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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Michael Berry
"Life flight will has responded to the scene. We're waiting for more details, and we will get that to you here on NewsRadio, 7 40 ktrh as soon as we have them. Is now. 802, Texas Legislature, kicking off its third special session later today in Austin. Now Brad Johnson with the Texan says redistricting the top item on governor Abbott's agenda. Redistricting has to be done before the 2022 primaries begin. So that is priority number one for the Legislature and the governor. Republicans controlling the Legislature have the ability to control the redistricting process and benefit themselves in their favor. Yeah, Another try for the transgender sports Bill Two is going to be high on the list of what they try to accomplish With this session. FDA has rejected at least the advisory committee. The Biden administration plan to have everyone over 16 have a fighter booster shot. Dr Brian June death. So he was on Houston's morning news, he says it may not matter. The FDA may approve it anyway. Just because the advisory committee says no, That doesn't mean the FDA won't approve it in some form advisory panel advises, But the SDA is not obligated to follow that advice..
Schumer: U.S. Senate to Stage Voting Rights Reform Bill Vote
"While republican led states like texas are busy erecting. All the voting impediments they can think of senate majority leader. Chuck schumer is promising action to protect voting rights on the federal level. The republican led war on. Democracy has only worsened. In the last few weeks most notably the governor of texas recently signed into law vile new voter suppression bill that ranks one of the most draconian undemocratic in living memory. This is unacceptable so the senate must act. I intend to hold a vote in the senate as early as next week on voting rights legislation time time is of the essence. Still with us. Professor victoria di francesco. Soto and matthew dowd a professor. I want to circle back to voting rights and a hot minute but first considering texas leading the nation in voting restrictions and choice restrictions tell our audience. What's going to happen. When redistricting comes up. I believe we have about a week until that starts right so we from today. The second sean legislative session starts which is dedicated to redrawing the lines end. What we see in texas is a hard right. Turn something okay. It is gone too far to the right. it will snap back but what we're looking at with. The upcoming redistricting. Under a republican led legislature is a lot of the things that we've seen over the last year over the past couple of years are going to be institutionalized because republicans are squarely in the driver's seat. Outdrawing those maps and brian. This is the first time in recent history that we're going to be having matt strong without the protection of sexy five from the voting rights act that was repealed that was struck down by by the supreme court in two thousand
The Supreme Court Had Precedent to Rule on the 2020 Election
"Now, these men who gathered in Philadelphia, They understood what they were doing. They created the Constitution. They created the federal government. They created the presidency and the vice presidency. They created the Electoral College. They created separation of powers. And they created Article two, Section one Clause two. In such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct comma. In the state of Pennsylvania that come about the Pennsylvania What a growth a grave violation of the federal Constitution by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as much as you would a violation of the Constitution by the Florida Supreme Court in 2000. Actually, this was worse. The difference is the U. S. Supreme Court in 2000 stepped in and upheld the United States Constitution. And one of the arguments people were making, including me was exactly this section of the Constitution. Article two Section one Clause two as the Florida Supreme Court kept changing the deadlines and the manner in which we count chads. They kept extending the deadlines. They kept interposing themselves into how chance are to be counted. They were violating the federal constitution. And the U. S Constitution. Put an end to it. The U. S. Supreme Court under the US Constitution, put an end to it because the Legislature makes these decisions. Not the Florida Supreme Court. Well, what happened in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was even worse. Because what happened there is also an elected in this case, Supreme Court of seven members, five of them were Democrats. They extended the time for voting. The eliminated the signature requirement. And they did other things. That the Legislature in Pennsylvania, which was Republican, did not do.
Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of DeSantis' Mask Mandate Ban
"You put je mask on you. Pick jim ask off. You put your mask back and forth. Shake it all about yet. An appeals court ruled friday. Keep governor to santa's parental mask option. Not his mask mandate or his right band. Not it's not a mask ban. It's a parental option in place. Which means that they can now withhold the salaries of school board members and districts that are requiring face coverings for all students. I would assume at eight o'clock this morning. All of these schools will be served in person with papers find at least thirteen school districts including florida's large sixth-largest. That's palm beach broward. He doesn't he doesn't waste any time. And he's not the kinda guy who just makes some sort of veiled political threat you will follow through. He went to harvard. Su he was a jag attorney and he knows the law and he knows the laws. He wouldn't do this if he didn't think the law was not behind him. Yeah you're right right the double negative all right well and it's the whole cabinet the legislature behind him to they're not messing around with this thing and i'm telling you where's the backlash from parents. I'm sure it's there. It's just we're not hearing from them. Who are so mad at their school board for playing chicken with the school board funding. Yeah it's irresponsible the other thing is that vaccines for twelve year olds. No you cannot do it. Because they don't know what the dosing is right the approval though no it doesn't even have approval they don't know how to dose it but in yet the l. which which is la unified school district. Which one bigger one they just have mandated a vacs requirement for kids. You can't you can't scare. I know exactly what you're saying. So i don't understand the decision. How can you even do that science. Isn't there you can't give a kid the regular amount that you would get no and they don't know how much that is. So my gosh very scary common i i figure it out but i know i got a feeling that are going to figure out quicker the not you
Kentucky State Lawmakers Vote to Scrap School Mask Mandate
"Kentucky's republican led legislature has voted to block any mask mandates in schools. They meant to pass the bill in a special session. Democratic governor andy bashir immediately vetoed it but the kentucky lawmakers quickly overrode his veto. Any decision to require children to wear masks in kentucky schools now passes to local governments kentucky. Hospitals are overloaded with cova cases. A situation the governor warns is dire
This Is Why Larry Elder Should Be Governor of California
"So talk about how that's the most important question isn't it. Larry that we gotta get fifty plus one to say yes. We want gavin newsom out. That's why by far is the most important question you pointed out fifty percent plus one vote yes to recall gavin newsom in the second part is who do you want to replace him and obviously i want people to vote for me but you asked me what i would do if i became governor. Tell you what i won't do. I won't impose statewide mandates the way. This guy has on bass face masks. In on vaccines he has mandated that every government worker who's not been vaccinated be tested once a week and we'll be required to wear face masks. Get work i don't get it. I've been vaccinated. I'm not antibac- because the by age because of other underlying calmer abilities but for crying out loud a lot of people and made it very different decision And for him to do Tell people who assume the risk you need to wear a mask at work to protect yourself against other people whom the risk if anti signed and and he's supposed to be the one pro science i'm also going to declare a state wide emergency on housing. We have environmental law that prevents developers from developing low cost housing. Which is why the price of a home in california as eight hundred thousand dollars which is anywhere from a hundred and fifty percent of the two hundred percent above the national average. I'm also going to declare a state wide work on water. We have all sorts of projects for more reservoirs to raise dams and the storm water underground. We do have our west seasons and we're not doing that waters rainy right out into the pacific ocean because of these projects are being held up for fear of lawsuits. I'm gonna declare statewide emergency on water. So they're going to be some big changes when i get there even though Dealing with a hostile legislature.
Texas Abortion Ban Backlash Is Distraction From Other Issues: Cassidy
"This new law goes into affecting texas. Went into effect last week on wednesday and it's still guarding garnering. A great deal of attention. One of the funniest things i saw was the accusation that the texas law was nothing more. Hardly say this face. The texas abortion law was merely a distraction so we would stop paying attention to the dreadful the execution of the withdrawal out of afghanistan. That is an awesome conspiracy theory. Yeah that's joe. Biden introduced the the the texas fetal heartbeat law to the texas legislature to go into effect on september first knowing that he was going to screw up the withdrawal from afghanistan and he needed a distraction. So he was going to do. Some is who. I love people.
Texas' Abortion Ban Marks a New Legal Strategy for Abortion Restrictions
"Emily i wanna read you from the wall street journal op-ed today which i thought was interesting this supporter of abortion restrictions. In fact getting rid of roe v wade who write this. Texas republicans have handed democrats political grenade to hurt to the antiabortion causes the editorial board pro-life groups has spent nearly fifty years arguing. That abortion is a political question to be settled in the states by public debate. It now texas. They want us the courts by civilization to limit abortion. I do think this law is so frankly odious that more republicans and those who oppose abortion rights should have to own it and i wonder if folks who work in the trenches of the political opinion on this. Feel the same way absolutely chris. Let's start with baxter. The overwhelming majority of americans are on the side of those who want to see and keep rovers wade as the law of the land. That is what keeps women saved. What could people save. Who needed care. This texas law goes too far. And what i would say to your listeners. Your your watchers is. Do you know who your state senator is. Do you know who your state representative is. Do you know who your governor is. And where they stand on this because republican governors. Legislators across the country are looking at this not as a grenade but as a playbook. They're thinking what can we do here in our state to rollback these important rights that affect so many families at emily's list. We're working to hold them to account and i believe we believe that every single member of legislature needs to be asked. Where do you stand on this. It should be asked now. They should be asked to get next year and they will be asked by voters when voters come out just as they did after brett. Cavanaugh was confronted court in two thousand eighteen. They will come out and be held to account at the
NBC News Poll: In Texas, Voters Are ‘In-Between [Extremes] on Abortion’
"The two thousand twenty texas exit poll abortion should be always legal. Eighteen percent somewhat legal thirty percent almost always illegal thirty percents so sixty one percent of texas voters agree with this new texas voter law that restricts abortion to six weeks every single legislature across the country including in this wonderful state of fargo. North dakota you bet you were here.
"legislature" Discussed on Future Hindsight
"Typically open seats are much more competitive than seats that have incumbent in them and so this creates an opportunity for a lot of energy around the governor's race in arizona that we think we can build upon and be part of in looking at arizona as a potential state. Twenty twenty two excellent. Thanks to explaining that. I have a question about redistricting. What do you expect to happen there. Because i think a lot of people are panicking. Yes i won't say that it's all going to be fine because it is almost certainly going to have some very hard outcomes for democrats democrats unfortunately were not able to flip any of the chambers. They were hoping to flip. In order to gain more power for redistricting this time around and that means that the republicans still have control in many of the places where they are going to be drawing district lines in a way that will favor their political party and so republicans are likely to continue to look for opportunities to gerrymander. Because the truth of the matter is they will have the power to do so in a lot of the states. So it's up to folks in all of the states that we live in to see if there's a way to get involved in the redistricting process to see if there is a public comment opportunity. If there are ways to be part of the conversation there is some good news. Which is that democrats. While they fell short of goalposts in a stronger position than they were in twenty eleven. And that's because democrats for example. Now control at least one branch of government in five of the twentieth states that were under complete republican control in two thousand eleven so of these for example kansas pennsylvania and wisconsin give their now democratic governors veto powers over the maps. And that's absolutely huge in maine which used to be a republican trifecta. Ten years ago is now a democratic trifecta and michigan that used to be a republican trifecta. That still has a republican state legislature. Unfortunately but has a democratic governor it has established independent district commission that was passed by the vote of the people in two thousand eighteen..
Texas Legislature Expanding Voting Laws to Protect Election Integrity, Prevent Fraud
"Want to get too many other topics here But let's get into election integrity. You see the side. They're not just upset about the texas pro-life law from they're also upset about the law that they say it's the hardest state in the country to vote in and tell us what's really going on in the fight for election integrity in the great attacks so we almost ended up in the same situation is georgia and arizona and some of these other states where we would be counting votes What we did differently in texas as we defended twelve lawsuits that were aimed in pretty liberal counties. Travis which is austin houston which is a bare kennywood san antonio and in those counties. We were sued over our laws related to mail in ballots and signature verification. We were fortunate. We had twelve of those. It was a major onslaught. We won every single one of those lawsuits so instead of counting votes on election day we had already protected our elections. Now what we're doing is we're actually expanding voting hours. And we're limiting some of the little tricks that were that were attempted in harris county and some other places to go beyond the legislature authorized as far as it relates voting. And so we've tried to tighten up male unbalanced by requiring photo. Id which i think is very significant because my office prosecutes Voter fraud. it's the only thing we prosecute. We have more voter fraud cases going now than we ever have. We have were five hundred cases in court another almost four hundred cases that were investigating and more than a majority of those relate to mail in ballot fraud so with legislature was trying to do was expand hours. Give more opportunity to vote. We already have two weeks early voting in texas so it's pretty significant but at the same time we realized we still have some voter fraud issues especially as it relates to mail in ballots. So i want to zero in on the said. There's five hundred cases that you've brought to to indictment. Is that right around for the we have. We have five hundred over five counts. That were prosecuting right now. We we have not brought him into indictment because covert actually shut the course down in texas for quite a while. We're and we're now we're wait. We're waiting line behind violent offenders to get those cases in but we have more cases going right now related to voter fraud than i think we've had in the entire history of texas if you add up the number that we're investigating plus the number that we're prosecuting. I think it's a larger number. All the cases ever prosecuted in
"legislature" Discussed on Future Hindsight
"This year alone to reduce access to voting have been introduced by republican legislatures. I think it's also important to point out that all of this is premised on the big live at trump didn't actually lose and that's just one example of how state legislatures are so critically important. They are able to advance their conservative agenda. At the state level because of the majority they have in these lesser known lower level bodies of our government that for too long democrats have not been paying enough attention to portraying to drive more attention to the state legislatures to win back. Power and an amazing example of this is in virginia virginia. When we started this organization was not a blue state both chambers the state house and the state senate were red and we were so proud in our first set of elections in twenty seventeen to be part of a huge blue wave that brought in over a dozen new flips and a dozen new democratic state legislators and even though we came literally one votes a single vote shy of ending the republican majority in two thousand seventeen with that new found power. The virginia legislature was able to expand medicaid to over four hundred thousand virginians and then antoni nineteen. We were again proud to be part of the coalition to win both the state house and the state senate and turn the legislature. And when you count the governor as well the whole state into a democratic trifecta in the amount that they have been able to accomplish with a democratic trifecta has just been extraordinary. Virginia has passed its own sweeping voting rights. Act it's abolished the death penalty. It has legalized recreational marijuana. It's made meaningful improvements to its criminal legal system and just it's done so much so much more so now that we know that virginia is the model for what you want to achieve. What one wants that chief. I think all of these statehouses. How do you go about that. You support candidates. But how do you find the candidates. What do you do to groom them in their races and helped them win. Yes so in. Terms of candidates we undertake a rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis to arrive at our list of endorsed candidates. So what we look is. We look for states where we can flip a chamber cold chamber or make inroads into badly gerrymandered states and once we see where the opportunities at that high level are..
Texas Legislature Passes Sweeping Election Bill
"Are coming to Texas. The State House and Senate have agreed on a final version of the GOP backed elections bill It's now headed to governor. Abbott of the bill enhances ID requirements for mail in ballots as protection for poll watchers and Orban drive through and overnight voting. Texas
Democrats Aren't Talking About the Worst Possible Outcome of the California Recall
"Larry elder gets to be governor. Two weeks from now after the recall Everybody in the liberal media has gonads no big deal. If larry elder becomes governor he's only going to serve until november twenty twenty two and will have no power anyway because the democrats control both houses of the legislature in california. So what if larry elder becomes governor await a minute. What did that caller just remind us. If something happens dianne feinstein. Who's sick as a dog. And she either is incapacitated. Or you know god forbid dies. We don't wish her will if senator feinstein can't complete her term. The governor of california governor larry elder or his biden would say elder gets to appoint the replacement senator and surprise. There's no more fifty fifty senate and that's the end of vice president. Kamala harris breaking all the votes and the votes and this would be just an interesting turn of events. So let's keep our eye on that california
The Return of Evictions in the U.S.
"The first time since march twenty twenty most american renters can be evicted with the federal eviction ban. now over in the last few state protections set to end this month. It's really hard to know how many people this could affect. But the census bureau estimates four point seven million adults live in households where eviction is at least somewhat likely in the next two months meanwhile goldman sachs estimates seven hundred and fifty thousand households could face eviction by the end of the year actresses chief financial correspondent felix. Salmon is with me for more hi felix. i hope so. We talked on the show a few months ago about how maybe fewer americans than many had thought would actually lose their this year. Has that assessment changed. Yes the supreme court case. I think came as a bit of a surprise. They basically said the. Cdc is not allowed to continue this eviction moratorium that they had and so now. That is no eviction. Mars horror this still illegal process. Any landlord has to go through in order to evict you and states have slow processes. The courts overwhelmed. It'll still take a while before people start getting evicted but it is now legally possible in the way that it wasn't just a week ago what government protections do still exist for people in more precarious housing situations right now. So it's changing rapidly. You know the new york state legislature is coming back to try and pas new rules extending protections now the federal protections on there anymore. I think other states are going to do similar things. I think it is just going to be much more case by case than it used to be. It used to be like this big federal blanket ban. And now it's just gonna be. You're going to have to talk to your lawyers. Who can have to also really work hard to try and work out whether you can access some of the federal funds which have been impact for helping out rentis declare. Easy thing is. That's probably more money earmarked for helping out renters than they is rent areas. But it's just very difficult to match. Those
Texas Legislature sends sweeping GOP voting bill to governor
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Texas legislature sends a sweeping GOP voting bill to the governor the hotly contested changes to Texas election laws have finally passed the Republican controlled state legislature the house passed the legislation first Tuesday of the state Senate quickly followed with its approval the changes spurred in part by former president Donald Trump claims of a stolen twenty twenty election were bitterly opposed by Democrats who twice walked out of the state capitol in an effort to head off passage the bill would eliminate twenty four hour polling places and drive through voting and banned sending mail ballot applications to registered voters unless requested governor Greg Abbott has said he will sign the bill hi Mike Rossio
The Real Reason Your Kids Are Being Forced to Wear Masks
"Good morning charlie. My kids attend school in san antonio in northside. Isd and they are deliberately disobeying. The supreme court ruling of abiding by governor abbots executive order banning mask mandates. My highschool daughter stood her ground and refuse to wear a mask. Today she has had eight asthma attacks this week. The principal told her that. I will need her to wear her mask or leave campus. I asked how nasd things. They have the legal authority to enforce masks and he said he didn't have an answer for that. Of course not. He repeated himself about masking or leaving campus and not being able to attend classes so evil. My daughter choose chose to stand her ground. We left my question is what can we do here. In texas of reached out to the governor's office the attorney general the superintendent. And nothing's happening. This has to end. Thank you. I love your show amber. Thank you the reason why your daughter is being forced to wear masks regardless of what the texas legislature has passed and governor grab greg. Abbott has signed into law is because leftists democrats and liberals that run these schools. They are not afraid of the consequence. They're not afraid of the potential penalty. That will come down if they violate the law. That republicans pass we're experiencing this right now. In scottsdale i gave my speech at the scottsdale unified school district. A couple of days ago. Where i told the scottsdale unified school district. They are breaking arizona. Law by mandating masks on children. Despite governor doug ducey is signed into law and they basically shrug it off and i say delta variant we can do whatever we want so amber. Let me connect to things for you. The reason why the head of the san antonio school district thinks can they can do whatever they want is because when they see democrats flee the state of texas to try to block quorum and no one gets arrested. It plays into the narrative that the regime of the media will protect you if you rebel against republicans but if republicans rebel against democrats they will crush
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Now Testing Negative for COVID-19
"Announcing that he got a breakthrough case of coronavirus, Texas Governor Greg Abbott now says he has tested negative. ABC is Jim Ryan has details now testing negative. Greg Abbott will remain quarantined at the governor's mansion for a few more days. But he will keep tabs on items before the state Legislature, including opening infusion centers for antibody therapy treatment across the entire state of Texas. Abbott received infusions of Regeneron to head off any symptoms. He wants to make the same monoclonal antibody treatment available to others who catch Covid 19,
Kentucky Gov. Beshear Suffers Legal Defeat in Combating COVID Surge
"The Kentucky Supreme Court handed governor Bashir a legal defeat involving his pandemic emergency powers with the 11 30 report. I'm Sarah Elise. Breaking down. The court ruled on the Democratic governors challenge of Republican backed laws that limit his authority to enact emergency orders during the covid pandemic. The justices unanimously said of Franklin Circuit Court judge should not have blocked the new laws from taking effect and sent the case back to the lower court to dissolve the injunction. Governor Bashir sued the Legislature and Attorney General Daniel Cameron, arguing the laws undermined his ability to respond to the pandemic. Earlier this month, Governor Bashir Issued an executive order requiring masks inside Kentucky
Montana only state to ban vaccine requirements for employees
"Only state to ban vaccine requirements for employees. Many large companies across the US have announced that Covid 19 vaccines will be required for their employees to return to work in person law passed by the state's Republican controlled legislature. Wiring vaccines as a condition for employment is deemed discrimination. This is town hall dot com.
Texas Democrats Return, End Holdout Over Voting Bill
"Who broke warm and blocked action on a GOP back elections bill returned to the state Capitol in Austin. Governor Greg Abbott and the Republican majority in the legislature are pushing new changes that include outlawing drive through voting and limiting early voting hours. I'm
"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics
"Supposed to do the redistricting plan but it couldn't because the the census numbers weren't ready to go and as a result of that we're going to have a special session probably in the fall to talk about redistricting now the What comes out of that. I think is really gonna show what the state is gonna look like politically going forward because you know. The republicans wanted There was a bill to have an independent redistricting commission that did not succeed There was Proposals to In in the proposal in question actually wouldn't have affected this particular redistricting but it would've gone to the one in ten years. Now i know sandra cosgrove who is part of a group that the as i said was formerly known as the league of women voters in nevada. I don't think she's going to give up on that idea. i think she's going to keep pushing it and And probably will succeed at some point in the future but for right now i think the democrats will probably gonna do the right best to To re- district in such a way that they maintain control over both houses of the legislature That they maintain control in congress With the Congressional districts and so that will affect everything going forward because if you have a majority of democrats especially if you have a super majority of democrats. There's really no incentive with democratic governor especially to not do some of the things that you're talking about Interestingly the death penalty did not get done. It was proposed but it did not. It did not get past and a lot of political speculation a lot of reasons for that but But you know it's not a guarantee that liberal promise Gets of you know Done but still more likely. I think it's more likely. Especially if governor steve sisolak gets reelected in twenty twenty two. I think it's more likely. You'll see some more of these democratic reforms and you'll see nevada becoming bluer in bluer as the case may be as californians leave california and migrate to nevada whether it be for jobs or whether it be because they they don't like the golden state's tax climate. You'll see that that has an effect on the electorates while near south. There's a number of factors. But i definitely agree i think about is becoming bluer than than it was and and that trend is probably absolutely and i just you know. We're we're running short on time here but i did just want to know Because i mentioned it just a second ago. The eighty one twenty six was another bill that went through legislature which moves us from from a caucus system to a primary system which we've talked about quite a lot here. This was this was planned. We had written a story a couple months ago when the win speaker friars had. I put put you let everyone know that the bill was out. They're going to happen. You know seems that the governor's going to pass it but you know you want to definitely check the review journal this weekend because we'll have the story that essentially says you know nevada did what a day to change the state law. We now have a prime. Or if the governor signs it will now have a primary obesity. First tuesday february But you know these things are really relying on the national parties signing off..
"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..
"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics
"The the 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 Who fem along from the vegas review journal. This is rj politics to rj politics. Political podcast of the las vegas review journal. I'm rj politics and government editor. Steve civilians and politics reporter rory app. I am just back from carson city the capital where i was for the last week of jobs for missing our podcast appointment. Last week i was up there engaged in covering the end of the session.
"legislature" Discussed on The Daily
"He starts battling with the more far-right forces in the legislature. But there are specific issues on which people in your party have looked at you and said well. I'm not sure he's one of us and in the run-up to your becoming speaker. Some quarters of the further right wing of the republican party attack you over abortion. They attacked you over gambling. They attacked you over and he was a very effective politician to slow stall ignore or kill bills that he thought were just too far right. And we're just not where texas was headed and so he and his allies really exercise this power over and over even as the state legislature is getting more and more conservative throughout the obama years and even into the trump administration. What's an example of that. So probably the best example i can give you was in two thousand seventeen so remember a few years back. When a lot of the red stade's were passing. These bills to legislate where transgender people can and cannot go to the bathroom right eight. This took off north carolina and then it took off in texas and texas tried to pass a bathroom. Bill and joe straus star was a terrible idea. He thought that it would shine this sort of spotlight on texas. He thought that some businesses would back away from doing business in texas because of this bill as had happened in north carolina right exactly as had happened in north carolina to walk with eyes wide open into a situation. The north carolina lead on I think being the second state after them or the first state them. I think it'd be a tremendous mistake. And he sort of carefully fought it. It's not just my opinion. It's the opinion of thousands of businesses. Who are those job. Creators walking that sorta tight rope between not being too extreme. Not being too. Moderate basically effectively killed the bathroom bill in texas. So it sounds like even after trump is elected. You have these kind of hard right conservatives. Who were trying to get their agenda through there. Still these bonner. Republicans trying to maintain their control by what they always did being moderate and they did that because they thought that was what was best for the republican party in the state s. Absolutely right and they did best to hold on. But it doesn't last much longer at this point. Strauss is virtually at war with his own house and with members of his own party. The more and more moderates being voted out after each election and strauss sort of sees the writing on the wall in an announcement that will be felt for years to come five terms speaker. Joe straus says he will not run for reelection state representative next year from san antonio and in late twenty seventeen. How this that. He'll step down before the twenty one thousand nine session. From now on far-right republicans will have more sway. It's virtually the end of any sort of moderate strain of republicanism in texas as one professor. Put it the political center of the state collapsed today. Well that sounds like a real end of an era. It is so many what happens next. So what happens next is the plot thickens friends. That's the nose but seniors the hanell's because a guy named work decides to challenge ted cruz for his senate seat. I'm running to represent the great state of texas in. Us senate this twenty. Better work is an el paso democratic congressman and he ends up embarking on his campaign where he drives around to every county in texas. I've traveled to two hundred and twenty six of the two hundred and fifty four counties. He just starts firing up. Democrats beto rourke. He's learning. We got some beto heads tonight and they got people excited. As in like there was a real rock star status for him slide into my though and it was a little bit of his personality was a little bit of his charisma. He appealed to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons among the democrats and all of this is coming at a crucial time in texas history. When the demographics of texas are shifting and it's changing the politics texas something else is happening and we've been talking about this for several years and that is a demographic change in texas. we're seeing many. Many more voters show up. Many of them are younger. Under.
"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..
"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 RJ Politics
"I have said that does not require a two-thirds vote under the constitution supreme court clearly and unambiguously disagree with that position from the las vegas review journal. This rj politics. Show hello and welcome to rj. Politics las vegas review. Journal's weekly political podcast. I'm politics reporter rory appleton. I'm politics and government editor steve civilians and we have a fast and furious. Show for you today. As the news out of the state house has been coming pretty much every hour as we record on on this thursday and as we approach the legislative various legislative deadlines in the end of the session really next month as well. The first thing that we are definitely going to talk about is a decision today by the nevada. Surpreme court just to shrike down something. The legislature did in two thousand nine hundred uphold this. This two-thirds majority that's required for all taxes. In now as i as. I read the decision for even extending existing taxes as well so steve. That's something that you watch two full years and maybe talk a little bit about what exactly they did. Yeah absolutely and and And i have to come clean on this one because I i have for years long before the legislature in two thousand nineteen. Pass these two bills. I have been saying that if you have an existing tax that's supposed to expire or the rate is supposed to go down and you extend that tax or you maintain the rate at the same level. I have said that does not require a two thirds vote under the constitution. The supreme court clearly and unambiguously disagreed but that position so my position has been Has been Routed by the By a unanimous. Nevada supreme court. So i have to own up to that right off the top of the podcast but just by way of a really quick background back in nineteen ninety. Four then assemblyman jim. Gibbons was running for office and proposed what he called the gibbons tax restraint initiative and this initiative essentially circulated by the voters approved by them in nineteen ninety four hundred ninety six became part of the constitution said that any bill that creates generates or increases revenue to the.
"legislature" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"Eight thirty k. l. i. f. Do something a little different here instead of our normal newscast. We're going to talk to a state representative about the eighty seventh. Legislative session of texas said is set to begin later on today. Or this is going to be a big challenge for the legislators added to austin things are so different than they are normally because of the pandemic of course and also because of the issues that are on the table to discuss over the next few months as a result of the pandemic and the economic downturn that we've had in the state in the last year joining us to talk about it is state representative matt. Shaheen out of plano. Good morning sir. The morning thanks for having me on. Thanks for joining us. So you're in austin right now. I'm in austin right now. I'm looking at my hotel room looking at the dome of the capitol. We're gonna walk over there about forty minutes and start the process. And what's it gonna look like because of covid nineteen. Well you're gonna have your normal protocols that. I think everybody has started to get used to with respect whether you go to walmart or any kind of public area. There's going to be people running around the capital except this time they're going to have mask on we're gonna try to Honor the feet separation when we're on the floor of the house or in committee hearings those types of things otherwise. We're going to try to do everything as normal as possible to capitals open. It needs to be open. Citizens need to come down and Interact with their legislators This is going to be a hundred and forty days Process of of establishing new laws and state of texas and a budget of course and That interfacing with the with our constituents vitally important. Well you just. Yeah you just said that Citizens need to come down and come in and watch the procedure and all that which is Which is really a wonderful wonderful invitation and certainly in the spirit of things. But we've just heard this morning from the fbi. They're a little bit concerned because they say that there are demonstrations planned outside of all fifty state capitals during the inauguration process. Have you heard any more about that. Yeah we actually. We actually got a security briefing yesterday so I will tell you that. The men and women of law enforcement With dp s in our local police force do an excellent job as far as Keeping us safe keeping citizens saves you will notice anybody that does come to the capital or come near the capital. There's a significant presence of law enforcement Those national guard and dps troopers. I noticed that Yesterday i was i was i was walking the halls. We had some meetings and getting the office ready so It's going to be safe People if they want to calm and protest and have their voices heard. They're free to do that as long as it's peaceful we're talking to state representative matt shaheen on k. l. i. f. about the opening day of the eighty seventh legislative session of texas by law. The only thing that you have to do in this session is pass a budget. But it's going to be a lot harder this year because the state controller announced yesterday that you're facing a one billion dollar shortfall. Yeah it is And you're right. That's the one thing that we were mandated by the constitution but Yeah it's going to be a challenge right. All the states are struggling with the shortfall revenue. I will tell you that. State of texas is probably doing The best if you compare it to all fifty states Our economy was hit like others. But not as much You know we are a conservative state or taxes or lows so even though there was an economic slowdown. We just haven't felt like some of the other states so it's going to be a town. Djing budget session. We're gonna have to make some difficult decisions just like every family at the kitchen table does we'll we'll make those decisions as well. I will tell you that we are in a little bit better shape than most other states. Also because we have a rainy day fund And so if we do need to tap in that that's what the rainy day fund is for as this of some type of catastrophic of catastrophic event in obviously this is now of course you're making these plans for a a two year period not just one and if the kovic situation doesn't doesn't get significantly better in you know reasonable period of time this year. I would guess that you're going to have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what to do you know maybe even a drop some new taxes. Well i doubt very seriously and i would not support any new taxes in in texas. But you're right we do. We do budget over a two year period So look there's a lot of opportunity in the state budget for more efficiency. There's more investments that we can make in technology and process improvement just overall efficiency where we can drive a lot of expenses out But you're right when we budget it's a it's a two year budget so when we throw numbers out those are typically to your budgets like our state budget for texas two hundred and fifty billion but at the two year budget but Look i will not support. And i i think we're during my colleagues will not support Raising taxes for new taxes. we're gonna sit down and make some difficult decisions. We're gonna fund our priorities and we're going to move forward from there. Texas is going to be fine our economy. You're gonna see Is to recover a lot faster than most other states. Well matt thanks so much for your time this morning. Now you have a busy day so Good luck as you start the session. Well thank you enjoyed being with you. Bless you both state representative. Matt shaheen out of plano..
"legislature" Discussed on The Big Story
"You can't blame those fans really the first year of Ford's tenure proved deeply unpopular and maybe the fact that the premier decided to step away for awhile shortly afterwards was assigned that he wanted to reflect on that and to refocus his administration or maybe if you care for the kind of a political speculation that comes with a general election maybe not something may be Amiss for the Tories in Ontario specifically the nine zero five area and that's something maybe Doug Ford it was a case of Doug Ford who as Andrew Scheer rolled into town today the Federal Conservative leader didn't appear to want to say very much about Antero premium but Mr Scherr we spent the last two days in Doug Ford's backyard premium Kenya's saying that he plans to campaign for your candidates in the upcoming election Doug Ford's it's been nowhere to be seen we're in his backyard today we're Ontarians supposed to make the fact that you don't seem to want him anywhere near a campaign that's just completely false no matter which version of events you want to believe Ford is back just one week after Canadians voted so the question is what now will Ontario's conservatives offer a new strategy or will they just pay lip service to bipartisanship what does Ford think about the federal conservatives wipe out in his province's biggest city and was he simply caught in a no win situation no matter what he'd done over the past five months.
"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 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 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.