In a dramatic showdown over Second Amendment rights, the National Association for Gun Rights has filed a lawsuit against New Mexico’s Democratic Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and the state’s Health Secretary, Patrick Allen. The lawsuit comes in response to Governor Lujan Grisham’s issuance of an emergency order, declaring gun violence a public health emergency in […]
Today, Florida Governor DeSantis is set to launch his 2024 presidential campaign. DeSantis is viewed as former president Donald Trump’s chief rival for the Republican party’s nomination. He will announce his decision in an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
On Tuesday, Florida education officials rejected nearly 35% of social studies textbooks submitted by publishers for approval, including those that referenced social justice and “other information that was not aligned with Florida Law .”
Governor Kathy Hochul and officials within her administration have hit a snag as they move to finalize and pass the executive budget. Last week, Hochul’s top climate officials announced a handful of changes to the state’s climate portion of the budget that could have major impacts. Namely, a change in the accounting of methane gas which would lower the number of emissions businesses would have to take into account going forward.
Before passing the bill into law, it was granted support by Kentucky’s Republican-dominated legislature. During the House debate, Republican Rep. Timmy Truett came forth with his opinion and approval of the bill. He stated that the disciplinary steps are not intended to increase suspensions and expulsions among students, but rather to create a “learning environment free from disruptive behavior.” He said “this bill will make public education better,” giving the students and teachers what they deserve.
McGrath served as Hogan’s top aide for a few months in the summer of 2020 and is facing charges including wire fraud, embezzlement, and document falsification. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on bond. McGrath was due to appear in a federal court in Baltimore but is now considered a “wanted fugitive.”
Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget is receiving mixed reviews all around, with early predictions that Dems will see this budget as still significantly lower than what is needed for the state.
The Disney District, also known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), is a special district in the state of Florida. The district encases the Walt Disney World theme parks and its neighboring resorts and is spread out across the two counties of Orange and Osceola. The region has its own protocols for taxing, governing, and land jurisdiction and was intended to accommodate the state and resorts. But now, this land and its unique zoning laws have been infringed upon by the state’s own governor.
A man convicted in a plot to abduct Michigan’s Democratic governor from her vacation home was sentenced on Tuesday to 16 years in federal prison, the longest so far for any of the defendants convicted in federal court in one of the country’s most closely watched domestic terrorism cases.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to deconstruct the makeshift border wall his administration has been building out of shipping containers for several months. Court records show the governor and federal officials reached an agreement to “remove all previously installed shipping containers and associated equipment, materials, vehicles, and other objects from the United States’ properties in the U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector, including from lands over which the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation holds an easement on the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s West Reservation.”
Massachusetts’ Maura Healey (D) made history on Election Day after defeating Republican opponent Geoff Diehl by 28 percentage points in the state’s now-called gubernatorial race, making Healey Massachusetts’ first female governor and the first out lesbian governor in U.S. history. Healey first made waves in the political world by becoming the country’s first openly lesbian attorney general in 2014, a milestone that was widely celebrated by LGBT activists. As AG, she utilized her power to hold pharmaceutical giants Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family accountable for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic. Her office also joined the fight against climate change, suing Exxon Mobil for lying about the threat level of rising global temperatures.
President Biden spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala on Thursday addressing the latest Republican drama, regarding the relocation of immigrants as a media stunt. In his address, he referred to Republican officials as “un-American” stating that they were “playing politics” and that their tactics are “wrong and reckless.” This oppositional sentiment is shared by many who are also referring to the political move as inhumane and simply, cruel. Whitehouse press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called it a “cruel, premeditated political stunt,” backing up her statement by explaining that Fox news was informed of the event before the Department of Homeland Security, the city, or even local organizations.