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The California Legislature passed 836 bills this year, of which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 770. That’s 92 percent. He vetoed only 66, or 8 percent. That’s about average for governors in recent years. It’s also a reason the legislature ought to return to part-time...
California moved one step closer to ending reliance on fossil fuels as Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law on Sunday to ban all off-road gas-powered engines. The new law requires the state to apply the new rule by Jan. 1, 2024,...
Texas Attorney General Paxton announced on Sept. 20 that he is leading a coalition of 10 states in filing an amicus brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Florida’s law that attempts to regulate censorship...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that restricts the ability of retailers such as Amazon to enforce production quotas on warehouse workers, a move hailed by labor advocacy groups but opposed by business organizations as needless and burdensome. The measure, called AB 701, was...
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday announced it would shut down the historically troubled federal Manhattan jail where disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead two years ago. The Manhattan Correctional Center (MCC) was the subject of criticism after Epstein, a...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced Tuesday he will resign effective in 14 days after allegations of sexual harassment that were detailed in a state attorney general’s report last week. Cuomo’s resignation came as the New York Assembly started...
An Arizona state senator facing multiple felony child molestation charges was one of several sponsors of a Democrat-led bill calling for sex education classes for pupils as young as kindergarten age. Although the bill, SB1340, died in committee last January, Sen. Otoniel...
California’s Dixie fire is now the second-largest in the state’s history, having scorched more than 463,000 acres of land in Northern California. According to data (pdf) from Cal Fire, the blaze—which destroyed the small town of Greenville—is second behind the Complex fire in...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) introduced the Preventing Anonymous Income by Necessitating Transparency of Executive Relatives (PAINTER) Act that would require the President and Vice President of the United States to report the same financial disclosure information...
LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan House of Representatives voted on July 21 in favor of repealing the Emergency Powers Act used by the governor to implement COVID-19 restrictions in the state. The vote follows the approval of the repeal by the state Senate...
The American Civil War is often thought of as being the deciding historical factor putting to rest any future ambition of individual or groups of states wanting to secede from the union. Well over a century later, the idea of secession appears far...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a $100 billion “Comeback Plan” budget package that includes tax relief and stimulus checks to help state residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The package, SB 139, will provide financial assistance to Californians who need it the most,...
"No one's listening" to the female inmates terrified of the violent men transferring to their prisons, said Lauren Adams, legal counsel for the Women's Liberation Front. As biological males who identify as transgender women or nonbinary are being transferred upon request...
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has designated July as the “Victims of Communism” month, highlighting the estimated 100 million people who died during religious or political purges, manmade famines, and crimes against humanity. Ricketts, in a press release and on Twitter, singled out the Chinese Communist...