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Bipartisan group of lawmakers, advocacy groups push for Illinois fair map amendment

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) -- A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and several advocacy groups is turning up the pressure on the Illinois Leg Read full article: Bipartisan group of lawmakers, advocacy ...→

Bipartisan group of lawmakers, advocacy groups push for Illinois fair map amendment

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) -- A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and several advocacy groups is turning up the pressure on the Illinois Leg Read full article: Bipartisan group of lawmakers, advocacy ...→

Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of Oakland School District Police

Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of Oakland School District Police

An advocacy group on Wednesday called for the Oakland school board to eliminate the school district's police department so that more money can be spent on esse [...] Read full article: Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of ...→

San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus as bipartisan lawmakers say Trump admin not doing enough

San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus as bipartisan lawmakers say Trump admin not doing enough

The Trump administration's response to the emerging coronavirus crisis came under bipartisan fire for "towering and dangerous incompetence" Tuesday, as San Fra [...] Read full article: San Francisco declares state of emergenc...→

Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to amplify their voices in 2020 election

Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to amplify their voices in 2020 election

A deaf advocacy group is gearing up for the 2020 election with a voter mobilization campaign aimed at millions of hearing-impaired voters. Read full article: Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to ...→

Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old constitutional rule approving slavery as punishment

Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old constitutional rule approving slavery as punishment

Spurred by a police chief, Minnesota lawmakers launched a drive Thursday to remove from the state constitution a clause allowing slavery and involuntary servit [...] Read full article: Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old c...→

Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M on Texas Races

Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M on Texas Races

A U.S. advocacy group calling for tougher gun regulations said on Wednesday it will spend $8 million this year to support the campaigns of Texas politicians wh [...] Read full article: Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M ...→

New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ advocacy effort

New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ advocacy effort

The Woodson Center, a community development organization, is creating a “1776” assembly with black leaders to rebut the assertions made in the New York Times’ [...] Read full article: New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 P...→

Bipartisan group of senators to meet with Ukrainian president

Bipartisan group of senators to meet with Ukrainian president

The trip comes soon after Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial that centered on his pressure campaign against Ukraine. Read full article: Bipartisan group of senators to meet wit...→

Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop ‘meaningful legislation' for AVs

Officials from trade groups, including the newly formed Alliance for Automotive Innovation, urged U.S. lawmakers to enact autonomous vehicle legislation that e [...] Read full article: Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop...→

Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog Too Weak to Matter

Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog Too Weak to Matter

Investigations into misconduct by Illinois lawmakers should be confidential and free of oversight, particularly from legislators themselves, the General Assemb [...] Read full article: Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog...→

Bipartisan group proposes restrictions to use of Minnesota presidential primary voter data | MinnPost

Plus: light-rail operators say they fear for their safety while on the job; Median home price in Twin Cities hits $280,000; not-so-subtle signs hint that the R [...] Read full article: Bipartisan group proposes restrictions t...→

White apologizes for voter registration mistakes, Pritzker undeterred in push to make Illinois first primary

White apologizes for voter registration mistakes, Pritzker undeterred in push to make Illinois first primary

"I want to apologize to you and all of those who were impacted," White told state lawmakers. "There was no effort put forth to hide anything or to cook the boo [...] Read full article: White apologizes for voter registration ...→

Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push for first-in-nation mantle, Lightfoot calls it ‘worthwhile question to pursue’

Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push for first-in-nation mantle, Lightfoot calls it ‘worthwhile question to pursue’

Pritzker’s chief-of-staff Anne Caprara said when it comes time for the Democratic National Committee to discuss its primary voting structure, a very real push [...] Read full article: Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push ...→

In an attempt to protect hourly service workers, lawmakers push for statewide law on scheduling

Senate Bill 5717, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, is geared toward reducing burnout and protecting workers who may have to balance child care or [...] Read full article: In an attempt to protect hourly service ...→

Illinois Lawmakers to Investigate Use of Guardianship Loophole

Illinois lawmakers say they will investigate the use of a loophole in the state’s guardianship law that wealthy families took advantage of to qualify their chi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers to Investigate Use of...→

Maryland lawmakers override group of bills vetoed by Gov. Hogan | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers override group of bills vetoed by Gov. Hogan | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers succeeded in overturning Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of five bills passed in the last legislative session. Read full article: Maryland lawmakers override group of bil...→

GOP lawmakers planning to push pro-gun measures at Minnesota Legislature | MinnPost

Plus: Delta named best airline in the U.S.; a dozen HealthPartners pharmacies close; Minnesota United signs first homegrown player; and more. Read full article: GOP lawmakers planning to push pro-gun m...→

Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push

Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push

Faced with a bevy of retirements in the next two years and already staffed at levels well below were they were a couple of decades ago, the Illinois State Poli [...] Read full article: Why Illinois State Police are changing s...→

Advocacy groups push for Congressional reforms to surveillance, war declaration policies

Advocacy groups push for Congressional reforms to surveillance, war declaration policies

Advocacy groups across the political divide are joining to push Congress to change national security policy involving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [...] Read full article: Advocacy groups push for Congressional r...→

Advocacy Groups Say Congress, WH Failing on National Security

A coalition of 20 advocacy groups say the U.S. has failed to properly enact a system of checks and balances when it comes to national security, leaving America [...] Read full article: Advocacy Groups Say Congress, WH Failing...→

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution [...] Read full article: Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanc...→

Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour abortion waiting period

Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour abortion waiting period

Two years after the Iowa Supreme Court struck down a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, state lawmakers are trying again to pass the same legislation, hopin [...] Read full article: Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour ab...→

Make milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals? A group of MN lawmakers propose doing just that.

Make milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals? A group of MN lawmakers propose doing just that.

Kids’ meals in Minnesota would come with milk or water as the default beverage unless parents asked for another beverage under a proposal before the Minnesota [...] Read full article: Make milk or water the default drink in ...→

1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike

1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike

Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly is commemorating the one-year anniversary of an Aurora warehouse shooting that killed five employees and wounded f [...] Read full article: 1 year after Illinois shooting, police p...→

Former Trump advisor launches group to push for Roger Stone presidential pardon

Former Trump advisor launches group to push for Roger Stone presidential pardon

Former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo on Wednesday announced the launch of a committee to demand a presidential pardon for longtime GOP political operat [...] Read full article: Former Trump advisor launches group to p...→

Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Light Camera Ban

Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Light Camera Ban

Red-light cameras, and one company, have become ensnarled in the latest scandal out of Springfield. Read full article: Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Lig...→

US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Taliban group in Afghanistan

US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Taliban group in Afghanistan

A US government contractor from Illinois was kidnapped last Friday in Afghanistan by Taliban-affiliated militants, a report said. Mark Frerichs, a civil engine [...] Read full article: US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Ta...→

Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push for legal marijuana

Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push for legal marijuana

Some top Minnesota Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to make a major push in the 2020 legislative session to legalize recreational marijuana. House M [...] Read full article: Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push f...→

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Some of the groups tasked with helping ensure that Illinois gets a good turnout for the 2020 census haven’t received their state funding yet. Read full article: Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await De...→

Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial Recognition Systems on Hold

Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial Recognition Systems on Hold

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is being pushed by privacy groups to recommend that the federal government suspend the use of facial re [...] Read full article: Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial...→

Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislation For Farm Animals

Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislation For Farm Animals

Urban farming has become more common in Chicago neighborhoods, and now lawmakers have begun pushing for stricter legislation. Read full article: Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislat...→

Illinois lawmakers hear pleas to end jail bond

CHICAGO (Public News Service) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently revealed his intention to end the use of cash bail or what is known as "money bond" in Illinois, Read full article: Illinois lawmakers hear pleas to end jai...→

Tragedy evolves into advocacy for AV group founder

Kevin Schlosser, corporate accountant turned autonomous vehicle advocate, spends his days educating regional businesses, organizations and politicians on the f [...] Read full article: Tragedy evolves into advocacy for AV gro...→

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called sanctuary cities in the state constitution Read full article: Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanc...→

‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group targets AOC in ad campaign over failed Amazon HQ bid

‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group targets AOC in ad campaign over failed Amazon HQ bid

An advocacy group targeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a new billboard campaign Wednesday, blaming the progressive congresswoman for Amazon pulling out of [...] Read full article: ‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group tar...→

State lawmakers renew push to let college athletes profit

State lawmakers renew push to let college athletes profit

One month ahead of the tipoff of March Madness, Illinois lawmakers -- backed by a pair of NBA brothers -- are renewing a push to allow college athletes to prof [...] Read full article: State lawmakers renew push to let colleg...→

Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group urges MN lawmakers to outlaw marriage of minors

Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group urges MN lawmakers to outlaw marriage of minors

About a dozen women dressed in wedding gowns and chained wrists on Thursday rallied at the Minnesota State Capitol in an effort to outlaw marriages before age [...] Read full article: Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group ...→

Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romney Over Impeachment

Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romney Over Impeachment

Utah lawmakers said Tuesday they won't consider proposals to censure or recall U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney following his vote to convict President Donald Trump at hi [...] Read full article: Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romne...→

Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun ID Cards, Licenses

Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun ID Cards, Licenses

Two gun rights groups are suing the Illinois State Police for not promptly renewing firearm owners’ identification cards. The Illinois State Rifle Association [...] Read full article: Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun...→

Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Aircraft Tax Break

Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Aircraft Tax Break

Illinois lawmakers have voted to override a veto by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that protects a tax exemption on aircraft parts. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Airc...→

Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests to Attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests to Attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address

A large group of Illinois lawmakers will be attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and many will be bringing special gues [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests...→

Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD wages

Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD wages

A group of state lawmakers are pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio to raise the wages of city police officers. Read full article: Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD w...→

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Some of the groups tasked with helping ensure that Illinois gets a good turnout for the 2020 census haven’t received their state funding yet.... U.S. Census Bu [...] Read full article: Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await De...→

No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend off Gophers

No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend off Gophers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Andres Feliz scored 27 points while Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each as No. 19 Illinois held on to beat Minnesota 59-51 on Thursda [...] Read full article: No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend ...→

Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our state on track to clean energy

Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our state on track to clean energy

It’s the way around the negative effects of the recent ruling by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read full article: Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our ...→

Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ license plates to raise money for veteran groups

Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ license plates to raise money for veteran groups

In a move certain to raise alarms with federal elections officials, two Republican state senators from Oklahoma have proposed a state law that would allow resi [...] Read full article: Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ licens...→

Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of Oakland School District Police

Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of Oakland School District Police

An advocacy group on Wednesday called for the Oakland school board to eliminate the school district's police department so that more money can be spent on esse [...] Read full article: Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of ...→

Illinois lawmakers hear pleas to end jail bond

CHICAGO (Public News Service) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently revealed his intention to end the use of cash bail or what is known as "money bond" in Illinois, Read full article: Illinois lawmakers hear pleas to end jai...→

Advocacy Groups Say Congress, WH Failing on National Security

A coalition of 20 advocacy groups say the U.S. has failed to properly enact a system of checks and balances when it comes to national security, leaving America [...] Read full article: Advocacy Groups Say Congress, WH Failing...→

Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to amplify their voices in 2020 election

Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to amplify their voices in 2020 election

A deaf advocacy group is gearing up for the 2020 election with a voter mobilization campaign aimed at millions of hearing-impaired voters. Read full article: Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to ...→

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called sanctuary cities in the state constitution Read full article: Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanc...→

Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour abortion waiting period

Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour abortion waiting period

Two years after the Iowa Supreme Court struck down a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, state lawmakers are trying again to pass the same legislation, hopin [...] Read full article: Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour ab...→

Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M on Texas Races

Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M on Texas Races

A U.S. advocacy group calling for tougher gun regulations said on Wednesday it will spend $8 million this year to support the campaigns of Texas politicians wh [...] Read full article: Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M ...→

State lawmakers renew push to let college athletes profit

State lawmakers renew push to let college athletes profit

One month ahead of the tipoff of March Madness, Illinois lawmakers -- backed by a pair of NBA brothers -- are renewing a push to allow college athletes to prof [...] Read full article: State lawmakers renew push to let colleg...→

1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike

1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike

Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly is commemorating the one-year anniversary of an Aurora warehouse shooting that killed five employees and wounded f [...] Read full article: 1 year after Illinois shooting, police p...→

Bipartisan group of senators to meet with Ukrainian president

Bipartisan group of senators to meet with Ukrainian president

The trip comes soon after Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial that centered on his pressure campaign against Ukraine. Read full article: Bipartisan group of senators to meet wit...→

Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romney Over Impeachment

Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romney Over Impeachment

Utah lawmakers said Tuesday they won't consider proposals to censure or recall U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney following his vote to convict President Donald Trump at hi [...] Read full article: Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romne...→

Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog Too Weak to Matter

Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog Too Weak to Matter

Investigations into misconduct by Illinois lawmakers should be confidential and free of oversight, particularly from legislators themselves, the General Assemb [...] Read full article: Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog...→

Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Aircraft Tax Break

Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Aircraft Tax Break

Illinois lawmakers have voted to override a veto by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that protects a tax exemption on aircraft parts. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Airc...→

US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Taliban group in Afghanistan

US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Taliban group in Afghanistan

A US government contractor from Illinois was kidnapped last Friday in Afghanistan by Taliban-affiliated militants, a report said. Mark Frerichs, a civil engine [...] Read full article: US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Ta...→

White apologizes for voter registration mistakes, Pritzker undeterred in push to make Illinois first primary

White apologizes for voter registration mistakes, Pritzker undeterred in push to make Illinois first primary

"I want to apologize to you and all of those who were impacted," White told state lawmakers. "There was no effort put forth to hide anything or to cook the boo [...] Read full article: White apologizes for voter registration ...→

Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests to Attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests to Attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address

A large group of Illinois lawmakers will be attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and many will be bringing special gues [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests...→

Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push for legal marijuana

Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push for legal marijuana

Some top Minnesota Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to make a major push in the 2020 legislative session to legalize recreational marijuana. House M [...] Read full article: Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push f...→

In an attempt to protect hourly service workers, lawmakers push for statewide law on scheduling

Senate Bill 5717, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, is geared toward reducing burnout and protecting workers who may have to balance child care or [...] Read full article: In an attempt to protect hourly service ...→

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Some of the groups tasked with helping ensure that Illinois gets a good turnout for the 2020 census haven’t received their state funding yet.... U.S. Census Bu [...] Read full article: Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await De...→

Maryland lawmakers override group of bills vetoed by Gov. Hogan | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers override group of bills vetoed by Gov. Hogan | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers succeeded in overturning Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of five bills passed in the last legislative session. Read full article: Maryland lawmakers override group of bil...→

Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our state on track to clean energy

Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our state on track to clean energy

It’s the way around the negative effects of the recent ruling by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read full article: Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our ...→

Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislation For Farm Animals

Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislation For Farm Animals

Urban farming has become more common in Chicago neighborhoods, and now lawmakers have begun pushing for stricter legislation. Read full article: Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislat...→

Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push

Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push

Faced with a bevy of retirements in the next two years and already staffed at levels well below were they were a couple of decades ago, the Illinois State Poli [...] Read full article: Why Illinois State Police are changing s...→

Advocacy groups push for Congressional reforms to surveillance, war declaration policies

Advocacy groups push for Congressional reforms to surveillance, war declaration policies

Advocacy groups across the political divide are joining to push Congress to change national security policy involving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [...] Read full article: Advocacy groups push for Congressional r...→

San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus as bipartisan lawmakers say Trump admin not doing enough

San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus as bipartisan lawmakers say Trump admin not doing enough

The Trump administration's response to the emerging coronavirus crisis came under bipartisan fire for "towering and dangerous incompetence" Tuesday, as San Fra [...] Read full article: San Francisco declares state of emergenc...→

Tragedy evolves into advocacy for AV group founder

Kevin Schlosser, corporate accountant turned autonomous vehicle advocate, spends his days educating regional businesses, organizations and politicians on the f [...] Read full article: Tragedy evolves into advocacy for AV gro...→

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution [...] Read full article: Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanc...→

Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old constitutional rule approving slavery as punishment

Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old constitutional rule approving slavery as punishment

Spurred by a police chief, Minnesota lawmakers launched a drive Thursday to remove from the state constitution a clause allowing slavery and involuntary servit [...] Read full article: Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old c...→

‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group targets AOC in ad campaign over failed Amazon HQ bid

‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group targets AOC in ad campaign over failed Amazon HQ bid

An advocacy group targeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a new billboard campaign Wednesday, blaming the progressive congresswoman for Amazon pulling out of [...] Read full article: ‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group tar...→

Make milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals? A group of MN lawmakers propose doing just that.

Make milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals? A group of MN lawmakers propose doing just that.

Kids’ meals in Minnesota would come with milk or water as the default beverage unless parents asked for another beverage under a proposal before the Minnesota [...] Read full article: Make milk or water the default drink in ...→

New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ advocacy effort

New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ advocacy effort

The Woodson Center, a community development organization, is creating a “1776” assembly with black leaders to rebut the assertions made in the New York Times’ [...] Read full article: New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 P...→

Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group urges MN lawmakers to outlaw marriage of minors

Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group urges MN lawmakers to outlaw marriage of minors

About a dozen women dressed in wedding gowns and chained wrists on Thursday rallied at the Minnesota State Capitol in an effort to outlaw marriages before age [...] Read full article: Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group ...→

Former Trump advisor launches group to push for Roger Stone presidential pardon

Former Trump advisor launches group to push for Roger Stone presidential pardon

Former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo on Wednesday announced the launch of a committee to demand a presidential pardon for longtime GOP political operat [...] Read full article: Former Trump advisor launches group to p...→

Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop ‘meaningful legislation' for AVs

Officials from trade groups, including the newly formed Alliance for Automotive Innovation, urged U.S. lawmakers to enact autonomous vehicle legislation that e [...] Read full article: Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop...→

Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun ID Cards, Licenses

Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun ID Cards, Licenses

Two gun rights groups are suing the Illinois State Police for not promptly renewing firearm owners’ identification cards. The Illinois State Rifle Association [...] Read full article: Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun...→

Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Light Camera Ban

Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Light Camera Ban

Red-light cameras, and one company, have become ensnarled in the latest scandal out of Springfield. Read full article: Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Lig...→

Bipartisan group proposes restrictions to use of Minnesota presidential primary voter data | MinnPost

Plus: light-rail operators say they fear for their safety while on the job; Median home price in Twin Cities hits $280,000; not-so-subtle signs hint that the R [...] Read full article: Bipartisan group proposes restrictions t...→

Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push for first-in-nation mantle, Lightfoot calls it ‘worthwhile question to pursue’

Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push for first-in-nation mantle, Lightfoot calls it ‘worthwhile question to pursue’

Pritzker’s chief-of-staff Anne Caprara said when it comes time for the Democratic National Committee to discuss its primary voting structure, a very real push [...] Read full article: Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push ...→

Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD wages

Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD wages

A group of state lawmakers are pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio to raise the wages of city police officers. Read full article: Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD w...→

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Some of the groups tasked with helping ensure that Illinois gets a good turnout for the 2020 census haven’t received their state funding yet. Read full article: Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await De...→

Illinois Lawmakers to Investigate Use of Guardianship Loophole

Illinois lawmakers say they will investigate the use of a loophole in the state’s guardianship law that wealthy families took advantage of to qualify their chi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers to Investigate Use of...→

No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend off Gophers

No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend off Gophers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Andres Feliz scored 27 points while Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each as No. 19 Illinois held on to beat Minnesota 59-51 on Thursda [...] Read full article: No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend ...→

Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial Recognition Systems on Hold

Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial Recognition Systems on Hold

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is being pushed by privacy groups to recommend that the federal government suspend the use of facial re [...] Read full article: Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial...→

GOP lawmakers planning to push pro-gun measures at Minnesota Legislature | MinnPost

Plus: Delta named best airline in the U.S.; a dozen HealthPartners pharmacies close; Minnesota United signs first homegrown player; and more. Read full article: GOP lawmakers planning to push pro-gun m...→

Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ license plates to raise money for veteran groups

Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ license plates to raise money for veteran groups

In a move certain to raise alarms with federal elections officials, two Republican state senators from Oklahoma have proposed a state law that would allow resi [...] Read full article: Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ licens...→

Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of Oakland School District Police

Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of Oakland School District Police

An advocacy group on Wednesday called for the Oakland school board to eliminate the school district's police department so that more money can be spent on esse [...] Read full article: Advocacy Group Calls For Elimination Of ...→

Advocacy groups push for Congressional reforms to surveillance, war declaration policies

Advocacy groups push for Congressional reforms to surveillance, war declaration policies

Advocacy groups across the political divide are joining to push Congress to change national security policy involving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [...] Read full article: Advocacy groups push for Congressional r...→

Illinois lawmakers hear pleas to end jail bond

CHICAGO (Public News Service) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently revealed his intention to end the use of cash bail or what is known as "money bond" in Illinois, Read full article: Illinois lawmakers hear pleas to end jai...→

San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus as bipartisan lawmakers say Trump admin not doing enough

San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus as bipartisan lawmakers say Trump admin not doing enough

The Trump administration's response to the emerging coronavirus crisis came under bipartisan fire for "towering and dangerous incompetence" Tuesday, as San Fra [...] Read full article: San Francisco declares state of emergenc...→

Advocacy Groups Say Congress, WH Failing on National Security

A coalition of 20 advocacy groups say the U.S. has failed to properly enact a system of checks and balances when it comes to national security, leaving America [...] Read full article: Advocacy Groups Say Congress, WH Failing...→

Tragedy evolves into advocacy for AV group founder

Kevin Schlosser, corporate accountant turned autonomous vehicle advocate, spends his days educating regional businesses, organizations and politicians on the f [...] Read full article: Tragedy evolves into advocacy for AV gro...→

Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to amplify their voices in 2020 election

Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to amplify their voices in 2020 election

A deaf advocacy group is gearing up for the 2020 election with a voter mobilization campaign aimed at millions of hearing-impaired voters. Read full article: Deaf advocacy groups launch campaign to ...→

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution [...] Read full article: Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanc...→

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called sanctuary cities in the state constitution Read full article: Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanc...→

Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old constitutional rule approving slavery as punishment

Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old constitutional rule approving slavery as punishment

Spurred by a police chief, Minnesota lawmakers launched a drive Thursday to remove from the state constitution a clause allowing slavery and involuntary servit [...] Read full article: Minnesota lawmakers push to remove old c...→

Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour abortion waiting period

Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour abortion waiting period

Two years after the Iowa Supreme Court struck down a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, state lawmakers are trying again to pass the same legislation, hopin [...] Read full article: Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour ab...→

‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group targets AOC in ad campaign over failed Amazon HQ bid

‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group targets AOC in ad campaign over failed Amazon HQ bid

An advocacy group targeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a new billboard campaign Wednesday, blaming the progressive congresswoman for Amazon pulling out of [...] Read full article: ‘Thanks for Nothing’: Advocacy group tar...→

Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M on Texas Races

Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M on Texas Races

A U.S. advocacy group calling for tougher gun regulations said on Wednesday it will spend $8 million this year to support the campaigns of Texas politicians wh [...] Read full article: Gun-Control Advocacy Group to Spend $8M ...→

Make milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals? A group of MN lawmakers propose doing just that.

Make milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals? A group of MN lawmakers propose doing just that.

Kids’ meals in Minnesota would come with milk or water as the default beverage unless parents asked for another beverage under a proposal before the Minnesota [...] Read full article: Make milk or water the default drink in ...→

State lawmakers renew push to let college athletes profit

State lawmakers renew push to let college athletes profit

One month ahead of the tipoff of March Madness, Illinois lawmakers -- backed by a pair of NBA brothers -- are renewing a push to allow college athletes to prof [...] Read full article: State lawmakers renew push to let colleg...→

New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ advocacy effort

New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ advocacy effort

The Woodson Center, a community development organization, is creating a “1776” assembly with black leaders to rebut the assertions made in the New York Times’ [...] Read full article: New group fights New York Times’ ‘1619 P...→

1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike

1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike

Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly is commemorating the one-year anniversary of an Aurora warehouse shooting that killed five employees and wounded f [...] Read full article: 1 year after Illinois shooting, police p...→

Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group urges MN lawmakers to outlaw marriage of minors

Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group urges MN lawmakers to outlaw marriage of minors

About a dozen women dressed in wedding gowns and chained wrists on Thursday rallied at the Minnesota State Capitol in an effort to outlaw marriages before age [...] Read full article: Wearing wedding gowns and chains, group ...→

Bipartisan group of senators to meet with Ukrainian president

Bipartisan group of senators to meet with Ukrainian president

The trip comes soon after Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial that centered on his pressure campaign against Ukraine. Read full article: Bipartisan group of senators to meet wit...→

Former Trump advisor launches group to push for Roger Stone presidential pardon

Former Trump advisor launches group to push for Roger Stone presidential pardon

Former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo on Wednesday announced the launch of a committee to demand a presidential pardon for longtime GOP political operat [...] Read full article: Former Trump advisor launches group to p...→

Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romney Over Impeachment

Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romney Over Impeachment

Utah lawmakers said Tuesday they won't consider proposals to censure or recall U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney following his vote to convict President Donald Trump at hi [...] Read full article: Utah Lawmakers Halt Push to Rebuke Romne...→

Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop ‘meaningful legislation' for AVs

Officials from trade groups, including the newly formed Alliance for Automotive Innovation, urged U.S. lawmakers to enact autonomous vehicle legislation that e [...] Read full article: Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop...→

Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun ID Cards, Licenses

Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun ID Cards, Licenses

Two gun rights groups are suing the Illinois State Police for not promptly renewing firearm owners’ identification cards. The Illinois State Rifle Association [...] Read full article: Gun Groups Sue Illinois Over Delayed Gun...→

Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog Too Weak to Matter

Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog Too Weak to Matter

Investigations into misconduct by Illinois lawmakers should be confidential and free of oversight, particularly from legislators themselves, the General Assemb [...] Read full article: Inspectors: Illinois Lawmakers’ Watchdog...→

Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Light Camera Ban

Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Light Camera Ban

Red-light cameras, and one company, have become ensnarled in the latest scandal out of Springfield. Read full article: Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Lig...→

Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Aircraft Tax Break

Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Aircraft Tax Break

Illinois lawmakers have voted to override a veto by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that protects a tax exemption on aircraft parts. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Airc...→

Bipartisan group proposes restrictions to use of Minnesota presidential primary voter data | MinnPost

Plus: light-rail operators say they fear for their safety while on the job; Median home price in Twin Cities hits $280,000; not-so-subtle signs hint that the R [...] Read full article: Bipartisan group proposes restrictions t...→

US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Taliban group in Afghanistan

US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Taliban group in Afghanistan

A US government contractor from Illinois was kidnapped last Friday in Afghanistan by Taliban-affiliated militants, a report said. Mark Frerichs, a civil engine [...] Read full article: US citizen from Illinois kidnapped by Ta...→

White apologizes for voter registration mistakes, Pritzker undeterred in push to make Illinois first primary

White apologizes for voter registration mistakes, Pritzker undeterred in push to make Illinois first primary

"I want to apologize to you and all of those who were impacted," White told state lawmakers. "There was no effort put forth to hide anything or to cook the boo [...] Read full article: White apologizes for voter registration ...→

Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests to Attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests to Attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address

A large group of Illinois lawmakers will be attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and many will be bringing special gues [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests...→

Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push for first-in-nation mantle, Lightfoot calls it ‘worthwhile question to pursue’

Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push for first-in-nation mantle, Lightfoot calls it ‘worthwhile question to pursue’

Pritzker’s chief-of-staff Anne Caprara said when it comes time for the Democratic National Committee to discuss its primary voting structure, a very real push [...] Read full article: Illinois the new Iowa? Pritzker to push ...→

Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push for legal marijuana

Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push for legal marijuana

Some top Minnesota Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to make a major push in the 2020 legislative session to legalize recreational marijuana. House M [...] Read full article: Minnesota Democratic lawmakers to push f...→

Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD wages

Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD wages

A group of state lawmakers are pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio to raise the wages of city police officers. Read full article: Lawmakers push de Blasio to raise NYPD w...→

In an attempt to protect hourly service workers, lawmakers push for statewide law on scheduling

Senate Bill 5717, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, is geared toward reducing burnout and protecting workers who may have to balance child care or [...] Read full article: In an attempt to protect hourly service ...→

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Some of the groups tasked with helping ensure that Illinois gets a good turnout for the 2020 census haven’t received their state funding yet. Read full article: Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await De...→

Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await Delayed State Funds

Some of the groups tasked with helping ensure that Illinois gets a good turnout for the 2020 census haven’t received their state funding yet.... U.S. Census Bu [...] Read full article: Illinois Census Outreach Groups Await De...→

Illinois Lawmakers to Investigate Use of Guardianship Loophole

Illinois lawmakers say they will investigate the use of a loophole in the state’s guardianship law that wealthy families took advantage of to qualify their chi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers to Investigate Use of...→

No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend off Gophers

No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend off Gophers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Andres Feliz scored 27 points while Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each as No. 19 Illinois held on to beat Minnesota 59-51 on Thursda [...] Read full article: No. 19 Illinois makes late push to fend ...→

Maryland lawmakers override group of bills vetoed by Gov. Hogan | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers override group of bills vetoed by Gov. Hogan | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers succeeded in overturning Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of five bills passed in the last legislative session. Read full article: Maryland lawmakers override group of bil...→

Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial Recognition Systems on Hold

Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial Recognition Systems on Hold

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is being pushed by privacy groups to recommend that the federal government suspend the use of facial re [...] Read full article: Groups Push Federal Agency to Put Facial...→

Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our state on track to clean energy

Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our state on track to clean energy

It’s the way around the negative effects of the recent ruling by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read full article: Illinois lawmakers must act to keep our ...→

GOP lawmakers planning to push pro-gun measures at Minnesota Legislature | MinnPost

Plus: Delta named best airline in the U.S.; a dozen HealthPartners pharmacies close; Minnesota United signs first homegrown player; and more. Read full article: GOP lawmakers planning to push pro-gun m...→

Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislation For Farm Animals

Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislation For Farm Animals

Urban farming has become more common in Chicago neighborhoods, and now lawmakers have begun pushing for stricter legislation. Read full article: Chicago Lawmakers Push Stricter Legislat...→

Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ license plates to raise money for veteran groups

Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ license plates to raise money for veteran groups

In a move certain to raise alarms with federal elections officials, two Republican state senators from Oklahoma have proposed a state law that would allow resi [...] Read full article: Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ licens...→

Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push

Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push

Faced with a bevy of retirements in the next two years and already staffed at levels well below were they were a couple of decades ago, the Illinois State Poli [...] Read full article: Why Illinois State Police are changing s...→