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  • Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Backlash
    Indiana's 'religious freedom' backlash should spook other conservative states
    Contrary to what Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said on ABC’s This Week on March 29, Pence, and the Indiana legislature, had no idea how much backlash was going to be heaped on the state once Pence put his signature on the state’s horrendous ...
  • Keep track of action in the Oregon legislature
    Keep track of action in the Oregon legislature
    The Oregon Legislature has a valuable web site, www.oregonlegislature.gov. This appears to be a frightening web site experience because there are literally hundreds of bills in front of the Oregon Senate and House. There are so many proposed that...
  • The 2015 state legislature, a same-sex couple & 6.4 million uninsured
    The 2015 state legislature, a same-sex couple & 6.4 million uninsured
    So the new state legislature, the one “married” same-sex couple in all of Texas red and the Texas red 6.4 million uninsured residents walk into the room….It would make for a great joke if it wasn’t one.The slave-state,...
  • A man looking a jellyfish from the dark
    Not in Georgia; Rep. Kirby proposes bill to ban the mixing of animals and humans
    Scientists did it with the embryos of jellyfish. At least, that is what Representative Tom Kirby reportedly said. Apparently, Cornell scientists combined the genetic material of humans with the floating sea creature to make some sort of hybrid....
  • Elections, re-elections, run-offs & spin-offs do any matter?
    Elections, re-elections, run-offs & spin-offs do any matter?
    The elections process in Texas red as is the case with all money and power issues the world over is a rigged and concerted process run and ruled by the powers that be that favor just one, the at least thousand year old power structure and thus the...
  • Legislative sessions through 1-6-2015
    Links to state budgets and legislatures in session through January 6, 2015
    Part 1 of a series regarding legislative sessions:Many states have posted their budgets and proposed bills for the 2015 session. It can take considerable time and effort to investigate issues and their sources. It is almost impossible to avoid ...
  • Sonora CA, 1852
    Opposition to the foreign miners’ tax
    At the next session of the California legislature, after the tax on foreign miners had passed, I. A. Bescanon, an appointed tax collector, presented a report on the opposition he encountered. Soon after opening an office in Sonora, CA, Bescanon...
  • Democrat Gov. Hassan vs. the GOP NH Legislature
    Democrat Gov. Hassan vs. the GOP NH Legislature
    With the dust settling on Tuesday’s election, leadership roles are being determined in the New Hampshire House and Senate.Republican Chuck Morse of Salem, as he was last session, will be the Senate majority leader. Jeff Woodburn of Dalton...
  • Gold miners
    Foreign miner tax law in California
    The feeling against foreign miners was so strong in California that in their first session the legislature passed what was known as the foreign miner’s tax law. This biased and hurtful statute, passed on April 15, 1850, provided that &ldquo...
  • Balanced Budget Amendment
    A good 5¢ cigar and other urgent needs for America Part 2-B
    In Part 2-A of this article I presented four potential areas which need to be addressed by Constitutional Conventions. As Congress and the Executive Branch have been powerless to reign-in their egos and ever increasing differences of opinion, the...
  • Article-V-a
    A good 5¢ cigar and other urgent needs for America Part 2-A
    I wrote the first part of this article a week ago to set the stage to discuss, not the divisiveness of the country which is often vehemently displayed daily in the political arena, but the commonality of ideas most Americans may be able to agree...
  • Jasmine
    What happened for pets this legislative session in Colorado
    Another legislative session has ended for the State of Colorado and three significant bills were passed to help the welfare of Colorado’s animals and pets. Here is what happened at the sixty-ninth Colorado General Assembly. All information...
  • Burning ship
    Squatting dangerous due to rise in real estate prices
    By 1853 squatting in San Francisco had become much more dangerous and far more frequent than ever before due to an extraordinary rise in real estate prices. While it never became as threatening as in Sacramento, where violent riots had occurred...
  • San Francisco 1851 fire
    Courts favor old Mexican system
    Squatting began early in San Francisco and continued vigorously until land titles became substantially settled by the courts decisions in favor of the old Mexican pueblo system and the subsequent acts of congress of 1864 and 1866 which granted to...
  • Utah League of City and Towns and UAMPS….feed and entertain legislators
    Utah League of City and Towns and UAMPS….feed and entertain legislators
    In keeping with long-standing tradition, the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT), one of the most powerful and formidable lobbying organizations on Utah’s Capitol Hill, loaded a bus with state legislators and transported them to the Salt...
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