Most parents aren't very happy when their children bring home a report card with anything less than a C-. They'll be even less encouraged by the near-failing grade awarded to the nation's school facilities Thursday by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Click here to read the rest of this article.
In 2014, two gun-rights organizations, Florida Carry and the Second Amendment Foundation, sued the city of Tallahassee and various of its officials over a pair of laws, passed in 1957 and 1988, that prohibit residents from discharging firearms in public parks. Those local regulations retroactively violated a Florida state law, passed in 2011, preempting local governments from passing any ordinances that regulate guns. Click her to read the rest of this article.
After making it to the top, Barack Obama is looking down. In October, the outgoing president signaled that he will focus on state-level politics when he leaves office. This promise took on new urgency after the election, which left Republicans in control of 32 statehouses and 33 governor’s mansions, not to mention both chambers of Congress and the White House. “One of the big suggestions that I have for Democrats as I leave … is how do we do more of that ground-up building?” the president told NPR in December.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017
Just days before the preliminary border wall bids are to be submitted,
More Than Thirty Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor & Community Groups Urge Companies Not to Bid on Border Wall Contract
Groups call on companies to publicly commit not to profit from multi-billion dollar “symbol of racism & xenophobia”
The following letter was sent to contractors of major construction firms.
To Whom It May Concern:
We, as a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to the advancement of racial justice and a fair economy, write to urge your company to publicly commit not to participate in or support the design or construction of the US-Mexico border wall.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration began the process of looking for contractors to build the border wall. More than 500 companies have reportedly already shown interest in designing and building prototypes of the wall and the wall itself. Many of these companies also build projects in our cities and states. We must stop those who seek to profit from dividing families from getting our tax dollars at the local level.
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