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Capitol Police examines backgrounds, social media feeds of some who meet with lawmakers

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Whatever they think that sounds like for security, it sounds dangerously close — if not already over the line — to spying on members of Congress, their staff, their constituents and their supporters,” said Armstrong, a former criminal defense attorney.......

Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Senate Bill 2113 would forbid public schools in the state from forcing students to agree “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.” The bill does not mention or define critical race theory.......

Democratic state lawmakers urge Congress to pass federal voting legislation

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Robert Davis | The Center Square contributor Colorado Democrats in the House and Senate on Tuesday passed resolutions calling on Congress to pass federal voting legislation. The House and Senate resolutions were introduced last week to commemorate Martin Luther......

Two-thirds of Americans support banning lawmakers from trading stocks: poll

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Sixty-seven percent of Americans are in support of banning lawmakers from trading stocks, according to a new poll from progressive firm Data for Progress.  The poll, released on Tuesday, said that figure increased to 74 percent when respondents were given arguments......

Wisconsin lawmakers to try again to make Colby Wisconsin’s official state cheese

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Benjamin Yount / The Center Square Colby cheese is up for another day of debate in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The state Senate’s Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection is scheduled to hear the arguments for and......

Jan. 6 panel grapples with how to secure testimony from lawmakers, Pence

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is in the middle of a pivotal debate over how aggressively to seek cooperation from key witnesses who are resisting providing testimony to the committee, including several members of Congress and......

N.H. lawmakers moving to restore energy efficiency program

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Christian Wade | The Center Square New Hampshire lawmakers are moving to re-institute a state energy efficiency program that was defunded by utility regulators. Legislation approved by the state House of Representatives last Thursday and headed for the Senate......

Kentucky lawmakers seek to fix skyrocketing motor vehicle property tax quandary

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Kentucky lawmakers are working on an immediate fix to the state’s motor vehicle property tax, which is expected to rise substantially this year. The rise is not due to an increase in the......

Lawmakers’ jobless fraud questions not answered

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here ‘We want to talk to somebody’: Lawmakers’ jobless fraud questions not answered News Sports Autos Business Michigan Life + Home Entertainment Opinion Obituaries Lansing — State lawmakers will seek the testimony of a former Unemployment Insurance Agency director on......

‘If you cross him once, you’re dead’: DeSantis keeps tight grip on Florida lawmakers

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Some longtime Capitol veterans and insiders say that many GOP legislators have little inclination to resist or cross DeSantis because he will cut off communication. “There are no second chances,” said one former legislator, who was granted anonymity to speak......

Britain’s Security Agency MI5 Warns Lawmakers of China’s Political Interference

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here An unusual alert by the agency named a Chinese lawyer who was “knowingly engaged in political interference activities” on behalf of Beijing in the U.K. Parliament. Source – Click here for more...

Britain’s MI5 spy service warns lawmakers over Chinese agent of influence

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LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s domestic spy service MI5 has warned lawmakers that the Chinese Communist Party has been employing a woman to exert improper influence over members of parliament. MI5 sent out an alert and picture of the woman named Christine Lee on Thursday alleging she was “involved......

Hawley introduces bill banning lawmakers from making stock trades in office

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyHillicon Valley: Amazon’s Alabama union fight — take two Senate Judiciary Committee to debate key antitrust bill ‘Daily Show’ installs ‘Heroes of the Freedomsurrection’ Jan. 6 monument MORE (R-Mo.) announced on Wednesday that......

Lawmakers seek ‘assurances’ Olympic uniforms not linked to forced labor

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell A bipartisan trio of lawmakers are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for “assurances” that uniforms for the 2022 Games in Beijing are not linked to forced labor, after reports surfaced that the IOC entered into contracts......

Jan. 6 investigators near decisions on how to pursue Mike Pence and GOP lawmakers

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Thompson said the panel would huddle this week to discuss procedural options for Republican lawmakers who resist cooperating, including Reps. Scott Perry (Penn.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio), who both refused voluntary interviews with the committee. Although Thompson has recently suggested......

New Jersey lawmakers advance bills to help residents with developmental disabilities

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here T.A. DeFeo | The Center Square The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced legislation to help New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities transition from high school to independent lives. A-6228/S-4211 would allocate $4.5 million annually from the General Fund......

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