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Judge rejects New York's redistricting plan, orders new maps

AP via Yahoo News

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered New York's Democrat-controlled Legislature to redraw the state's congressional and legislative districts after finding they were unconstitutional.

Judge Patrick McAllister said in a Thursday ruling that maps redrawing the state's congressional districts were gerrymandered to benefit Democrats. McAllister said those districts must be redrawn, along with the legislative districts, in a way that attracted at least some bipartisan support.

McAllister, a state trial court judge, gave lawmakers until April 11 to try again. If their new maps fail to pass muster in the courts again, then the judge said he would order the state to pay for a court-approved expert to redraw the maps.
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Mar 31, 2022, 05:37 PM (5 replies)

West Virginia Advances Bill Punishing Banks for Cutting Oil Ties

Bloomberg



West Virginia’s legislature has approved a proposal that could restrict the state’s work with financial institutions that have limited their business with coal and oil companies.

The measure, Senate Bill 262, is now under consideration by Republican Governor Jim Justice, after clearing both chambers over the weekend. If enacted, the legislation would allow state Treasurer Riley Moore, also a Republican, to create a list of restricted financial institutions that “have been shown to refuse, terminate or limit commercial activity with coal, oil or natural gas companies without a reasonable business purpose,” his office said in a statement Monday.
Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Mar 14, 2022, 06:46 PM (3 replies)

Florida legislature passes 15-week abortion ban, DeSantis expected to approve legislation

The Hill

The Florida state Senate on Thursday evening passed legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, sending it for consideration to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who has already signaled he will support it.

In a 23-15 vote, Florida's upper chamber passed the 15-week abortion ban after the Florida House of Representatives approved the bill last month.
Posted by In It to Win It | Fri Mar 4, 2022, 10:19 AM (5 replies)
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