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New Jersey Legislator Looking To Streamline The Way In Which Minor Drug Cases Are Handled

By David Madden

PARAMUS, NJ (CBS) — There is a proposal in the New Jersey legislature to encourage counties across the state to centralize courts to handle drug cases more efficiently. 180 more words

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

© 2014 Concerned Citizens of Western Montana

A very knowledgeable person recently described the water compact and its component Unitary Management Ordinance as “Orwellian”.  We couldn’t agree more. 1,309 more words

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Texas highway money doesn't always go to highways

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Every time you go to the pump you pay for the upkeep and construction of Texas roads. But lawmakers spend millions of your highway money on other things and it’s been happening for years. 566 more words

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Braid: After defecting, there's plenty of explaining for MLAs to do

Politicians who cross the floor of a legislature, leaving one party for another, often enter a special kind of hell.

So it may be with Ian Donovan and Kerry Towle, the two Wildrose MLAs who stunned their colleagues Monday by joining the Tory government of Premier Jim Prentice. 683 more words

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Gun Bill Could Rekindle School Safety Debate

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After the issue drew heavy debate during the 2014 legislative session, a House Republican is bringing back a proposal that could lead to some public-school employees or volunteers carrying guns on campus. 242 more words

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Spend 30 minutes with your grass roots key contacts

If you could sit down and talk heart-to-heart with each one of your grass roots key contacts, you could build an unstoppable grass roots team. 116 more words

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UT Committee Declines to Endorse Bill to Impose First Campaign Finance Limits

Utah Political Capitol: “In September, lawmakers on the Government Operations Interim Committee effectively punted on taking action on the issue of campaign contribution limits. On Wednesday, the chickens came home to roost during the final meeting of the committee prior to the start of the 2015 legislative session.” 159 more words