Parents of K-12 children support Youngkin as Virginia governor race remains tight

With Virginia’s gubernatorial race one week away, parents who have children in kindergarten through 12th grade…

Physician: Most Nebraska hospitals not overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts last week rescinded a temporary suspension of many elective surgeries as COVID-19…

‘Hollow’ federal threats won’t stop Florida from docking mask-mandating districts

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) will continue to uphold state policy banning school mask mandates…

Edwards lifts statewide indoor mask mandate outside of K-12 schools

Gov. John Bel Edwards has ended Louisiana’s statewide indoor mask mandate, but not for K-12 schools.…

Merrick Garland repeatedly spars with Ted Cruz on whether he sought ethics review

Attorney General Merrick Garland repeatedly dodged whether he had sought an ethics review related to his…

Democratic billionaires tax on the rocks just hours after it was unveiled

A Democratic proposal to tax the unrealized gains of billionaires is in danger of dying the…

Senate bills surface for Tennessee’s COVID special session

Proposed legislation continues to emerge in advance of the Tennessee Legislature’s COVID-19 special session, including six…

New Jersey awards $161.2 million in grants for ‘quality-of-life improvements’

New Jersey officials are doling out more than $161.2 million in taxpayer money in grants to…

Senate passes measure to repeal Parental Notification Act

The Illinois Senate passed a measure to repeal the Parental Notification Act, but debate over the…

Georgia rental assistance distribution low despite pending deadline

Georgia has disbursed only $37 million of the $989 million in Emergency Rental Assistance program money…

Vacancy gives Inslee pick of Washington’s next secretary of state

Washington state Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced Tuesday she is resigning her position to join…

Despite record opposition, changes to ‘Right of Conscience’ passes Illinois House committee

A controversial measure to change the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act that would allow…

Telemedicine ‘infrastructure’ bill passes Pennsylvania Senate again

Six months after Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto, the Pennsylvania Senate approved a bill Tuesday that again…

Grassley blasts Garland over DOJ school boards memo and Hunter Biden investigation

The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to blast Attorney General Merrick Garland over…

Day care group warns vaccine mandates will lead to less access

Operators of licensed day cares in Illinois say the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the industry…

Hogan: State working on plan to vaccinate children

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he is expecting clearance from the Centers for Disease Control and…

Bills filed ahead of this week’s Tennessee COVID special session

A number of bills have been filed heading into Wednesday’s start of the Tennessee Legislature’s special…

Hawley bill would require 50%-plus of product be made in U.S. to be sold in U.S.

Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley has introduced a bill that would require more than 50% of…

US negotiator in Afghanistan defends deal that ended in Taliban takeover

The former U.S. representative for Afghanistan reconciliation defended the disastrous “peace deal” with the Taliban, sticking…

Lobbying reform takes center stage in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania House panel moved a package of bills that make new rules for lobbyists, including…

Democratic tax hikes: What’s on the table and what’s been abandoned

Democrats have floated a wide menu of tax hikes to pay for their infrastructure and social…

New Hampshire to buy hospital for child mental health services

A key legislative panel has authorized New Hampshire to spend $15.1 million in federal relief funds…

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker to take stand in Durham’s case against Michael Sussmann

Prosecutors revealed the FBI’s former top lawyer will take the stand in next year’s trial of…

Hunters urge Wisconsin DNR to appeal judge’s ruling, reinstate 2021 wolf hunt

Hunters in Wisconsin are pleading with the state’s Department of Natural Resources to save this year’s…

Manchin open to raising debt ceiling with only Democratic votes

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said that his party has “a responsibility” to raise the debt ceiling…

California lawmakers grill EDD head over fraud, unresponsive call center

A gathering of California lawmakers got a chance to air some of their unemployed constituents’ grievances…

Controversial Democratic IRS bank reporting proposal is likely dead, Manchin says

A controversial proposal to have banks report account information to the IRS is likely dead, Sen.…

State unveils plan for vaccinating children aged 5 to 11

The state of Illinois is readying plans to vaccinate school-aged children younger than 12 against the…

Topeka’s $10K relocation incentive has ‘changed the trajectory’ of city, Greater Topeka Partnership VP says

Topeka is offering $10,000 to remote workers willing to buy a house and relocate to the…

Cooper: Teacher pay part of reason for state budget delay

North Carolina Gov. Cooper said Monday teacher pay was among the issues prolonging state budget negotiations.…

Democrats retreat on spending after failing to get votes for huge tax hikes

President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have failed to get the votes for a proposed major…

Cannabis sales near $1 billion at end of September

The legal recreational cannabis market continues to hold steady in Illinois as the end of September…

Hogan pressures review commission to speed up Maryland sports betting process

The National Football League is entering its seventh week of play, and it’s still uncertain if…

Officials urge motorists to be alert during deer mating season

Deer mating season runs from October through December. That means male deer can jump out on…

Maps to top busy final three days of Illinois’ veto session

With state lawmakers heading back to Springfield for the final three days of the scheduled session…

Markey calls for president to secure climate deal

A Massachusetts senator is calling for President Joe Biden to secure a climate deal that reduces…

Pennsylvania’s election audit on hold amid lawsuit

Pennsylvania’s election audit remains on hold this week as Senate Republicans defend their subpoena for voter…

Bond commission at odds over Superdome debt forgiveness plan

The Louisiana State Bond Commission has not resolved a $63 million funding issue regarding the New…

California unemployment claims one-third of nation’s total

California added only 47,400 jobs in September, a stubborn statistic that is poking at Gov. Gavin…

Illinois schools prepare to vaccinate kids 5-11

Illinois schools will likely play a role in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to kids aged 5 through…

Mom: School board recall effort about parents getting involved, not just masks

What started out as frustration over coronavirus rules and face masks has now grown into an…

Democrats descend on churches in Virginia in Souls to the Polls campaign urging parishioners to vote for Terry McAuliffe

Democratic leaders are targeting church goers to get out the vote, endorsing Democratic incumbent Gov. Terry…

When we dehumanize politicians, we make them targets

“They’re out of touch!” www.washingtonexaminer.com Read the full post at Washington Examiner.

Fauci stands by gain-of-function research denials, defends collaboration with Wuhan lab

Dr. Anthony Fauci stood by his denial that the National Institutes of Health had funded risky…

‘Bombshell’ NIH letter on bat coronavirus research reveals Fauci’s big lie, professor says

A leading critic of the National Institutes of Health contends the federal agency “put at risk”…

‘The highest ideals of both warrior and diplomat’: Quotes of the Week

The country lost a famous American this week with the death of former Secretary of State…

California looks to ban drilling up to 10 football fields away from schools, homes

California, one of the nation’s largest producers of oil and natural gas, soon could forbid new…

Judge calls wife in peanut butter sandwich spy case flight risk and orders her jailed

The judge handling the case against a married couple accused of trying to sell nuclear secrets…

Pennsylvania governor says raise wages, boost benefits to end labor shortage

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday the state must raise its minimum wage, offer paid sick…

Montana state vet confirms beef herd infected with bovine tuberculosis

Montana recorded its first confirmed case of bovine tuberculosis in more than 50 years in a…

Platte Institute: Nebraska’s revenue increases means tax cuts are warranted

The good times continue to roll for Nebraska’s tax revenue. www.washingtonexaminer.com Read the full post at…