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First Woman in Vermont Elected to Congress: Last State to Do So

First Woman in Vermont Elected to Congress: Last State to Do So

Becca Balint expresses her internal and external struggles in that area: “We, as women, get asked questions when we run for office that men don’t get asked. When I first ran for state senate, the Monday after I announced, there was an anonymous letter in my mailbox, saying: ‘You should not be running for office; you should be home with your kids.’”

Governor Kathy Hochul’s Budget: Combatting Inflation on Numerous Fronts

Governor Kathy Hochul’s Budget: Combatting Inflation on Numerous Fronts

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. 

Why Do We Need Political Parties?

Why Do We Need Political Parties?

In a democracy, political parties are one of the most important institutions. For most people, democracy is synonymous with political parties. It is crucial to understand the nature and operation of them. If we visit rural and distant places and conduct a survey, their understanding of the constitution may be minimal, but they will undoubtedly be aware of the political parties.

Activists Urging for Juneteenth to Become a State Holiday

Activists Urging for Juneteenth to Become a State Holiday

Last year, June 19 became Juneteenth National Independence Day, a United States federal holiday. The legislation gained traction after the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the bill passed the House 415-14, making it the 11th federal holiday.

Arizona Goes Far Right in Politics

Arizona Goes Far Right in Politics

Arizona is known to be the swing state, but Republican Kari Lake has the right tactics that would turn heads to her direction. She is running to be governor of Arizona. She recently spoke to the suburban areas of southern Arizona, saying that the 2020 election was stolen by Joe Biden. She, among others who claimed that the election was stolen, is among many who see that America is failing in choosing their rightful leader.

Thousands of MTA Workers Fail to do Sexual Harrassment Training

Thousands of MTA Workers Fail to do Sexual Harrassment Training

New York state had a mandatory ruling on the sexual harrasment preventment training. It is required that employers with 15 or more employees would conduct a sexual harrassment preventment training to make the workplace a safe environment for people of all backgrounds. It has been reported that thousands of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers did not complete the sexual harrassment prevention training.

Childcare is New York State’s Next Biggest Priority

Childcare is New York State’s Next Biggest Priority

Governor Kathy Hochul plans to increase state spending to $1.4 billion to support New Yorkers in childcare subsidies. This includes setting up day care centers in universities and additional support for working parents. Despite the actions gearing to support struggling parents, the Democratic Legislature felt that this was still not enough to support the entire New York State in childcare.

Four Potential Candidates Competing to be NYC’s Next Governor

Four Potential Candidates Competing to be NYC’s Next Governor

Kathy Hochul is the 57th Governor of New York City. Through her term, she hopes to improve certain issues of the city, including COVID-19 and education. A couple of potential candidates such as Bill de Blasio opted out of this race. Here are four potential candidates who are competing in the next seat for governor.

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