“This is the epitome of the failed big government system, the criminal justice system,” said the senior vice president of Koch Industries, an advocate in the fight to expunge and seal criminal records.
Lots of state lawmakers are looking at taking up the issue of the popular—and, to some, problematic—transportation option during their upcoming sessions.
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“They’ve been very aggressive, banding together across state lines to challenge a variety of policies,” one expert said about Democratic responses to the Trump administration.
The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.
“I think this is where the action is going to be,” says one expert, referring to state legislatures in the coming months.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Minimum wage increases … firefighter pay parity … transgender protections … and school vouchers.
Republicans now hold about two dozen more state legislative chambers around the U.S. than Democrats.
Democrats picked up seven seats, but also lost a few competitive races.
A source of transportation funding in the state has been preserved.
Previous GOP-led district-drawing efforts gave Republicans an advantage in congressional and state legislative races.
Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration
All state and local governments, even very small ones, are subject to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The case concerns whether the ban is prohibited by federal law.
And this low-tech solution has been around for two decades.
The state is currently in the depths of a drought.
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But both political parties historically have been ineffective at engaging people of color.
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