPAC

Matt Lewis: “The organizers of CPAC apparently searched the four corners of the globe to assemble a ‘legion of doom’-style roster — a collection of some of the worst ‘conservative’ supervillains who generally share a populist, ethno-nationalist brand of politics [...]

GA: Atlanta Transit Bills Headed for Votes This Week

Two bills that could reshape mass transit in metro Atlanta are headed for key votes in the General Assembly this week.

Utah lawsuit could challenge public land ownership

SALT LAKE CITY—According to media reports, last week Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes told assembled members of the Utah Rural Caucus that he is preparing a lawsuit that could challenge the authority of the United States of America to hold public lands in perpetuity. Show More Summary

European Geosciences Union meeting: Program online, press conferences

(European Geosciences Union) The program for the 2018 EGU General Assembly is now online. At the meeting, with over 14,000 scientists, journalists can hear about the latest research in the Earth and space sciences. The conference (8-13 April in Vienna, Austria) features debates on low-risk geoengineering and on threats for life on Earth. Show More Summary

Stamping a new brand on Virginia

What a difference a single election can make. General Assembly Republicans now seem poised to embrace — however tentatively — some version of Medicaid expansion. That some movement would occur on the issue was almost a certainty after the GOP’s gerrymandered hammerlock on the House of Delegates snapped under the weight of an anti-Trump landslide. […]

ALARMING: Colorado GOP Stoke the Flames of Discrimination Against LGBTQ People and Other Minorities

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on Republican members of the Colorado General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee toShow More Summary

GM Closes Korean Plant Amid Overseas Troubles; Chevrolet Orlando Dies With It

General Motors has announced plans to close one of its four South Korean assembly plants in an effort to stem a tsunami of red ink. As it attempts to stabilize (or cut) unprofitable overseas operations — an effort that led to the sale...Show More Summary

General Motors will shut a South Korean plant, more cuts could follow

GM will close one of four vehicle assembly plants and will decide on the future of the other operations in South Korea.

Sunday News: From the Editorial pages

LEGISLATIVE LEADERS HOLD SHAMEFUL KANGAROO COURT SESSION: If anyone needs an example of the kind of abusive, unprofessional and unbusiness-like manner in which the General Assembly operates these days, all they needed to do was witness the conduct Thursday afternoon of the legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee meeting. Show More Summary

Friday News: You will be missed, sir

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

AFTER A LONG LIFE OF PUBLIC SERVICE, REP. MICKEY MICHAUX ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT: A political fixture in Durham and the General Assembly, N.C. Rep. H.M. “Mickey” Michaux, 87, announced Thursday that he will retire from elected office. After...Show More Summary

How students at one Virginia school turn lessons into laws

Centreville High School students have sent bills to the General Assembly for 11 years.

Wednesday News: The real Deep State

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

REPUBLICANS CALL GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTO SESSION WITH SECRETIVE AGENDA: North Carolina lawmakers are returning to Raleigh this week, but they’re not giving the public many details on what they plan to vote on. Both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate are due back in session Wednesday. Show More Summary

A glimmer of regulatory sanity in Capitol Square

Virginia might finally be getting out of the business of regulating professional wrestlers. And auctioneers. And, possibly, even interior designers. Or at least it might eventually happen if the General Assembly approves legislation that has the blessing of the governor and a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders. According to the governor’s press release, the bill, […]

Maryland Del. Dan Morhaim to retire from the General Assembly after 24 years

Morhaim, a physician, said he made the decision four years ago and will continue practicing medicine.

Maduro named as Venezuela’s socialist party candidate

The Constituent Assembly in Caracas has called for general elections to be held by the end of April.

“N.C. has the worst gerrymander in US history. What else is new?”

Gene Nichol oped in the News & Observer: In mid-January, yet again, a three-judge federal court ruled the redistricting work of the North Carolina General Assembly to be a knowing, intentional and hugely impactful violation of the U.S. Constitution. This … Continue reading ?

Coding bootcamp General Assembly is looking for a buyer: Report

General Assembly is looking into a possible sale, reports Reuters. The company’s CEO, Jake Schwartz, said it’s one of the options the coding bootcamp is pursuing, and has been talking about various routes with bankers. This comes as the coding bootcamp industry seems to be hitting a wall. Show More Summary

Trump Reportedly Asked Rosenstein "Are You On My Team?" Ahead Of Congressional Testimony

Ignoring objections from the FBI and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, President Donald Trump is by all accounts preparing to release the controversial "FISA memo", which was assembled by House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes. Top Democrats...Show More Summary

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