Missoula lawmaker introduces bills to fight human trafficking

HELENA – People who advertise escort services on websites like Backpage.com and Craigslist would have to provide a copy of their identification as well the identification of the person being shown in a photo advertisement under a bill introduced Wednesday. Rep. Kim Dudik, D-Missoula, who is carrying House Bill 379, said it strengthens human-trafficking laws passed in the […]

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Malliotakis named state director of women legislators group

A nationwide organization that works to provide more opportunities for female lawmakers is getting some Brooklyn-style input. Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has been named by the National Foundation for Women Legislators to serve as its New York state director. Founded in 1938, the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) works with female lawmakers across the country […]

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Lexington senator first GOP woman to chair SC Senate committee

COLUMBIA– The Senate’s game of musical chairs Wednesday ended well for one of the four women in the Legislature’s upper chamber. State Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington, was elevated to chair of the Senate General Committee, filling a leadership post left open when Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, resigned his Senate seat to fill a vacancy in the lieutenant […]

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Melissa Wintrow Honored to Serve as National Network Co-Chair

Ohio Sen. Frank LaRose, Maine Treasurer Terry Hayes, and Idaho Rep. Melissa Wintrow Named 2017 Co-Chairs of National Network of State Legislators COLUMBUS, OH (January 13, 2017) The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) today announced the new chairs for their National Network of State Legislators committed to Civil Governance. The Network consists of 100 […]

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Human trafficking forum Thursday in Livonia

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the crime in Michigan, state Sen. Judy Emmons will be helping lead a public discussion on human trafficking. “Human trafficking in Michigan is real and, although we have achieved much in shining the light on this heinous crime, it continues to […]

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Diane Allen on Pasta & Politics

Senator Diane Allen cooks her personal recipe for Linguini Carbonara with Pasta & Politics host Nick Acocella and talks about her athletic ability, her love of cooking, her Quakerism, her career in broadcasting and how she was fired, her unorthodox child rearing style necessitated because she anchored the 6 and the 11 o’clock news – […]

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Georgia lawmaker introduces smoking ban in car with children

ATLANTA – It could soon be illegal in Georgia to smoke in a car when children are present. State Representative Sandra Scott, D-Rex, has pre-filed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in a vehicle when anyone under 18 is also in the car. “It would be the voice for the voiceless; it would be the voice for children,” explained Rep. […]

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