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Water conservation bill proposed by Sonora High students signed into law by Gov. Brown

An award-winning middle school project by four female students on water conservation has become law. Assembly Bill 1343, which encourages partnerships between California school districts and public water systems, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, July 21. “This has gone beyond our expectations. I don’t think at the beginning we thought this would […]

Jared Kushner gives rare public statement after meeting with Senate investigators: 'I did not collude with Russia'

Jared Kushner delivered a brief statement to assembled press outside the White House on Monday, insisting that he did not "collude with Russia" or have "improper contacts" with Russians. The White House senior adviser spoke after a meeting...Show More Summary

Cuba's Castro rebuts Trump at national assembly

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's partial rollback of the U.S.-Cuban detente, saying it ignored broad public support for better relations and would satisfy only a few Cuban-American hard-liners.

Silver May Start ‘Parade of Horribles’ Out of McDonnell Case, Critics Say

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Legal experts said a Supreme Court ruling that helped reverse the conviction of Sheldon Silver, the former Assembly speaker, could offer a road map to public officials inclined toward corruption.

Preet Bharara Has the Supreme Court to Thank for Letting Sheldon Silver Go Free

John Roberts set a very favorable precedent for former state assembly speaker, who was sent to jail for public corruption.

Climate research now shielded from public records requests

Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law legislation that shields Rhode Island climate scientists and other university researchers from public records requests. Both chambers of the state General Assembly approved … Click to Continue ...

Mueller Taps Broad Range of Talent for Russia Probe

Wall Street Journal: “In a few weeks on the job, special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled an elite team of lawyers with expertise in national security, public corruption and financial crimes, suggesting he is taking a broad view of his [...]

Degrading the public sphere (data edition)

Hannah Recht is one hell of a data visualizer and story teller on healthcare. She is assembling the bare county maps for Bloomberg and then she tweeted the following on Wednesday: Here's CMS's map of 2018 insurer #'s. It's bad: missing Oscar and other expansions, incorrect bare counties in IN https://t.co/1Kdox2rEK7 — Hannah Recht (@hannah_recht) […]

California bill would make police body camera videos public

New legislation from a Bay Area assemblyman would dramatically expand public access to police body camera videos in California. The measure, Assembly Bill 748 from Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would make public footage from police shootings and other cases considered to be in the public...

National Education Association Pledges To Fight Trump, DeVos

The National Education Association (NEA) spoke out against President Donald J. Trump and Betsy DeVos’s education budget plans at the 96th NEA Representative Assembly. This was the second time that the NEA publicly expressed displeasure with the president’s education platform. Show More Summary

NEA Policy Statement on Charter Schools – Final Version

NEA Policy Statement on Charter Schools Adopted by the 2017 Representative Assembly, July 4, 2017 Introduction Charter schools were initially promoted by educators who sought to innovate within the local public school system to better meet the needs of their students. Show More Summary

Japan PM Abe stung by huge loss in Tokyo assembly vote

A chastened Japanese Prime Minister vowed Monday to win back public support after his party suffered a historic drubbing in local elections that media chalked up to growing arrogance and analysts said threatened his continued hold on power. Show More Summary

New Legislation Could End Free Speech on College Campuses

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Wisconsin State Assembly recently passed a campus speech bill that would require public colleges and universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers.

Britain is in desperate need of a truly national party

I am not sure I can think of any great public assembly in Britain I’d enjoy less than Glastonbury. Within… See the full story of Britain is in desperate need of a truly national party on Coffee House.

Bill reminding UNC league papers are public records passes

What some legislators call a reminder to University of North Carolina system schools that their correspondence with members of athletic organizations are deemed public records has received final General Assembly … Click to Continue ...

Neither the Tories nor Labour shows any sign of being a truly national party

I am not sure I can think of any great public assembly in Britain I’d enjoy less than Glastonbury. Within… See the full story of Neither the Tories nor Labour shows any sign of being a truly national party on Coffee House.

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 »

Wisconsin Bill Would Expel or Suspend Students in the University of Wisconsin System Who Attempt to Shut Down Public Speakers

Nice. Under a new bill approved Wednesday night by the Wisconsin State Assembly, such student protesters in the UW system could be suspended or even expelled if they repeatedly disrupt campus speakers they disagree with. The Republican-backed legislation, called the...

Committees: the little known way to have your say

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Legislative Assembly’s Planning and Urban Renewal Committee is currently holding an inquiry into billboards in the ACT. All members of the public were invited to provide a submission to the inquiry with the closing date being Tuesday 20 June. As a member of that Committee, I’ve been pleased to see that the inquiry’s […]

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.

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