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Divesting pensions from the Dakota Access Pipeline might sound good, but it will hurt Californians

The day he was sworn in to the California Assembly, freshman Bay Area Democrat Ash Kalra filed his first piece of legislation: Assembly Bill 20, which would force the state’s two largest public employee retirement funds, CalSTRS and CalPERS, to divest from companies involved in building the disputed...

Public Art Installation Celebrates American Diversity in Wynwood

Quietly over the last few months, a sky-high art installation has been under assembly in Wynwood, and now, it's ready to be unveiled to the public. HUMANAE by bazbaz, a photographic art installation, and MKT by bazbaz, a new socially conscious marketplace featuring select local vendors, entrepreneurs and artisans will...

Study agency: No broad recommendation on school calendar law

A prominent North Carolina General Assembly study agency has declined to make a broad recommendation about what to do with the public school calendar law setting dates for classes statewide. … Click to Continue »

Public Safety Announcement Regarding Marches, Assemblies, and Demonstrations

I don’t want to alarm anyone, and I’ve not found any reporting on this happening anywhere else, but one of our readers/commenters sent me the following. I’ve removed a lot of the personal references so as not to identify the reader/commenter unless he/she wishes to do so in the comments. I’m curious if you have […]

Assembly committee advances bill to provide immigration law resources for public defenders across California

Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 11:01 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....

Library System to Receive State of the Art Technology Suite

The Brooklyn Public Library is undergoing a technology upgrade. New York State Assembly members have secured $3 million in state funds to provide a suite of technology in every branch.

UUP launch 5 point plan to clean up Stormont

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Ulster Unionists have launched a 5 point plan to clean up Stormont; Election of Speaker It is vital that the public and the Assembly can have confidence in the impartiality of the Speaker. In the last mandate this was brought into disrepute. The election of the Speaker can no longer be subject to a more...

Public Lands Watch: House Joint Resolution 36

Emily Renda researched and drafted this post. House Joint Resolution 36 (now being considered as part of House Resolution 74) “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to […]

Trump Wants To Gut FDA Regs. He Needs A Refresher Course On The Thalidomide Crisis.

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Before a televised audience, President Donald Trump on Tuesday told assembled pharmaceutical executives that drug prices needed to come down. Sounds good so far, right? But in the next breath, he offered the public’s well-being as a trade-off. Show More Summary

Baltimore State Senator Lisa Gladden Resigns Due to Multiple Sclerosis

Baltimore State Senator Lisa Gladden has officially retired from public office due to her deteriorating health condition. Gladden, who served in the General Assembly for 18 years, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995. She chose...Show More Summary

Following Apple's decline, Foxconn reports first sales dip in 25 years

Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, on Tuesday declared its first-ever annual sales decline since going public in 1991, something reportedly linked to weak demand from Apple prior to the arrival of the iPhone 7.

GM Lied To The Public And To Trump About Where Chevrolet Cruze Sedans Sold In The USA Are Assembled

Submitted via Duane of Free Market Shooter On Tuesday, president-elect Trump tweeted about General Motors, stating the GM was building its Chevrolet Cruze in Mexico, importing them to the US tax-free, and selling them at US car dealers: General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. Show More Summary

Assembly Speaker Heastie and other lawmakers to skip Cuomo's state of the state addresses

Top state lawmakers in New York are skipping Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state addresses in an unusually public display of the tensions between legislators and the Democratic... To view the full story, click the title link.

Top NY lawmakers to skip Cuomo state of the state addresses

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Top state lawmakers in New York are skipping Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state addresses in an unusually public display of the tensions between legislators and the Democratic governor. Democratic Assembly Speaker...Show More Summary

What would the Assembly look like if weighted majority voting had been introduced?

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

What would the Assembly look like if weighted majority voting had been introduced? With the present RHI scandal throwing up another problem with the system there have been some calls for a ‘public conversation’ on future reform. In the (original) Assembly & Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill John McCallister  brought forward cross-community support and the more...

Cuba Bans Naming Statues Or Public Places After Fidel Castro

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

HAVANA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader, who died last...Show More Summary

Cuba Passes Law Banning Naming Sites After Fidel Castro

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Cuba's National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans erecting commemorative statues of Fidel Castro or naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader who died last month. Castro always said he did not want a cult of personality although critics point out that the cult was everywhere. Show More Summary

Disease outbreak guarantees: A proposal to build public health capacity in developing nations (rerun)

While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from July 2016: In 2005, the World Health Assembly adopted a revised version of its International Health Regulations,...Show More Summary

CNN Headline: ‘Trump Adds Another Billionaire to the Team’

The liberal media appears to be obsessed with how Donald Trump assembled a presidential cabinet that has a cumulative high net worth, yet do not publicize how many of the cabinet members are not members of the political establishment: President-elect Donald Trump’s band of billionaires keeps growing. The latest addition to his team of ultra-rich […]

Public Barred from Viewing N.C. Legislative Coup; Reporter Apparently Arrested

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The North Carolina General Assembly is currently debating a series of Republican-sponsored laws designed to strip power from the newly progressive governor and state Supreme Court. If passed, these measures would have far-reaching effects...Show More Summary

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