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Another Stupid and Forgettable Trend From California -- Splitting It Into 3 States

LOTS OF NEW IDEAS come out of California, and although some are revolutionary and game-changing, a lot of them are just stupid and dumb.

This idea easily qualifies as one of the latter. 1,247 more words

John Hollon

Shannon Phillips acclaimed as 2019's NDP candidate for Lethbridge-West

Alberta’s environment minister will be seeking re-election in the riding of Lethbridge-West.

The Alberta New Democrats announced Monday evening that Shannon Phillips has been acclaimed as the riding’s NDP candidate for the next provincial election, expected in the spring of 2019. 194 more words


Energy department isn't helping Oregonians | Guest Opinion

Unless the public demands that the Legislature address these kinds of actions, the public is going to be at the mercy of this out-of-control agency. 11 more words

The Oregonian

An open letter to the Louisiana Legislature (especially to those members who still insist that they are Christians):

“The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.”

  • Mahatma Ghandi

“If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values. 1,999 more words


2018 Legislative Session: What Happened?

The Legislature convened in February with some optimism. The state had a modest surplus that would allow some budget flexibility and a general agreement on what bills needed to be passed, if not the specific provisions they would contain. 1,603 more words

Public Affairs

Skinner bill shining light on bad cops passes State Senate

A bill that would require law enforcement agencies to release public information on police officers investigated for use-of-force violations and sexual assault, among other types of misconduct, passed the State Senate Wednesday. 150 more words

public policy (noun): government policies that affect the whole population

Public policy is not something everyone thinks about but is very important in how our society is managed. The Center for Civic Education defines specific attributes of public policy that help to expand on the above basic definition: 606 more words

Economic Development