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  • Miracle? State House passes bill saying liberties ‘don’t come from gov'ts, but from Almighty God’

    05/11/2017 10:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 05/11/2017 | Scott Morefield
    Miracle? State House passed a bill saying liberties ‘don’t come from governments, but from Almighty God’ May 10, 2017 | Scott Morefield | Print Article From whence do our liberties derive? Are they from the whims of man, of whoever has the power to grant or deny them at any given moment in history, or are they from an almighty, unchangeable force? It’s an important philosophical question, because if the answer is the latter, any attempts to deny humans their God-given liberties are by definition anti-God and worthy of opposition by decent-minded people.
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Announces $300 Million State House Makeover

    11/29/2016 9:51:43 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 41 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | 11/29/16 | CBSNewYork/AP
    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced plans to completely renovate the state house. Christie said Tuesday that staff will be moved into other office space in Trenton by July for a four-year, $300 million project. Parts of the building date to the 18th century."
  • Mike Huckabee rallies for GOP to take Ky. House; event raises about $75K

    10/11/2012 3:02:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    CN 2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ryan Alessi
    In the south, the only state legislative chambers in Democrats’ control are the Kentucky House and the Arkansas House and Senate. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, told Republican House candidates and their supporters Saturday at a fundraiser in Louisville that he believes that will change on Nov. 6. Huckabee, now a Fox News personality, said because House Democratic leaders such as Speaker Greg Stumbo have voiced support for Democratic President Barack Obama that they are out-of-step with conservative Kentuckians. Cathy Bailey, the former U.S. ambassador to Latvia, hosted the event at her Louisville home...
  • Unions Advertising On Craigslist For Rent-A-Mob Protesters! (Indiana)

    03/01/2011 9:15:42 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    tcrlaf ^ | 3-1-11 | TCRLAF
    SendShaqtoIraq posted this on the Indiana forum a little bit ago. I thought everyone should see this. Check to see if your local Dems are doing this, and flag the posting as spam!! "Just found this on Indy craigslist: Stand, Walk, Chant, Protest (Downtown)Date: 2011-03-01, 11:03AM EST Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?] We need more men to protest this coming week. We will call in the morning on when we will need you. We pay $7.50. You will be helping out middle class workers in our State. This job is only for 4 - 6 hours at...
  • Statehouse locks doors to keep out pro-union protesters (Ohio)

    02/22/2011 1:30:31 PM PST · by EBH · 36 replies
    (UPDATED AT 3:56 P.M.) Democratic legislative leaders in Ohio said Tuesday that they were prepared to ask a judge to force officials to unlock the doors to the Statehouse as thousands of union protesters gathered for a hearing on a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights. Ohio Public Safety spokesman Joe Andrews says about 1,000 people have been allowed into the Rotunda and Atrium for a committee hearing on the bill and additional visitors without appointments were turned away in the interest of safety. The heightened security came after a long President's Day weekend during which...
  • GOP Leaders Propose Lifting Ban On State House Guns

    12/30/2010 8:31:11 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 5 replies · 6+ views
    WMUR New Hampshire ^ | 12/29/2010 | WMUR
    CONCORD, N.H. -- House Republican leaders want to lift a ban on guns and other dangerous weapons in the New Hampshire State House complex put in place last year by Democrats. House Speaker William O'Brien raised the issue Wednesday at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Facilities Committee, which is in charge of the State House facilities.
  • Republican Wave Expected in Statehouses

    10/26/2010 10:33:36 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 11 replies ^ | October 19, 2010 | Pamela M. Prah
    The last time Republicans controlled a statehouse chamber in Alabama, Ulysses S. Grant was president and Thomas Edison still hadn’t perfected electric lighting.But if the GOP’s gains are as big as many predict this election, Alabama could be one of many states that will see one or both statehouse chambers go from Democratic blue to Republican red. Democrats currently enjoy a 5-seat advantage in the Alabama Senate and a 15-seat advantage in the Alabama House. However, Tim Storey, an elections expert at the National Conference of State Legislatures, says that hold may not last. “If Alabama were to move to...
  • Will the GOP Storm the Statehouses?

    08/05/2010 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/5/2010 | Karl Rove
    It must have been gloomy for Democrats when the nation's governors met last month in Boston for their annual summer get-together. The reason: If congressional races look bad for Democrats, the 37 gubernatorial contests are even worse. A quick survey of the political landscape shows six of the seven Democratic governors running for re-election are polling under 50% and in danger of losing, while all six GOP incumbents seeking re-election are expected to win. In the 24 open gubernatorial contests, Republicans lead in 15 and are tied in three others. More than half of Americans are likely to have a...
  • Republican Governors Association Has Biggest Fundraising Quarter Ever

    07/01/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 07/01/2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    The Republican Governors Association has announced a very strong fundraising quarter, taking in $19 million from April through June -- their largest fundraising quarter ever -- with $40 million in cash on hand for this year's statehouse races. From the RGA's press release: "The RGA's previous largest fundraising quarter occurred in the 4th quarter of 2009, when it raised $11.9 million. This quarter RGA raised $18.9 million. The RGA's former mid-year fundraising record was $15.1 million. RGA is at $28 million this year - almost double the earlier record. In 2006, the last comparable election year, the RGA raised $28...
  • Statewide Taxpayer Advocacy Group Launches

    06/02/2009 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Sign Big · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Sign Big ^ | 6/2/2009 | Sign Big
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 Contact: Nate Bullock Cell: 317-258-6276 E-Mail: SIGN BIG LAUNCHES STATEWIDE Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – Yesterday, Sign Big, an Indiana organization focused on taxpayer issues, announced its official launch. “Sign Big has one focus: Hoosier taxpayers,” said Nate Bullock, Sign Big treasurer and spokesperson. “Our top priority now is to inform Hoosiers and get them engaged in the process of fighting inequitable and higher taxes. So, in the spirit of John Hancock, who made his mark larger than life on the Declaration of Independence, we are asking Hoosiers who are...
  • Duncan Hunter's next gig?

    01/08/2008 6:17:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 143+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 8, 2008 | Carla Marinucci
    California Republicans, already looking ahead from the first 2008 presidential election votes, are starting to float a new name for the 2010 gubernatorial race -- Rep. Duncan Hunter. The Southern California Congressman has barely surfaced in the polls as a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, but his get-tough stance on immigration and border security -- he takes credit for the legislation and construction of the U.S.-Mexico border fence -- makes him popular among the party's hardline conservatives here. And those conservatives are casting about for an alternative to wealthy and moderate GOPer Steve Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, who is widely...
  • Thompson Announces Tennessee Leadership Team

    11/07/2007 8:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 426+ views
    Earned Media ^ | November 7, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 7 /Standard Newswire/ -- Senator Fred Thompson announced his extensive Tennessee political leadership team today. Senator Howard Baker will serve as the honorary chairman of the Tennessee delegation, joined by 13 honorary co-chairs and 61 honorary state chairs, reflecting the depth of support for Senator Thompson in Tennessee. This leadership team includes two former United States Senate majority leaders, current and former members of Congress, former governors, and every Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature. "I am grateful for the wide support I'm receiving from my home state of Tennessee," said Senator Fred Thompson. "This group...
  • Federal Court Throws Out Prayer Lawsuit (IN)

    10/31/2007 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 11 replies · 20+ views
    WIBC news radio ^ | 10/30/07 | Eric Berman and Devon Scott
    A federal Appeals Court threw out a lawsuit banning sectarian prayer at the State House, but the court didn't rely on religious freedom as the basis for its ruling. Instead, a 2-1 majority says the people who brought the suit aren't qualified to sue. The suit began from the premise that Indiana was spending tax dollars to support religion. The court ruled that the only tax money the state was spending was a few bucks to send invitations to guests invited to give the daily opening prayer. Indiana House Minority Leader Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says the ruling is a win...
  • Vital Pro-Gun Legislation Filed in Indiana!

    12/04/2006 8:57:48 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 6 replies · 504+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | December 1, 2006
    State Representative Eric Koch (R-65) has filed NRA-supported HB1011, the “Indiana Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act” for the upcoming 2007 General Assembly session. In filing HB1011, Representative Koch seeks to ensure that law-abiding firearm owners in the Hoosier State will not be stripped of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms during a declared state of emergency or disaster. Specifically, this proposal states that, “The state, a political subdivision, or any other person may not prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display or use of firearms or ammunition during a disaster emergency, an energy emergency, or...
  • St. Paul march for immigration reform is largest at the Statehouse since a Sept. 11 memorial(MN)

    04/10/2006 6:35:32 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 41 replies · 740+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-10-06 | MARY BAUER
    Thousands of immigrants packing a rally Sunday at the state Capitol in St. Paul couldn't even hear the speeches. But the message came through loud and clear: We are hard-working Americans, not criminals. "If we are coming here, it is because we're looking for better lives," said Juan Carlos Anaya of St. Paul, who came to the rally with his wife, Norma, and their three children. "We're peaceful people. We're honest people. And we're helping the economy grow." Police estimated the crowd at 30,000, making the rally the largest gathering at the Capitol since a memorial service after the Sept....
  • Rep. McInvale switches to the Republican Party (Florida)

    01/10/2006 8:19:29 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1,160+ views ^ | 1/10/06 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Rep. Sheri McInvale, who became a Democrat four years before being elected to the House in 2002, is a Republican again. McInvale announced Tuesday she is switching parties - a decision that was met with cheers and applause by a large crowd of Republicans at her press conference, including Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings and Republican Party of Florida Chairman Carole Jean Jordan. "We love seeing those who find that their philosophy is attune to our philosophy," said Jennings. "We're proud of you seeing the light." Jordan gave McInvale a big hug and said, "Welcome, welcome, welcome," after...
  • War-drobe: $200G makeover dresses Healey for success

    01/07/2006 11:33:42 PM PST · by Panerai · 5 replies · 466+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 01/08/2006 | Maggie Mulvihill
    Wear blue. Watch the heavy makeup. Don’t be a polyester snob. Accentuate gracefulness. Convey strength - but not too much. As Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey lavishes hundreds of thousands on image polishing in her bid for governor, she would be wise to heed the advice consultants give to their female political clients. “Women walk a fine line because on the one hand you have to have people like you and think you are nice, but not be weak, and on the other hand if you look too strong then the B-word comes out,” said Democratic political consultant Mary Ann Marsh....
  • Wife files to run against husband for State House seat

    01/03/2006 8:44:28 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 14 replies · 466+ views
    PHARR -- The wife of a state representative filed Monday to run against her husband in a South Texas race that both candidates said coincides with an impending divorce. Democratic state Rep. Armando "Mando" Martinez, a 13-year incumbent from Weslaco, faces a primary challenge from his wife, Jessica Reyes-Martinez. The District 39 seat covers part of Hidalgo County. Reyes-Martinez, 28, filed as a candidate in the March 7 primary only 30 minutes before the Monday deadline, The Monitor reported in its Tuesday edition. She's making her first bid for public office and is now a homemaker. "I'm actually running for...
  • Maine Democratic Legislator Bolts Party

    01/03/2006 8:39:57 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 499+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1/3/06
    AP) A Democratic state legislator announced Tuesday she has quit the party, leaving the Maine House evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Rep. Barbara Merrill's defection will give the two major parties 73 seats each when the 2006 session opens on Wednesday. Merrill becomes one of four unenrolled or independent members. One Green Party member also serves in the 151-seat chamber. The Democrats have held a majority in the Maine House for three decades, except for a brief period in 1996 when the Republicans gained the edge. The Democrats maintain control of the state Senate, with 19 of the 35...
  • Indiana: 24 Arrested After Statehouse Vandalized

    06/04/2005 9:14:32 PM PDT · by bd476 · 42 replies · 1,541+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2005
    Twenty-four people were arrested Saturday after police discovered spray-painted graffiti on the Statehouse -- messages that authorities said were part of a protest against an extension of Interstate 69. Authorities said the 24, walking away from the Statehouse and chanting about I-69, disregarded an officer who tried to ask them questions about the graffiti shortly before 1 p.m. Other officers arrived, and the 24 were arrested on disorderly conduct charges a few blocks northwest of the building, state police 1st Sgt. Dave Bursten said. The graffiti was found on two exterior walls, two pillars on the interior and in other...