Monthly Archives: November 2022

Congress pushes for faint hope amnesty

By Joe GuzzardiSyndicated columnist Emboldened by its better-than-expected midterm election performance, the Democratic Party enters the Lame Duck session with an aggressive platform that includes one of its favorite goals: amnesty. Democrats will control the Upper House in the 118th Congress, but the GOP by the narrowest margin — a …

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No one should be pushing FTX-approved legislation putting the underfunded CFTC in charge of the crypto industry until they know the facts

CFTC’s “ready, shoot, aim” legislation approach should be rejected WASHINGTON DC – Dennis M. Kelleher, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement in response to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s announcement of a hearing titled “Why Congress Must Act: Lessons Learned From the collapse of the FTX” on …

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Match Group calls on Congress to pass Respect for Marriage Act

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios Dallas-based Match Group, which owns a portfolio of popular online dating services including Match.com, Tinder and OKCupid, led an advocacy campaign calling for passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. Driving the news: The Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to codify protections for same-sex and interracial …

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Human Rights Campaign Thanks House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer for Decades of Congressional Leadership and LGBTQ+ Equality Championship

“Leader Hoyer has always been a strong advocate for our community, even long before the LGBTQ+ covenant was a popular or widely accepted position to take,” said incoming Human Rights Campaign chair Kelley Robinson. “From helping pass the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and repealing …

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SPARC for Tobacco Health Tax Legislation

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – November 16, 2022): The Society for the Protection of Children’s Rights (SPARC) on Wednesday recommended bringing to Parliament a Tobacco Health Tax Bill that could help to generate 60 billion rupees of revenue for the government and would reduce the damage caused by the tobacco …

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Leading Immigrant Advocacy Group Releases 2023 State Policy Program “Respect and Dignity”

A Make the Road rally (photo: Make the Road NY) Make the Road New York, the state’s largest member organization of immigrant advocates, will release its 2023-24 state policy platform on Wednesday and launch a series of town halls to push for legislation that includes protections expanded against unemployment, better …

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Alberta Finance Minister Says Legislation Will Re-Index Taxes and Benefits

Alberta’s finance minister says there will be legislation next month to re-index income tax brackets and benefit payments for the elderly and severely disabled. But Travis Toews says action on the proposed new health spending accounts won’t come until the spring budget. “There will be a bill that will be …

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How acronyms invaded Congress – The Atlantic

Judging by the titles of the bills they propose, members of Congress are occupying a space between used-car salesman and poet. Over the past two years, lawmakers in the 117th Congress have introduced the DAY LIGHT Act (Daylight All Year Leads to Ideal Gains in Happiness and Temperament), the ZOMBIE …

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7 Reasons Congress Opposes Release of Rajiv Gandhi Convicts

Criticizing the SC order, Abhishek Singhvi said it sends an unwanted message to the world and strikes at the root of our sovereignty. “The decision of Supreme Court to release killers of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is very disheartening,” Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Rajya Sabha member and senior …

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Judges clapped at conservative group’s anniversary dinner | app

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the five Supreme Court justices who struck down the constitutional right to abortion showed up at the conservative Federalist Society’s black-tie dinner marking its 40th anniversary. Judge Samuel Alito received a long, loud ovation Thursday night from a crowd of 2,000, most in tuxedos and …

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Is Congress in a position to pass federal abortion legislation? It depends – The Observer

With the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization pushed Congress to codify women’s abortion rights into federal law. President Joe Biden verbally signaled before the midterm elections that he would try to pass a federal law protecting abortion rights through the legislature, saying, “If you …

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Our stories about the Boebert-Frisch campaign in the months leading up to Election Day

If you weren’t following the race between U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and her Democratic challenger Adam Frisch during the campaign, here’s your chance to catch up a bit, browsing the Colorado Time Recorder contest coverage. Boebert campaign again refuses to commit to accepting election results if it losesNovember 3. …

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PSG passes law reacting to Roe v. Purdue | Campus

Nearly two months after a federal jury ruled that Purdue abused a student by suspending her after making a sexual assault allegation, Purdue’s student government has passed two resolutions to clarify Purdue’s rules regarding incapacity and punishment for false allegations. Changes to the False Claims Rule PSG proposed Resolution 22-34 …

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Lobby group calls for boycott of The Crown ahead of premiere

Hours before the long-awaited premiere of the Netflix blockbuster’s final season The crown finally falls, the Australian Monarchist League has issued a stern call to boycott it and the streaming giant due to “inaccuracies”. fans of The crown have waited nearly two years for season five, which will focus on …

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Illinois voters must decide whether to sit in Congress | Illinois

(The Center Square) — Voters in Illinois decide on Tuesday who they will send to Washington, DC to represent them in the U.S. Congress. Illinois has several close races for seats in the United States House of Representatives. Illinois’ 6th congressional district includes incumbent U.S. Representative Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove …

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Factbox-No consensus in Congress to make DST permanent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation stalled in the U.S. Congress to make daylight saving time permanent after the Senate in March unanimously passed by voice vote a bill that would have ended the observation standard time from 2023 and the practice of changing clocks twice a year. Clocks in the United …

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The Russian Wagner Group opens a defense technology center in Saint Petersburg | Russia

Russia’s Wagner Group – the once-secret private militia controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin – has opened a military technology center in St Petersburg, in the latest move by Putin’s ally who has criticized senior Kremlin defense brass over the Ukrainian conflict. The opening of the “Wagner Center” on Friday is seen …

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California Plastics Recycling Legislation Significantly Expands Producer Responsibility | Downey LLP Brand

On June 30, 2022, Governor Newsom signed into law SB 54, the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (“Act”). The governor’s office described the law as “the most significant overhaul of California plastics and packaging recycling policy in history.” In addition to setting specific plastic reduction and recycling …

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SELECTIVE INSURANCE GROUP INC – 10-Q – MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS ON FINANCIAL POSITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

Forward-Looking Statements The terms "Company," "we," "us," and "our" refer to Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (the "Parent"), and its subsidiaries, except as expressly indicated or the context otherwise requires. Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including information incorporated by reference, are "forward-looking statements" as defined by the …

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On track to become the first Gen Zer in Congress, a Florida Democrat hopes to boost his party’s future while remembering his family’s past

The politicians experience love and loss like anyone else, but given her age, Frost’s situation is unusual. He is likely to become the first Gen Z member of Congress after Tuesday’s election, following his victory in the summer primaries in a safe Democratic district. By the time of many members …

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Vandalism cases of campaign signs increase in El Paso, Teller and Jefferson counties as election nears | Subscriber Content

As the Nov. 8 midterm elections approach, the theft and vandalism of signs promoting certain candidates or positions on voting issues is rampant on both political camps, according to campaign officials. But Republican signage appears to be hardest hit in the Pikes Peak area, where the number of registered Republican …

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Berkeley Environmental Law Clinic represents environmental justice group in lawsuit

UC Berkeley Law’s Environmental Law Clinic is representing Communities for a Better Environment, or CBE, in a lawsuit against the AB&I Foundry in East Oakland and the area’s Air Quality Management District of the bay, or BAAQMD. The lawsuit alleges that AB&I’s air pollution combined with BAAQMD’s failure to regulate …

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