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Day: September 22, 2022

City Council

Giant check accepted in San Bernardino (but not for City Council pay raise) – San Bernardino Sun | #citycouncil

The siren song of a San Bernardino City Council meeting can be hard to resist. I was back on Wednesday for the first time in two months and glad to be there. (I felt a bit differently as the hours dragged on, but I’ll come back to that.) One of the first people I saw […]

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Mayor

Residents talk priorities for next Oakland mayor

Mayor Libby Schaaf will term out of office next year after serving Oakland for the past eight years. Whoever wins the Nov. 8 election and succeeds her will be tasked with addressing longstanding problems like crime, pollution, and homelessness, that call for bold solutions. Oakland Voices and The Oaklandside teamed up to ask a range […]

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California

California Regents Hear Out Pac-12 on Whether to Block U.C.L.A.’s Move to Big Ten

While Block informed Drake of the talks, only a handful of regents were aware until shortly before the Los Angeles schools’ departure was reported on June 30 by the San Jose Mercury News. The political ramifications were quickly made clear when Newsom, who is a nonvoting board member and appoints some of the regents, was […]

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Alabama

7 states where minority party candidates outnumber the majority in state legislative elections – Ballotpedia News | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Welcome to the Friday, September 23, Brew.  By: Douglas Kronaizl Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Minority party in seven states is contesting more state legislative seats than majority party West Virginia voters to consider prohibiting state supreme court involvement in impeachment proceedings Catch up quick with the latest episode […]

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Alaska

As Rhetoric Heats Up, Many Parents Fear Politicians Are Using Children As ‘Political Pawns’ | #alaska | #politics

Laws leading to book bans and restricting teachers’ abilities to discuss LGBTQ and racial issues in the classroom are about politics and not the best interests of children, a majority of parents said in a new national poll. The Ipsos survey results—collected and assessed for ParentsTogether, a nonprofit focused on parents—touch on the growing political […]

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California

Legislative Privilege in California – California Globe

What is a “legislative privilege” and how is it applied in California, and how is it different from “legislative immunity”? Under a longstanding doctrine known as legislative immunity, legislators are generally immune from civil liability for their official acts. On the other hand, a derivative doctrine, called the legislative privilege, creates a privilege against giving evidence […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Supreme Court puts marijuana amendment back on the November ballot

Recreational marijuana use will be on Arkansas’ November election ballot. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday (Sept. 22) overturned a State Board of Election Commissioners (SBEC) decision to deny certification of the constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana use for adults. The SBEC on Aug. 3 denied certification of a proposed constitutional amendment – Issue 4 – […]

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California

California legalizes ‘human composting’ as burial alternative

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a bill signing ceremony at Nido’s Backyard Mexican Restaurant on Feb. 9, 2022, in San Francisco, California. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A new California law allows human cadavers to potentially be used as garden soil in growing food for human consumption, drawing criticism from the Golden State’s Catholic bishop’s […]

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City Council

“It’s symbolic:” Reactions after Wilmington City Council votes to remove ‘Black Lives Do Matter’ sign | #citycouncil

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The “Black Lives Do Matter: End Racism Now” sign in downtown Wilmington will be removed by the end of the year after city council voted this week to take it down. The sign was originally approved by city council in 2020 in the wake of the racial justice movement sparked by […]

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Mayor

Mayor’s asylum seeker ‘tent cities’ may violate NYC’s right to shelter

Details from City Hall about the temporary facilities and whether they meet the legal requirements for shelter were scant. The mayor’s office held a briefing for reporters to discuss details, but members of the media were not allowed to directly quote administration officials or use their names. WNYC/Gothamist declined to participate in the briefing due […]

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