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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Sixth Street to call for more gun control measures. The 21st Mass shooting in Texas Central started this year. I think we lead the nation now. That's horrible. The state Legislature recently passed the constitutional carry measure to allow anybody who can legally own a firearm in Texas to carry a gun without a license. One of the suspects in Saturday's shooting at 17, so being in possession of a gun would be illegal. Whether the bill is signed or not. There is a renewed push to get Texans vaccinated against coronavirus has cases of a more contagious variants are growing. W O a eyes charity, McCurdy explains. The new Delta variant of Covid 19 1st, discovered in India and responsible for India's outbreak is growing across the U. S. And Texas last week, it made up 2% of cases in the CDC Southwest region, which includes Texas. It's now up to 10%. This comes as the weekly average of Covid hospitalizations in Texas has gone up four days in a row, while the delta variant Is more contagious and leads to more serious illness..
Democrats Battle Republican-Led Voting Curbs in Georgia
"Well we faced a democracy crisis when the president of the united states called georgia's secretary of state on january second and told him to quote find eleven thousand seven hundred and eighty votes. We survived that crisis because the georgia secretary of state refused to lie about the vote. Count and change the vote count so that donald trump could win the state of georgia. Instead of joe biden. Republicans in georgia do not want that to happen again and so they have removed the secretary of state from the position of authority in the aftermath of an election and they have moved georgia closer to the possibility of cheating the vote out next time. Donald trump calls an asks them to do that. And george is not the only state that is trying to make it for donald trump to call and tell them how many votes he needs to win an election. I guess tonight. Ari berman has studied the new election. Laws passed by republican state. Legislatures this year and says quote. These bills are part of the greatest assault on voting rights since the end of reconstruction and they raised the likelihood of a nightmare. Scenario or gop controls state legislatures use their increased power to override a democratic victory in twenty twenty four or persuade republicans in congress if they regain power in two thousand twenty two to do the same republicans are trying to make it more difficult to vote in areas where democratic turnout is. Strong democrats have fought that kind of voter suppression in the past but they have never had to fight republican attempts to change what happens after people vote the washington. Post calls. That the most dangerous thing but republican. Legislators are doing now. The washington post reports potentially most dangerous legislatures are giving themselves the right to interfere in vote counting and election disputes. While tying the hands of secretaries of state to rule impartially
Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on VB in the Middle
"Governor Baker declared. This all non essential businesses shall close their physical work places and facilities to all workers, Customers and the public. Today the state of emergency in the Commonwealth is over. As the number of vaccinations continues to inch Massachusetts is ready to let up on the covid 19 restrictions. What we're saying go away or eviction and tenant protections, remote public meetings as well as to go cocktails. Which helped restaurants and bars survived during the pandemic. Now the governor and the Legislature are working to extend some of the more popular aspects of the state of emergency, like the flexibility around outdoor dining face coverings, however, will still be required at this time in hospitals and housing facilities for the vulnerable for James Rojos. I'm Laurie Kirby. Mhm Now, W RKO traffic from the my pillow dot com Traffic center earlier breakdown being cleared on the expressway south by the pontiff. So watch out for that the North bound side a bit slow by mass. Ah, Then again, right at the O Neill looking pretty good. Otherwise out there. The pike is fine. Three South, you're on the brakes just at the Derby Street Lane drop And it is delayed for some road work on 1 28 north beyond in Beverly, before route 97 World work and have Real 4 95 South by Ward Hill. I'm Dave Gardner and the W RKO Traffic Center Right.
Merrick Garland's Radical Plan To Combat Voter Suppression Is Not What It Seems
"Garland. I wonder the Democrats. Desperately wanted him on the United States Supreme Court. He's not a moderate, He's not thoughtful. He's not reasonable. Is another one of them. Them. Radical. I want you to know what he's doing. We have the head of the Civil rights division of the Justice Department who is a flat out her name is Clark as I recall flat out racist, she said, and written some of the most unbelievable stuff. I think Susan Collins voted for confirmation to but nonetheless, there she is. And having secured that position. At the request of Biden and this attorney general. What's happening now? According to Yahoo News, John Ward. Attorney General Merrick Garland. Said that the Department of Justice will dramatically increase its focus on preventing voter suppression. Now you have to understand something. Voter suppression for the Democrat party means what Means state legislatures having rational voting systems in place. Not anarchy. So he's going to increase its focus on preventing voter suppression by doubling the number of lawyers in the civil rights division. In response to a rash of lawsuits or look Excuse me. Laws that have been made made it harder to vote in many states. Now you have to understand how lousy the media Made it harder to vote in many states. So if I want to leave Virginia and vote in, say, Maryland and they say you can't because I'm not a citizen of Maryland. You see, Maryland has just made it harder for me to vote in Maryland. Mr. Producer you understand? It's just disgusting. Our media have really killed this country. We will use all existing provisions to ensure that we protect every qualified Americans seeking to participate in our democracy, Garland said in one of his Castro like speeches Garland compared his action to that taken by former Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who said the Justice Department needed a lot more lawyers to combat laws and said says nothing to do. With what Robert Kennedy had to do during segregation. This is so outrageously disgusting. They're going to double the lawyers and the civil rights division and unleash them on our country. Harass the state legislatures try and push this H R one s one into law, forcing states to adopt them. Because Congress couldn't pass it. That is exactly what's going on here.
Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on WBZ Midday News
"Closer to getting the green light in Rhode Island. A bill legalizing recreational cannabis is heading to the state's legislature for the very first time. And this story Cannabis in Connecticut. Nice alliteration. Lawmakers there are back in the state capital working on legalization. House Minority Leader Vincent Candle. Laura says he wants to talk about how this would impact the teens of Connecticut. This General Assembly is taking a vote to prevent flavored Vape.
Texas Says It Will Build Border Wall With Mexico
"More this week about a bold plan in Texas to build a border wall. Texas has born the brunt of relaxed border enforcement, with authorities interdicting more than 170,000 illegal migrants Monthly. Now governor Greg Abbott says the Texas Legislature plans to spend a billion dollars of its own money. To increase enforcement. Outside of federal involvement, the ability to arrest will be enhanced. By building border barriers. Some of these border barriers will be will be built immediately. Evan Brown Fox News
Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on WBZ Midday News
"He just held that news conference will have more on that. And a little over a year after it began. The state of emergency is over in Massachusetts, Harvard professor Danielle Allen announces a bid for governor becoming the first black woman to do so for a major party in Massachusetts. She's a Democrat, a builder legalized recreational cannabis in Rhode Island is set to go before that state Legislature for the very first time. And after two days of meetings in Brussels, President Biden is now in Geneva. He is meeting tomorrow with Vladimir Putin there, and CBS is Stephen Portnoy is also there from the Geneva Conventions to the W.
HRC's Alphonso David on the Fight for LGBTQ Equality
"Alphonso david. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you thank you so much for having me. Jonathan okay so You are the president of the human rights campaign the largest lgbtq so rights organization in the country. And as such. Mr president ask you. What is the state of lgbtq plus america right now. The state of lgbtq america right now is strong. We have more than seventy percent of voters in this country that supported quality. We have more than two thirds of americans in this country that oppose lgbtq rights. Unfortunately that message is not being delivered to the elected officials in state offices across the country. We have more than two hundred and fifty bills have been introduced in state legislatures around the country. More than two hundred and fifty anti lgbtq bills. These are bills. There are seeking to deny our very existence. These are bills that are seeking to deny transgender people from using restrooms consistent with their gender identity from playing in sports consistent with their gender identity denying public school teachers the ability to teach about lgbtq issues using religion as a way to discriminate against lgbtq people. So unfortunately we are in a position today where we have elected officials in states across the country more than forty states that have introduced anti lgbtq bills that do not honor the principles of our democracy and certainly ignore the will of the people more than seventy percent. That do support equality.
Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Morning Edition
"To be anxious because it's not like we're going to get back to the normal we used to think about. We keep saying I want to get back to normal. But guess what? We got adjusted to a new normal during quarantine, and now we're going to open up to another new normal. Governor Gavin Newsom will be in L. A county today to celebrate that new normal and he'll be assuming his new part time role as game show host. Newsom will oversee the drawing of the names of 10 Lucky California residents who have been at least partially vaccinated against Covid. And they'll each receive a cool $1.5 million. Not bad for a couple shots in the arm. California Legislature just approved a state budget for the 2021 22 fiscal year. It's a placeholder as negotiations with the governor remain ongoing, but the stand in budget does include money earmarked to address the disturbing spike in violence directed towards the Asian and Pacific Islander or Aapi community. KCRW's Tara A tree in reports The California Legislature has adopted what advocates called the API equity budget. A $210 million proposal over the next three years more than 30..
Native Students Finally Win the Right to Wear Tribal Regalia at Graduation Ceremonies
"A new oregon law allows a native students to where feather on their cap for graduation ceremonies kale. Cc's brian bull. Has many native students have worn eagle or turkey feathers or their cap and gown for years but added ornament was never formerly assured until the sierra the oregon legislature a bill that governor brown then signed in may brenda brainard is director of the four j. natives program which supports native american culture and learning in eugene area schools. The fact that students can incorporate their culture into their graduation for themselves and for their community is just wonderful. Only native american students who practice and celebrate their culture is seen by supporters as a way to promote academic achievement and improve retention and graduation rates for national native news. I'm brian bowl.
Ballots and Bullets: Mexico's Elections
"Mexicans wants to the polls yesterday in a set of elections in which ninety three million people were able to vote on more than twenty thousand positions and yet the person who has figured most prominently in campaigning. wasn't on any of the ballots. andres manuel lopez. Obrador was applauded as he cast his vote. Yesterday is halfway through a six year term as president when he came to power promised to transform the country he vowed to stand up for the poor to fight corruption to address the drug related violence that has long plagued the country. His critics say he's failed in all those emissions and that he's used undemocratic methods to push through his policies across the country. Election campaigns have been marred by violence. More than thirty candidates have been murdered. The votes are still being counted but early results suggest. The president's party has lost some of the legislative stranglehold. It had been enjoying these mexico's biggest ever elections in terms of the number of price for grabs. Sarah burke is our central america bureau. Chief all five hundred seats of the lower chamber of the legislature. The fifteen governors of the thirty two states there are thirty state. Legislators and thousands of local positions is also going to determine the president lopez operators influence over the next three years or serve his term push a six year term and twenty twenty four as it stands marina. His party has the simple majority in the house. And with its allies Supermajority the initial results the projections. That are coming out at the moment. Suggests they're going to lose the supermajority with allies keep the simple majority with the allies. Put loser on their own. So they're going to have stood lot more negotiating in the second passive his time.
Native Students Finally Win the Right to Wear Tribal Regalia at Graduation Ceremonies
"A measure to ensure native american students can wear spiritual or cultural items to high school. Graduation was approved thursday by the california state assembly. The measure passed with a vote of sixty four to zero introduced by assembly member. James romo's romo says. School officials continue to object when students where eagle feathers sashes with native design or beaded medallions to graduation. The proposal requires the establishment of a task force. Together public comment develop recommendations and submit a report to the legislature in twenty twenty three. The measure will now be sent to the
"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics
"So they were very interested in the outcome of these negotiations that resulted in before ninety. Five and john geller. Who i talked to. The legislature at the very end was was not shy about saying look. We put these initiatives on the ballot to get these guys to the table to make them come up with With these taxes did not oppose what we were doing so that we could get what we wanted and essentially what they wanted more money for schools in invalid case more money for schools budgets to pay teachers who are members of the clark education association. So that i think is really interesting. That trend of these initiatives designed not to set policy but to force industries to essentially negotiate. When they otherwise wouldn't i think is a fascinating development up in the legislature. Yeah you know. That was a very very interesting. That was one of the few ones. I actually watched you know. Some of what was happening. Certainly a online basically. 'cause i wasn't up there on an now. Only make sure that i mentioned in his correctly. It seemed like i think. I think it was senator hansen ira hansen. I think he was talking about the fact that win. Win these ballot initiatives. That the cca hat you know they were supposed to go to the voters in that the legislature. Supposed to sort of move them along in that way to the voters and that now they won't which is which was what he was saying was basically against policy and things like that and he was making some interesting points about. Hey why is it. Why isn't gaming now here and we're taxing. Then why is it. Only mining obviously from mining area. I thought that was an interesting argument to you because it was. I definitely i saw. I saw a lot of tweets about valerie. Dida i saw when the governor came to the legislature for that the first person that that apparently went to him according to colton was valerie valerie. Dnc was right up to the governor talking to him about stuff like that the it it definitely seemed like there was a major politicking. That happened apart from a simple. Hey here's a bill. Here's an amendment. You know we're going to. We're going to take a vote in committee now on a definitely seemed like that. Bill had a totally different journey through the process in any of the other bills. That were that were up there. No you're absolutely right and in fact you have hit on the other part of this this issue. That is actually forecast to go forward because there's a constitutional battle that may i stress may be looming in the future on this because ira hansen. Who is mad about a lot of stuff is not wrong about this one. The constitution says if a statutory initiative is proposed and the get the signatures. It goes to the secretary of state she sends it to the legislature now if the legislature fails to act within forty days which they did in this case. They took no action. On either of those initiatives one would raise the sales tax one raise. The gaining gags is stated in the constitution. The secretary of state shall send these to the ballot in twenty twenty two. It's mandatory language. There's no option..
Florida Law May Thwart Effort by Cruise Industry to Set Sail
"A seven night Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, with all crew and adult passengers vaccinated. Cruise industry has been shut down for the past 15 months by the Corona virus pandemic. The CDC said last month that cruise ships with nearly all passengers and crew vaccinated can resume sailing. But NPR's Greg Allen reports there is a problem it violates a Florida law. This ad by celebrities sums up the relief and excitement among cruise companies. Some day is finally here and we're ready to sail beyond again. Extended shutdown has cost the industry more than $17 billion in direct losses. The celebrity cruise departing June 26 will be the first under new CDC protocols. CBC says ships can resume sailing under two scenarios. The first is after conducting tests cruises with masks and social distancing in place show they can keep passengers and crew safe. The second scenario, when advocated by the industry, allows ships to resume sailing immediately as long as 95% of passengers and crew are vaccinated. Chris Gray Faust is managing editor of the website. Cruise critic. People will not have to wear masks, they will not have to do social distancing and at least in the US, they'll be able to do shore excursions without you're staying in a cruise ship bubble type of situation. The idea of requiring all adult passengers to be vaccinated is popular not just with the companies but also cruise passengers. House says the survey conducted last week found 80% of cruise passengers said they would prefer to sail on a ship with a vaccine requirement. So what we're finding is that Abbott cruisers want to get back to see, but they would overwhelmingly prefer to be on a ship with vaccines. That's what passengers want. It's what cruise lines want. But it's not what Florida Governor Rond de Santis once. He recently signed a bill passed by the Republican Legislature at his request, which bans company from requiring any customer to show proof of vaccination. Under the law, each violation carries a $5000 fine. Asked about it last week, De Santis said, applies to cruise lines and that if they violated, they'll pay. We are going to enforce Florida law. I mean, We have
"legislature" Discussed on The Daily
"It's thursday june third many. Tell me what happened at the texas state capitol over the weekend so it was a wild weekend in austin you had the approach of the end of the legislative session at the texas legislature and up until this point the cane voting you had the texas republicans who control the legislature. Passed bill after bill after bill..
Texas Governor Threatens to Defund State Legislature After Democrats Block Voting Bill
Texas Governor Vows to Defund Legislature After Voting Bill Fails
"The fight over voting rights continues. Republican Governor Greg Abbott is threatened to withhold pay from the state legislature after Democrats walked out during a vote on Sunday in protest of a bill that would place restrictions on voting. On morning edition, Republican Texas State representative Travis Clarity, defended the bill, saying Texas is not trying to change its election rules based on former President Trump's lie that the election was stolen. This is a preventative measure for us. We do have and her testimony the router session of problems of voter irregularities of voter fraud of cases currently being investigated. It is an issue it is a real thing. But I think is our job to make sure that doesn't blossom into a problem that disturbs in one of the underpinnings of our democracy. That is confidence in our elections. Let's bring in Ashley Lopez. She's senior reporter for Kut and Austin. And she's been covering this and Ashley. Is there any evidence behind what Republican State representative Travis Clarity is saying that But there there's been voting irregularities in Texas that warrant new election rules in the state. You know, I find what he said. Really interesting because actually the first few weeks of the legislative session, which started earlier this year, state election officials, which is the folks that oversee elections in Texas, told lawmakers like clarity explicitly that the 2020 election in Texas was both safe and secure. They said they found no large scale problems with how elections are being run by local officials in the state. And I gotta say, even when the governor first announced that he would ask lawmakers to pass bills that would make elections more secure in Texas. When asked. He said he couldn't identify any evidence of actual voter fraud in the state. So I think when clarity says that this is like mostly prevented, the subtext here is that they were seeking outlaws to fix a problem that could exist, but currently don't
Nevada Legislature Passes Bill Replacing Caucus With First-In-Nation Primary
"Nevada lawmakers have passed a bill to make it the first state to hold a presidential primary in twenty twenty four but it's far from being a done deal traditionally it's Iowa first with caucuses in February and then New Hampshire holds the next primary but Democrats in Nevada led by former Senate leader Harry Reid I think they'll do a better job of leading off the presidential contests saying the state's diversity better reflects the whole country and they're hoping to end their caucus process and go to primary balloting if signed by Nevada's governor the measure would still need approval from both major political parties and it's likely other states will object to getting pushed back on the calendar I'm Jackie Quinn
Texas Governor to Veto State Legislature Funding
"Governor of Texas has threatened to cut off funding for the state legislature over a voting bill. Democrats used every parliamentary tool available last night to try to stop the bill, then walked out to prevent a vote before the midnight deadline. Governor Greg Abbott says he'll veto article 10 of the budget passed by the Legislature. He tweeted today. No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities. Stay
Lawmakers Continue Police Reform Negotiations
"May of last year, lawmakers in every state and the District of Columbia have introduced more than 3000 police reform bills. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports. That's double the number introduced in 2017. Theo U. S Department of Justice is investigating the Minneapolis police and other departments. And brought civil rights charges against Derrick Show. Vin and the other former officers involved in George Floyd's burger Cities and school districts have responded to Minneapolis public schools, joined districts across the country and cutting ties with police. And Minneapolis City Council members made headlines when they promised to defund the police. That's provocative shorthand for rerouting public safety dollars to social services that can reduce crime. And it's also something we have really heard from the general public. I asked my colleague, Minnesota public radio reporter Brandt Williams when he knew something was different. Well, I guess Anjo like many people, when I first saw that bystander video Usually there is a situation between a police officer and somebody there's a officer makes a split second decision where they fire a weapon. It's over in a second, but this happened Over nine minutes. We heard George Floyd pleading for his life, and we saw the reaction of the officer Derrick Show Vin, just not changing his expression, and he kept the pressure on. So I think that's when I knew as a boy, You know, it's gonna be really hard for this just to be pushed under the rug or just kind of forgotten about. During the next news cycle. And Brant the response from city officials that was swift as as well different than than what we've seen in the past, starting with the quick firing of officer direct Children. Right that that was different. I mean, usually there's got to be an investigation or there has to be due diligence done here before we make any disciplinary decisions. But this was the next day chief Mid Air. Arredondo came right out and said that this officer is no longer A member of the Minneapolis Police Department, and he fired the other three officers involved as well.
Rural Oregon Tries to Become Greater Idaho
"Counties in rural eastern oregon have voted to secede from their states and join neighboring idaho to become greater idaho. The proposed move is precipitated. by growing. tensions between the rural counties in the state's urban population centers. The greater idaho movement is calling for eighteen full counties three partial counties in total to depart from oregon and joined greater idaho accounting for seventy percent of oregon's land but only twenty one percent of the population or about eight hundred sixty thousand residents. The move would make idaho the third largest state in the us after alaska in texas. Oh that land accounts for so few people that idaho would still remain in the latter third of states population. Wise such a move would require approval from oregon and idaho legislature's as well as the us. Congress and the tension between the eastern and western halves of oregon are a bit of a microcosm of the nation writ large quoting the new york times. The shoots river divides the high prairies of the eastern half agricultural and politically conservative largely from the wetter. Woody your western half which has long been more populated and more liberal. The statewide shutdown orders that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic last year deepened those divisions crippling businesses. At a time when some rural counties had few cases the protests and riots over race and police conduct in portland the state's largest city widened the gap further still and the defeat of former president. Donald j trump who won most counties but still lost the state by a big margin after president biden's strong showing in the city's capped off a litany of frustrations and quotes.
Navajos Say New Arizona Restrictions Will Complicate Voting
"At least a dozen bills impacting voting in arizona have been signed into law this year. By the state's republican governor but leaders say the measures will limit turnout in the elections and disproportionately impact native voters arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds just reports. Gop members of the state legislature say. The bills are necessary to make arizona's elections more efficient insecure but to new laws signed by republican governor. Doug ducey have navajo. Nation officials worried that voting could become harder for tribal members especially elders one limits. The amount of time voters have to add missing signatures to early ballots in another purchase inactive voters from arizona's early voting list democratic state representative and navajo nation tribal member jasmine blackwater. Nygren sees them as retribution. We saw the power of the native american vote in this past election. We know that the native americans specifically the navajo population came out very strongly in support of president biden and now we see their voting rights being attacked block water nygren says because of the vastness and remoteness of the reservation the new restrictions put added burdens on an already challenging process for many tribal communities she and navajo nation president jonathan nez called the new arizona laws voter suppression another bill. Still under consideration by the legislature would require. Id numbers and other documentation be sent with early ballots. Tribal leaders also opposed that measure for national native news. I'm ryan hinds in
Health Care Challenges for Transgender Youth
"Doctors from treating transgender youth with puberty, blockers, testosterone arrest region and surgery to assist their transitions. As part of a new culture war. Similar bills have been introduced and at least 20 other states. In some cases, doctors could go to jail. Many physicians and therapists are appalled. Like Erica Anderson Ah, highly respected gender psychologist at the University of California, San Francisco, who's transgender herself. It's a very ominous development. It's a bad sign. Have you ever seen anything like that before in your lifetime? No. No. And it zero overreach on the part of such legislatures. Clearly, they are demonstrating their ignorance. And prejudice. At least six major medical associations have weighed in against these bills, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, of which Dr Lee Savio Beers is the president. I'm going to read you something that was said in support of this law in Arkansas, One of the Republican senators said gender affirming treatments are quote at best experimental and at worst, a serious threat to a child's welfare. These air, not experimental treatments there, really based in scientific literature. They're based in decades and decades of expert experience, and they're backed by a number of major medical organizations to let's say there was a young Person and they're on hormones under the lawn, Arkansas. A doctor has to take those hormones away. Yes, And if the doctor decides to move forward, they face significant penalty. Is there any medical rationale for this legislation in your opinions? No. There is not The field of transgender health care has
Floyd Killing Prompts Some States to Limit or Ban Chokeholds
"Almost a year after the death of George Floyd some states have limited or banned police choke holds at least seventeen states including Minnesota have prohibited or severely limited the use of chokeholds and neck restraints by police officers that's all happened in the last year after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis after being pinned under an officer's neat data given to the Associated Press by the national conference of state legislatures shows most of the actions were taken in states controlled politically by Democrats but several Republican led states also took steps to restrict the technique many of the new laws include criminal penalties if police injure or kill someone by restraining their air way unless they can show was needed to protect their life for somebody else's I'm Shelley Adler
A Conversation with Michigan State Representative Padma Kuppa
"Pomme welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me again. Sonya it is an honor to be here with you and your listeners. At the dc woman podcast. I'll we are so excited to have you here. And i wanted to start with a bit about your journey to this country. We have a large number of listeners from indiana in particular and i know you came to this country for graduate school. I know that you came here briefly as a child and then again for graduate school and so would really enjoy your end where you are from an indian a bit about your journey to this country becoming a mechanical engineer a business analyst experience executive in early the manufacturing finance and now elected official for second term and the first indian and hindu to be elected to the michigan state legislature and spiring journey. That began began in india. That'd be here for me about much. So i actually was born not in where my parents are from. My mom is from regimen dri. My father is from ten ali and then whatever reason you know mothers women go home to their parents or their family to deliver a child so my mom went to. Her eldest brother was working in a city called lie. It was in madhya pradesh. Today it is in check. These cut so is born in july and then my dad had come to the united states in the wave of immigrants that came to study here in the late sixties early seventies and my mother and i followed him. My mom also did postgraduate work here. She's a biologist. She did her phd at the state university of new york at stony brook. And so after living here for so many years in northeastern part of the united states my parents decided. My brother was one year old. I was fifteen and we moved back to india so that they could take the education that they had acquired here and then helped their country. Now i spent eleven years here growing up when i landed in india. I do feel at home. I had an american accent had an american attitude. And so i think that it wasn't just the best age to move to shift cultures in this was pre internet so really had no idea what i was getting into and i would be very outspoken. I come from a traditional seth indian family and you know as the girl amongst many boy cousins. I would always end up arguing with them and associated a lot of the patriarchy that i experienced and that i confronted with
"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics
"They need fourteen boats. Two-thirds in the senate They didn't get it so the second vote. The bill came back and the little label the out. The top that said two thirds majority required was gone and the The the senate essentially said relying on the advice of our legislative council. We don't need two thirds for this bill. The vote was exactly the same thirteen eight. Only this time. It was declared past. Signed by the governor The taxes continued The republicans in the senate sued the senate the their own body that they were serving in To overturn this This ruling and And district judge ruled for the senators and the nevada supreme court in a in an extraordinarily quick ruling The they had events last week And the and the decision came down this week. unanimously ruled. No because this bill generated money for the state that would not exist but for the passage of this bill that that invokes the two-thirds requirement. So now we know that even a prospective tax decrease if you avoid that that requires two thirds so that is that that is actually a major policy decision for the state of nevada. That is going to That that will affect How this is interpreted going forward and And i think it's it's probably one of the most significant rulings that the court has held in. What was really interesting about it. I i find is that despite the court papers that have been filed by the legislature. And by the governor's office through the attorney general that exhaustively looked at this issue and set. You know it. If there's ambiguity we have to explore you know these other issues looking at the definitions of the words. The court didn't really get into that. The court said look this is clear at its face Essentially the ruling the took seventeen pages to say well duh and and puts his puts his matter to bed And so. I think that's That's going to be a very significant ruling for the state going forward. Yes absolutely and i i. We saw sort of like a political response coming in like pretty much right away with it. i think obviously the republicans were quite happy. With general we saw some businesses and some some various groups that represent like industries. Glenn salt lake trucking and you know a couple of others that were that were involved. That immediately came out in favor of this Said it was an unfair tax. And you know we we assery obviously online and had a story that's gonna be printing on friday. This comes out every friday. So if you're listening on a friday you can still get a copy of it But it essentially just the business owner. That i talked to the shore earlier today Is joe detrani owns candies. Which is up in reno..
"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
"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.
"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.
"legislature" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"The bills that they are pushing 4 legislature is republicancontrolled and some of the bills the type worth our mind boggling uh we have taught people in their field come in and give us information on the bills bring us up to date on the status and then we spend a lot of time lobbying the legislature as individuals and citizens from the state will usually have about two hundred women show up and we have press conferences at the capitol and uh visit air legislature i don't think they always are happy to see us coming that we make the two and as of right now that that was tally day that was a few weeks back i action we speak yesterday up there again uh lobbying on gun control and i don't know it it made the national news but um i literally visited every senator on the rules committee yesterday morning could tell them our stance on gun control and that while we appreciated policemen in our schools that we did not believe in arming teachers and did not want teachers armed and in the committee hearing that afternoon they voted to arm teachers and there's sending that to the floor to be voted on so what happens in florida been i'm boggling but that was yesterday i drove up in the middle of sunday night to monday and got home about two o'clock in the morning last night that was my trip to tallahassee yesterday we we try to stay vigilant.
"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.
"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.
"legislature" Discussed on WJR 760
"I think it's great that you're really shutting lighten you don't waste of those types of this argument well listen there's this tough issue because uh i i can see both sides i've i don't have a stake in this in any way but if i'm a homeowner who wants to rent my home i'm looking at it and going well i should have a right to do that but i also see where a local community could say we'll look people who are are buying homes in a residential neighborhood art expecting that the our neighborhood have rental property uh they could be noise could be all sorts of issues involved there and so that becomes a local zoning issue that that to me is where the fight should be right between the in the actual homeowner in their local community well absolutely and i think that you know live below leaders that i speak too and that we represent um you know how to handle a shooting about this it's really a twoforone it it's a great sense of halt on why the legislature feels they need to be involved in this because there are so many zoning issues that come up at the local level they get resolved through local input citizen into it you know in in all constituencies a represented in and you know we have a tradition of local control zone here it's it's it's been occur you loker government but i food react this is uh what reflect that received here because what is really do is sort of putting the legislature imposing themselves as a super his own on condition over the state i don't think anyone has ever said i've never heard anybody say what we need your statewide no kony i think that we had a pretty effective stone statue it was just completely recodified a number of years ago as one of the one of the better ones higher country on you know for those hopes that this was just a property rights issue solely uh you know affecting those people who want a renter home i mean think of the consequences much beyond that the vast majority of people in this state have no interest in running their whole is short term basis for who resort type purposes and it's going to be those folks who are going to suffer where these types of rentals are are we really unregulated and and so i think it's really a piece.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"legislature" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Was actually the first tenants of the building there on the second floor which sort of the main floor of the building and so as it was being constructed from the ground up naturally i they ended up being the first tenants now aside from the library housing about four hundred fifty thousand items here in its collection at the legislature there is one quirky adam there remains on display today as legislature liberian valerie foots tells us is so anything that is tabled in the assembly the library keeps so in nineteen sixty nine a member was talking about the quality of the food in the cafeteria and saying if you want us to have a better quality of debate you have to have a better quality of food so he tabled his hamburger and it became an official record of the assembly and so we have a hamburger from 1960 nine so the clerk at the time took it and had it preserved in a resin and he gave it back to the family actually to the member the family founded about ten years ago and said do you want this and we said oh yes we want a hamburger in our library for everyone to see so since two thousand and twelve you can't table things that aren't paper but before then we've got a hamburger here we have the main doors as will continues to show me around the building his voice booming with pride around every turn and discussion of every detail i'm reminded but all the importance that this building has offered modernday democracy as the first female judge in the entire british empire came from the famous five emily murphy and that was one of the key players in the women's suffrage movement were actually based in edmonton in fact the whole fifth floor of the building is dedicated to the famous five.
"legislature" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"When we became a province mind channel five the population out here was only just starting to expand rapidly this was the tipping point that made the pressures freshman province happen but because of that a lot of our infrastructure is still quite young so buildings that would have been suitable to be the legislature hadn't really been construct out here there wasn't anything else like it so they kind of got to essentially sort of set the precedent for styles when they built the prairie legislature and the chief architects for this allen merrick jefferson wanted it to show the the hope in the promise and the refinement that was happening out here and so the boards architecture style when this was drafted was very very popular in europe particularly in paris and a combined a lot of the best features of classical architect this is an efforts were remind people of that this is a democratic institution and so we wanna harken back to ancient greece in athens taking some roman elements and so we have this lovely rotunda as the central feature here with a beautiful dome up top with lovely sort of marble pillars are they always joke you know they don't build them like they used to i had this case it's certainly true there's about two thousand tons of marble using the construction of this building which in the grand scheme of sort of edifices may not be a lot but considering that there is no marble native dwell berta it's it was imported greet expense e the pillars in the rotunda loaner sixteen tonnes a piece of solid marble which again i'm sure if they are constructing it today they would find something a little bit cheaper to fill the inside of it but at the time this was a nod to the grandiose nature the envision for the province as a group after making your way through the marble lagman rotunda epicenter stairs we arrive at the library library.
"legislature" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"A few years later the university of alberta student and still just as awkward i would often head for quick swim on the grounds that the main fountain on canada day after watching the fireworks light up the city skyline with a few friends but of course none of my memories are really what this iconic building is all about someone who can tell us the real history of the building is will mitchell a programs assistant an interpreter for the l byrne a legislature so let him take it away and tell us the true story behind the buildings history the legislature itself is a building a belongs to everyone in alberta and retake it as sort of an important part of our show operation here that this is going to be a place where there's wash symbolism and our history gets sort of recognize the collected and celebrate so when we're going around what we're gonna be looking at or awad of features the building and and artifacts were here in it that schrafft's serve that purpose so actually i wasn't that far off the mark when i imagine that one day i would live at the legislature it is the building the belongs to the people of alberta after all jokes aside the building truly does tell the story of a province and here is were welcomes in again to let us know how it all began to begin was talk the building itself the building is constructed in what's called the beau arts style of architects.
"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.