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Legislative Civility: Alphabetical Seating v. According to Party Affiliation

Much of the time when I see footage of a legislative session I can’t help but feel embarrassed by the behavior of the participants.  The interactions routinely devolve into heated shouting matches and passionate demands for resignations.  70 more words

Democracy

#NMLEG Progressive Bill of the Day | 1-30-15

A bright spot for progressives in the somewhat dim 2014 election was the successful passage of two marijuana decriminalization ballot questions in Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties. 548 more words

Issues

All cityhood movements alive at Georgia General Assembly

All proposed new cities in metro Atlanta will be given an opportunity by the Georgia General Assembly to become a reality, but some communities will have a better chance of incorporation than others. 253 more words

News

Water is Clear, but Compact Isn't

Daily Interlake Editorial

Posted:  Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A massive PR campaign is flooding over Western Montana in support of a proposed water-rights compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the state of Montana and the United States. 704 more words

Compact Commission

How much will Scott's tax cut save you? Click here for do-it-yourself

A day after releasing his full budget proposal, Gov. Rick Scott began touring the state Thursday promoting a few highlights.

Scott stopped in Tampa to tout his plan to cut the state’s communications services tax — a $470 million reduction that he says would save Floridians an average $43 annually on a $100 cellphone and TV bills. 77 more words

Rick Scott

Thorpe AND Democrats Don't Get The Irony

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Arizona Dems are calling Bob Thorpe a hypocrite (and rightly so) for his support for a ballot measure that would require future ballot measures to pass by 75% if they conflict with Federal Law. 141 more words

New Media

Health advocates make uphill push for expanding Medicaid in Florida

Amid fresh signs that Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-ruled Legislature will again steer clear of Medicaid expansion, advocates are trying to breathe life into what has become an annual push in Florida. 215 more words

Rick Scott