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Mar 03 2023
Walz signs bill giving people still on parole or probation right to vote - Minnesota Reformer
Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill on Friday restoring the right to vote for over 55,000 Minnesotans still on parole or probation. “We’re a country of second chances. We’re a country of welcoming folks back in,” Walz said. “And the idea of not allowing those voices to have a say in the very governing of the communities they live in is simply unacceptable.” Minnesota law currently had previouslyMinnesota Reformer
Mar 16 2023
Minnesota Senate Republicans block $1.5 billion infrastructure borrowing bill, ask for action on taxes first
ST. PAUL — A bill to borrow $1.5 billion for public infrastructure projects failed to pass in the Minnesota Senate on Thursday, March 16, after Republicans declined to back the proposal without the Legislature first taking action on tax cuts. It’s been more than two years since the Legislature passed a bonding bill — a major public works borrowing bill that helps fund projects like waterDuluth News Tribune
Feb 28 2023
Election Reformers Get New Tool to Pressure States to Clean Up Voter Rolls
A new interactive website database is now available free to individual citizens and election reform groups across the country to help in the fight to get all states to obey a federal election law mandating regular voter roll maintenance.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a national, non-profit, law firm dedicated to election integrity, announced the launch of the website onThe Epoch Times
Feb 13 2023
Mississippi former tax preparer sentenced for making false statements on tax return
A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for knowingly making a false statement on a tax return, federal prosecutors said. Gena Michelle Hall, 37, of Biloxi, was sentenced Thursday and ordered to pay $231,636 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca, of the Southern District of Mississippi, said in a news release. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP According toFox Business
Mar 08 2023
Arkansas Gov. Huckabee Sanders signs education reform package into law: 'The failed status quo ended today'
"The failed status quo ended today when Governor Sanders signed the biggest, boldest, most conservative education reform into law. By the passage of AR LEARNS, Arkansas will be a blueprint for the country," Alexa Henning, the communications director for Huckabee Sanders, said. "It raises teacher pay, empowers parents, and gives our students the skills to succeed in life. Every kid should haveFox News (Online News)
Feb 15 2023
MSU students rally at the state capitol over gun reform
LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – As the Michigan State University community mourns, some are taking action to try and prevent further gun violence. Students showed up at the state capitol Wednesday so lawmakers could see the hurt and pain they're going through. The rally was to give students a safe space to grieve and let lawmakers know that doing nothing about gun control is not an option. "DoCBS News (Online)
Feb 28 2023
Republicans in Minnesota Legislature to present tax relief plan
Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature are presenting their plan for Minnesota’s budget surplus Tuesday. The tax relief plan, which they’ve dubbed the “Give It Back” plan, includes permanent tax cuts for the elderly, property owners and parents. Additionally, Republicans are continuing to push for a rollback of Social Security taxes. It comes a day after 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported onKSTP
Mar 06 2023
Iowa football race bias suit nears settlement with tax money
FILE - Iowa athletic director Gary Barta answers questions during a news conference in Iowa City, Iowa, June 15, 2020. A proposed settlement for more than $4 million has been reached in the lawsuit brought by former Iowa football players who alleged racial discrimination in coach Kirk Ferentz's program. The office of State Auditor Rob Sand disclosed the proposed settlement on Monday, March 6,Associated Press
Mar 03 2023
Around South Orange: Taxes And Schools + Protests + Whistle Memories
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Feb 24 2023
Biden’s Laughable Spin on the Trump Tax Cuts
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In March 2022, the Biden White House issued a statement claiming that “even before the pandemic, the Trump tax cuts had added $2 trillion to deficits over a decade. The deficit increased every year of the previous administration.” Just last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren went further, writing that these taxNational Review