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Tag Archives: Governor

Texas Governor Sued Over Defunding Of Legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas House Democrats are asking the state’s Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of a budget provision that funds the Legislature, charging that his action was unconstitutional. The suit argues that Abbott’s veto, which could lead to about 2,000 legislative staffers not being paid for two years, violates …

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Virginia Governor Northam Signs Probation Reform Bill

Gov. Ralph Northam

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill on Thursday that limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose over probation violations. Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill joined the governor. “I’ll make sure I’ll be able to deliver and close every bridge I can to help fix the system because …

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Florida Sued By Tech Trade Groups Over New Social Media Law

Desantis signs Florida's social media law

Two tech industry organizations have filed a lawsuit against Florida over their new social media law. NetChoice and the CCIA — which represent Amazon, Google, Intel, Samsung, Facebook, and other tech giants, say the ‘Stop Social Media Censorship Act’violates private companies’ constitutional rights. They’re asking a court to prevent the …

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Florida Will End Extra Unemployment Aid Next Month

Ron DeSantis

Florida is the latest state to end the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program. The Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the state would discontinue the program at the end of June. Florida is the 23rd GOP-led state to end the benefit. A total of 4 million laid-off Americans will forgo roughly …

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