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Republicans cautiously supportive, Democrats split over Gov. Mike DeWine’s revised gun plan

Republicans cautiously supportive, Democrats split over Gov. Mike DeWine’s revised gun plan

by Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com
Published on October 8, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday he revised his gun-control plan to make sure it can pass the Republican-dominated Ohio General Assembly. But in the… READ MORE

Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the all-male Waskom City Council means the city along the Louisiana border is “standing for life.” The ordinance refers to groups that provide abortion services as… READ MORE

Manchin eyes run for West Virginia governor in 2020

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., say he’s considering running for West Virginia governor in 2020. In an interview with Politico Thursday, Manchin described being governor of the Mountain State as the “best job in the world” and acknowledged he “thinking about” running for the post again. “I think about it every minute of every day. Now, thinking about it and doing… READ MORE

Texas governor signs controversial ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill into law


Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community. Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but he had signaled his support through a tweet a few weeks ago,… READ MORE

Sex Work Would Be Broadly Legal in New York Under New Bill Introduced Monday

Sex work would be broadly legalized in New York state under a first-of-its-kind bill introduced by state legislators on Monday. A group of lawmakers first called for legislation in February, but on Monday they finally came forward with a 13-page bill that would bring dramatic changes to the sex trade in the state. The bill, written with advocacy group DecrimNY,… READ MORE

Sex Work Would Be Broadly Legal in New York Under New Bill Introduced Monday

Sex work would be broadly legalized in New York state under a first-of-its-kind bill introduced by state legislators on Monday. A group of lawmakers first called for legislation in February, but on Monday they finally came forward with a 13-page bill that would bring dramatic changes to the sex trade in the state. The bill, written with advocacy group DecrimNY,… READ MORE

A Michigan hotel is offering free accommodations for anyone traveling for an abortion

In recent months, states across the country have been passing laws designed to make it harder — and in some cases, nearly impossible — to get an abortion. So Shelley O’Brien, manager of The Yale Hotel in the tiny Michigan town of Yale, made an offer to anyone traveling out of their state for the procedure: Come to Michigan and… READ MORE

DC gay pride parade faces backlash after banning Jewish pride flag


Participants at an upcoming gay pride parade in D.C. will be able to wave the Palestinian flag, but not the Israeli flag or the Jewish pride flag. The D.C. Dyke March will not allow participants to display Israeli or “nationalist” symbols, according to Forward. “This includes Israeli flags, as well as flags that resemble Israeli flags, such as a pride… READ MORE

NC House fails to block Cooper’s veto on ‘born alive’ abortion bill

A controversial abortion-related bill prompted North Carolina lawmakers to vote to uphold a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper for the first time during his tenure. The NC House on Wednesday failed to block Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 359, which would bring new penalties for medical professionals who allow abortion survivors to die. Lawmakers debated for more than an hour… READ MORE

Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson arrested and charged over inaction during MSD mass shooting


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Following an investigation by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested on Tuesday in Broward County. Peterson is charged with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of perjury. The arrest comes after a 15-month investigation into the actions of law enforcement officials… READ MORE

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