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NY AG RESIGNS
NEW YORK Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) a prominent antagonist of the Trump administration - and a prominent advocate for the #MeToo movement - abruptly resigned last week, hours after news broke that four women had accused him...
DHS CONTACTS STATES ABOUT 2016 ELECTION HACKING
The Department of Homeland Security directly notified election officials in 21 states last month that they had been targeted by hackers connected to the Russian government during the 2016 election campaign...
Congress Blocks State Retirement Plans
Congress voted to eliminate an Obama-administration rule removing regulatory hurdles obstructing states from creating retirement programs for workers who don’t have access to retirement plans through their...
Democrats Hold DE Senate After Special Election
Democrats maintained control of the DELAWARE Senate after Democrat Stephanie Hansen defeated Republican John Marino 58-42 in a special election in the state’s 10th Senate District last month. Hansen’s...
Last month a full panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 7-4 in Peruta v. San Diego that “the right to keep and bear arms” granted by the Second Amendment doesn’t extend to concealed weapons.
The case originated...
ME Gov Vetoes Clean Election Fix
MAINE Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed a bill approved by the Legislature last month that would have pumped $500,000 into the state’s Clean Election Fund, enough to support the clean election candidates already running...
Voter Video Recording Restriction Passed in ME
The MAINE Legislature has passed a bill (SB 625) that if signed by Gov. Paul LePage (R) would prohibit the use of video cameras within 15 feet of voters at polling places. Voters raised concerns last November...