February 5 -- Examining the Year of the Woman
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In the spring of 2007, long before presidential candidate Donald Trump began promising to build a wall along the border with Mexico, the federal government initiated one of the most aggressive seizures of private land in decades to build a fence to keep...
MI Senate Leader Backs Private Police Plan
MICHIGAN Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R) has proposed a bill ( SB 594 ) that would authorize private, possibly for-profit police forces with full arrest powers to supplement public law enforcement...
Judge Orders Acceptance of 18,000 Pending Voter Registrations
A federal judge has ordered KANSAS officials to register thousands of prospective voters whose applications at the state’s motor vehicle offices have been derailed by the state’s...
Lawmakers in New Mexico are scrapping a plan to create an ethics commission to oversee elected officials’ conduct.
The proposal died this week in a Senate committee after amendments were proposed to water down the commission’s authority...
NM Local Governments Spend Millions Lobbying State
Cities, counties, colleges and other public entities in NEW MEXICO spent nearly $7.2 million in 2014 and 2015 lobbying the state and federal government. About two-thirds of that sum, or around $4.8...
NM SOS pleads not guilty
NEW MEXICO Secretary of State Dianna Duran (R) entered a plea of not guilty last week to charges of fraud, embezzlement and other crimes for allegedly using campaign funds to cover personal expenses, including gambling debt...
House Democrats in New Mexico are saying they will initiate impeachment proceedings against Secretary of State Dianna Duran (R) unless she resigns from office over allegations that she used campaign funds for personal expenses, including gambling.
States to Wrap Up Same Sex Marriage Cases
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered judges in LOUISIANA , MISSISSIPPI , and TEXAS to wrap up same-sex marriage cases in their states in line with last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The...
Wisconsin Approves Right-to-Work Bill (SB44)
The GOP-led WISCONSIN Senate voted largely along party lines last month to approve a fast-tracked right-to-work bill (SB 44) that spurred about eight hours of debate. The bill comes four years after Gov...