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Abortion battles intensify in the states ahead of court ruling expected to undermine Roe v. Wade

1 month ago   |   By The Washington Post

Normally low-profile state legislative races and less prominent gubernatorial contests suddenly hold the potential to become national flash points in the polarizing debate, while state legislative activity will become more significant in shaping abortion laws.
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The Trailer: How grass roots ballot initiatives got caught up in the voting wars

Who's afraid of ballot initiatives, how Texas's biggest county is grappling with the state's new voting law, and what the heck is happening in Laredo. Read more ...

Jamaica Plain public housing development targeted for big investments this year

A large Jamaica Plain public housing complex is in for a big year, as Mayor Michelle Wu is looking to put $50 million toward capital improvements to the Mildred C. Hailey... Read more ...

Lydia Edwards sworn in as state senator

State senators welcomed their newest member, former City Councilor Lydia Edwards of East Boston, into the chamber Thursday after she was elected in a special ballot where she... Read more ...

Florida GOP-led Senate sets up clash with DeSantis over congressional maps

Florida GOP-led Senate sets up clash with DeSantis over congressional maps

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Senate overwhelmingly passed its draft congressional map Thursday, a move that sets the Republican-led chamber up with a rare clash with Gov. Ron... Read more ...

‘Please, Daddy, no more Zoom school.': California leaders reject distance...

‘Please, Daddy, no more Zoom school.': California leaders reject distance learning

LOS ANGELES - The Omicron surge is depleting California teachers and keeping students home in unprecedented numbers, but political leaders aren't yet willing to broach the most... Read more ...

Biden the Negotiator Confronts Capitol Hill Gridlock

President Biden will retreat from fruitless negotiations with lawmakers and instead emphasize his power to govern, senior White House advisers said. Read more ...

Howie Carr: Maura Healey's misses as Massachusetts attorney general

Maura Healey enters the governor's fight as the automatic front-runner, but the larger question lingers: What exactly are the highlights of her seven-plus years as state... Read more ...

Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden launched into his second year in office Thursday with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they're better off under his leadership... Read more ...

EPA Union Urges Virginia Lawmakers To Reject Trump's Former EPA Chief

EPA Union Urges Virginia Lawmakers To Reject Trump's Former EPA Chief

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has tapped Trump lackey Andrew Wheeler for the state's top environmental post. Agency staff say it would devastate the commonwealth. Read more ...

Trump White House starts turning over docs after Supreme Court ruling

Here's a rundown of four notable items. Read more ...