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NJ Legislature Overwhelmingly Passes $15 Minimum Wage, Christie Says No and…

Edward Waters and Atlanta University alum, Betty S. Holzendorf served as a member of the Florida Legislature representing constituents of five Northeast Florida counties: Alachua, Clay, Duval, Putnum, and St. Johns. Her legislative tenure includes 10 years as a state senator and four years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives. She also served as Democratic Leader Pro-Tempore; Chairperson, Florida Conference of Black Legislators; and Chairperson, Duval Legislative.

from the Guardian

Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds

As the Republican-led state legislature has slashed funding to reproductive healthcare clinics, the maternal mortality rate doubled over just a two-year period.

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STATE SMALL MAMMAL: Armadillo Adopted: 1995 In recognizing this armor-plated critter as a state symbol, the Legislature noted its “many remarkable and unique traits, some of which parallel the attributes that distinguish a true Texan, such as a deep respect and need for the land, the ability to change and adapt, and a fierce undying love for freedom.” Found everywhere in Texas except the western Trans-Pecos, the armadillo is a common sight along river bottoms and in wooded areas.

Why should the wants of the few outweigh the rights of the many?

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Bernie Sanders: ‘This is not the time for a protest vote’

Bernie Sanders: ‘This is not the time for a protest vote’ - The Washington Post

AG Kamala D. Harris Applauds Passage of OpenJustice Data Act of 2016 in California State Legislature | YubaNet