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Texas Poised To Ban All Red Light Cameras

Texas Poised To Ban All Red Light CamerasIf Texas cities want to fine drivers into the poor house, they’re going to have to do it the old-fashioned way—with actual law enforcement officers. A bill to ban red light cameras has passed the Texas Legislature and is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. He’s expected to sign it. Red light cameras were allegedly introduced to reduce collisions with an automated system that sent tickets and fines to those who ran through intersections. Or, at least, that’s what drivers were told. The reality is that cities use red light cameras as a source of revenue, not for public safety. In Chicago, Illinois, a former city official was sent to prison for taking bribes from a red light camera company. Chicago raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from the camera tickets, and at one point these machines appeared to be malfunctioning…


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GOP leaders insist they aren't sexist; Evers' aide says they won't work wit...

GOP leaders insist they aren't sexist; Evers' aide says they won't work wit…The leader of the state Senate accused Gov. Tony Evers of having “no point person” for the Legislature. The governor’s spokeswoman said Republicans were unwilling to work with women on Evers’ team.         ….. Read More.Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentSat, May 18, 20192 days ago


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Radio Dream Teams, “The Night Shift,” And Scritti Politti: Craig Allen and Anne Gress ...

Radio Dream Teams, “The Night Shift,” And Scritti Politti: Craig Allen and Anne Gress …   There are no two people more enthusiastic about radio than those at the helm of “The Night Shift with Craig Allen,” the new Classic Hits evening show from Compass Media that launched in early April. Allen is the guy who used the public affairs show as a wedge into his hometown radio station, where the PD told him to stop being so enthusiastic and making the rest of the staff look bad. Gress was the programmer who always had thoughts on whatever was in “Ross On Radio” each week, even as her WOGL Philadelphia became the station that ushered in this decade’s resurgence of Classic Hits. Gress, Allen, Townsquare president of local programming Kurt Johnson (whose 17 Classic Hits stations are among those carrying the show from 7 p.m.-Midnight on weekdays), and voice-of-“The Night…


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The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare

The New Abortion Bills Are a DareLate Tuesday night, Alabama legislators passed a bill that would outlaw abortion at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy. They’re in good company: Earlier in May, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a law making abortion illegal after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or roughly six weeks after conception. Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky have all passed similar bills this year.The state legislators who are passing these bills know they will be challenged in court—they also know they will probably lose. But their sights appear to be set higher than their state jurisdictions: With a solidly conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion advocates are eager to seed the challenge that could one day take down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 opinion that legalized abortion up to the point of fetal viability. At the very least, they hope the Supreme Court will undercut Roe and…


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Right-wing media and abortion opponents celebrate and defend Alabama law banning a...

Right-wing media and abortion opponents celebrate and defend Alabama law banning a…Melissa Joskow / Media Matters On May 15, Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law banning nearly all abortions in the state with no exceptions for rape and incest. While the law will likely be challenged before it takes effect, right-wing media and abortion opponents defended the lack of exceptions and celebrated it as a sign of Roe v. Wade’s end. The Alabama law prohibits abortion with only limited exceptions for “serious health risk” to the life of the pregnant person or because of a “lethal” fetal anomaly. As CNN noted, before the law’s signing, Democrats in the state legislature had “re-introduced an amendment to exempt rape and incest victims, but the motion failed on an 11-21 vote.” In addition to allowing for few exceptions, the law would also it a felony “punishable by up to 99 years in prison…


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Texas advances bill to stiffen penalties for pipeline damage

Texas advances bill to stiffen penalties for pipeline damageA bill that would stiffen penalties for those who damage or trespass around oil and gas operations is advancing through the Texas Legislature. ….. Read More.FOX BUSINESS – Latest | Business & CommerceMon, May 20, 20193 hours ago


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