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Arizona lawmaker stresses COVID-19 vaccine importance after post-inoculation infection

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cole Lauterbach, The Center Square An Arizona lawmaker says it could have been much worse for her had she not gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 before testing positive for the coronavirus this week. Rep. Alma Hernandez, D-Tucson, said she tested......

Michigan lawmaker acknowledges drinking problem after arrest

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — Michigan state Rep. Bryan Posthumus was arrested Friday on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he drove his Jeep off the road, according to a statement issued on his behalf. A first-term lawmaker from west Michigan,......

Idaho Lawmaker Accused of Raping an Intern Resigns

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An Idaho lawmaker who the police say is the focus of a criminal investigation into allegations that he raped a 19-year-old female legislative intern last month resigned on Thursday — the same day that an ethics committee recommended that he be suspended. In a unanimous vote by the House Ethics......

George Floyd family attorney after lawmaker meetings: ‘We believe that everybody is committed’ on police reform

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “We believe that everybody is committed,” Floyd family attorney Ben Crump said after a meeting at the White House that he described as “emotional.” “We’re optimistic that — as President Biden has encouraged us — to try to have......

Greek Neo-Nazi Lawmaker Stripped of Immunity by European Parliament

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS — The convicted Greek neo-Nazi Ioannis Lagos was stripped of his immunity as a member of the European Parliament on Tuesday, clearing the way for his extradition to Greece months after he was sentenced in a landmark......

GOP lawmaker leads colleagues in swearing off Big Tech campaign donations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Representative Ken Buck, a Republican from Colorado, speaks during a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images The top Republican on the House......

Missouri Lawmaker Faces Expulsion Over Child Abuse Accusations

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A Missouri legislator faces expulsion from the state’s House of Representatives after an investigation by fellow lawmakers concluded that he had physically and sexually abused his children. After hearing testimony from his family and reviewing hundreds of pages of documents, the Missouri House Ethics Committee wrote a report finding that......

Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Throughout my career in public service I’ve worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our country’s fiscal house in order,” Stivers said in his statement. “That is why I am looking......

Danica Roem, a Pathbreaking Lawmaker, on the Fight for Trans Rights

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While Republican-controlled legislatures across the country are passing a flurry of bills aimed at limiting transgender rights and medical care, Virginia is going the opposite way. This month, the state became the first in the South to ban the “trans panic defense,” which has historically allowed those charged with homicide......

Ethics committee finds probable cause in sexual misconduct allegation against Idaho lawmaker

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod An Idaho ethics committee has ruled there was probable cause in a sexual misconduct allegation leveled against a state lawmaker in March.  The Idaho state House’s Ethics and House Policy Committee announced Friday it has unanimously ruled......

Inkster lawmaker faces charges of drunken driving, resisting police

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A Democratic Inkster lawmaker arrested after a crash on Interstate 96 last week faces several charges, including reckless driving as well as resisting and obstructing police.  Rep. Jewell Jones, 26, is charged with four counts of resisting and obstructing......

First GOP lawmaker calls on Gaetz to resign

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi GOP Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerMarjorie Taylor Greene rakes in over .2M in first quarter The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden may find zero GOP support for jobs plan Kinzinger raises .2 million for reelection fund, anti-Trump......

Inkster lawmaker Jones to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan State Rep. Jewell Jones is scheduled to be arraigned in Livingston County District Court Wednesday afternoon on undisclosed charges, according to the court. The Inkster Democrat currently is being held in the Livingston County Jail pending arraignment. Michigan......

Georgia lawmaker arrested as governor signs new election law

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Former president Donald Trump, who was the first Republican to lose the state in a presidential election since 1992, repeatedly pressured elected officials in the state to investigate his unsubstantiated claims that the election had been stolen from him. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To......

Georgia state lawmaker arrested protesting voting restriction bill outside governor’s office

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here After knocking on the office door during Kemp’s signing of SB 202 — an election overhaul bill — Cannon is seen being led away by several officers with her hands cuffed behind her back. In a statement Thursday night,......

Georgia state lawmaker arrested protesting Kemp’s signing of sweeping voting bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A Democratic Georgia state lawmaker was arrested by state troopers and charged on Thursday after she knocked on Gov. Brian KempBrian KempGeorgia allows all adults to receive vaccine starting Thursday Trump allies line up ahead of potentially......

Hong Kong lawmaker defends electoral overhaul, claims legislature lacks ‘rational debate’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here One Hong Kong lawmaker told CNBC he supports China’s plan to overhaul the semi-autonomous region’s electoral system, arguing that there’s been a lack of “rational debate” in the legislature. “Since 2014-2015, the quality of LegCo and the way it’s functioning......

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