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Action Alert Virginia! Your Help is Needed Today!

The Virginia General Assembly is addressing the use of restraint and seclusion of students. Your action is needed today! The Virginia Senate voted to regulate (SB782) the use of seclusion and restraint in public school children. The House of Delegates will now hear similar legislation (HB1443). On Monday morning, February 2, 2015, the House Education […]

UN General Assembly President Takes Swipe at Gay Activists Upon Return to Uganda

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Sam Kutesa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly whose election was protested internationally by LGBT rights groups because of his hand in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality law and comments referring to gay people as "disgusting", returned to his home country...

10 Solar Energy Proposals in Virginia to Watch During its Short 2015 General Assembly

It would take a hermit not to recognize the pent-up demand for solar throughout much of Virginia. While states such as North Carolina and Georgia are seeing significant growth, Virginia lags far behind and is all but ignoring the opportunity to diversify its economy with cleaner energy sources. read more

GM To Suspend Production At Its Russian Plant For Two Months

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will suspend production at its St. Petersburg auto assembly plant in Russia from mid-March to mid-May and is raising prices for its products because of the weak and volatile Russian rouble, a company spokesman said on Thursday. Show More Summary

VA: HRT Unlikely to Get Lawmakers' OK for Dedicated Revenue

Jan. 29--NORFOLK -- Local boosters of public transportation can expect mixed results this General Assembly session. An effort to reverse a major reduction in state funding for public transit is being pushed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Del. Show More Summary

Campus rapes should be reported to police

You can’t have it both ways.The Virginia General Assembly is taking steps to make it mandatory that officials at state universities report to police allegations of sexual assault (crisis counselors would be exempt from the reporting requirement).Read full article >>

Against the New Anti-Semitism: Remembering the Holocaust Protects Us All

Earlier today, in fulfilment of a lifetime aspiration, I had the signal honor of addressing a special plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly. The topic was rising anti-Semitic violence worldwide. Not often is a philosopher...Show More Summary

Georgia’s Healthcare Outlook

While the General Assembly scrambles to figure out how to keep bridges from collapsing without raising taxes, another seemingly mountainous topic is creeping up: Healthcare. We’ve written about rural healthcare and the Grady/Blue Cross Blue Shield debacle, but those two problems don’t begin to scratch the surface of our healthcare situation. Show More Summary

Illinois' State Legislators Have the Fifth-Highest Salaries in the Country

Members of the Illinois General Assembly receive the fifth-highest lawmaker salaries in the nation, says the Chicago Sun-Times. The states that paid their legislators the most in 2014, ahead of Illinois, were California, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan. Show More Summary

Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Harmful Gay 'Conversion Therapy' for Minors

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

LGBT advocates in Illinois today announced plans to launch an initiative intended to facilitate passage of a bill introduced on Friday in the General Assembly which would ban gay "conversion therapy" for minors, Equality Illinois reports: State Rep. Kelly Cassidy...

Live from Buckhead, It’s Peach Pundit Radio!

For the last month or so, we’ve used our time on Peach Pundit Radio to speculate on the issues that would be coming up during the 2015 General Assembly session. This afternoon, after seeing Governor Deal’s inaugural speech, the EggsShow More Summary

Doraville GM Plant Update

From: http://clatl.comThe General Motors assembly plant in Doraville shuttered in 2008. Since then, the hulking, nearly empty beast, has served as a reminder to motorists along I-285 of metro Atlanta and America's past life as an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse.Traces of the lettering on the main office remain. Show More Summary

Deal's 2015 to-do list: finding transportation cash, keeping Georgia from becoming Colorado, and taking over failing schools

In a speech that included the words "parachute pants" and "jelly shoes" but not a single mention of rail, Gov. Nathan Deal today outlined what he'd like to see the General Assembly accomplish during its' 40-day session. Among the priorities:...Show More Summary

Proposals To Lower Age Requirement To Serve In Georgia General Assembly

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, the Georgia General Assembly begins its 2015 session today. Two pieces of legislation will be filed in order to lower the age requirement to serve in Georgia’s legislative body: Senate from 25 to 21, House: from 21 to 18. Show More Summary

Tax Roundup, 1/12/15: They’re back! Gas tax boost, maybe; tax reform, not likely as 86th Iowa General Assembly convenes

Same Governor. Same split party control in the legislature. So why would we expect different results? I expect no big tax […]

First Slice 1/12/15: New legislative session kicks off today, so prepare for nonsense

The Georgia General Assembly has returned to town. And Gov. Nathan Deal supporters who planned to freeze their faces off in a banal free-speech zone and watch him take the oath of office are out of luck.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Democrats could thwart Rauner on special election for comptroller

The Democrat-controlled General Assembly could take its first political shot at Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, as lawmakers return to Springfield Thursday to act on a measure that would require a special election to fill part of a four-year term left vacant after the death of Comptroller...

Missouri Lawmakers: Police Reforms Needed in Wake of Michael Brown’s Killing

The Missouri General Assembly began the 2015 legislative session Wednesday with a focus on state laws and policies related to the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown, and the subsequent police crackdown last year in Ferguson. Image: Shutterstock The post Missouri Lawmakers: Police Reforms Needed in Wake of Michael Brown’s Killing appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Corvette Engine Build Experience Is Back, But Only For Z06 Buyers

For several years, Chevrolet allowed buyers of high-end Corvette models like the Z06 and ZR1 to help assemble the engine powering their car as part of a special engine build experience. The program took place at General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Performance Build Center, located at Wixom, Michigan, and cost $5,800. Radio host Todd Schnitt...

A. Barton Hinkle on Virginia Trampling Property Rights

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Thought experiment: What are the odds of the Virginia General Assembly passing a law that allowed private individuals to enter the headquarters of the energy company Dominion Resources over the company’s objections—so long as the individuals had a good reason to, and gave the company advance notice? The question answers itself. Show More Summary

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