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Gov. Whitmer calls on Michigan state legislature to repeal anti-abortion law

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"In Michigan today, abortion is safe and legal, but we have an arcane law on the books from the 1930s banning abortion and criminalizing health care providers who offer comprehensive care and essential reproductive s...

Texas Supreme Court allows for arrest of Democrats who don’t show up to legislature

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Republican Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to arrest the nearly 60 Democratic representatives who fled the Texas legislature in order to block Republicans from establishing a quorum and passing a contested voting reforms...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces second special session of state legislature

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday called for a second special session of the state legislature to begin this weekend, after Democratic lawmakers fled the state to block a restrictive voting bill. In the Republican ...

Long Island county legislature votes to allow first responders to sue protesters and sets civil fines of up to $50,000

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The legislature for Nassau County, New York, approved a bill Monday that says anyone who harasses or injures a first responder -- which includes police officers -- can be fined up to $ 50,000 while giving first res...

A Long Island county’s legislature will vote on bill that would allow police to sue protesters and seek damages up to $50,000

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The Nassau County, New York, legislature will vote on a bill Monday that would allow all first responders, including police officers, to sue protesters and seek damages of up to $ 50,000. If the bill passes, first ...

Minnesota Gov. Walz to ban gay conversion therapy, bypassing legislature: report

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Walz, a Democrat, is expected to sign the order alongside Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan on Thursday morning in defiance of the Republican-held state senate, which doesn’t support the move, according to local media. VAT...

Nevada state legislature looks to codify ballot harvesting while adding straight-ticket voting

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On Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled Nevada General Assembly passed Assembly Bill 321, a measure that legally codifies ballot harvesting and expanded mail-in voting measures initially implemented as the COVID-19 pan...

Alabama Legislature votes to legalize medical marijuana

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Alabama's State Legislature voted to legalize medical marijuana late Thursday, becoming the most recent state to approve its use amid ongoing talks over revamping cannabis laws. The measure will create a medical can...

Tennessee legislature passes bill requiring some businesses to post signs indicating inclusive bathroom policy

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Tennessee is a step away from requiring some businesses in the state to post signs indicating that they allow transgender and other non-binary people to use the bathroom in their establishment that matches their gen...

New York state legislature passes bill that would automatically restore voting rights to people on parole

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The New York state legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that would automatically restore voting rights to people convicted of a felony once they are on parole. The bill is intended to improve upon a 2018 executiv...

Warnock slams GOP-controlled Georgia Legislature for bill that would restrict voter access

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Georgia US Sen. Raphael Warnock, in his first Sunday show interview since being elected to Congress in January, slammed the Republican-controlled Georgia Legislature for a massive voting bill that would restrict vot...

Idaho Legislature halts session until April due to Covid-19 outbreak among lawmakers and staff

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The Idaho Legislature has brought business to halt for the next two weeks amid an outbreak of Covid-19 among lawmakers and staff at the state Capitol. The Idaho House and the Senate each voted Friday to recess and r...

AZ lawmakers weigh bill that would allow legislature to review election results ‘if needed’

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Arizona lawmakers are debating a new set of voting bills -- including one that would allow lawmakers to review election results "if needed" and would grant the legislature the power to pick the state's presidential ...

California has appointed its first ever Muslim chaplain to the state legislature

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. (add the hyperlink) A Muslim man has made history after becomi...

A North Dakota state legislature candidate who died from Covid-19 appears to have won his election

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David Andahl, a North Dakota businessman and rancher, died October 5 after a battle with Covid-19. And about a month later, he appears to have been elected to the state House. The Republican candidate is projected t...

Democratic group to spend $15 million on key state legislature races

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A Democratic organization plans to pour $ 15 million into key state legislative races across the country, operatives with the group tell CNN, money that will influence races that could tilt the balance in states th...