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Effort to Overturn CA's Transgender Student Protections Bill Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Effort to Overturn CA's Transgender Student Protections Bill Fails to Qualify for Ballot
A referendum to overturn California's bill that guarantees equal rights for transgender students has failed to acquire sufficient signatures for placement on the ballot this November. However, the fight to keep AB 1266 as the common sense, decent law of the land is far from over. There's big industry in hate- and fear-mongering.
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Proposed CO Constitutional Amendment Would Empower Cities to Ban Dangerous Industry

Proposed CO Constitutional Amendment Would Empower Cities to Ban Dangerous Industry
Many Coloradans who have battled city-by-city to regulate fracking near their residential areas may get some relief under a proposed constitutional amendment that would give cities and towns the right to regulate business activities within their borders.
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Citizens United Cited by MO Judge to Protect Tax Breaks for Big Energy

Citizens United Cited by MO Judge to Protect Tax Breaks for Big Energy
Citing the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, Missouri Judge Robert Dierker – known for his outspoken views on corporate personhood, and who has appeared on Fox News – denied a ballot initiative that would have nixed tax breaks for fossil fuel companies in St. Louis.
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Marijuana Legalization Set for Summer Ballot in Alaska

Marijuana Legalization Set for Summer Ballot in Alaska
Alaskans have signed enough petitions to put marijuana legalization on the ballot this summer. If the state OKs the initiative, it will join Colorado and Washington as states where the plant – and its effects on smokers – are totally legal.
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Should Doctors Have To Pee In A Cup, Too?

Should Doctors Have To Pee In A Cup, Too?
A case could be made for doctors to take the same mandatory drug tests that athletes and police do. Nearly two in 10 doctors have substance abuse issues, near twice as high as the population at large.
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Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass

Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass
Weeks after Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder told attendees of an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference that his state was hoping to enact Right-to-Work legislation, the prospects that reality look grim. Kinder said “Right-to-Work” could be achieved through a ballot measure, but some of his fellow Republicans believe this would inevitably fail and could even cost the party seats in the legislature.
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Un-Gerrymander MD: Vote NO on Question 5

Recently, the Washington Post called Maryland the worst gerrymandered state in the nation. Azavea, an independent geospatial mapmaking firm, ranks Maryland as the least compact state in the nation.Why should you care that Maryland is dead last in this category? Well, compactness is a key measurement of a redistricted map.
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B: Health Insurance Industry Moves to Block Information to Consumers

Just when consumers are finally getting a look at how health insurance companies conduct their business, the industry is racing to shut and lock the door.
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