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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Kansas Republican legislators override their Norquistian governor, restore income taxes

Excerpt: Kansas Republicans were warned that Sam Brownback's Norquistian plot would only lead to disaster. But they did not listen. And so they had to learn a hard lesson.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nine more states and Puerto Rico join United States Climate Alliance, quadrupling numbers

Excerpt: After less than a week, the Alliance has member states representing an estimated 102,169,711 Americans (including Puerto Rico) and 36% of total U.S. GDP (not counting Puerto Rico).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Sorry, Republicans: Seattle-bashing isn’t going to save your brand in Washington State

Excerpt: You can try it, Republicans, but if you do, it'll only prove that you have more similarities with Donald Trump than differences.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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Washington, California, New York announce formation of United States Climate Alliance

Excerpt: Federalism is coming to the rescue of our planet, and not a moment too soon. Today is one of those days to be grateful to our founders for devising a plan of government that requires power to be shared between the federal government.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Left Coast vows to continue fight for climate justice as Trump abandons Paris accords

Excerpt: Elected leaders from Washington, Oregon, California, and other states are vowing to continue state and regional efforts to tackle climate damage, saying that future generations are counting on us.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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