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New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Bill Inspired by Reality Star ‘Snooki’

A state measure inspired by former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk after the state Assembly passed the measure, the AP reports. The measure caps the amount public universities in the state can...

Bill to make some whistleblower settlements public advances

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bill stemming from a $1.5 million confidential settlement related to the potential prosecution of supporters of Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The Democrat-led Assembly on … Click to Continue »

Indiana lawmakers scrap plan to set aside school prayer time

5 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Indiana senators scrapped a proposal Wednesday that would’ve mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events, amid questions about how such a policy would affect non-Christian students.

New Cali Law Requires Pensions To Sell Companies Building Trump's "Wall Of Shame"

A new piece of legislation recently introduced in California, Assembly Bill (AB) 946 or the "Resist the Wall Act," would require the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers RetirementShow More Summary

Bill to keep public whistleblower settlements open advances

Public entities entering settlements of whistleblower lawsuits would be barred from keeping those deals confidential under legislation moving in the Assembly. The Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the legislation Monday. Committee … 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 »

Illinois General Assembly Retirement System Only 13.52% Funded

Authored by Michael Shedlock via, Despite a massive rally in the stock market, Illinois public pension liabilities continue to grow. GARS, the Illinois General Assembly Retirement System, is only 13.52% funded, down from 17% funded in 2013. Show More Summary

California lawmakers announce plan to reduce student debt

Assembly Democrats on Monday proposed an extensive expansion of financial aid programs for students at California's public colleges and universities. They're calling their plan the most ambitious proposal in the … Click to Continue ...

A Marching Band at the March 

On a recent, bitterly cold Saturday, the 3 Million Majority Marching Band was assembling on the steps of the main branch of the New York Public Library, under the gaze of Patience, the library’s southernmost marble lion. Around the musicians demonstrators were preparing to march up Madison Avenue to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Show More Summary

Assembly poised to ban labor agreement requirements

Assembly Republicans are poised to pass a bill that would limit union influence on bids for public projects. The Assembly is set to vote on the measure Thursday. The bill … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers tread murky details of nuclear bailout debate

New York lawmakers are wading through details of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's multibillion-dollar decision to save three failing upstate power plants. Senators and assembly members heard public testimony Monday on the … Click to Continue »

The Resistance Will Have All the Proper Permits

Tyler Cowen: For decades, we've restricted protests to protect safety and public order, but an important part of our democracy has eroded, namely the constitutional right to public assembly.... Americans are giving up their former dynamism for greater security, and to the possible long-run detriment of society. Show More Summary

Public hearing planned on marijuana legalization bill

Connecticut lawmakers will hear public feedback on the first of several bills filed this session that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. The General Assembly's Public Health Committee has … Click to Continue »

WV Public Radio Marks the March 1, 1837 Formation of the Giles, Fayette & Kanawha Turnpike

WV Public Broadcasting reports, “On March 1, 1837, the Virginia General Assembly formed the Giles, Fayette & Kanawha Turnpike Company to build a 15-foot-wide road from Pearisburg, Virginia, to Gauley Bridge in Fayette County.” The post WV Public Radio Marks the March 1, 1837 Formation of the Giles, Fayette & Kanawha Turnpike appeared first on Toll Roads News.

CT Lawmakers to Convene Hearing on Tolling Bills

Associated Press reports, “State lawmakers are revisiting whether to install electronic tolls on Connecticut highways. The General Assembly’s Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing Monday on several bills that would require the tolls. Show More Summary

Connecticut lawmakers to revisit highway tolls at hearing

State lawmakers are revisiting whether to install electronic tolls on Connecticut highways. The General Assembly's Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing Monday on several bills that would require the … Click to Continu...

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 […]

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