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Bill would raise North Carolina smoking age to 21

6 hours agoNews : The Cutline

A new bill introduced at the General Assembly would raise the legal age to buy tobacco in North Carolina from 18 to 21.

The Latest: House backs bill allowing self-driving vehicles

The Latest on the Georgia General Assembly (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Georgia House members approved legislation allowing self-driving vehicles in the state. Supporters said car and technology companies, insurance … Click to Continue »

The Latest: North Carolina lawmakers override Cooper's veto

The Latest on efforts by the North Carolina General Assembly to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a judicial elections bill (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Republican-controlled General Assembly … Click to Continue »

Override of Cooper's judicial elections veto 1 vote away

It looks like all judicial elections in North Carolina will be officially partisan again, with the Republican-controlled General Assembly poised to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill … Click to Continue »

McAuliffe amends coal ash bill to halt pond closure permits

Gov. Terry McAuliffe sent a coal ash cleanup bill back to the General Assembly on Wednesday with amendments that would delay Dominion Virginia Power's plans to close its ponds until … Click to Continue »

Senate again agrees to school bus cameras to catch motorists

The idea of catching drivers passing school buses unlawfully with cameras and issuing monetary penalties based on photos or video is advancing again at the North Carolina General Assembly. The … Click to Continue »

Jerry Krause, Who Gave Michael Jordan His Supporting Cast, Dies at 77

The former Bulls general manager orchestrated the team’s dynasty of the 1990s, assembling the rosters that Jordan led to six N.B.A. championships.

#IntlForestDay

It might only be March 21, but did you also know it is the International Day of Forests!? Back in 2012, The United Nations General Assembly declared this day to be International Day of Forests. Each year, countries from around the world...Show More Summary

NAACP, allies hold North Carolina legislative advocacy day

Long-time critics of Republican policies at the North Carolina General Assembly are returning to the Legislative Building to press their agenda for expanded health care, the protection of voting and … Click to Continue »

Insect sector outlines 2017 plans

At its General Assembly meeting held on 15 March, IPIFF, the European Umbrella Organisation representing the interests of Insect Producers for Food and Feed, outlined its policy priorities for 2017 and beyond.

5 ways to celebrate International Day of Happiness

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Founded by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012, International Day of Happiness is a worldwide movement to increase awareness of happiness as a...        

Busy day set for Maryland lawmakers on 'crossover' day

Maryland lawmakers will have a busy day voting on legislation. That's because Monday marks the General Assembly's crossover day. It's a day on the legislature's calendar when the House and … Click to Continue »

Hearing planned on 'young adults' criminal justice plan

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to help prevent offenders ages 18 to 21 from being career criminals. The General Assembly's … Click to Continue »

Facing deadline, lawmakers still talking campus guns, budget

Georgia lawmakers head into the final two weeks of the legislative session with a lot of unfinished business, including a state budget for the coming financial year. The General Assembly … Click to Continue »

Egyptian newspaper: al-Sisi to meet Trump in Washington next month

Al-Ahram says in front-page report US visit set for first week of April Egyptian leader met Trump on sidelines at UN General Assembly Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet Donald Trump in Washington next month, Egypt’s leading state-owned newspaper said on Sunday. Related: 'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned Continue reading...

Rhode Island proposal would bar animal abusers from new pets

People convicted of abusing animals would be barred from owning a new pet in Rhode Island under legislation filed in the General Assembly. The proposed law would create a statewide … Click to Continue »

Saturday News: 2 out of 3 ain't bad

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

THREE JUDGE PANEL RULES AGAINST 2 GOP POWER GRABS, OKAYS 3RD: The N.C. General Assembly’s attempt to revamp the state elections board and ethics commission weeks before Democrat Roy Cooper was sworn in as the new governor violates the state Constitution, a three-judge panel ruled on Friday. Show More Summary

Ruling in gerrymandering trial forthcoming

Richmond Circuit Court Judge W. Reilly Marchant will soon rule on whether 11 General Assembly districts lawmakers drew in 2011 are constitutional. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2mzDwFf) the three-day gerrymandering … Click to Continue »

Bail reform appears unlikely to pass Md. General Assembly this year

Legislative Black Caucus calls for no action on bills, which would mean the recent Court of Appeals rule change greatly reducing the use of bail remains in place.

Low property taxes might soon disappear

Property owners in Mexico enjoy very low property taxes but that could soon change. Mexico’s Finance Secretary said on Tuesday during the 100th general assembly of the American Chamber of FULL STORY The post Low property taxes might soon disappear appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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