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Bill that would have opened up some police misconduct records to public disclosure dies

California politics updates: Bills in Sacramento face a big live-or-die moment, business groups play both sides in Assembly race May 27, 2016, 12:03 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Lawmakers in Sacramento...

Bill to force a public vote on the governor's Delta tunnels plan is dead

California politics updates: Bills in Sacramento face a big live-or-die moment, business groups play both sides in Assembly race May 27, 2016, 11:35 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Lawmakers in Sacramento...

Children’s Book Illustrations from British Library

As part of the huge trove of public domain images being posted on Flicker — which I reported in 2013 — the British Library has assemble a large collection of children’s book illustrations. As is often the case with these kinds of large scale image resources, best results come from a bit of patience and […]

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan opened the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly with words of celebration, warning, and hope. Dr Chan celebrated recent progress in global public health, particularly in combatting HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and polio, as well as in improving maternal and child health.

Headline test Sacramento

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that AB 1695, “The Stop Illegal Gun Sales Act,” cleared a critical policy hurdle by passing the Assembly Public Safety committee with a vote of 5-2. But he said, “the gap has been pretty persistent. So I don’t want to set up what hasn’t been...

“34 Republicans ask budget committee to fund voter ID education campaign”

Wisconsin State Journal: More than two dozen Assembly Republicans have asked the Legislature’s budget-writing committee to consider approving money to educate the public on the state’s law requiring voters to show photo identification. The names of 34 Assembly Republicans appeared … Continue reading ?

North Carolina Librarians, Library Associations React to HB2

From the moment the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security act, also known as HB2, reaction was forceful and articulate. Educators, librarians, and library leaders from public, academic, and...Show More Summary

California Assembly Passes Bill to Make All Public Bathrooms Gender-Neutral

On Monday, California sent a message to a certain other state that happens to be embroiled in a battle with the U.S. Justice Department when its assembly passed a bill that would require all single-occupancy restrooms to be open to anyone, regardless of their gender or gender identity. In a ... More »

In show of support for transgender people, Assembly acts to make single-user restrooms gender-neutral

As other states restrict the ability of transgender people to choose which bathrooms to use, the California Assembly on Monday voted to make single-user restrooms in public and government buildings “all gender,” so that anyone can use any restroom. Lawmakers also took initial action to prohibit...

Assembly votes to make public single-use restrooms gender neutral

California politics updates: Uber and Lyft's Sacramento victories, Sanders to campaign in Sacramento May 9 2016, 1:01 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to hold a public...

Assembly Hires New Digital Chief

Jeff Liang is the new chief digital officer at Assembly, replacing Alan Smith, who had joined the MDC Partners' media network last March. Liang was previously svp, media lead at Starcom Mediavest Group, where he developed the Publicis agency's capabilities in audience buying, programmatic, biddable media, data and emerging technology. Show More Summary

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Twitter, a social media platform known for its capacity to connect and provide global community, collectively asserted its right to free speech and public assembly today. After the non-profit polling think tank British Vogue posed the...Show More Summary

Contesting bail to take on racial disparities in San Francisco prisons

San Francisco's Public Defender has assembled a team to help contest the bail of nearly every client in the system. Continue reading ? The post Contesting bail to take on racial disparities in San Francisco prisons appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

UN Torture Committee Should Investigate Declining Human Rights in Turkey

Human Rights Watch (HRW) noted there has been "a significant increase in government intolerance of public assembly" and increasing restrictions on free expression since the UN committee’s last review of Turkey in 2013.

Sheldon Silver Apologizes as Prosecutors Seek a Sentence of More Than 14 Years

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The government said the former Assembly speaker’s sentence should be “greater than any sentence imposed on other New York State legislators convicted of public corruption offenses.”

Publicly owned buildings highlight state's endangered list

Property owned by municipalities and institutions highlights the newly announced "Most Endangered Historic Places" in Illinois, underscoring the ramifications of the state budget impasse, according to the group that assembles the annual list. Included in the 2016 collection of properties in danger...

National Corvette Museum to take over management of Bowling Green plant tours

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

The Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant. Photo courtesy GM Media. General Motors’s Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has offered public tours of one kind or another since its opening in June of 1981. In recent years, three tours per week day have been offered (excluding blackout dates), conducted by student interns […]

“N.J. lawmaker wants fines for ‘distracted walking’”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

A bad idea, seen previously in proposals in New York and elsewhere, won’t go away: “The measure recently introduced by General Assembly member Pamela Lampitt (D) would ban walking while texting and bar pedestrians on public roads from using electronic communication devices that are not hands-free. Show More Summary

Trump Already Planning for Contested Convention

“While Trump publicly dismisses talk of a battle in Cleveland, he is quietly assembling a team of seasoned operatives to manage a contested convention. Their strategy, NBC has learned, is to convert delegates in the crucial 40 days between the [...]

Candidates from the parties in #ae16

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

A few people have gotten in touch with us to ask if it is possible to get a list of candidates running in this years Assembly election. In the spirit of being a public service, I thought I would compile a list of candidates running for each party in the Assembly. If I have missed more...

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