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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend

Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend

00:32 min | 28 min ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend

"Now it's an adult. When you look at the legislative and congressional districts across the country, I know it's his Some of the district's that have been mapped out the congressional districts and the state legislative districts in my home state of New Jersey. It's fascinating. I'm absolutely intrigued. It's like an adult Russia test for me, at least. Yes, I saw one here that looks like a spider with a hole in the middle of it was a Democrat or Republican controlled. Well, probably Republican, though. I mean, I know in North Carolina, where they had these big battles about maps. If you talk to Republicans there, they Are very quick to tell you that Democrats did the same thing when they were in charge of the mats. Well, two wrongs don't necessarily make a right. Do they talked about you talked about the court challenges. Will we ever get any sort of clarity or ruling or clear direction from, say, the Supreme Court on what we call Jerry Mannering. So far, they have not given clear direction on it, or they just sort of allowed it to go on. Is there any move of foot to change the way things are done right now, With these legislative, state, legislative and congressional district is it is going to change anytime soon. Could I mean most states, It's like over 30 states do it with the party and control deciding how they're going to run how the maps will allow them to choose their voters. But A number of states have switched to commissions. So in commissions are supposed to be more independent, and that could be you know if the governor appoints that. Maybe it becomes partisan again, but they try to do more independent commissions to do sort of more rational maps. Don't look like a giraffe and one of the things Democrats are doing even in states where they don't think they can take control is try to make sure that the Republicans don't have supermajorities like Arizona, for instance, has a Commission, but But the fear is the Legislature is trying to get rid of it or hamper it. Market. Can you tell us how many state legislatures across the country that Democrats are trying to flip and Is that a real coordinated effort at this point by the National Democratic Party? Yeah. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee has Targeted 13 chambers like either a house or Senate. In seven states. Those are ones where they're actually trying to flip them. They have a wholenother sub list of people where they're just trying to increase their numbers. Increments supermajorities that Khun particularly stays with Democratic governors because the supermajority can veto the governor's actions, and they're well funded there on target to have 15 $50 million for this, and that about five times what they had back in 2010. When Republicans basically took over so many state houses that their slogan is something like flipped. Everyone trying to flip is many seats as they can. Is that enough money to flip everyone and and how do they do it? No, they can't possibly flip everyone. I think it's just a slogan, but it's just that they can gain seats probably and everyone that can flip a district here there that can flip Control and, you know, even after 2018 when Republican cloth seats legislatures Still controlled 60% of the chambers in the country. So yeah, we're not going to flip everyone, but they think they can flip some pretty big ones. And then the other thing is that part of the Rankings where people are predicting things or toss ups that maybe we're not toss up. Even six months ago, it is dissatisfaction with Trump. S o. The down ballot does matter when it comes to Ah, who's in the White House where their policies are and how they're directing things like something like the response to the pandemic. I had one analyst tell me that basically, I mean, you really have to work hard if you're running for state Legislature. If no one likes you the top of your ticket. You have to work really hard to have anyone pay any attention to you. They're just gonna vote against you because Top of the ticket is President. That's that's rules. All And the only way to do that is to go out and knock on doors. And of course, nobody's out backing on doors. All right, Thank you. Margaret Market. Newkirk, national reporter with Bloomberg News doesn't for this edition of Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend Jonas again Monday morning. Five million Wall Street time for the latest on markets. Overseas news. We need to start your day. I'm John Tucker Embassy is Bluebeard. For the Jewish communal markets in focus every business day. Bloomberg markets podcast with Paul Sweeney and Bonnie quit. But there's some sectors that you wanna have more less exposure to market selloff. Glowing globe will once again analysis of the day's Wall Street action. What's the thought on Apple here from Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg opinion and influential newsmaker..

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Southern Mexico state bans junk food sales to children

America First

00:39 sec | 1 d ago

Southern Mexico state bans junk food sales to children

"A state in Mexico is banning junk food The Legislature of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca has approved a ban on selling high calorie snack food and Children in a bid to combat one of the world's highest rates of childhood obesity. Bill, the first of its kind of Mexico has drawn protests from business groups, officials in Mexico of blame junk food and soft drinks for Mexico's shockingly high rate of deaths among middle aged people from Cove in 19 They say Mexicans diet younger age from the pandemic, in part because of the country's high rates of diabetes and obesity. The law would find shopkeepers but allow parents to approve such

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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

"Whitman. Is functioning very well in the states, especially with regard to Kelowna virus. Where she faces a Republican Legislature, both both chambers She's been ableto. Ah, take care of policy issues very well despite their opposition. That is the University of Michigan political scientist Michael Traugott. He says Widmer could help Biden and his electoral college map governor told us recently is this week, though she's not interested in the job and announcement is expected sometime in the next week. Governor what bar? Meantime has extended Michigan's Corona virus emergency through September 4th, enabling her to keep in place restrictions that are related to covert 19. Since nearly two months ago, the seven day statewide average up sixfold to about 700. The rate of positive test has also turned it higher since early June as money.

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Los Angeles - State Lawmakers Push For Gov. Gavin Newsom To Address Backlog Of Unemployment Claims

Pat Walsh

00:24 sec | 2 d ago

Los Angeles - State Lawmakers Push For Gov. Gavin Newsom To Address Backlog Of Unemployment Claims

"A group of bipartisan lawmakers is asking Governor Gavin Newsom to begin paying unemployment benefits as the state clears the backlog in the system. In a letter, 63 members of California's legislature told Newsome the Employment Development Department is failing the people of California. The letter asks for numerous things, including retroactively, certifying claims in order to expedite the approval process of unemployment benefits and implementing the new callback

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Fresh "Legislature" from Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:47 sec | 3 hrs ago

Fresh "Legislature" from Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

"Us on this Saturday. It's August the 8 2020 I'm Greg Bowman for W. W. J. NewsRadio, 9 50 Rob Mason is off today wasn't this afternoon with some sunshine will top out in the mid eighties. Schmidly creeps up tomorrow complete. Activate the forecast is coming out. We've got sunshine this afternoon, and it's 81 degrees this hour at Metro Look at traffic and weather on the AIDS. W W. J News. Time is 203 Her name has come up again, as you disturbed from CBS News governor Gretchen Whitmer has reportedly taking a trip to Delaware to meet with Joe Biden is the inches closer to picking a running mate Governor Whitman. Is functioning very well in the states, especially with regard to Kelowna virus. Where she faces a Republican Legislature, both.

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New York makes liquor-infused ice cream legal

KYW 24 Hour News

01:09 min | 3 d ago

New York makes liquor-infused ice cream legal

"Ice cream does what it says on the box box selling selling that that sweet sweet treat treat that that could could you you could could leave leave you you sloppy sloppy has has just just been been made made possible possible in in New New York York through through a a bill bill passed passed by by the the Legislature Legislature there, there, but but What's What's the the legality of selling products infused with booze? Relatively legal correspondent Amy Feldman takes a look. For those of you slapping your foreheads, wondering why nobody thought of that before and why you had to pick up both an ice cream cone and a beer like a commoner. If you wanted to get both fat and drunk, the fact is infusing products with alcohol is not a new concept, and the FDA knows it. Most cough medicines contain alcohol, some as much as 40% of the product. Mouthwash also contains alcohol as to common extracts like vanilla. Under the law, The ingredient list must contain the alcohol and what percent of the product it comprises. Although many people don't read the label, and even so, it's hard to tell how much you can eat before you're tipsy. So your lawyer will tell you to avoid driving. If you've eaten food or over the counter medicine with alcohol, and your nutritionist will tell you to get a bowl for a scoop of liquor infused ice cream rather than eating the whole court with a spoon. From the judge group. Maybe Feldman for K Y W News radio. They are

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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

00:38 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Rush Limbaugh

"Had 84 degrees at the studios and Wichita. The high today will reach the upper nineties. We'll have the rest of your forecast in a couple of minutes. Several units from the Wichita Police Department stopped a party bus on Kellogg overnight after a large fight at an East Wichita nightclub. Police say the disturbance occurred after midnight Saturday at midnight Rodeo located in the 10,000 block of these Kellogg officer, Kevin Wheeler tells KS and TV that multiple 9 11 collars reported around 50 people fighting in the clubs parking lodge, and some were armed. Police found three people outside of the club with minor injuries and then learned that several suspects boarded a party bus that left the club before de bpd arrived. Officers located and stopped the party bus near Kellogg in Washington. No arrests have been made thus far, but the incident remains under investigation. Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a Senate seat in Kansas on a retired doctor and former lifelong moderate Republican who's vex conservatives during a decade in the Legislature. State Senator Barbara Boy represents a Kansas City area legislative district along the Missouri State line. Having grown up in the same cozy suburbs, she's pitching herself as a voice of reason who works with state lawmakers from both parties. Before switching to the Democratic Party late in 2018 Bully a buck GOP leaders on health care, tax cuts and education funding. She entered the Paul campaign against Republican Western Kansas representative Roger Marshall with $4.5 million in cash. We are learning a little bit more about the plans for the Democratic National Convention, where former vice President Joe Biden will be officially nominated as the party's presidential candidate. Fox's Peter Doocy has more two things. We know he still needs a running mate, and he still needs a place to speak when he accepts the party's nomination in Delaware to close out a convention, Fox News has confirmed, will focus heavily on video storytelling two nights two hours a night, four nights in a row with stories from Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich, the former governor of Ohio, a Republican. And so far as we know Joe Biden does not have any events on his schedule For today, the convention will take place August 17th through the 20th. Plenty of sun. Today We have dry air moving in.

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Kansas voters overwhelmingly pick Navajo woman for House seat

Native America Calling

03:52 min | 3 d ago

Kansas voters overwhelmingly pick Navajo woman for House seat

"This? Is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez voters in. Tuesday's Kansas primary elected a Navajo woman for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas State House of Representatives district ten Rondo of Aldo has more Christina has would twenty six years old is set to become the third native American and youngest member in the Kansas legislature as the race will be uncontested in the general election three other. Native women and Kansas all won their primaries. Tuesday has what graduated from both Haskell Indian nations university and the University of Kansas and felt her presence was needed to represent everyone in Douglas County which includes Lawrence Kansas a lot of these issues that happen at our level. The people don't really experience this particularly like me I've grown up in not the best neighborhoods I've grown up on like wick in section eight housing reduced lunch programs, even tribal clothing from nation living here, and I don't really hear that much stories of like like that this wasn't like fifty years ago. This is pretty recent And just seeing that type. I WANNA see that type of representation statehouse and And I I believe I'm qualified to do this. Believe our voices I'm voice that you know a lot of us feel like that wasn't her being heard of and I hope I can bring that to the State House. has would one unofficially with two thousand, two, hundred, thirty, nine votes compared to Brandon Holland five, hundred, five votes and AJ Stevens. Four hundred fifty, five votes. This is Rhonda Nevada for National Native News. Native American US congresswoman cherise. David's was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas Third District seat. She'll face Amanda Adkins November who in the Republican race Tuesday. The American Indian Graduate Center has received a twenty million dollar donation from writer Mackenzie Scott ex wife of Amazon's at CEO Christine Trudeau reports the American Indian Graduate Center or AIG see received an unprecedented twenty million dollar individual donation of unrestricted funds from Mackenzie Scott. Scott. said in a recent announcement tweet that the contributions following up on a commitment she made last year to give away a majority of her wealth in her lifetime she continued in opposed to be a medium that of the nonprofits elected that quote every one of them is telling complex challenges that will require sustained effort over many years while simultaneously addressing consequences of the Covid nineteen pandemic AFDC Executive Director Angelique Albert we are just a mess like. To be a recipient of this incredible generosity really honored that she's just trusting us to do the work that promotes equity and justice in our in our society. At the time she says, students were hit hard last spring enough for the organization to create a designated Student Emergency Fund that started in. March. So far the additional fund has distributed over two hundred thousand dollars to Aggie students emergency needs because of the pandemic. Cova fill impacting our communities and our students have a hard time. They still are having a hard time. So going back to school has created additional challenges because some universities are doing remote but some are not heading into the fall semester. Albert says funds will address student needs covering housing utility bill, and household item costs along with technology access. Scott's donation is the largest individual donor gift in unrestricted funds over Aig sees fifty year history the solutions journalism network who funds this reporting was also included in Scott's nonprofit donations. I'm Christine Trudeau and demand Honiara

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Fresh "Legislature" from Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

01:06 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh "Legislature" from Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

"Count on here's doubling doubly Jay's John you as federal lawmakers continue to work on another covert 19 stimulus package that should include education funding. Local school leaders are also calling out what they say has been a lack of budgetary clarity from state lawmakers as well when it comes to funding for schools looking to adapt and adjust this fall. Bob McCann is executive director for the Try County Alliance for Public Education. Our district are being forced to move forward with Little to no guidance and certainly no funding, certainly coming from Lansing with the first day of classes only a few weeks away. It's clear a this point. Unfortunately, that our Legislature has failed in this effort to help schools reopen McCann's comments coming during a zoom meeting of local education leaders, in addition to the states, projected budget shortfall, he says school statewide are facing over a $1,000,000,000 in new costs. To reopen, providing PP for students and staff. John Hewett WWJ NewsRadio, 9 50 Awesome. Ann Arbor Streets are getting a facelift. Starting Monday. Some of these streets affected our Miller Avenue, Catherine Street from First Street to Division Street in Ann Arbor, also South Main Street from William, too, Packard and State Street North University Avenue. Several city streets will be reconfigured as the city of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority launch pilots of the healthy streets, People friendly streets programs. He is to implement the City Council's commitment to a vision zero carbon neutrality, equity and access doing things like removing turning lanes and parking, adding two way separated bikeways and the like. The changes will be in place through November 10th. Tom Jordan W W J NewsRadio 9 50 Coming UP on NEWS Radio, 9 50 A popular local NASCAR driver is looking to finally get into the winner's circle this weekend at my S. Who is it? I'm Tony Ortiz. I'll have the answer coming up. Tony's report at 11 11 W W J NEWS TIME. 11 0 wait time for traffic and weather together on the H Here's Marty Buffalo Lini. Well, we're getting reports of even slow traffic in another area. M 59. We've got a double lane closures there, Vandyke. It looks like you're backed up from there to the Macomb County line. Also, we've got slow down because of construction on eastbound I 94. We're from Harper to show only one lane is open brake lights in that area and also in the area West on I 90 for where we have only one lane open from I to 75. Hagerty. We've got slowdowns in that area, too. No so downs, though, in what was a construction area there was supposed to close. He's found I 94 from graduate to 6 96 to 5 Monday morning, but M dot has.

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Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over expansion of mail-in voting

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 3 d ago

Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over expansion of mail-in voting

"Trump's attacks on mail in voting of concerned Republicans across the country who feel that he may actually be discouraging GOP voter turnout in November. Well, now the president has done a one state pivot here, CBS news correspondent Palla read from the White House. After weeks of criticizing efforts to expand mail in voting ahead of the November election, President Trump actually endorsed it. But in one state on Ly, Florida, where elderly voters key key to to his his reelection reelection regularly regularly vote vote by by mail, mail, And And despite despite the the president's president's turnaround turnaround on on Florida, Florida, the the Trump Trump campaign campaign is is suing suing the the state state of of Nevada Nevada over over a a bill bill recently recently approved there by the state Legislature that expands mail in voting for the 2020 election.

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In Michigan, an Election Day unlike any other

Guy Benson

00:26 sec | 3 d ago

In Michigan, an Election Day unlike any other

"Is facing a primary challenge. The results may not be known for several more hours. That's because ah Michigan record 1.6 million mailed absentee ballots are still being counted. Michigan Secretary of State is urging the state Legislature tonight to allow absence he balanced to be process before election Day to avoid similar delays. This coming November. That's Fox's Bryan Yes. New York State election officials have finally declared winners in

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Trump slams passage of Nevada bill to mail voters ballots

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:26 sec | 5 d ago

Trump slams passage of Nevada bill to mail voters ballots

"Another state is adopting mail in elections for November, Nevada's legislature has passed a bill that calls for mailing ballots to all active voters due to the Corona virus pandemic. Governor Steve Cecil AC is expected to sign it into law President Trump tweeted today that the bill's passage is in a legal late night coup the acute he's accusing Cecil lack of exploiting covert 19 to ensure votes in the state would favor Democrats. Aloma

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Michigan Legislature cancels session after senator's positive coronavirus test

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 5 d ago

Michigan Legislature cancels session after senator's positive coronavirus test

"State House and Senate have cancelled hearings and votes this week after a senator tested positive for covert 19. Huge question mark is how prevalent is covered, 19 in the Michigan senator. We have a one count right now of one Republican Senator Tom Barrett, who has the code that 19. The question is last Thursday during committee meetings. Did he infect any other state senators or, for that matter? Staff members, members of the media or anybody else in those two committee sessions. Mr Barrett, for his part, says he's staying at home. He's not feeling any of the symptoms, but he was caught by the National Guard. He's a member of ST and they did a routine testing just before summer camp, and he came

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Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

The Economist: The Intelligence

17:45 min | 5 d ago

Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. It's essential that we do all the right things to keep our bodies healthy inside tracker is the ultra personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood GNA and lifestyle to help you optimize your body from the inside out transform your body's data into meaningful insights and a customized action plan. Back recommendations you need to reach your goals. Are you ready to take control of your health and wellness journey unlock the power of your potential with inside tracker get twenty five percents off today at inside track or dot com slash listen. America's recent protests against racism and police brutality have drawn much interest in the Middle East. Some people have reacted with shock some with Schadenfreude. For others though America's unrest was an opportunity to discuss the problems with race in their own countries. Most Arab states have a black minority, each of which faces its own discrimination. The worst treatment though is reserved for migrants. There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.

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Los Angeles - O.C. pre-school faces lawsuit over coronavirus waiver

KNX Programming

00:54 sec | 6 d ago

Los Angeles - O.C. pre-school faces lawsuit over coronavirus waiver

"In Orange County is being sued for allegedly firing a teacher for refusing to sign liability waivers and a girl are claims your former employer, the Montessori schools of Irvine, forced teachers signed a form agreeing not to sue the school if they catch covert 19 while working there. But she did not sign away her rights because she has a compromised immune system. And a week later, she got the pink slip. Christian tribe ER, who represents Ocular says what the European preschool did was illegal telling somebody that they need to waive their right. As a condition of working at any job, whether you're an essential worker or first responder, those air not lawful in California, and for good reason. Our public policy says that workers Don't have to give up their rights preemptively in California state Legislature passed a law last year prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to sign away rights to pursue legal claims.

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Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'

PBS NewsHour

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Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'

"Legislative elections by a year, citing the pandemics ongoing resurgence. It was a setback for pro democracy forces who hoped for an overwhelming win at the polls. Activist Joshua Wong said it's all part of a campaign, including barring him and others from running for the city legislature has multiple To prevent the opposition block from taking the majority in Hong Kong legislator Our voice is clear aloud to the world by our boat was dead to defend our freedom and write that stipulated in the joint declaration and the Basic Law. The election. Eli comes as mainland China is moving to curb descent and Hong Kong under a new national security law Back in this country. A

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Philadelphia - New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Bills To Make Juneteenth State Holiday, Abolish Freeholder Title

KYW 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | Last week

Philadelphia - New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Bills To Make Juneteenth State Holiday, Abolish Freeholder Title

"Aimed at addressing racial injustice. One makes Juneteenth a state holiday. The other abolishes the county government title of freeholder. Now freeholder alludes to a time when black people and women could not own property and hold office. New Jersey the only state in the country to use China freeholder for county government officials under the bill, they would be referred to as commissioners. The measures passed the Democratic led legislature and now head to governor Murphy, who's indicated that he supports both bills, the city of Portland quieter and

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Hong Kong Is Keeping Pro-Democracy Candidates Out of Its Election

Dennis Prager

00:43 sec | Last week

Hong Kong Is Keeping Pro-Democracy Candidates Out of Its Election

"Disqualified 12 pro democracy candidates from upcoming elections, deepening political tension in the Chinese territory. The decision is already being criticized as another significant erosion in Hong Kong's freedoms. But it's being welcomed by the cities Beijing and stole the leadership. Officials are saying that the activists were disqualified for failing to adequately pledge allegiance to Hong Kong under the leadership ofthe mainland China. Those prevented from standing include one time student later, Joshua Womb. Former Demus Isto party leader Tiffany Yuen and lawyer Alvin Yoon, as well as other high profile figures, some of whom are sitting members of the existing legislature. BBC's Stephen McDonald. China says long range

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New York legislature votes to halt facial recognition tech in schools for two years

WBBM Evening News

00:12 sec | 2 weeks ago

New York legislature votes to halt facial recognition tech in schools for two years

"New York state's taking a slowdown in the use of facial recognition in schools. State Legislature passed two year moratorium of the use of security measure after a lawsuit was filed by civil rights advocates challenging the use of that technology.

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President Maduro Consolidates Power As The Opposition Grows Weaker

All Things Considered

03:49 min | 2 weeks ago

President Maduro Consolidates Power As The Opposition Grows Weaker

"Backed opposition in Venezuela has spent years trying to dislodge authoritarians President Nicolas Maduro. Nothing has worked instead, as John Otis reports Maduro has consolidated power, while the opposition appears to be growing weaker by the day. It wasn't long ago that Maduro's days appeared to be numbered. His oil rich country was facing its worst economic meltdown in history as well as crippling U. S sanctions. Nearly 60 nations recognised opposition leader Kwon Guido as Venezuela's rightful head of state in January. Why, though, was a guest of honor at President Trump's State of the Union address here this evening? A very brave man who carries with him the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all Venezuelans. Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate president of Venezuela. Juan Guido. Mr President, please take this message, but Nicolas Maduro is still ensconced in the presidential palace. The Venezuelan military has ignored y those calls to mutiny. Anti government protests have petered out. Meanwhile, the opposition is split between moderates who favor negotiations and hardliners who want military action to oust Maduro. The hardline strategy backfired in May, when a tiny force of exiled Venezuelan soldiers tried to invade their homeland. They were quickly captured or killed. So is very stock for us. Right now. We have a very, very complicated situation. That's unhealthy. Alvarado Ah, lawmaker with an opposition party called First Justice. The government jailed several party members. Then last month in a legal maneuver, it replaced the leaders of first justice and two other opposition parties, with politicians friendly to Maduro. Alvarado claims these new party bosses were paid off to switch sides. First, they persecute the literature off our party. Then they tried to divide us on DH. Then they replace the leadership of our party with new months that received the money off Maduro. The Venezuelan government ignored NPR's requests for comment. Chef Ramsay of the Washington office on Latin America, says Maduro wants to weaken but not eliminate the opposition. It is ultimately useful for the regime to point to the existence of opposition politicians in Venezuela, as it allows them to say that they live in a democracy. Maduro controls nearly every government institution. Except for the National Assembly, which is led by Juan Guido. But now the opposition is talking about boycotting this year's legislative elections because of fears of vote rigging. If the opposition does boycott why, though, will no longer be president of the Legislature. Jeff Ramsey notes that this post is the basis for his claim to be Venezuela's legitimate head of state. The international community is going to be at a crossroads where they'll have to decide whether to continue recognizing one way, although as interim president Venezuela at a recent rally in Caracas. Why, though, tried to buck up his followers, But if there's a political physical office, you know He acknowledged that they're worn down and frustrated. But he insisted the opposition would outlast Maduro. No, only are the wellbore idea. They are not going to defeat us. Why, though, proclaimed, We are still here

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Indiana Governor Imposing Statewide Face Mask Order

Chicks On the Right

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

Indiana Governor Imposing Statewide Face Mask Order

"You're indoors end in public. It's an executive order that takes effect effect on on Monday. Monday. Order Order will will require require mass mass Or Or face face coverings coverings for for anyone anyone eight eight years years or or older. older. While While you you are are in in public public indoor indoor spaces. spaces. It's It's also also an an order. order. Indiana Indiana attorney attorney General General Curtis Curtis Hill Hill says says is is not not lawful. lawful. It's It's his his advisory advisory opinion opinion that that the the proper proper course course should should have have been been to to call a special session of the state legislature so they can pass a law. Hill says his opinion doesn't question the effectiveness of wearing a mask, but rather the legality of charging you with a crime if you don't In response to confusion and negative

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Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered in Atlanta

Sterling on Sundays

00:56 sec | 2 weeks ago

Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered in Atlanta

"John Lewis, the civil rights icon and George representative died Friday at the age of 80. Pancreatic cancer. His brother Grant Lewis spoke about the lost today on behalf of the family. He fought until the very end. That was my big brother. He was a fighter with a tenacious spirit. But he was also gracious and kind hearted. How to keep the legacy alive. For John Lewis, This is Chris Camp. Is there a place for John Lewis in National Statuary Hall in the U. S Capitol. Every state has two statues. Georgia has Dr Crawford Long and Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, who once promised that the cornerstone of the Confederacy would be white supremacy. Has been a moving the Legislature have Stevens removed. removed. The The Georgia Georgia House House speaker speaker David David Ralston Ralston likes likes the the idea idea of of a a John John Lewis Lewis statue, statue, telling telling The The Atlanta Atlanta Journal Journal Constitution. Constitution. Our Our state's state's history history is is more more than than just just the the civil civil War. Chris Camp, 95.5 86 degrees

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Native American Groups Protest Use Of Indigenous Figures In Boston Outside State House

VB in the Middle

01:36 min | 3 weeks ago

Native American Groups Protest Use Of Indigenous Figures In Boston Outside State House

"The Native American protest up in the State House yesterday and Three bills ever getting ready, Teo be passed by the Legislature or not past They're they're trying to get them past one that makes ah, the changes their Massachusetts flag because protesters don't like the fact that there's a sword above the Indian's head on the flag. Just to make clear it's now gone. Khan Indian, a native American on a blue shield and on not on the shield, but above the shield is an arm that's supposed to be Miles Standish with a broad sword that's supposed to represent our fight against British tyranny. But they don't like the idea that there's a stored above the Indian's head and I don't I think it's trying to be offended. I don't see the offence there. But then I'm not a native American. So maybe that's the key. They also are trying to pass a bill that will make it illegal to have and any kind of mascot team mascot that is of Native American origin. I think that is ridiculous. Put it right out there because I don't think you need to make a A group of people a mascot representing a group of people illegal. I think that creates a protected class. I think it's a slippery slope. I think we're looking for serious trouble. If you go down that if you don't like being a mascot, and it's an Indian of some kind, you don't want it on their change it. It's your mascot. It's your right. But don't tell other people what they condo's, and I think it's just a waste of our resource is to be fighting windmill battles like this, and I want to know what you

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"legislature" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:39 min | 6 months ago

"legislature" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Is high enough to keep that person in custody he he wants the legislature to essentially changed the law yes and he said he is actually spoken to a couple of state legislators from Michael Moore county he's spoken to other DJs in the other bigger urban areas Greensboro Raleigh Winston Salem which are having massive increases in murder I know we talk about that here but he also gave us some numbers about what's the Salem so like show it has eleven point six murders this year per one hundred thousand people right Greensboro in twenty nineteen nineteen point four once the Salem twelve point four Rollie saw an increase of over sixty percent and murders laugh so it's not just here so he said he has spoken to the other DJs and they're on board although he expects to have to lead the charge so what they would like to do is have a bail system similar to the feds a federal judge if you're charged with a federal crime can keep you locked up if he just thinks you're dangerous right correct correct it he said there are certain criteria is that you would have to meet he said but just because you know if you go in and you should up a house use this example specifically if you go in and shoot up a house if the judge thinks that you might do it again they can just hold you after asking a certain certain questions and meeting certain criteria in the lateral system well yes but he said this is what he would like to do also in the state system correct yeah yeah but that's a long fix in getting that through the legislature could be a tall order really yeah but you know it's funny I started thinking about this and you know he is a Democrat and the Republican stance is always tough on crime and it's a couldn't Republican controlled state legislator you just would have to wonder if the governor would maybe veto it because you would think that he would have insurable look inside Republicans on his side yeah that's a that's an interesting point in the way the politics are in Raleigh now Cooper may very well veto it just because it was passed by Republican that's exactly right so how did he sort of wrap this up any offer much hope for getting dangerous people off the street and cutting the violent crime rate in Charlotte yeah you know said look we're we're trying to do more trials in the last year they tried to thirteen murder cases this year they're going to try nineteen because are asking for more appointment time to the courts he said currently there are seventy five people waiting for a murder trial and a lot of more out on bond as a matter of fact to put this a point even more at home in twenty seventeen there was the murder of the paper delivery person killed remembered park yep that was a twenty seventeen they just this week started the jury process of picking the jury and here we are almost two and a half years three years later and they just started the jury picking process in so he's hoping to at least try to speed up some murder trials murder trials violent crime trials you know he said right now they would like a hundred and fifteen prosecutors he said that's thirty more than they would have now and fifty more than the state thinks they should have a house so he'd have to get permission from the state and more money to do it absolutely a lot of it depends on Raleigh and the lawmakers all right thanks Brett thanks mark red Jensen covering today's briefing by D. A. Spencer merry whether he doesn't talk with reporters a lot Merryweather promising people charged with the crime involving a gun will get speedier court action this year and they'll try to do nineteen murder trials this year those Brett mentioned a backlog of seventy five murder cases waiting for six thirteen Charlotte six Berbers trying to get your home in the traffic.

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"legislature" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

07:39 min | 9 months ago

"legislature" Discussed on The Big Story

"I'm Jordan he rawlings this is the big story. Cynthia Mulligan is a Queens Park reporter at city news she's covered a lot of Ford's I sent the hey good morning so for those of us outside of Ontario who or whom weren't maybe paying close attention what has a Premier Doug Ford been doing for the past at five months well it's really hard to say because we really didn't see very much of him a the last news conference he had done was in August August twenty third to be exact stocked but we really hadn't seen much of him since June when he shuffled his cabinet and then the whole cronyism scandal erupted and then we saw him in Kinara era ended a ploughing match and Thao was about it so maybe four times in five months we saw him publicly in front of the media do we know why why for certain or are we all just speculating and if so what's the speculation well a number of things first of all his his ratings plummeted in the polls I would say that the government was in a tailspin and they were finally realizing that the public was very deeply unhappy with them and and I know and I think it was the booming I think the booing in particular when when the Raptors were being lauded at Nathan Phillips Square I think I'm told that that really upset the premier I mean just humiliating for anybody and I think he took it really to heart and then there were a couple of other instances on a much smaller or scale of booze and I think that that made him realize because he wants to be liked he really does and I I genuinely feel he is a people person and when he's in a crowd he loves it when people come up to him and talk to him he really really thrives on Ford family it is a trait it is an absolute skill that they have mastered and people love talking to them because they are approachable so I think that that really bothered him and I think he started to see that there was a real negative backlash against him personally personally so I know that even before the cabinet shuffled they were realizing that they had to change things then they had the cabinet shuffle which was overshadowed within hours hours of this massive cronyism scandal which led to Dean French Doug Ford's chief of staff resigning and then we didn't see very much of him and and why while I think that's one reason why I also think that there was a federal election I think the federal conservatives asked him to put a lid on it and go into into to hiding really that was like that was the rumor that was out there that it had been ordered to like get under wraps I don't know how much it was ordered neither side will will absolutely confirm that there was an actual order but I think everybody probably agreed it was everybody's best interest that Andrew Scheer could distance himself from Doug Ford and I also think that that it was a good tactic on on the Ford behalf of just let's get you out of the public eye for a while let's let the public sentiment simmer down let's it's let some of your key people take the spotlight instead we've seen a lot of Peter Bethlen Fall V. for example Stephen Lecce the education minister who's trying to tone down own the the talks with union so I think that that was actually a good strategy because they're counting on the public forgetting the first bad year before the next election rolls around so whether or not there was any sort of edict of like get out of the way the timing the legislature returned last week yes and when it came time in almost five months and the longest break from the legislature in twenty five years and Doug Ford was back so was anything different but the first day back what how is the government changed in the time off well there's a marked difference in tone own and I was speaking to the new government house leader Poklonnaya who used to work in federal politics under Stephen Harper and I had really good intr- interesting conversation with him in and he said you know we need we need to be better at this and he said the federal election voters showed owed us all of us and all politicians need to listen that they're not happy with the tone they're not happy with the partisanship they want us to be better and and he said to me that that is his goal is to to manage things better and for everyone to tone it down less partisanship and he said look we're still going to get passionate we're still still gonNA argue but not like what we saw in the first year in the Ford government so that's kind of the front facing tone change of the government that's the surface yeah underneath though our policies changing our their approach to issues changing in response to their dive in the polls absolutely I think they've they've walked back a number of issues autism for one is is the really big one they they ho gathered a panel from within the community to to come up with recommendations on how to change the whole file they have put one of the most affable ministers in charge Todd Smith replacing Lisa Macleod who route widely criticized for for bullying and her tone on it Todd Smith is one of the friendliest you know approachable. MP Peas he's at Queen's Park so he has really struck a better tone I think that there's still a long way to go with parents though who really don't trust this government at all because they've been pushed to the brink so now they're going to take these recommendations and they're going to look at them and they're going to going to come up with a new plan they maintain they've doubled the budget to six hundred million dollars you know it's yet to be seen what they can really do I mean it's great that they've doubled the budget I still don't think my concern is is with these recommendations they're they're great recommendations if you have a ton of money you're I worried that parents expectations have been set too high with with these panel recommendations because I'm not sure there's enough money to do everything the panel is recommending recommending so that's going to be a real test of this government but I I still think it's going to be way better than their initial recommendations or or their initial changes the to the Ontario Autism program do we know what the government's priorities are for the rest of the fall sitting however much might be left they are currently they have six weeks of the session so we've just finished the first week you you know the T.f the Ontario High School Teachers Union which is in a bitter battle with the government over class sizes because they're the ones mostly impacted by increasing the class sizes and eliminating the caps on classes so they have asked for a no board report as well as they've started a strike vote they the President Harvey Bishop tells me they could be an illegal strike position mid-november really so we'll see and the government doesn't want a strike Mike and I really do see the education minister trying to manage it so that that we're not going to see a full on strike whereas you know if you had asked me six months ago I would have said that the government was practically daring them to strike right well as far as optics go after the past year a teacher strike to end twenty nineteen would not be the greatest look and they don't want that they they they are really trying to win over the public and they're they're trying to do it in in many different different ways some of them subtle like the tone but also policy The beer store contract is an interesting one so I reached out to a source just a couple of days ago to see where there are things.

"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"State police in terms of or the power in terms of it potentially a superseding either lawmakers or or the governor and it's hard to it's hard to imagine that somehow the legislature would be maybe it's maureen maybe it's easier with the legislature because you can split them up so much because they're so busy fighting each other that that getting them united especially on something like state police might might be tough or especially if you're talking about going against state police it's definitely you can see it being tough one whereas at least the governor you'd think would be stronger than this but it's it's there is a very valid question there because it's starting to sort of feel that way well listen to the governor is surrounded by troopers all the time his his security detail is state traverse it's an that's a very elite unit and they're very trustworthy because they are around the governor i mean he he can go in the office and close the door it's not like daddy driving everywhere and i i knew a lot of the troopers who were in governor patrick's detail some of them stayed over there all excellent people but the presence of state police around the governor is constant i think if you're an individual state legislators thinking about being singled out as someone who's going at the state police is probably a little bit more scary and i really don't want to paint the picture that these guys are like thugs in the middle of the night right burnedout get messed up yeah how it works and i think the the incidents of a legislator getting pulled over on the way to cape or something are much less frequent than that idea you know like.

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"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"Power in terms of it potentially a superseding either lawmakers or or the governor and it's hard to it's hard to imagine that somehow the legislature would be maybe it's more maybe it's easier with the legislature because you can split them up so much because they're so busy fighting each other that that getting them united especially on something like state police might might be tough or especially if you're talking about going against state police it's definitely you can see it being a tough one whereas at least the governor you'd think would be stronger than this but it's it's there is a very valid question there because it's starting to feel that way well listen to the governor is surrounded by troopers all the time and his his security detail is state traverse it's a that's a very elite unit and they're very trustworthy because they are around the governor i mean he he can go in the office and close the door it's not like they have to be but then you drive them everywhere you know and i i knew a lot of the troopers who were in governor patrick's detail some of them stayed over there all excellent people yes but the presence of state police around the governor is constant i think if you're an individual state legislator thinking about being singled out as someone going into state police is probably a little bit more scary and i i really don't want to paint the picture that these guys are like thugs in the middle of the night burning get messed up yeah how it works and i think the the incidents of a legislator getting pulled over on the way to cape or something are much less frequent than that idea you know like the idea that that could happen is out there right this people rushing on.

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"legislature" Discussed on KARN 102.9

KARN 102.9

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on KARN 102.9

"I've been told before about the governor's office that he can't make laws all he can do is decide whether to sign or veto law once it hits his desk right so i mean that's you know that's a very well written press release from the governor saying hey we're going to look at the court's decision and you know try to make up our minds on this but isn't gonna come down to what the state legislature wants to do or on the other hand does the governor statement perhaps betray the possibility that t is has a much stronger hand in dealing with the legislature then perhaps a lot of people realize i'm just i'm just asking the question that's what i do i look at statements politicians make and i look at the practical implications therein five oh one four three three zero zero nine two because last time i checked and this is what i was told by the governor's office and it's it's true whether the governor's office had told me or not the state legislature drafts laws and passes laws and then it's up to the the governor to decide whether he's going to sign the bill into law or veto the bill what.

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"legislature" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"The day citizens started to see that this terrible system of gerrymandering his base is creates completely unaccountable politicians who only want to be on the extreme and so this group of citizens all of a sudden said ok for all those who are out there protesting all the indivisible groups and the women's march huddles let's get everyone a clipboard so they can start collecting signatures to get this thing on the ballot because the the legislature was not gonna take this up and and this group was told and i was in some of these rooms oh this'll never were you only can get signatures like you need if you pay company millions to collect them you don't have that kind of money they'll ever happen he just kept saying to each other let's keep getting signatures that'll be how we show the people are ready for this and month after month after month people just kept collecting and finally it reached hundreds of thousands of people signing in all of a sudden the legislature realized they was the freight train and at the end of the day a democratic legislature legislators were able to sit down with republicans in lead to a compromise that was on the ballot this may and it has and what it does is it really locks in a bipartisan requirement for drawing maps so that you can't have ever again one party even if they only win by a couple of seats drawing maps that allow them to have the consumer maturity's that they've created for themselves we're saddled with one of the worst sets of maps in the history of ohio you know we're we're close to fifty fifty state but we are twelve four when it comes you can grow it's it's it's just a nightmare and we in this gives us a chance finally beginning two thousand twenty two end that it's not a perfect bill or or measure but but but it you know it's.

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"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"Yes i appreciate you talking with us give us some background on what you are doing with the public records law what you're pushes at the pioneers when they made the wreckage reform law in the past two years ago in two thousand sixteen included a vision in there that can really be formed legislative committee to take take a look at legislative exemption and toward exemption from public records so what we did we wanted to provide the committee with a legal analysis has come live pioneer insecure that exemption that the legislature enjoy public records actually anticonstitutional the constitution with respect to the legislature one is that the legislature should be accountable to the people at a time when zam public exempt from open meeting law clearly the legislature is not accountable people the constitution and the people that elected to govern the state and that accountable at all times is a component of it additionally people we have no responsibility in our democracy our responsibility to instructions to our legislators that turn given struction part of the constitution that's part of bar as the sofa compact we paul from massachusetts state constitution.

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"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"When they made the public records reform law passed the two years go into sixteen included a provision in there that the committee before the legislative committee be formed to take take a look at the legislative exemption in the gubernatorial exemption from public records law so what we did is we wanted to provide the committee with legal analysis as to why we believe that pioneer institute that the exemption that the legislature enjoys from public records law is actually anticonstitutional and how how is that anticonstitutional because most people would say well what's that's probably not in the constitution but explain how how you feel it is against the constant the main component of the constitution with respect to the legislature one is that the legislature should be accountable to the people at all times and when it's exempt from public records wrong when exempt from open meeting law clearly the legislature is not accountable to the people the constitution of social contact between people and the people that are elected to govern the state and that being accountable at all times is a key component of it additionally people never responsibility in democracy and our responsibility eastern with instructions to our legislators that term given struction is part of the constitution that's part of our responsibility as sofa compact that we call massachusetts state constitution if we don't know what's going on if we don't have access to record how can we give instruction in any way.

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"legislature" Discussed on KELO

KELO

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on KELO

"The law because that was not done is a constitutional amendment that was done as law so the legislature went back in retooled the law basically pulled the guts of initiated measure 22 out because again we have the public passing the law and uh without any regard for the opinions legislature very few members legislature were in favor of initiated measure twenty two um and i i think he could some are going to make the point that they believe it fizzled legislature were protecting themselves at him i don't i don't believe that a for a moment these were of these were poorly crafted laws constitutional amendments and um i i am of the belief that you know more and more of these i'm going to be voting against them what you're really going to have to make the case to me that i need to support this that this is a change that we uh if it's a if it's a constitutional amendment and it comes to me and it is that had the approval of the legislature i'm not vote for it are not voting for it our general principle now there may be a case where somebody would be so agree gis i don't see that happening i don't see that happening uh uh i'm going to be very very careful about when i believe we need to circumvent our legislature there are problems with their legislature we know that these are elected leaders there people they're not perfect some of them have whatever just like you and me none of them are perfect but it's still a great system and i think we are seeing an attempt especially coming up now in the next alleged given the number of measures that passed the last election it is emboldened these special interest groups to completely circumvent the legislature there is going to shut the legislature out now the.

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"legislature" Discussed on KKAT

KKAT

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on KKAT

"Lurking on the links um you know i've i've written before act i think it's true that the regionally have these valid initiatives and because the legislature's failed to act on issues th the public drinks that are important um and you know so we end up with a medical marijuana his initiative we end up with the itch our schools now education cloning initiative and you know it that's not to say that the legislature hasn't done anything on those obviously there but there was a marijuana bill astromer you know education swimming has has been increasing but it's just thought it you know if the pace the public wants um you know i i'm not sure that all of them i think are up just six now i i i think there are a couple of them probably won't get on the ballot but at the same time you know the it gets i think he kind of parts the legislature could maybe move a little faster on some of these issues that i also think you know i i think you could see a little bit of a backlash i mean i think the obviously you back we'll have legislature works they don't meet somebody was made the comparison the other day if like you know putting you're kidding the you know the current legislature feels like they want to have control and they don't you know when the when the when the taliban issues take control away from the legislature on on these issues um it's it's a strange feeling so uh you know it's i i think it'll i think we'll put some heat on him um you know i i think if they also now works if they if they tinker with it too much to try to undermine two thousand initiatives there can be a backlash on that as well yeah absolutely let's let's play on a just a hypothetical year because you one of the interest ding's and i see with our schools now is you do have a you know those ballot initiatives that have not done well over the year have dealt with tax increases i i think of thinking specifically of of transit type taxes and a.

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"legislature" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"It is the life span of the bridge and that's assuming that maintenance is done on that breach or the road or whatever powerpoles as matter what it is and so if you don't take care of it then lifespan drops and it gets really expensive to repair so his has to be done and it's never done light because maintenance should come out of the general budget maintenance should be part of what we spend annually because as the cost of doing business and with the legislature has done and this is any legislature is you kick that one down the road that's the first thing that goes out the window when there is any kind of shortfall because no one gets elected talking about maintenance we must spend money fixing our roads and it's going to come out of the budget yes we're not going to happen we have to decide do we build libraries or do we fix our roads do we build our or subsidize more housing for the elderly or housing for the homeless house sexy is that that versus maintenance maintenance is boring maintenance is under the radar maintenance is expensive although less expensive than fixing it later on therefore let the next legislature deal with this we're talking to thirty years of this incidentally tried your car for ten years and never maintain it if you can get ten years out of it then what happens what does it cost you think bring it up to snuff that's the problem of legislature has failed wide his thought their money they don't care they skit with wanna get elected and only gets elected i maintenance you know that so it has to be done so since a legislature won't spend the money the only way to raise the money to actually fix it is to have a projectspecific tax where it doesn't go into the general fund we are a can't be borrowed against which is what the legislature's cleverly.

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"legislature" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Selfdefence laws we knew it before stand ground you do not have a duty to retreat and you were allowed to respond with deadly force if you believe that your life is in danger so when you say she drafted this legislation what does that mean it means that she and nra lawyers put the legislation together and brought it to lawmakers in the state three of them who were her close allies in the legislature and they sponsor it now this everyone else on the legislature no than the bill was actually drafted by an nra lavious everyone in the florida legislature knows that every gun bills drafted binary lobbyist in that doesn't make a difference makes no difference i think a lot of you know one of the dirty secrets especially in stay politics this country's that lots of bills are drafted by lobbyists button to bills that the nra produces or of a very unique variety and no nobody nobody democrats care but they have been in the minority for a very long time with the state so doesn't really matter what they think and a republicans don't care no so why is standard ground important to the nra it goes hand in hand with the normalization of guncarrying and public i think you know it's interesting that they the nra's coopted the term selfdefence to such a degree that when i think of self defence i don't even i immediately associated with a gun i don't actually think about that there is a whole bunch of other kinds of selfdefence a community think it means just defending yourself.

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"legislature" Discussed on AM-1230 WJOB

AM-1230 WJOB

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on AM-1230 WJOB

"Or so i think what what you can learn from case under the twentyfirst amendment they have absolute authority over the transport hey fail of alcohol or whether it sunday ceo robert cold beer different places all those things or by the legislature so you don't go to court challenge it go to what you think we are crazy liquor laws i don't blame me i'm just the attorney general i defend the authority of the legislature but if you do it needs changing the legislature place to go not to the court talk about however as the authority uh the federal government out of the twentyfirst amendment repealing the member prohibition really makes it clear that only four eight legislators failing distribution of alcohol the implications of this is that the if in many states it to open where convenience stores and uh pharmacies and grocery stores can sell cold beer and wine wine in indiana we've chosen not to do that and the seventh quarter seven circuit now off how old are right to make that determination and my reading that correctly that's exactly right it really goes forward the legislature the role of the attorney general men and women who make those rules state house i don't i don't really argue whether it's a good idea or a bad idea the authority of the legislature so uh and uh so you and that's kinda where i wanted to get to you're not really taken a side on weather cbs should be able to sell cold beer and i just defending the law that's already been made well i get i'm an advocate for whatever the legislature has chosen so sure in their arguing can't so cold beer from uh stop and get warm beer organic it may not make a lot of people and again they're free to come to the legislature all the pattern of the law i never criticised pound quiet so i'll i'll just believe it clearly the authority of lead they make up for rule dealing with alcohol which are involved in which we the people uh you know it run by the uh in the they are foundation so that uh you know all the lawyers are members of the state are so i've been an advocate for things the bar association because uh you know you you every year i have.

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"legislature" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Think they are mindful of that and more private i haven't made that ruling um and i don't think they wouldn't that they will make got real if they get to a point where they have to make a ruling they're asking the court or they're asking me uh the party is to explain why remedies are are available for them what can they do in order to prevent a situation that that they're saying is constitutionally untenable where uh one branch of government would not be funded and not be functional in a way that the constitution required that to be um so that is certainly uh that that certainly uh something they're considering and they're struggling to figure out what the right remedy as i think the remedy is pretty some author dr remedy that the district court judge found is the correct remedy which is that they're lineitem veto under these circumstances is unconstitutional and i therefore now on void because it uh inexorably leads under these circumstances to a situation in which the legislature is not a fun uh funded by snow uh branch of government i think the court and one one drop from a court was wondering whether i there might be some other ways they can or order the parties to try to resolve this through the political uh bratcher such as uh ordering the governor um mm to call the legislature back into special session for that's a federal legislature could then uh but any path appropriations or a temporary ride a governor's veto which is um which would normally be a remedy that's available but isn't available and under these circumstances for that what they're trying to figure out as they're they're they want him a bigger array of remedies dan um dan the district court looked at and they're asking them and they're they're they're they're very clearly want their parties keira um lay out some more option and think about some more options for that they can try to come up with something it's just so interesting to me that there so reticent to compel legislative funding but there more than happy to compel mediation at particularly compel a.

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"legislature" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

Monocle 24: The Urbanist

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

"Talking you to toto stories on monico 24 brought to you by the tea behind the urban est chaud about the city's we live in this week's edition of top stories we had edmonson to learn about the out better legislator his governmental building just across the river from downtown in the canadian prairies is where all the province's laws a proposed an hopefully passed the legislature grounds are also a cornerstone the edmund tony in life being uses a park and recreational grounds monaco's sheena roster takes us on a trip to the airbus legislator to learn history behind the iconic building and what it means to her as a native edmund tinyan you'll bhutto legislatures as tall m proud across north sketch when river with its brown tones enlarged oman on top the once solace building the city when it was built back and 1912 is still impressive even after over a hundred years since it was originally built now i was born and raised in edmonton the capital of alberto and this grandiose of building the passes laws is ingrained in my memory in many ways i remember coming into the rotunda as a 10yearold child on a school field trip imagining that one day i would actually live here talk about life goals as i grew into being one of the most awkward of teenagers i would go to the legislature grounds or simply the ledge as we like to call it to do what we like to call purple city going to the spotlights that shine onto the elber to legislature at night getting so close to the lights that our noses would press right up against them and staring straight into the lights for long enough until our eyes would start to burn then we would suddenly look up and everything around us would have a proposal hugh to it hence the name purple city and probably a small factor as to why i wear glasses today.

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"legislature" Discussed on KELO

KELO

03:22 min | 3 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on KELO

"Especially northeast south dakota where fishing and this recreation is incredibly important other local economies in all of them i like legislature publicly had them that is what i four most of their bite was a again reminds you're the witted will hopefully a b something that we give economy upper rolling again though the i'd get a feel you're gonna come out of this there's no way to please everybody and regardless of what they decided they had i really don't think there's going to be a way to please everybody i think sportsman we'll be happy with some provisions land owners likely are going to be unhappy into me maybe that's a sign that it's really in the overall best interests and i know a ryan was saying the leg legislature to address this issue and declare those waters to be beneficial use a i don't know the legislature's going to take that action a a given v part of what's interesting about this is you have the clash of two things that are really really important in the state and that is property rights and well we talked about the outdoors whether it's fishing hunting any of that all of those outdoor activities these are true interests that generallyspeaking are very very important in the state digging very very seriously by your legislature and so you have in this case those two interest competing and i don't know if you're going to be able to come out of this without a situation that both sides are a little bit unhappy that's certainly what this was done but again will we will wait and see but i i applaud the legislature i think this was the right thing to do i did think there was immediate a need for immediate action there were those i know the one of the legislature to wait i think they could have been d'etre metal to the economy especially northeast south dakota i think that would have a i think that would have been a mistake twoway i applaud the work lawmakers did going into this and they were very sincere in trying to weigh the thoughts of everybody this and had an interest in this plus the governor for calling the special session i think it was the right thing to do so it's it's always uplifting to me when when we see our government working.

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"legislature" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"legislature" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"That have both the house for wounded probation for his penalties for protesters the freeway rain it now the counter man do that before the legislature budget act great that nowadays immigrant driver's license you also need can be rebel cramped so i mean the how is in i i don't expect it necessarily speak on behalf of house and senate leadership i i don't know what kind of country she may have had with those guys by what's your since cells what the republican reaction is going to be to this gambit on the part of the governor well to the point i wanna part of on leadership arm i am just one of your one our prayers they are my reaction okay protect your important gun tour added if our to renegotiate when we already have faye doubt it's all the by now or or or you are now even more this is ridiculous the really frustrating or this alter it there's hundreds and hundreds of employees within the legislature uh that are non partisan staff the lawyers fulfill traffickers chief clerk stop that the folks are actually.

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