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House passes highway-transit bill, delays rail safety

"We need to increase investments in our infrastructure and focus on the areas that will truly help create jobs and support our economy."

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Changes in Wisconsin’s John Doe law protect corrupt politicians

Legislative changes in 2016 can render Walker impotent and in three years restore Wisconsin to social sanity.

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Senate rejects bill to discourage “sanctuary cities”

Democrats and one Republican yesterday blocked a bill that would have cut some federal funding from jurisdictions that have "sanctuary city" laws.

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Calif. governor signs law providing health care for undocumented kids

Among hundreds of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown were several providing new protections for immigrants and against racial profiling.

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California governor signs doctor-assisted death bill for terminal patients

California will now join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana in allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.

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Right-wing scheme to shut down government may flop

Although right-wing Republicans are still scheming to shut down the federal government, at the moment their efforts seem to be faltering.

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Illinois residents suffering from Rauner’s budget standoff

The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.

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Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Bill would restore voting protections in time for 2016 election

The bill, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, would ensure that voting rights are protected in the 2016 presidential election.

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Voting Rights Act turns 50 - is it on agenda for GOP debate?

With voting rights under fire, GOP candidates have an opportunity to address the need to fix one of the nation's most important statutes.

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