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Daily Archives: January 26th, 2022

Big news! Meaningful school seismic safety bills have been introduced in the Legislature

Excerpt: The bills (HB 2095 and SB 5933) would create a school seismic safety grant program, backed by general obligation bonds that would need to be voter-approved in a special statewide vote to be held in November of 2022.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, National Defense, Public Planning
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Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of current term

Excerpt: President Joe Biden has pledged to nominate a Black woman to succeed Breyer, and the White House has consistently reiterated that Biden intends to honor that campaign promise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Public Service
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Bills to strengthen initiative ballot titles and phase out odd year elections move forward

Excerpt: House Bills 1727 and 1876, both prime sponsored by Representative Mia Gregerson, received votes of support from a majority of the House State Government Committee this morning in executive session, with all four Democrats voting aye and all three Republicans voting nay.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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