Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried presented and discussed a water quality legislation, HB807/SB904, at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Tuesday. This comes a week out from the start of the legislative session.
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- LA Times
State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) will announce Monday a bill to add COVID-19 vaccines to California's list of required inoculations for attending K-12 schools.
- The Ledger
Government officials have a responsibility to protect all the citizens, during a pandemic mandates are needed to limit the spread of a deadly disease.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Gov. Doug Ducey is suing the federal government, insisting on the right to use federal COVID-relief funds to help spread the virus.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor, has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing a U.S. judge on Monday to delay her defamation trial against The New York Times. Jury selection and opening statements had been expected to begin on Monday, but were pushed back 10 days to Feb. 3 after test results for the 57-year-old Palin became known. Palin had been expected to testify in person as soon as Tuesday.
- USA TODAY
An appeals court said it couldn't resolve a dispute between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy over COVID-19 proxy voting.
- LA Times
The contentious single-payer healthcare bill, AB 1400, sailed through the Assembly Appropriations Committee on a party-line 11-3 vote without any discussion, columnist George Skelton writes.
- Yahoo TV
Elaine Luria said that Gingrich’s comment only shows how important the January 6 investigation really is to uphold democracy.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
'I have no idea': Vos attorney did not monitor Michael Gableman's compliance with open records law in his election review
The testimony from Vos' staff attorney, Steve Fawcett, caught the attention of Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn.
- BuzzFeed News
"Unvaccinated" Sarah Palin Tested Positive For COVID-19 Right Before Her Defamation Trial Against The New York Times, A Judge Said
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- The Tennessean
A man has been arrested after Robertson County Deputy Savanna Puckett was found shot and dead inside her burning home Sunday, officials said.
- Portsmouth Herald
Last week, Gov. Janet Mills’s policies concerning COVID vaccines were vindicated by the U.S. Supreme Court, though – strangely – no one seems to have noticed.
The lead investigator for the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has been fired from his position as the University of Virginia's counsel by the state's new Republican attorney general, per the Washington Post.Why it matters: Democrats say the removal of Tim Heaphy from his post after some three years while he's on leave from the university to investigate the insurrection is likely "retribution" for the House probe — an accusation strongly denied by the office of state
27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock-trading ban to the floor: 'We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck'
The bipartisan letter comes after Pelosi reversed course, saying she's open to a ban. "If members want to do that, I'm OK with that," she said.
- Las Cruces Sun-News
So, to those who did not think these slurs were offensive, you are on the wrong side of history.
- Belleville News-Democrat
Public health and medical professionals respond to a statement the Madison County Board recently made.
- Miami Herald
It’s Monday, Jan. 24, and Florida’s 60-day session is on full throttle.
The directive will ask Federal agencies to determine the risks and opportunities posed by digital assets.
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Democrats say they'll 'fight tooth and nail' to keep programs like the child tax credit from falling out of Biden's big bill. Here's what Joe Manchin's Build Back Better could look like.
He's signaled a willingness to strike a deal on climate measures and cutting prescription drug prices. He also likes universal pre-K.
- Baltimore Sun
Three firefighters were seriously injured after being trapped in a vacant home on fire in Southwest Baltimore Monday morning, officials said, and a recovery mission for a fourth firefighter continued into the afternoon. Around 6 a.m. Monday, firefighters arrived on the scene of a fire at 205 South Stricker St. in the city’s New Southwest/Mount Clare neighborhood. While fighting the blaze, the ...