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Nevada RINO Hunt: It’s Time to Get “Stoned”!

Nevada RINO Hunt: It’s Time to Get “Stoned”!

on January 23, 2022, 6:57 AM / in State News

(Chuck Muth) – Nevada State Sen. Joe Hardy enjoys the distinction of being the only GOP member of the Nevada Legislature who voted for both the then-largest tax hike in Nevada history as an assemblyman in 2003, as well as the current record-holding largest tax hike in Nevada history in 2015 as a state senator. Nice guy personally.  But he is, and always […]

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Tennessee senators approve new congressional, Senate districts; House to vote Monday

on January 23, 2022, 6:53 AM / in State News

By Adam Friedman | Nashville Tennessean The divvying up of Nashville’s congressional representation moved one step closer after the Senate approved the Republican-drafted redistricting plan Thursday. In a 26-5 party-line vote, Senate Republicans approved new boundaries for the state’s nine congressional and 33 Senate districts. The chamber delayed voting on a new House map until Jan. 26. After the vote, Democrats hinted […]

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Casada blasts Registry as ‘biased,’ Ogles threatens legislative action to halt subpoenas

Casada blasts Registry as ‘biased,’ Ogles threatens legislative action to halt subpoenas

on January 22, 2022, 7:58 AM / in State News

By Erik Schelzig | TNJ Former House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Franklin) on Friday called the members of the Registry of Election Finance “biased” for subpoenaing information from him about a political action committee allegedly created at the behest of his onetime chief of staff, Cade Cothren. Speaking at a Williamson Inc. forum, Rep. Brandon Ogles (R-Franklin) also blasted the move, saying […]

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TFA: Legislative Report and Calendar for January 21 – new bills and calendars

TFA: Legislative Report and Calendar for January 21 – new bills and calendars

on January 22, 2022, 7:55 AM / in State News

Legislative notes There are a few new bills filed this week that are of interest. SB1773 / HB 1830 was filed by two Democrats seeking to require government agencies to develop programs to reduce gun violence in communities. The bill has a very broad caption and potentially could be used as a caption to do something very different. SB1816 was […]

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NYPD cop killed, second officer clings to life after shooting in Harlem apartment

NYPD cop killed, second officer clings to life after shooting in Harlem apartment

on January 22, 2022, 7:18 AM / in State News

An NYPD rookie cop was shot dead and another officer left clinging to life after being ambushed “suddenly, without warning” during a domestic disturbance call involving a mother and son Friday evening in Harlem, authorities said. The slain officer, Jason Rivera, was just 22 and started on the job in 2020, police said. The gravely injured cop, 27-year-old Wilbert Mora, joined […]

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Mask Mandate Fails in New Hanover County, N.C., Because It’s Unenforceable

Mask Mandate Fails in New Hanover County, N.C., Because It’s Unenforceable

on January 21, 2022, 7:57 AM / in State News

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA — The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, which succeeded in passing a mask mandate in September but failed to enforce it due to public refusal, attempted to pass another mask mandate Tuesday. This time, the mandate failed to pass since a large number of Wilmingtonians have signaled that they will simply do what they did last […]

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Jury selection starts in federal trial over George Floyd arrest

Jury selection starts in federal trial over George Floyd arrest

on January 21, 2022, 7:47 AM / in State News

Courthouse News Former officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng face civil rights charges, while convicted murderer Derek Chauvin has already taken a plea deal. MINNEAPOLIS (CN) — Jury selection began Thursday in the federal civil rights case against three former Minneapolis police officers who participated in the deadly arrest of George Floyd alongside Derek Chauvin. Tou Thao […]

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New Mexico asks Guard troops to sub for sick teachers amid omicron

New Mexico asks Guard troops to sub for sick teachers amid omicron

on January 21, 2022, 6:09 AM / in State News

ARMY TIMES SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is the first state in the nation to ask National Guard troops to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday the unprecedented effort to reopen classrooms in the capital city of Santa […]

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TFA’s Legislative Podcast Series – Rep. Rusty Grills

TFA’s Legislative Podcast Series – Rep. Rusty Grills

on January 20, 2022, 8:16 AM / in State News

Tennessee Firearms Association is releasing interviews with State Legislative members regarding the status of the 2nd Amendment in Tennessee and the 2022 Legislative session. Beginning in December 2021, TFA has started releasing interviews of members of the Tennessee Legislature on the status of the 2nd Amendment in Tennessee.  On January 19, 2022, we released the interview by TFA’s Richard Archie […]

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TFA’s Legislative Podcast Series – Rep. Todd Warner

TFA’s Legislative Podcast Series – Rep. Todd Warner

on January 19, 2022, 8:17 AM / in State News

Tennessee Firearms Association is releasing interviews with State Legislative members regarding the status of the 2nd Amendment in Tennessee and the 2022 Legislative session. Beginning in December 2021, TFA has started releasing interviews of members of the Tennessee Legislature on the status of the 2nd Amendment in Tennessee.  On January 13, 2022, we released the interview by TFA’s Richard Archie […]

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Thanks to Biden, Nevada U.S. Senate GOP Primary Tightens

Thanks to Biden, Nevada U.S. Senate GOP Primary Tightens

on January 18, 2022, 7:32 PM / in State News

(Chuck Muth) – Going into the one-year anniversary of Joe Biden’s residency in the White House, The Hill reports his approval rating is “at an all-time low” at just 33 percent. Leaving me to wonder: Who are those 33 percent of blind morons and can they tie their own shoelaces? Biden has (a) botched COVID, (b) botched the border, (c) botched the economy, […]

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Police fatally shoot man suspected of killing Cracker Barrel manager

Police fatally shoot man suspected of killing Cracker Barrel manager

on January 18, 2022, 7:51 AM / in State News

Police officers fatally shot the gunman who murdered a manager at a Houston Cracker Barrel when she tried to protect a co-worker from being mugged, officials announced Sunday night. Undercover deputies from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were conducting surveillance on the murder suspect, a 28-year-old black male, when they saw him leave the location around 6 p.m. and begin walking down […]

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TNJ…. How the GOP’s new congressional, state Senate maps shake out in Tennessee

TNJ…. How the GOP’s new congressional, state Senate maps shake out in Tennessee

on January 18, 2022, 7:46 AM / in Opinion, State News

The latest print edition of The Tennessee Journal is out. Here’s what’s in it: — From one into three: Congressional remap cracks Dem stronghold of Nashville. — State Senate redistricting solidifies current GOP seats. — Read state Supreme Court nominee Sarah Keeton Campbell’s answers about finding meaning in messy legislation, how oral arguments influence appellate cases, and what she would take into […]

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Atlanta Church Will Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

on January 18, 2022, 7:45 AM / in State News

Atlanta’s mayor, Georgia’s governor and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at King’s old congregation, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The service at Ebenezer and other events surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorate what would have been King’s 93rd birthday. This year’s keynote speaker is the Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, […]

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Utah’s Largest Newspaper Calls for National Guard to Quarantine the Unvaccinated

Utah’s Largest Newspaper Calls for National Guard to Quarantine the Unvaccinated

on January 18, 2022, 7:02 AM / in State News

In an editorial published on Saturday, The Salt Lake City Tribune’s editorial board called for the National Guard to be deployed to keep unvaccinated people from taking part in society. The paper also called for Utah’s government to organize a “mass vaccination campaign,” even though it’s been shown that the experimental COVID-19 vaccines have not been completely effective in halting the spread of the […]

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After 28 Days on Ventilator, Family Loses Legal Battle to Try Ivermectin, Other Alternative Treatments, for Dying Father

After 28 Days on Ventilator, Family Loses Legal Battle to Try Ivermectin, Other Alternative Treatments, for Dying Father

on January 17, 2022, 8:29 AM / in State News

A Florida family fighting to give their loved one on a ventilator alternative treatments for COVID-19 have lost another battle—this time in Florida’s First District Court of Appeal. The wife and son of Daniel Pisano first squared off against Mayo Clinic Florida at an emergency hearing on Dec. 30 in Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. Before that, they’d been begging the hospital to allow them to try […]

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Los Angeles ER nurse dies after attack near Union Station

Los Angeles ER nurse dies after attack near Union Station

on January 17, 2022, 8:27 AM / in State News

The Los Angeles nurse who was hospitalized Thursday after being attacked by a homeless man near the city’s Union Station has died from her injuries, reports said Sunday. Sandra Shells, who was believed to be in her 60s or 70s, worked at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles Times. The hospital remembered Shells as a tireless worker who will “always be remembered […]

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Tennessee Legislative Report January 17th, 2022

Tennessee Legislative Report January 17th, 2022

on January 17, 2022, 8:02 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Virginia’s New GOP Governor Ends Vaccine Mandate for State Employees, Mask Mandates in Schools

Virginia’s New GOP Governor Ends Vaccine Mandate for State Employees, Mask Mandates in Schools

on January 17, 2022, 7:19 AM / in State News

By Terri Wu |  Epoch Times RICHMOND, Va.—Glenn Youngkin, the first Republican to win the state of Virginia since 2009, was sworn in as the state’s 74th governor on Jan. 15. Within hours of his inauguration, he signed 11 executive actions including lifting the mask mandate in Virginia schools and “ending divisive concepts, including critical race theory, in public education.” He also signed an […]

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Baltimore state’s attorney indicted on federal charges

Baltimore state’s attorney indicted on federal charges

on January 14, 2022, 8:10 AM / in State News

New York Post Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, the city’s top prosecutor, was indicted on Thursday on federal charges of perjury and filing false mortgage applications related to her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. Mosby, a Democrat elected to her post in 2015, is accused of falsely claiming twice to have suffered a work-related financial hardship from COVID-19 in […]

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