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  • Dem lawmaker may commute to work from jail

    12/15/2014 2:19:11 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/15/14 | Brent Scher
    Democratic Virginia state delegate Joseph Morrissey, who reached a plea agreement for charges relating to a sexual relationship he had with his 17-year-old office assistant, is yet to decide whether he will resign or commute to work from jail. The 57-year-old Democratic representative for Henrico county was sentenced to 12 months in jail with 6 months suspended for charges of “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” according to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Morrissey’s lawyers say that he will be allowed to continue his work in the general assembly and his private law practice as part of a...
  • This Pro-Life 18-Year-Old Just Won a Race to Become a State Legislator (West Virginia)

    11/05/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/5/14 | Steven Ertelt
    If you’re concerned about the future of the country and want to know if the next generation of Americans cares about pro-life issues, look no further than the state of West Virginia. There, pro-life 18-year-old Saira Blair, who graduated from high school in May and is now a college freshman, ran on a pro-life platform to beat an incumbent state legislator. Blair gives hope to pro-lifers wondering if teenagers really “get it” and want to make a difference for life. sairablair2“I think I’m fully capable of doing the job, and I don’t think it’s rocket science by any means —...
  • Democratic Legislator: I Don’t Regret Killing My Baby in Abortion

    04/03/2013 2:32:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Democratic state legislator in Nevada is making waves for comments saying she does not regret killing her baby in an abortion. Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, a Democrat from Las Vegas, makes the false assumption that being a teen mother is incompatible with completing ones education or a successful career and gives that as the reason why she had an abortion and has no regrets about it. As a local newspaper reports: Flores told the Assembly Education Committee that she had an abortion when she was 16. It was an emotional moment, but not the only one in a hearing that...
  • NH's first openly transgender lawmaker won't take office

    11/28/2012 6:47:35 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 95 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 28, 2012 | Simon Rios
    NASHUA — Following a storm of controversy in light of her criminal background, the first openly transgendered person elected to the New Hampshire House will resign her post. “I didn't want to have to do this,” Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton, D-Nashua, said. “There's been a lot of people that have said, 'Stay strong, keep your head up, stay in it.'” “I'm super disappointed because I was looking forward to this more than anything. It's my lifelong dream to serve my community, and what better place to do it than the city that I was born and raised in.”
  • Democrats Harass Black Woman Legislator for Voting Pro-Life

    05/04/2011 12:56:04 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 30 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 05/03/2011 | Steven Ertelt
    After debating in favor of a bill that would require ultrasounds before abortions, Democrat leaders openly harassed, threatened and belittled Democratic Rep. Daphnee Campbell. Freshman State House of Representatives member, Daphne Campbell from Miami was in her first legislative session last week when her own party viciously turned on her after she debated for and voted in favor of the pro-life bill allowing ultrasounds before abortions. Campbell is a wife and mother of five children who works as a nurse. As she rose in passionate support for the pro-life bill, Rep. Scott Randolph a Democrat from Orlando, whose assigned seat...
  • Democrats Harass Black Woman Legislator for Voting Pro-Life

    05/04/2011 9:50:19 AM PDT · by julieee · 36 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 4, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats Harass Black Woman Legislator for Voting Pro-Life After debating in favor of a bill that would require ultrasounds before abortions, Democrat leaders openly harassed, threatened and belittled Democratic Rep. Daphnee Campbell. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/04/florida-democrat-harassed-by-democrats-after-voting-pro-life/
  • Brady Campaign endorsed ‘gun criminal’ legislator

    11/19/2010 4:03:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Drug offenses, gun charges, theft and drunken driving turned up in the backgrounds of some state lawmakers when the entire Pennsylvania General Assembly was checked against public records, news accounts and other sources,” Mark Scolforo of the Associated Press reports. One in particular stands out: The most extensive arrest record the AP search turned up belonged to Rep. John Myers, D-Philadelphia. His only conviction was a February 1987 guilty plea to having an unlicensed .38-caliber handgun, with an obliterated serial number, concealed in his vehicle, according to court records. He was sentenced to 15 months' probation. Myers also was charged...
  • Maher says she's broke, lists Garn as creditor

    06/22/2010 4:41:12 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    OGDEN -- Former Utah House Majority Leader Kevin Garn is listed as a creditor in the bankruptcy filing last week of a woman he paid to keep silent about a nude hot-tubbing incident more than two decades ago, when she was 15. Court documents filed Friday indicate Cheryl Ann Maher, of Derry, N.H., owes Garn, who lives in Layton, $153,300 because she defaulted on a 2002 contract. Maher said Monday she listed Garn as a creditor in her Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition as a precaution to prevent him from demanding repayment of hush money in the 1985 hot tub incident....
  • Killpack video shows wobbling and weaving

    06/18/2010 1:22:14 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies · 577+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 18, 2010 | Robert Gehrke and Stephen Hunt
    A dash-cam video of the DUI arrest of Sheldon Killpack last January shows the then-Senate majority leader weaving slightly, brushing a center line and clipping a curb after the Highway Patrol trooper's lights turned on and he pulled off the road. "Talking with you I can smell the alcohol. How much alcohol have you had tonight?" asks Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Raymond Thomson. Killpack, wearing a black baseball cap and sweater vest, initially tells the trooper that he had not been drinking and the smell was his passenger, who was later identified as lobbyist and former state Rep. Mark Walker....
  • One-third of the way through Obama's term, are Americans tiring of a legislator as president?

    06/17/2010 7:35:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,051+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 6/17/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    American voters have taken many zigs and zags over the years when choosing their country's chief executive. But one of the amazing consistencies is: They prefer chief executives in the executive office. Five of the last six presidents have been executives -- four governors and one sitting vice president. The only exception is the current incumbent, Barack Obama, who as his bipartisan critics tried to point out in 2007-08, had never even run a candy store, let alone a country. He was a law lecturer, a state senator and, briefly, a U.S. senator. He is one of only three sitting...
  • House Majority Leader Kevin Garn admits to incident with girl in past

    03/12/2010 8:05:09 AM PST · by Colofornian · 34 replies · 1,771+ views
    Deseret News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Arthur Raymond and Bob Bernick, Jr.
    SALT LAKE CITY — House Majority Leader Kevin Garn admitted as the Legislature adjourned Thursday night to a nude hot tubbing incident with a teenage girl 25 years ago. In a tearful statement in a packed House chambers, Garn said the mistake has "now come back to haunt me" as the woman has gone public with the story. The Layton Republican said he entered into a confidentiality agreement with the woman in 2002 and paid her $150,000. "I was 28 years old and I foolishly went hot-tubbing with a young woman nearly half my age. Although we did not have...
  • Lawmaker admits to paying hush money to woman over hot tub incident

    03/12/2010 7:54:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 69 replies · 1,923+ views
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | March 11, 2010 | Joe Pyrah and Dan Weist
    Just moments after the close of the 2010 legislative session, House majority leader Kevin Garn dropped a bombshell in front of all his colleagues that eight years ago he paid a woman $150,000 to keep a hot tub incident quiet. That incident happened 25 years ago, he said. “Twenty-five years ago I made a mistake that has come back to haunt me,” said Garn as his wife sat quietly next to him. “I expect to suffer public humiliation and embarrassment.” Garn said there was no sexual contact with the girl who was “half his age” and that he has told...
  • National Review Selects Ben Nelson: Legislator of the Year (for beggar-my-nation legislating)

    12/22/2009 7:50:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 365+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/22/2009 | Rick Lowry
    Too bad Barack Obama hasn’t followed through on his promises of legislative transparency. Then we all could have watched Harry Reid live on C-SPAN handing an oversized Publishers Clearing House–style $100 million check to Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson. The highest-profile Democratic hold-out on Obamacare, Nelson said last week, “My vote is not for sale.” He obviously meant that in the sense that he’d be righteously indignant at any suggestion that his vote could possibly be bought for anything less than the low nine digits. Nelson got the feds to pick up forevermore 100 percent of the additional Medicaid spending that...
  • Muslim Welsh Legislator To Boycott Israeli Ambassador

    06/15/2008 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 849+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 6-15-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Dafydd Elis-Thomas, the Muslim speaker of the Welsh Assembly, said he will boycott a meeting with Ron Prosor, the Israeli Ambassador to Britain. He explained that Israel has failed "to meet its international obligations to the Palestinian people." Prosor said he is not changing his plans for the meeting that was initiated by another Muslim assembly member. "The voices calling for a boycott of such discussion are missing an opportunity to encourage mutual understanding and are clearly acting in a non-constructive way," said Prosor, who last week wrote in a British newspaper that Britain has become a "hotbed for...
  • Mo. Pol Charged With Leaving Crash Scene

    01/25/2008 1:39:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 101+ views
    Google | AP ^ | 1/24/08 | Jim Salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri legislator was charged with a felony Thursday for allegedly driving away after hitting a pedestrian with his pickup truck. Authorities say state Rep. Brad Robinson was driving the truck that hit a 46-year-old man south of St. Louis in the early hours of New Year's Day. His wife, Tara, had told police she was driving, but authorities say a high school's surveillance camera captured the couple switching seats in the truck moments after the accident. The Democratic lawmaker from Bonne Terre was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, and could get up...
  • Venezuela:A Female Legislator Slaps A Journalist While On-Air(shocking mayhem by Chavez supporter)

    11/21/2007 4:51:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 34+ views
    An irate Venezuelan politician rushed a television journalist conducting his show on Tuesday (November 20), attacking him for what she claims to be slander. A supporter of President Hugo Chavez' socialist party, representative Iris Varela stormed onto the set of Gustavo Azocar's television show, slapping him, breaking his glasses, hitting him with a microphone and overturning furniture. Azocar, who also published a book denouncing several members of the Chavez administration for corruption, said he had invited Varela to defend herself on his show. "When we presented the book in Caracas -- and there are videos -- I said that if...
  • Kott guilty on 3 counts; sentencing set Dec. 7

    09/26/2007 7:27:40 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 1 replies · 77+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 26, 2007 | LISA DEMER and SEAN COCKERHAM
    Former legislator likely faces four years or more in prison Former state Rep. Pete Kott, a 14-year veteran of the Legislature and one-time House speaker, was convicted Tuesday by a federal jury of conspiring with Veco Corp. executives to push an oil tax favored by industry. Jurors convicted the Eagle River Republican of conspiracy, bribery and extortion. They acquitted him of a fourth felony charge, wire fraud, that was based on a single cell phone conversation that went across state lines.
  • MI Democrat Michael Sak temporarily leaves committee

    08/18/2007 6:18:19 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 6 replies · 398+ views
    Wood TV 8 Website ^ | Aug 18, 2007 | Associated Press
    Sak temporarily leaves committee Updated: Aug 18, 2007 08:21 PM DETROIT (AP) -- A state lawmaker announced Saturday that he will take a temporary leave of absence from one of the state's most powerful committees. Rep. Michael Sak, a Grand Rapids Democrat and speaker pro tem, said in a statement that he will temporarily step aside from his position on the House Appropriations Committee. Sak's decision comes after a Michigan State Police memo indicated that he appeared to be intoxicated when he demanded that a trooper give him a ride from a social gathering during last month's National Governors Association...
  • Iraq’s Dysfunctional Parliament

    06/12/2007 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Lou L · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Peace and Freedom - Policy and World Ideas ^ | June 12, 2007 | John E. Carey
    Iraq’s Dysfunctional Parliament International observers view the Iraqi Parliament as “immature” or “dysfunctional.” The man on the street in Baghdad calls the elected body “irrelevant.”By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom June 12, 2007The Iraqi Council of Representatives, which meets in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, is currently an elected body of 275 seats filled by elected Parliamentarians or Legislators representing the various regions and factions of Iraq.After Saddam Hussein’s decades-long autocratic rule, this elected body is the first attempt at democracy in the long history of mankind in the Tigris-Euphrates region.Consequently, there is a steep learning curve and no history...
  • Report: Lawmakers call for end to monkey menace in Indian capital

    05/18/2007 12:32:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 474+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 05/16/07
    Report: Lawmakers call for end to monkey menace in Indian capital By AP Wednesday May 16, 06:08 PM Several lawmakers criticized the Indian government in Parliament on Wednesday for failing to control the growing number of marauding monkeys in the country's capital, a news report said. Battalions of simians have been damaging trees, uprooting plants, snatching food from children and terrifying passers-by, the Press Trust of India news agency quoted K. Malaisamy of the opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam as saying. "In the name of protection of monkeys, we cannot afford to be silent spectators to this perennial...
  • In rare emotional moment, legislators comfort freshman lawmaker

    02/03/2007 4:23:26 AM PST · by deaconjim · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 3 February 2007 | Greg Bluestein
    ATLANTA - When state Rep. Mike Glanton took the well of the House for the first time Friday, few of his colleagues knew his name. By the end of his short speech, dozens of them had surrounded him, squeezing his brawny shoulders to show him support. And there was hardly a dry eye in the chamber. Glanton, a newly elected Democrat from Jonesboro, had gone to the center of the floor to tell about his hellish week. On Monday, his grandmother died. On Tuesday, he learned an aunt in Ohio was hospitalized after a massive stroke. On Wednesday, another aunt...
  • Grand jury indicts Alaska lawmaker on extortion, 6 more counts

    12/08/2006 1:01:17 PM PST · by skeptoid · 4 replies · 496+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 8, 200 | Grand jury indicts Alaska lawmaker on extortion, 6 more counts
    A federal grand jury has indicted an Alaska lawmaker on charges of extortion, conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering, federal officials said Friday. A seven-count indictment was returned against state Rep. Thomas T. Anderson, R-Anchorage, on Wednesday, assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher said. Anderson was arrested Thursday, and was being held at the city jail.
  • Egypt detains Palestinian legislator (carrying $2 million in a suitcase)

    11/14/2006 6:43:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 359+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/14/06 | Asharf Sweillam - ap
    RAFAH, Egypt - A Palestinian legislator was briefly detained Tuesday at the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip when he was found carrying $2 million in a suitcase, security officials said. The legislator Mushir al-Masri belongs to the ruling Hamas party, whose funding was cut off by the United States, the European Union and Israel after it won Palestinian elections earlier this year. Al-Masri was released after he was questioned by Egyptian security officials, who seized the money, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. He spent Tuesday night...
  • What was Lesch thinking?(insignificant stumblebum MN state legislator goes to Iraq...)

    02/09/2006 4:04:24 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 418+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-8-06 | editors
    What was Lesch thinking? In the slapstick comedy "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," Pee-wee Herman's bike is stolen. He goes to a fortune teller to help him find it and is told that it's in the basement of the Alamo. But when he gets to San Antonio he learns there is no basement in the famous fort. The look on his face is priceless. We imagine state Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, had a similar look on his face when he got to Iraq and realized that just wandering around a war zone, unescorted, wasn't such a good idea. Indeed, the naiveté...
  • Pennsylvania Legislators Approved Illegal Pay Hike for Themselves

    07/26/2005 9:56:22 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 24 replies · 1,465+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 26, 2005 | Ralph R. Reiland
    Insiders: Leaders promised "walking around money" to legislators who "cooperated.""Harrisburg is one of the sleaziest state capitals in the country," said Jake Tapper, Washington correspondent for Salon, and that was before he saw the sleaze that oozed from under the closed doors of the state Legislature at 2 a.m. one recent night after the politicians voted themselves an illegal pay hike. The pay increase is illegal because, by allowing legislators to pocket the new money in the form of "unvouchered expenses," it violates Article 2, Section 8 of the state constitution, which specifically forbids legislators to collect new pay raises...
  • Lawmakers arrested In Federal Bribery Probe - (FBI sting; "your Gov't at work!")

    05/26/2005 2:41:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 891+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 26, 2005 | EDITOR
    A state senator already under scrutiny for ethical allegations, was indicted today on bribery charges along with three lawmakers, a former lawmaker and two others in a federal probe of his business dealings. Tennessee state Sen. John Ford, a Memphis Democrat from a powerful political family, is charged with the five others for taking bribes from undercover investigators to influence legislation concerning a sham company set up by the FBI. Ford and former state Sen. Roscoe Dixon appeared in federal court today handcuffed and shackled at the ankles, according to The Tennessean newspaper. "He's shocked as you can imagine," Ford's...
  • On Banning Things - (MA move to "ban" Oxycontin; Democrats as "directing brain" lawmakers!)

    05/13/2005 1:24:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 726+ views
    AMERICAN SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | Lawrence Henry
    The old NRA slogan says, "Guns don't kill people. People do." That's no fun, if you're a "lawmaker" -- odious name for a representative, isn't it? U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-South Boston), "has filed a bill seeking to pull the controversial drug [painkiller Oxycontin] from the market," reported the Boston Herald Saturday, May 7. In announcing his bill, Lynch referred to a recent robbery attempt in an Arlington, Massachusetts pharmacy. Two would-be thieves showed guns and demanded the druggist's Oxy stash. Lynch did not tell what happened next, which would have suited the NRA's purposes better than his. The...
  • Local Man "Vindicated" by Charges Against Legislator

    04/01/2005 12:42:26 AM PST · by Inkognitow · 5 replies · 552+ views
    KDKA local story ^ | Mar 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh (KDKA) A Shaler Township man questioned about his possible involvement in an anthrax scare involving a Representative Jeff Habay says he feels vindicated now that authorities believe Habay made up the story. Habay claimed he received a letter from a critical constituent at his house that contained a suspicious white powder. After the allegations surfaced, US Postal Inspectors, police and investigators from the district attorney's office showed up at George Radich's house to question him. "I was scared, it really threw me for a loop... [The postal inspectors] asked me, had I mailed anything to Jeffrey Habay. I said...
  • Bill would ban abortions of 'gay' fetuses (Maine legislator got idea listening to Rush Limbaugh)

    02/26/2005 2:38:04 PM PST · by NYer · 167 replies · 4,551+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 25, 2005
    A Republican lawmaker in Maine has introduced a bill to prohibit abortions based on the sexual orientation of the unborn baby. State Rep. Brian Duprey wants the Legislature to forbid a woman from ending a pregnancy because the fetus is homosexual. He said the bill looks into the future in case scientists find what he described as a "homosexual gene." "I have heard from women who told me that if they found out that they were carrying a child with the gay gene, then they would abort. I think this is wrong," said Duprey, who got the idea while listening...
  • CA: Shelley won't attend legislative hearing-Key legislator gives ground over Shelley (ShmelleyGate)

    02/19/2005 8:16:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 399+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/19/05 | Jim Sanders
    Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, who has resigned effective March 1, will not appear Tuesday before a legislative committee investigating his handling of millions in federal voting funds. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee opted not to seek Shelley's testimony, but retains the right to request his presence at a future hearing, said Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, a Hanford Democrat who chairs the committee. "We want to build a foundation before we even discuss calling Shelley forward," Parra said. Tuesday's hearing will focus largely on what Shelley's office is doing to correct problems cited in a state audit, which portrayed his agency...
  • VAN TRAN is First and Doesn't Forget It for a Second

    02/06/2005 2:03:12 PM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 7 replies · 835+ views
    Los Angeles Times 'California' Section - Front Page ^ | 2-6-2005 | Mai Tran (No Relation)
    . ...30 years ago a little boy came to America knowing only 2 words of English after the Fall of Saigon = ...VAN TRAN .
  • ACLU Inauguration Fiasco

    01/14/2005 5:57:02 AM PST · by hdrabon · 120 replies · 2,253+ views
    Personal | 1/14/05 | Hubert D. Rabon
    The ACLU's "constitutional" lawsuit with this Tuesday's Presidential Inauguration is a three-way taxpayer hit: 1. By act of Congress, the ACLU is allowed to bill (likely at the highest rate possible) the government/taxpayers for the costs of bringing the suit, and automatically is paid, regardless of the suits' outcome. 2. By operation, the cost of defending against the suit is charged to the taxpayers, again, likely at the highest rate. 3. By function, the cost of hearing and adjudicating the suit is at taxpayer expense. Of course, it was members of the legal industry, Congress's largest and only functional built-in...
  • Legislator lifts foe's literature

    07/23/2004 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 25 replies · 617+ views
    St.Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 7-23-04 | Jim Ragsdale
    A veteran Democratic-Farmer-Labor legislator apologized on Thursday for taking Republican literature while campaigning this week in New Hope, an action that resulted in a complaint to local police.
  • CA: Perata amends reports on income (the nickel a bullet tax guy)

    03/09/2004 4:23:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 208+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/9/04 | Christian Berthelsen - SF Chronicle
    <p>State Sen. Don Perata, who is the subject of a legislative ethics review, received more personal income from a business associate in each of the past two years than he has previously acknowledged, newly filed state documents show.</p> <p>Perata, an Oakland Democrat, recently amended his economic interest forms to show that he was paid more than $100,000 in 2002 by Staples Associates, a consulting firm run by business associate Timothy G. Staples. Previously, Perata reported on state forms receiving between $10,000 and $100,000 from Staples Associates for that year.</p>
  • Jewish legislator set to be leader of English opposition

    10/30/2003 10:42:25 AM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 30, 2003 | DOUGLAS DAVIS
    Veteran Jewish legislator Michael Howard now looks certain to be crowned leader of the opposition Conservative Party following a bout of internecine strife that led to the political ouster of former leader Iain Duncan Smith on Wednesday night. While nominations for the leadership remain open until next Thursday, heavy-hitters within the party were quick to announce that they would stand aside and support Howard, who is widely seen as "a big beast in the political jungle." Colleagues see Howard as having the "right stuff," in both political and personal terms. They believe he has the authority, intelligence, maturity and gravitas...
  • CA: Irate legislators blast CSU's computer deal

    04/04/2003 9:32:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/4/03 | Terri Hardy
    <p>In blistering remarks at a hearing Thursday, lawmakers accused the California State University system of operating in a "culture of corruption" and said they would work to temporarily halt further spending on the university's controversial $662 million computer system.</p> <p>Members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee said recent audit findings on the computer system showed that CSU couldn't be trusted to make decisions in the best interests of students. They also told CSU officials that more state oversight is necessary on the system's future expenditures of taxpayer dollars.</p>
  • Legislator Looks to Name Connecticut Airport after Presdient George W. Bush

    01/25/2003 1:53:08 PM PST · by ewing · 25 replies · 244+ views
    A state legislator wants an airport to bear the nae of the current President in office.Connecticut State Senator Win Smith Republican of Winford, has introduced a bill into the General Assembly to rename New Haven Regional Airport after George W. Bush.Bush was born in New Haven in July of 1946 while his father was a student after World War II at Yale University where he met Barbara Pierce.
  • No-frills prisons and jails: a movement in flux.

    06/06/2002 1:57:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 3,360+ views
    No-frills prisons and jails: a movement in flux. Federal Probation Vol.60 No.3 (Sept. 1996) Pages 35-44. By. Peter Finn Introduction IN RECENT years, a number of state legislatures, governors, commissioners of corrections, and sheriffs have eliminated or reduced the availability of certain amenities or privileges that inmates have previously enjoyed--so-called "frills"--ranging from weightlifting equipment to hot meals to personal clothing. Corrections experts and administrators interviewed for this study (see below) agreed that the no-frills movement is already widespread and gaining momentum. In addition, a 1995 survey conducted by Corrections Compendium found that 60 percent of responding departments of corrections...