Legislature

20 Jul 19
BERKSHIRE ON STAGE

Experience the vibrant energy and deep serenity of Indian Classical music when Catskill’s intimate Bridge Street Theatre hosts a recital by world-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shafaat Khan, on Friday August 2, 2019 at 7:30pm. Son of the legendary Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Shafaat Khan has performed worldwide at many […]

20 Jul 19
PUBLIC AGENDA NEWS

The First Lady of Liberia, Mrs. Clar Marie Weah, has described as historic and landmark the passage of the Domestic Violence Act of 2014 which had been dusting on the shelf of the National Legislature for years. She hailed members of the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives for their collective actions that made […]

20 Jul 19
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous walk-in clinics. For a while, few in authority did much about it even […]

20 Jul 19
Social News XYZ

By Sumit Saxena New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly Speaker “flouted the Constitution” by disregarding the message from the Governor to conduct the floor test on Friday, a Constitution expert said amid the ongoing political drama in the southern state in the wake of a series of resignations by MLAs of the ruling […]

20 Jul 19
In Defense of Liberty

July 19, 2019 Most business owners understand that the government can force them to deal with a union if enough employees vote to unionize. But probably most business owners don’t think there’s any risk of the government forcing them to accept a union to represent themselves. That sounds nonsensical: Unions represent employees, not owners or managers.  […]

20 Jul 19
AFROINSIDER

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad • As CJN defines legal technicality, says Nigeria inherited same from the British July 20, 2019 By Chikwas Onu Ikpe | For Biafra Writers Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to Wednesday’s endorsement of the head of the National Judicial Council, otherwise the […]

20 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

The Legislative Public Retirement Committee will hold 11 sessions throughout the state this fall to educate members of the state government's pensions systems on the financial status of each system and allow system directors to explain if changes are needed, the committee chairmen said Friday With. "There were many questions and many headaches and heartaches […]

20 Jul 19
Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government.

Tom Steyer visits Ohio amid local Democratic leaders grappling for the state to swing again.

20 Jul 19
WSAV-TV
MACON, Ga (WSAV) – An enforcement agent for the Georgia Department of Revenue has been charged with racketeering in financial crimes and illegal gambling investigation according to the District Attorney. Macon-Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke said Ronald C. Huckaby, 53, of Statesboro, was arrested Friday morning. According to the arrest warrant, the crime happened between Jan. 1, 2016 and July 8, 2019, when Special Agent Huckaby was a special agent in charge in the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco Division, overseeing the Pooler and Douglas regions. Cooke said Huckaby is accused of accepting five sets of round-trip airline tickets and a $13,000 watch from a man named Nita Raval in return for “influence and information.” Raval was charged with racketeering in the S&W Amusements case and accused of participating in an enterprise that has profited from tax evasion, money laundering, and illegal gambling. Cooke said Huckaby is also accused of accessing the Department of Revenue’s tax computer system in July 2017 to provide Raval with private information about a competitor’s tobacco license. The DA said Special Agent Huckaby has resigned. “This arrest further supports my call for the legislature to ban these gambling machines that are a cancer on our community. Although we intend to hold every offender we uncover accountable, we cannot prosecute our way out of this problem. It’s clear that the limitless amount of money this industry generates is used to buy influence wherever it can, and the only way to stop it is for our legislature and our governor to act.”District Attorney David Cooke
20 Jul 19
WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather
JAMESTOWN, Va. (WJHL) – A handful of Virginia’s top Democratic lawmakers announced on Friday they will not be attending a commemoration in Jamestown due to the expected appearance of President Donald Trump. House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn, House Democratic Chair Charniele Herring, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw and Senate Democratic Chair Mamie Locke issued a joint statement Friday saying they will not attend any portion of the commemorative sessions on July 30th. “We will not be attending any part of the commemorative session where Donald Trump is in attendance. The current President does not represent the values that we would celebrate at the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the western world.” Statement from House Democratic Leader @EFillerCorn, House Democratic Chair @C_Herring, Senate Democratic Leader @DickSaslaw, and Senate Democratic Chair @SenatorLocke on reports that Donald Trump will attend the commemorative session in Jamestown next week. pic.twitter.com/Mdrud9UH5S— VA House Democrats (@VAHouseDems) July 20, 2019 “We offer just three words of advice to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation: ‘Send Him Back.'” Sources close to the situation have independently confirmed that President Donald Trump is planning to attend the commemoration. The White House has not made an official announcement. Read the statement from American Evolution HERE. According to the American Evolution website, “American Evolution will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in the western hemisphere, which was held in Jamestown’s church in the summer of 1619. Members of the Virginia General Assembly, Congress and state legislatures nationwide will convene for this special commemorative event.” Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by House and Senate Democratic leaders of their intention to boycott 2019 Jamestown commemorative ceremonies attended by the President of the United States: “Sadly, it is no longer exceptional when elected leaders make partisan concerns paramount in their decisions. The decision by the Senate and House Minority Leaders, and the Senate and House Democratic Caucus Chairs, to boycott the commemorative session because of President Trump’s participation is disappointing and embarrassing. I consider it an honor – and a recognition of the historic importance of this commemoration – to have the President of the United States attend. I would be similarly honored were Speaker of the House Pelosi able to join us. Sharing the views of the leader holding an elected office is not a prerequisite for showing respect for the office. It is ironic that thousands of immigrants travel hundreds of miles, risking life and liberty, to come to America, but Virginia Democrats refuse to travel to Jamestown, the site of this nation’s birth. Considering the events of this year, I expected better of those holding leadership positions in the Democratic Caucuses. Next month, Governor Northam will address a joint meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the House Finance Committee on the current state of the Commonwealth’s finances. Every legislator who will be attending is a member of a caucus that has called on the Governor to resign. But, I am unaware of any legislator who has indicated they will not be attending the joint meeting because the Governor refused their caucus’s call to step down. In order to conduct any business, the Senate of Virginia requires a majority of senators be in attendance, and the Republican Caucus is the majority caucus. Yet despite the credible and deeply disturbing allegations made against our chamber’s presiding officer, Lt. Governor Fairfax, no senator of either party boycotted a single session. We fulfilled our duty to the Commonwealth and the citizens we are entrusted to serve. Calls by both Democratic caucuses for the resignations of Governor Northam and Lt. Governor Fairfax did not deter the leaders of the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses – and many Democratic legislators – from participating in the Governor’s June 4 news conference, where he was flanked by the Lt. Governor and Attorney General Herring. History is an essential driver of Virginia’s tourism economy. No state can match what Virginia has to offer those who love history and those who want to learn more about it. The participation of the President of the United States in the commemorations at Jamestown is an honor for Virginia, just as it was when President Roosevelt attended the 1907 Jamestown Exposition or when President Bush participated in the 2007 commemorations. I urge the leaders of the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses to reconsider their decision to boycott the commemorative session and respectfully ask them to join their Republican colleagues in Jamestown on July 30.”
20 Jul 19
Phelps Law Office

Crimes may be categorized; there are several different categories.  In this section, I want to discuss the variety of crimes that have been enacted that are simply crimes because you as a citizen were told to either do something specific or not to do something specific and you, as a citizen ignored that directive and […]

20 Jul 19
Newsy Today

Negotiation to form Government VICTORIA GALLARDO Santander Saturday, twenty July 2019 – 14:12 The parliamentary spokesperson of the formation 'orange' says that "the sanchismo will continue doing what he knows best: agree with the populists of Podemos and the nationalists" Ins Arrimadas, with young people from Ciudadanos in SantanderDAVID S. BUSTAMANTE "We deserve a president […]

20 Jul 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Hong Kong Police warn of possible violence as man is arrested after ‘extremely powerful’ explosives found Confiscated equipment and weapons are displayed in Hong Kong on Saturday Photograph: AP Police in Hong Kong are warning of possible violence on the eve of another mass protest against a controversial extradition bill after making “the largest seizure” […]