MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Legislature plans to return the week after the November election to vote on a bill that would provide tax breaks designed to keep open a Kimberly-Clark plant in Fox Crossing. Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced the extraordinary session Tuesday. It comes after lawmakers missed a Sept. 30 deadline imposed by Kimberly-Clark to reach a deal. Walker wants lawmakers to approve a tax incentive package that could cost up to $100 million. The Assembly passed the bill earlier this year but there aren't votes in the Senate to pass it. Walker says calling the extraordinary session to start on Nov. 12 to take up the bill is a "major step forward in achieving our goal." About 500 people work at the plant in Fox Crossing. … [Read more...] about Legislature to return in November to vote on Kimberly-Clark
MINNEAPOLIS — MinnPost recently examined how unequal population growth in Minnesota's eight congressional districts is going to have a big effect when new district lines are drawn after the 2020 Census — especially if Minnesota loses a seat in the U.S. House, as many expect will happen. Redistricting isn't just for congressional districts, though: Minnesota's 67 State Senate and 134 House Districts will need to be redrawn in the wake of the 2020 Census, too. And while we're not at any risk of losing any seats in the Legislature — those numbers are set by law — differing rates of population growth in the current districts means the 2022 election map could look different from today's. Here's a look at the latest data on population shifts in Minnesota's legislative districts and what that might mean for redistricting and Minnesota's future political makeup. --- The nonprofit news outlet MinnPost provided this article to The Associated Press through a collaboration … [Read more...] about How population trends will alter the Minnesota Legislature
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EXPRESS-NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD Published 12:00 am CDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks with first grader Lorenzo Aguilar during a school tour March 3, 2015 at Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School in Midland, Texas. In a recent commentary, the governor acknowledges the need for more state funding for education. less Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks with first grader Lorenzo Aguilar during a school tour March 3, 2015 at Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School in Midland, Texas. In a recent commentary, the governor acknowledges ... more Photo: Edyta Blaszczyk /Associated Press Photo: Edyta Blaszczyk /Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks with first grader Lorenzo Aguilar during a school tour March 3, 2015 at Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School in … [Read more...] about Governor must keep Legislature focused on public school finance
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Safiya Wazir, 27, who fled the Taliban with her family in 1997, won an upset victory in a New Hampshire primary. “There can be change, yes. Why not?” she said. ByKatharine Q. Seelye Sept. 13, 2018 It was a mere state house race, below the radar, with fewer than 500 votes cast. But Safiya Wazir’s upset victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday is yet one more striking example of how nontraditional candidates are upending expectations in this extraordinary election season. Ms. Wazir, just 27 and a refugee from Afghanistan, toppled a four-term incumbent in the Democratic primary for state representative in a blue-collar neighborhood of Concord, the state capital. Her opponent was Dick Patten, 66, a former city councilor and former police dispatcher who was first elected to the state … [Read more...] about She Was a Refugee From Afghanistan. She May Soon Enter the New Hampshire Legislature.