Gov. Signs ‘Peggy’s Law’ to Protect Seniors in Assisted Living Facilities From Abuse

Governor Christie has signed Peggy’s Law, legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Jim Holzapfel and Diane Allen to protect senior citizens in assisted living facilities from abuse. Sens. Jim Holzapfel and Diane Allen’s “Peggy’s Law” will protect seniors living in assisted living facilities from abuse. The law is named for a 93-year-old woman from Brick, New Jersey. […]

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New Virginia law addresses bullying in schools

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Just in time for the new school year, Virginia lawmakers are trying to cut down on bullying in classrooms. A new law, which went into effect July 1, sets a time frame of when schools must report any bullying to parents. Dawn Driskill knows what it’s like. She said her daughter […]

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Julie Emerson Wins National Award For Work On Criminal Justice Reform

One of the rising stars in Louisiana politics, State Rep. Julie Emerson (R-Carencro), has received an award from the Coalition for Public Safety for her work in passing a package of criminal justice reform legislation this year. The package was signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards. The 10 bill package dealt with everything […]

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Rep. Nollan appointed to leadership position

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — Representative Jadine Nollan has been selected to serve in leadership for the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government. Nollan was recently appointed to serve as the 2017 Oklahoma State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). “I am excited and feel […]

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Sen. Taylor, Rep. Subeck Introduce Bill to Restrict Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women

MADISON) – Today, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) introduced a bill to restrict shackling of pregnant women while incarcerated. Since 2011, at least 40 women in Wisconsin have been shackled while giving birth. Shackling includes the use of belly-chains, which tie a person’s wrists to their waist and places iron shackles on their legs. It is […]

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Cooper signs bill to help firefighters struggling with finances

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 There is good news for North Carolina firefighters struggling with their finances. Gov. Roy Cooper recently signed House Bill 190 into law. Known as the Local Firefighter Relief Fund Eligibility Bill, the new law lessens the amount of time that a financially struggling firefighter must serve with a certified fire department […]

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Gov. Signs Allen’s ‘Charlie’s Law’ to Protect Service Dog Access to Public Spaces

Governor Christie has signed “Charlie’s Law,” legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) that creates civil penalties for preventing a person with a service animal from accessing a public facility. “Charlie’s Law” (S-2662) is named after a service dog who was denied access to an airport while assisting his owner, Ben Shore, a Cherry Hill teen […]

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Camper To Head National Black Female Legislator Association

Tennessee state Rep. Karen Camper has been elected president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women. Camper is an Army veteran who has served in the Tennessee General Assembly since 2008. She was elected president of the non-profit, nonpartisan group at its annual convention in Nashville over the weekend. Rep. Raumesh Akbari, a […]

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BOWERS: Senate Scene 2017 Wrap-up

Legislature Adjourns until June 26th On June 10th, the Senate wrapped up the end of Veto Session and adjourned until Sine Die on June 26th at 10:00 a.m. This was one of the toughest sessions in recent history due to the state’s budget deficit and the Kansas Supreme Court’s school finance ruling. The 2017 session […]

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