May 15, 2019 | Debates and Conversations
Nevada to host one of 12 Democratic presidential debates
Nevada will host one of a dozen sanctioned debates the Democratic National Committee is putting on during the 2020 presidential primary cycle, DNC Chair Tom Perez confirmed Tuesday.Perez, in an interview with The Nevada Independent, said that the Silver State will “absolutely” host one of the debates, though he anticipates it will be after the New Year to time it more closely with Nevada’s Feb. 22, 2020 first-in-the-West caucus. During the last presidential election cycle, Nevada hosted the first Democratic presidential debate at Wynn Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015...
May 7, 2019 | Debates and Conversations
LGBTQ book bill faces opposition from Effingham school officials, lawmakers
EFFINGHAM — Local school officials and state representatives are opposing a state bill mandating school textbooks include the sexual identity of historical figures.House Bill 246 proposes that the sexual identities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people be identified. The bill is leading the way for the 2019 Equality Illinois Legislative Agenda. It passed the House 60-42...
April 25, 2019 | Debates and Conversations
‘Heated’ lottery debate expected on Senate floor Thursday
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Senate is expected to debate a lottery proposal Thursday after it passed 6-5 in the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee Tuesday.Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, is the sponsor of the bill that would legalize a paper-based lottery. If the legislature approves, it would go to a statewide vote.Albritton said he knows there will be a heated debate on the floor.“I think I am optimistic, but it is certainly not in the bag,” Albritton said...
April 15, 2019 | Debates and Conversations
Lawmakers debate taxing, spending in Illinois
As Illinois lawmakers prepare to vote on a constitutional amendment to change the state's flat income tax to a graduated one, debate on the topic continued Monday even with the legislature off for a two-week break.The City Club of Chicago hosted four lawmakers Monday, two Democrats and two Republicans, to make their case regarding a progressive income tax, which would have higher rates for higher earners.Peoria Republican Senator Chuck Weaver said the biggest reason Democrats want a progressive tax is to make it easier to raise taxes on a small number of high-earners...
April 9, 2019 | Debates and Conversations
‘Campus Clash’ Event Sparks Political Debate, Protests at UConn
There was a clash of political opinion at the University of Connecticut Tuesday as representatives from conservative organization Turning Point USA came to speak on campus Tuesday.There was a spirited debate between students and the political speakers, as well as some fireworks in the theater and protests outside.“It definitely attracts a crowd. There are a lot of haters. But I think the best thing both sides can do is listen,” said James Petersen, a UConn freshman...
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