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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STEM Initiative Inspires U-E Middle School Girls

ENDICOTT, N.Y. – Sixth-and-seventh-grade girls at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School have joined millions of their peers across the country — girls who are learning how to code and ways that skill will help them pursue their dream career. The four-week program kicked off Friday with a screening of the movie Hidden Figures, the Oscar […]

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Will We See More Women Elected Now That Iowa Has a Female Governor? Maybe.

After 171 years of statehood and 40 previous male chief executives, Iowa has it’s first female governor. Kim Reynolds took office yesterday as former Governor Terry Branstad leaves to take office as U.S. Ambassador to China. Dianne Bystrom is the director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics. Now that the state has […]

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Having their say at the Statehouse: Women and girls lobby and learn

BOSTON — Women do a lot of caregiving — for their babies, for sick relatives, and for other peoples’ children in child care. But the law doesn’t make it easy, especially for women in low-wage jobs, SouthCoast women told their legislators during a day of advocacy on Beacon Hill Wednesday. About 130 local women and […]

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Carine M. Feyten: We need more women leaders in public office

For more than a century, Texas Woman’s University has proudly grown up in Denton, becoming the country’s largest university primarily for women. Today, at 116 years young, we have achieved national recognition for our leadership and academic excellence in the fields of education, nutrition, the arts and sciences, and, especially, in the nursing and health […]

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