All GOP senators, Manchin challenge Biden's ESG climate investment rule 'politicizing' Americans' 401Ks
Sen. Joe Manchin joined every GOP senator in introducing legislation that would kill President Biden's ESG rule that would affect the retirement savings of 152 million Americans.foxnews.com
Clerk pleads no contest in 2020 Flint-area ballot sabotage
A woman who was a public official in a Michigan community admitted Wednesday that she broke a seal on a ballot box to ensure that votes could not be recounted in her 2020 race, prosecutors said. Kathy Funk, 59, pleaded no contest to misconduct in office, a felony, under an agreement that includes no time in jail. Funk, a Democrat, was the Flint Township clerk in 2020 with responsibility over elections.news.yahoo.com
NYC to use cruise ship terminal as asylum-seeker shelter
New York City is temporarily turning a cruise ship terminal into a shelter and services hub for asylum-seekers, Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday, announcing the latest in a series of facilities the city has set up — and sometimes shut down — as it strains to handle an ongoing influx. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will have room, food, medical care and other services for 1,000 single men until it reverts to the cruise business in springtime, the mayor's office said in a release. “Our city is at its breaking point,” said Adams, a Democrat who has repeatedly pleaded for state and federal assistance to address the flow of asylum-seekers — some of them bused by out-of-state governors — to the nation's most populous city.news.yahoo.com
Trump’s Legal Strategy of Annoyance Is No Longer Working
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyIn their desperate attempts to halt the New York attorney general from dealing a death blow to Donald Trump’s family business, the former president’s lawyers keep shopping the same failed arguments in states across the country. And judges are starting to call his legal team out for its bad-faith delay tactics.Trump’s latest failure in New York state court shows just how far his lawyers are willing to go to appease the former president—annews.yahoo.com
Letters: Limited options
We must either pick “amber waves of fascism” on the right, or “beautiful and spacious graves of socialism” on the left? Citizens must either love Donald Trump, love Joe Biden or get the heck out. Red tide and blue moon cannot be our only two options. “Promoting … illegal immigration”: Please tell us how the lack of adequate immigration laws through 3.5 administrations equates to promotion. “Tax-funded socialism … destroying our democracy”: Are Americans over 65 destroying America by taking advantage of government programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and legitimate welfare?myrgv.com
Rep. Jamie Raskin says he's been diagnosed with lymphoma
Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland who served on the House Jan. 6 committee, says he's been diagnosed with lymphoma. He described it as "a serious but curable form of cancer" and said he would undergo chemo-immunotherapy.news.yahoo.com
Arizona Republican loses lawsuit over attorney general race
A judge has thrown out Republican Abraham Hamadeh’s challenge of election results in his race against Democrat Kris Mayes for Arizona attorney general, concluding that Hamadeh didn’t prove the errors in vote counting that he had alleged. The ruling on Friday by Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen came after Hamadeh’s attorney, Tim La Sota, acknowledged his client hadn’t gained enough votes during his litigation to change the outcome of the race. Mayes finished 511 votes ahead of Hamadeh out of 2.5 million in one of the closest elections in state history.news.yahoo.com
New Texas maternal mortality report shows disparities persist
The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee report, delayed by more than three months, estimates that up to 90% of the deaths may have been preventable. Severe complications from pregnancy and childbirth also increased significantly.sacurrent.com
Boebert's race against Frisch in Colorado goes to recount
The Colorado Secretary of State has ordered a recount in the congressional race where Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert led Democrat Adam Frisch by just 550 votes in an unexpectedly tight race. The Associated Press has declared the race too close to call and will await the results of the recount. The recount, which was expected, was formally announced Wednesday. The race garnered national attention because Boebert was largely considered a lock for reelection after redistricting made the sprawling 3rd Congressional District that covers much of western Colorado more Republican.news.yahoo.com
All election results in Texas, San Antonio area for general midterm election on Nov. 8, 2022
Find all Texas races, including statewide offices like governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, ag commissioner and railroad commission; as well state legislative seats in the Texas House and Texas Senate; Congress and local San Antonio-area races, including Bexar County Judge, District Attorney, judicial seats and more.
State senator to file $300 million compensation fund bill for families of Uvalde school shooting victims
State Sen. Roland Gutierrez on Wednesday announce plans to file a bill for the next session of the Texas Legislature that would create a $300 million compensation fund for the victims of the Uvalde school shooting.
El Paso lawmaker aids Uvalde shooting investigation three years after massacre in his city
State Rep. Joe Moody rushed to the site of a mass shooting in his city in 2019, then warned House colleagues that it would happen again as they passed a permitless carry bill. Now he’s at the center of the investigation into the Uvalde massacre.
DPS disputes state senator’s claim that troopers ‘waited in hallway’ of Uvalde school during shooting
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that reports of troopers waiting idly outside two adjoining classrooms at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 21 people last month, are “inaccurate.”
Trump appeals New York contempt ruling, $10K per day fine
Former President Donald Trump has appealed a New York judge’s decision to hold him in contempt of court and fine him $10,000 per day for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued in the state attorney general’s civil investigation into his business dealings.
Everything to know about voting in the May 7 constitutional amendment, special and bond election
On May 7 voters can weigh in on two state constitutional amendments as well as a city bond proposals in San Antonio. Several local school districts have bond issues on the ballot and there are some municipalities deciding on mayor and city council races.