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Just Fools: AL Legislature Holds Public Hearings on Extreme Anti-Choice Bills

Just Fools: AL Legislature Holds Public Hearings on Extreme Anti-Choice Bills
April 1st is the perfect opportunity for the Alabama GOP supermajority to show out — and they're grabbing the opportunity with both hands. Yep, ladies, the uterus patrol is back in the saddle and will be holding public hearings today on three bills aimed to outlaw all abortions (with no exceptions).
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Motive Is Transparent, Not Transparency: CA GOP Kills Nonprofit Disclosure Amendment

Motive Is Transparent, Not Transparency: CA GOP Kills Nonprofit Disclosure Amendment
Way back in 2012, a group of conservative nonprofit groups with connections to the Koch Brothers poured around $15 million into the efforts to defeat California's Prop 30 and pass Prop 32. The groups were fined an unprecedented $1 million by the state's FPPC, but it's done little to stop the flow of dark money. Now, a constitutional amendment requiring nonprofit disclosure has gone on ice, allowing politics as usual to stay the course.
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Sue What? Alabama Trial Lawyers Stand to Benefit from Host of Unsafe Legislation

Sue What? Alabama Trial Lawyers Stand to Benefit from Host of Unsafe Legislation
Seems this session of Alabama's legislature is getting a little lawsuit-happy. Legislation passed this last year allows its constituents to sue for a host of less than sane reasons – if their employer doesn't let them bring their gun to work, if the sheriff denies them a conceal/carry permit, or if they don't feel like performing a certain medical procedure on a lady.
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