#State Representatives

Buffalo Common Council: Build Bills Stadium Downtown

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Common Council is pushing to bring the Bills back into the Queen City. On Tuesday, members passed a resolution calling on all City, County and State representatives of the City of Buffalo to explore the “feasibility of a Downtown Buffalo Bills stadium.” “If you’re a Buffalo elected official and […]
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Wyandotte County residents urged to support effort to keep Johnson, Wyandotte counties in 3rd District

Wyandotte County residents were urged to send letters supporting keeping Wyandotte and Johnson counties together as much as possible in the 3rd Congressional District. The Unified Government Commission, at its Oct. 14 meeting, voted to send a letter of support to keep the counties together in the 3rd District. They also encouraged residents to send in letters.
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Candidates for local 2021 races share views

The Preston Citizen asked the candidates of local contested government offices four questions to better help their potential constituents get to know their thoughts on their communities. Following are their responses. What is your vision for your community over the next four years?PRESTON. Steve Coleman: There is no doubt that...

National Democratic group joins legal battle to defend Oregon’s new congressional map

Oregon’s new six-district congressional map is receiving national attention as a Democratic group pushes back against Republican claims that its political boundaries are gerrymandered. In a filing Monday, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee urged a judicial panel to approve the map — which lawmakers passed during last month’s contentious special...
Oxford Leader

Schools seek AG opinion on mask mandate

The Oxford School Board heard more comments opposing masks Oct. 12, echoing last month’s meeting when nearly 30 members of the public spoke out until midnight. This time some folks brought up the state budget signed into law Sept. 29 which includes language prohibiting health departments from issuing or enforcing any order that would require an individual under the age of 18 to wear a mask or face covering.

State Rep. Paul Mark Is “Overwhelmed” By Berkshire Delegation Support

State Rep. Paul Mark officially announced his run for State Senate during an event at Park Square in Pittsfield on Monday. During the event, Mark was endorsed by his fellow State Representatives Tricia Farley-Bouvier, John Barrett III, and William "Smitty" Pignatelli. Roughly 30 supporters attended the event including Democrat officials and activists.
MetroWest Daily News

Framingham expected to host new majority-minority legislative district

FRAMINGHAM — In more ways than one, change is in the air in terms of the city's representation in the Legislature. In what would be a first for Framingham, starting in 2023 the city is expected contain a legislative district that is majority-minority — that is, a majority of its residents would be minorities. In addition, the city is slated to have have four state representatives, up from its current three.
Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion: Proposed district boundaries eliminate diversity

On Oct. 11, 2021, the Kingsley Village Council assigned me in my capacity as village manager to communicate to your commission (Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission) that the Kingsley Village Council is unanimously and adamantly opposed to the most recently proposed redistricting maps impacting Grand Traverse County, Michigan and congressional boundaries.

House, Senate panels briefed on state of western drought

A House subcommittee on Wednesday will serve as the venue for the third hearing in 10 days aimed at studying the impacts of a lingering drought on California and other western states. The House Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is set to hold the second of...

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. But there’s another pledge that Clampitt said he’s upholding: to the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militant organization.

Why school districts must follow the state mask-wearing and COVID-19 vaccine mandates

A few community members have reached out to inquire why the staff and students of Woodland Public Schools must follow the state-issued mandates on mask-wearing and COVID-19 vaccinations. While individuals have the right to possess a particular political viewpoint, public agencies such as local school districts serve all members of the community, regardless of political affiliation or perspective.