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Month: May 2022

City Council

Seattle City Council approves policy ensuring gig workers earn at least minimum wage – KIRO 7 News Seattle | #citycouncil

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pass an ordinance that will ensure that more than 40,000 gig workers in Seattle are paid at least the city’s minimum wage. “This law takes the first few steps to finally recognize and respect gig workers’ humanity,” said Carmen Figueroa, who works for Grubhub, in […]

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Mayor

Aurora Police, Mayor Richard Irvin Won’t Participate in City’s Pride Parade Amid Dispute With Organizers – NBC Chicago

Aurora mayor and Illinois gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin says that he will not participate in the city’s Pride Parade next month, and that the city will withdraw its float after organizers asked participating police officers not to wear their uniforms or carry their service weapons during the event. Irvin also announced that the city’s raising […]

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Alabama

C.J. Robinson wins Republican nod for 19th Judicial Circuit DA | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A seasoned prosecutor has taken the Republican nomination for district attorney of the 19th Judicial Circuit. Incomplete, unofficial results show C.J. Robinson collected 19,381 votes to challenger Jennifer Holton’s 9,141 votes. No Democratic candidate has qualified to run for the office. Alabama primary results: See live vote totals as they’re reported election night The candidates:Two […]

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California

Money Wars: Special Interests Spend Big in California Primary | Lost Coast Outpost

If you haven’t noticed, your mail carrier certainly has: Election season has arrived in California and with it, the regular flood of political ads from unions, corporations and other special interest groups hoping to influence your vote. Though contributions made directly to political candidates are capped by state law, no such limits apply to “independent […]

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Arkansas

Chair of Arkansas School Safety Commission says improved reporting system needed

In response to last week’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Arkansas will reevaluate its school safety policies. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is planning to revisit a report prepared in 2018 by the Arkansas School Safety Commission, which he formed through an executive order in response to a shooting in Parkland, Florida. Hutchinson says […]

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California

Electing Officers in the California Legislature

In the California Legislature, officers of each house are elected by the Members of either the Assembly or Senate for their respective positions. Rules related to these elections are found in the state Constitution, Government Code, and rules of the respective houses. State Constitution Article IV of the California Constitution contains the constitutional provisions related […]

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Alaska

The Trailer: Nine summer days that will define the 2022 midterms | #alaska | #politics

Placeholder while article actions load Starting this week, The Trailer will appear in your inbox every Tuesday, but not on Thursdays. As the midterms grow closer, we want to provide more coverage, faster. This newsletter will remain a comprehensive guide to what’s happening on the campaign trail.  To stay connected the rest of the week, […]

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City Council

VIDEO: Tune in as Casper City Council talk ~$166M proposed budget Tuesday | #citycouncil

File Photo, Oil City CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council is preparing to adopt a new budget for fiscal year 2023 and will discuss the city’s proposed budget during a work session set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at City Hall, 200 N. David St. The proposed budget for the fiscal […]

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Mayor

Who’s running for Shreveport Mayor?

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – Qualifying starts July 20 and runs through July 22. That means potential candidates can still throw their hat in the ring. The mayoral election is set for Nov. 8, and a runoff, if necessary, will be held Dec. 10. So far, five candidates have announced their bid to run for Shreveport […]

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Alabama

Governors pan SEC climate disclosure proposal as unprecedented federal overreach | Alabama | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

(The Center Square) – Sixteen Republican governors are asking the Biden administration to withdraw a proposed rule by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that would require companies to disclose some climate-related information in annual reports and registration.  The governors called the move an “unprecedented level of federal overreach” in a letter sent Tuesday to President Joe […]

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