February 4, 2016

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Former Augustan pushing for more day-care safety legislation

Billy Mitchell, of Stone Mountain, who will introduce the legislation next week during the current session to make them law. He said failure to ...

MP Bill Casey enthused by health-care duties

Because a separate committee has been established to to examine assisted dying legislation, which is co-chaired by Nova Scotia Sen. Kelvin Ogilvie, Casey said he's...

OPINION: Things heating up in Pierre

Senate Bill 82 comes with recommendations from the Native American Student Achievement Advisory Council, and establishes Native American achievement schools grant programs to be administered...

McGinty leads U.S. Senate hopefuls in fundraising race, but Toomey looms large

Wallace McKelvey | WMckelvey@pennlive.com By Wallace McKelvey | WMckelvey@pennlive.com The Patriot-News ... Katie McGinty's led the field of Democratic hopefuls in fundraising as Pennsylvania's U.S.

PBO vows to identify value of uncollected taxes

Now, with a Liberal government promising to crack down on tax evasion, the PBO – following an ongoing request from Sen. Percy Downe – is...

North Shore News in Brief

8 at 7 p.m. Sen. Joan Lovely and Rep. Ted Speliotis will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be available. The event is free and...

House Democrats want Gov. Snyder to answer on Flint

Congressional Democrats have helped push the Flint crisis, which has exposed thousands of children to lead poisoning, into a national issue that's threatening to stall...

Mistress Carrie interviews Zakk Wylde

Exactly did you ever gonna get around where it was the police shot really did the most thoughtful whatever you know I really I really...

Senate committee ponders if Canadian border is a threat after ...

Senate committee ponders if Canadian border is a threat after Trudeau's victory. David Smith, The Guardian · 04 Feb 2016 at 15:49 ET. Canadian Liberal...

Doyle triggers Senate revote next week on paid sick leave

To avert that possibility, Campbell and Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, made a case to the Senate Democratic caucus that it would be best to put...

Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput resigns, says kept seat to fight ...

Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput — who announced her resignation Tuesday — says she stayed in her position despite health issues until the Liberals won the...

A judge has denied bail for a Virginia Tech student charged with being an accessory in the death of a 13-year-old girl.

Nineteen-year-old Natalie Keepers appeared in court for an hourlong hearing Thursday. She wore an orange jumpsuit, her wrists cuffed and ankles shackled. She looked down...

Age and wisdom

(blog) (blog)Only one Supreme Court justice, Samuel Chase, was ever impeached, in 1804. But he was acquitted by the Senate and so remained in...

Senate ethics panel has issued no punishments in 9 years

These results raise "all kinds of red flags," said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the non-partisan Campaign Legal Center. "It begs ... "You don't start...

JHU students get immersive introduction to issues facing refugee communities

Participating students spent the week at a retreat center in Mount Vernon, which served as a temporary headquarters for three Alternative Breaks groups. Under the...

Black lawmaker: Flint wouldn't be waiting for money if it was a white suburb

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan had threatened to filibuster the energy bill if it doesn't include new money for Flint and there are now concerns...

In aftermath of gay rights debate, Senate leader David Long faces primary challenger

In the aftermath of a legislative fight over gay rights, Indiana Senate leader David Long is facing a primary challenge from fellow Republican John Kessler.

Jurors award $23.1 million to man shot by deputy in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $23.1 million to a black man who was shot and paralyzed by a Florida sheriff's...

Florida House passes bill to allow guns on college campuses

Jimmie Smith of Inverness. “Enough of the fearmongering.” The bill (HB 163) to allow guns on state college campuses passed on a 80-37 vote and...

Columbus Blue Jackets: NHL Trade Deadline Primer

Nov 19, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray (27) skates with the puck in the second period against the Ottawa Senators...

'Very very nasty man' with 98 prior convictions tried to bite garda and told him he 'had the virus'

... (Kinsella) struggled with a view to avoid being searched,” the judge said. He added that while no drugs were found on Kinsella when the...

Researchers pinpoint circuits that drive PTSD flashbacks

"It's like sort of boxes opening up, and your brain just launches these things without you actually trying to stimulate them." That was how then-senator,...

Proportional representation may require Constitution change, Serge Joyal says

Senator Serge Joyal, an independent Liberal and acknowledged constitutional authority, said adopting some form of proportional representation could make majority governments less likely and require...

Senate could be a strong institution of second thought

Effective change in the Senate will need to happen from within and I believe as more Senators are appointed as independents and more current Senators...

Marlow Cook, former senator, county judge, dies

The key to the Senate race was getting the vote of Wallace Democrats. Cook launched a tough, jingoistic campaign that conflicted with his moderate image.

Blame Canada? US Senate committee ponders if northern border is ...

Refugees coming to Canada are from low risk groups that include families with children, said Dr Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute at the...

Christie attacks Rubio on rape exception

"He has not accomplished anything of note in his career in the United States Senate or in his time as speaker of the House in...

Kansas Senate approves reducing marijuana penalties

KCURThe priority is the really bad guys need to go to prison,” Smith said. Senators soured at an effort by Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City,...

Martin Shkreli calls lawmakers 'imbeciles'

Turing executive Nancy Retzlaff, who testified at the hearing, was more defensive of the company's decision to dramatically raise the price of its drug, Daraprim.

@Kady: Let the Great Senate Question Period Experiment be declared a success!

It wasn't the first time a minister has been questioned on the floor of the Senate. Technically, it wasn't even the first time that one...

Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput resigns, says kept seat to fight Harper

Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput — who announced her resignation Tuesday — says she stayed in her position despite health issues until the Liberals won the...

Will old scandal hurt Garcia's new run? – FL's Zika state of emergency – Rubio edges Bush in endorsements ...

RUBIO EDGES BUSH IN ENDORSEMENTS -- "Rubio scoops up five more new congressional endorsements,” by POLITICO's Daniel Strauss: Sen. ... “Marco Rubio's Goldilocks strategy,” by...

Angela Merkel has made a mess of the refugee situation say 81% on Germans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity ratings have plunged to five-year low in the wake of the refugee crisis engulfing her country. In the latest poll...

Fisheries Minister makes historic visit to Senate

Conservative Senator David Tkachuk, who chairs the committee, said he is trying to make the Senate's work relevant to a broader audience. “I've always felt...

Democratic town hall: Transcript, video

But Sen. Barbara Boxer, a supporter of Clinton, came back, fired back basically at your campaign today, at you, saying of course Hillary Clinton is...

Lily-Rose Depp clarifies sexuality in joint interview with Harley Quinn Smith

Lily-Rose Depp clarified her sexuality after posing last August in a photo series dedicated to people who don't define themselves as '100 percent straight'. The...

Expert: Proportional representation might require constitutional ...

Sen. Serge Joyal said adopting some form of proportional representation could make majority governments less likely.

Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo pays historic visit to the Senate

"Minister," Wallace finally asked after Senate Speaker George Furey had interjected to suggest he get to his point, "as a senior representative of the government,...

Tootoo becomes first minister to submit to questions in ... - iPolitics

Sen. James Cowan, leader of the independent Senate Liberals, said the session with Tootoo was “more substantive” than the more general questions and vague, talking-point...

Is one of our US senators leaving soon?

Joshua Klumb, R-Mount Vernon, cast the only nay on a 12-1 vote to grant Bolin's request. SCHOOL SUPPORT: The state Senate supported starting a tuition...