Florida State Representative Toby Overdorf discusses the upcoming special session on property insurance explaining to WPTV"s Michael Williams what he hopes can be done when state lawmakers return to Tallahassee in a few weeks. Rep. Overdorf also discusses the bipartisan effort to help clean up Florida's waterways.
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The California Republican might be the first person to complain about free Peloton classes.
- The Hill
A racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo is putting new pressure on Democrats to consider gun control legislation — but once again, centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is emerging as a problem. Manchin says the pared-down proposal to expand background checks that he helped negotiate in 2013 in the hope of getting support from the…
Mark Cuban supports Biden's proposal to forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower as long as 'ridiculous tuition fees' are addressed alongside it: 'We don't want this being a perennial problem'
Cuban previously said canceling debt is "the worst thing you can do," but told Insider he now supports forgiving $10,000 and free community college.
- The Courier Journal
Reps. Adam Koenig, Ed Massey and Sal Santoro were defeated by candidates of the small-government "liberty" movement, who fielded incumbent challenges.
Mitt Romney and fellow Republicans introduce bill that would stop Biden from canceling student loan debt
The legislation would bar the Biden administration from canceling student loan borrowers' outstanding balances or even portions of those balances.
- The Daily Advertiser
Thirty states have already imposed taxes or fees on EVs and hybrids, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
U.S. Senate candidates Cheri Beasley and Charles Booker came out victorious on Tuesday in their Democratic primary contests in North […] The post US Senate candidates Beasley and Booker make history with primary election wins appeared first on TheGrio.
Taiwan should be allowed to attend a World Health Organization assembly next week, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, arguing the democratically governed island's exclusion at China's behest was unwarranted and a concern for global health. Taiwan is excluded from most global bodies, including the WHO, because of objections from China, which considers it one of its provinces and not a separate country. The self-governed island attended the World Health Assembly, the WHO's decision-making body, as an observer from 2009 to 2016 when Taipei-Beijing relations warmed.
Philippines president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr is all but certain to command a supermajority in Congress, a proclamation of winners showed on Wednesday, boosting chances of advancing his legislative agenda when he takes power next month. Marcos, the son and namesake of the disgraced dictator driven from power in a 1986 uprising, has yet to reveal a policy agenda, but many analysts expect him to continue from where outgoing leader Rodrigo Duterte left off. "It will be easy for the incoming administration, given the support they have from the local government and political families, to get their way in terms of legislative agenda," said Ranjit Rye, a political science professor at the University of the Philippines.
- USA TODAY
Some are skeptical of the Braver Angels effort because the angriest lawmakers draw the most attention and raise millions in campaign contributions.
- The Hill
Story at a glance The Gun Control Act of 1968 sets federal age restrictions on who can buy a gun. Many states have made their own adaptations, some enforcing stricter gun laws than federally mandated while some have made it easier to obtain a firearm. Pressure to act on gun control has mounted again after…
- Idaho Statesman
Moderates made significant gains in the Idaho House, but the far-right made big gains in the Senate. What does it mean? Likely far more right-wing state policy, argues Bryan Clark. | Opinion
- The Hill
Pennsylvania will have to wait a little longer to find out who the GOP’s Senate nominee will be this fall. Candidates Mehmet Oz and David McCormick todayare deadlocked in the Keystone State and the winner is pending as a potential recount looms. As of press time, Oz leads McCormick by a margin of 2,672 votes…
Here are the 9 Republicans who voted against a bill to help poor families buy baby formula amid the ongoing shortage
Separately, 192 Republicans voted against a bill that would send the FDA $28 million to ensure that future baby formula shortages do not happen again.
- Kansas City Star
The decision means voters in the northern half of the Democratic stronghold county will likely be represented by a Republican in Congress, while Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids will face a more challenging re-election campaign in the newly redrawn 3rd District.
- The Hill
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for delaying a $40 billion Ukraine aid package by one week, calling the move “repugnant” and predicting the legislation will pass the Senate Thursday. “This should already have been done and over with, but it is repugnant that one member of…
- The Register-Guard
To add insult to injury, DEQ only has authority to regulate direct emitters and we wonder how fuel suppliers fit into this category. The answer is, they don't!
A majority of young Americans without student debt support Biden canceling it for everyone else, new poll finds
More than half of young Republicans said they support student debt relief in a Student Borrower Protection Center poll provided exclusively to Insider.
- The Oklahoman
Oklahoma lawmakers are expected to give final passage this week to the $9.8 billion proposed state budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
- South China Morning Post
The European Union will upgrade its trade and investment relations with Taiwan, as it looks to tap into Taipei's "role as a hi-tech leader". In particular, Brussels is keen to attract Taiwanese investment in its semiconductor sector, and sees increased political engagement as a way to help that along. A "modernised" trade and investment dialogue will take place on June 2, the bloc's trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis told the European Parliament. Do you have questions about the biggest topics and tr