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New Jersey passes campaign finance overhaul into law

March 30, 2023

Via: Fox News

New Jersey’s Democrat-led Legislature passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s campaign finance laws on Thursday, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk. The measure, called the Elections Transparency Act — a name opponents say it falls far […]


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Trump warns that he ‘cannot get a fair trial in New York’ after indictment on ‘disgraceful’ charges

March 30, 2023

Via: Fox News

Former President Trump said Thursday that he “cannot get a fair trial in New York,” after being indicted by a grand jury following the years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The Manhattan grand jury issued an unprecedented indictment […]


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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates debate as voting begins

March 21, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Wisconsin voters began casting ballots in person on Tuesday in the state’s high-stakes Supreme Court race, hours before the two candidates were slated to meet for their only debate two weeks before Election Day. Both candidates were urging their supporters […]


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Texas, Florida push border laws as governors eye presidency

March 17, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Led by tough-talking Republican governors weighing presidential runs, Texas and Florida are debating especially strict legislation on border security as the GOP tests federal authority over immigration. The moves in the two GOP-controlled statehouses come against a backdrop of polarization […]


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NM Legislature approves initiative to block its city governments from adopting abortion restrictions

March 8, 2023

Via: Fox News

An initiative that would shore up abortion access in New Mexico amid a flurry of local anti-abortion ordinances cleared a last major hurdle on Tuesday with state Senate approval. New Mexico has one of the country’s most liberal abortion access […]


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DC leaders chide Biden support of GOP-led resolution to block crime bill

March 3, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Several District of Columbia elected officials reacted quickly and critically to President Joe Biden after he said he would sign a Republican-led resolution that would block D.C.’s revision of criminal sentencing laws from taking effect. In doing so, President Biden […]


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Karine Jean-Pierre dodges question on Lori Lightfoot’s re-election loss, blames GOP for crime surge

March 1, 2023

Via: Fox News

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday avoided a question on Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s re-election loss and appeared to blame Republicans in Congress for the surge in crime rates across the country. During the daily White House […]


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Despite surplus, Wisconsin Republicans advise against spending hikes

March 1, 2023

Via: Fox News

Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders downplayed the state’s record budget surplus Wednesday, even as Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has pushed for massive spending increases on K-12 education, tax cuts and funding for local governments. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos cautioned that much […]


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Focus is on ‘social equity’ as Md. bill to establish legalized cannabis industry is vetted by House committee

February 20, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

No one really complained about the 88-page bill. In fact, most of the witnesses testifying Friday afternoon had nothing but high praise for the sponsors and their efforts. Well thought-out. A national model. Inclusive. Equitable. The scores of people who […]


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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott highlights immigration measures, state’s economy in primetime address

February 17, 2023

Via: Fox News

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered no hints about whether he might run for president in a rare primetime address Thursday night, but used it to make a case that hard-line immigration measures, tougher criminal penalties and a humming economy are […]


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Virginia lawmakers make final, non-partisan pitch for new FBI HQ in their state

February 14, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Virginia lawmakers are making a final pitch to the Biden administration to bring a new FBI headquarters to the state. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) joined Virginia’s Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin and most of the state’s House […]


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DOJ giving states $231M for gun violence prevention programs

February 14, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Justice Department is sending out more than $200 million to help states and the District of Columbia administer “red-flag laws” and other crisis-intervention programs as part of the landmark bipartisan gun legislation passed by Congress over the summer, officials […]


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Special elections in Pittsburgh could end Pa. House impasse

February 7, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Pittsburgh-area voters will fill three vacancies Tuesday in the state House of Representatives and the results may resolve a stalemate over majority control that has left the chamber in limbo for the past month. If Democrats sweep all three districts, […]


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Michigan Gov. Whitmer plans to enact stricter gun laws, repeal abortion restrictions, provide tax relief

January 26, 2023

Via: Fox News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined an agenda Wednesday that will prioritize enacting stricter gun laws, repealing outdated laws that restrict abortion and who one can marry and providing pre-K education for all 4-year-olds in the state. Whitmer, in her fifth […]


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Ohio House passes internal rules, can now proceed with its work despite power struggle in GOP supermajority

January 25, 2023

Via: Fox News

The Ohio House passed internal rules and can now proceed with its work despite an ongoing fight over power within the fractured GOP supermajority, which spurred competing claims about who’s leading Republicans there, shouting by lawmakers during Tuesday’s session and […]


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WI Gov. Tony Evers proposes tax cuts for middle class, 20% of sales tax revenue to help fund local communities

January 25, 2023

Via: Fox News

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday he wants to work with Republicans to divert as much as 20% of the state’s sales tax revenue to help fund local communities, including police and emergency services, while he also promised to cut […]


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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will outline agenda for state Legislature in tonight’s State of the State address

January 24, 2023

Via: Fox News

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is preparing to outline what she is likely to call a middle-of-the-road agenda for a Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature that already expects to ditch much of what she’ll propose in favor of more conservative ideas on taxes […]


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Democratic lawmakers say insurrectionists shouldn’t be allowed to run for government

January 23, 2023

Via: Fox News

Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New […]


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SD Gov. Noem’s grocery tax cut hits obstacle in GOP-dominated legislature

January 19, 2023

Via: Fox News

South Dakota lawmakers are considering a number of tax cuts this year, including Gov. Kristi Noem’s campaign promise to repeal the grocery tax. The only problem is deciding on which ones. Republican lawmakers are proposing alternative tax cut schemes, such […]


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Md. Gov. Moore releases millions in held funding; issues executives orders

January 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

It was all smiles during the transition to Maryland’s new governor, but the differences in how they’ll operate are quickly becoming apparent. It wasn’t uncommon for the previous governor, Republican Larry Hogan, to decide not to release funding for something […]