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Although there appears to be broad public support for some gun control measures , federal action on any of them seems unlikely in the current political climate.
“The possibility of evidence-based firearm laws has become so politically toxic...
SUPREME COURT STAYS TX REMAP ORDER:
The U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Aug. 24 ruling by a three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Western District of TEXAS that several of that state’s legislative districts had been drawn...
With questions about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election still in the headlines , a number of states are considering legislation to block businesses with foreign ties from contributing to political campaigns.
Lobbyist Spending Down in MA
Lobbyist spending last year in MISSOURI - which totaled about $690,000 - was down by more than $200,000 from any other year on record, and spending has continued to fall this year, according to analysis of Missouri Ethics...
NH House Panel Considers Voting Laws
The NEW HAMPSHIRE House Election Committee this week reviewed a measure that would ask voters to require residents to actually live in the state for 10 days before being eligible to vote. State law currently requires...
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Fernande Duffly revealed last week she would soon step down, becoming the third justice in the last week to announce their retirement. Duffly, 66, said she would leave the bench in July, four years before reaching...
MASSACHUSETTS Secretary of State William F. Galvin (D) warned last week that if the cuts to his office in Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R) proposed budget are approved the state will not be able to hold its 2016 presidential primary on March 1 as planned...