Florida’s clemency board only meets quarterly and the process felons must go through for getting their voting rights restored is long. When he became governor, Scott implemented new rules requiring felons who had completed their sentences to wait at least five years to apply to have their rights restored. There are currently more than 10,000 cases pending, and the board only hears fewer than 100 cases each time it meets, according to the Tampa Bay Times. … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Rick Scott To Fight Court Order To Have New System For Restoring Voting Rights
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"Why don't we head it off at the pass and move bipartisan legislation that's been introduced this morning through the Judiciary Committee, which I'm told [chairman Charles] Grassley is seriously considering, and on to the floor of the Senate," Schumer said, adding that the Iowa Republican senator should "schedule a hearing and markup on this bill, to report it out of his committee." … [Read more...] about Schumer Urges GOP to Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Protect Mueller
The 10 states that currently have signed on to the interstate compact — including neighboring states Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island — have 165 electoral votes. The compact would not take effect until enough states sign on and cumulatively possess a 270 electoral college votes, a majority of the total. … [Read more...] about House Debates Bill To Have Connecticut Join National Popular Vote Compact
He added that leadership should do everything they can to prevent the petition from moving forward, adding that "when I voted against a rule they threatened to take away all travel, they threatened to take away any [National Republican Congressional Committee] contributions. … [Read more...] about Over 200 Lawmakers Calling for Vote on Immigration
Patrick Semmens, vice president for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, said he thought the vote was important "first and foremost" to Missouri, citing the freedom of choice and economic benefits proponents say come with right-to-work. Semmens noted several other states have adopted right-to-work in recent years, including Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Kentucky. … [Read more...] about Could Missouri’s right-to-work vote be a ‘turnaround’ for labor? Unions hope so.