Category Archives: The States

John Kasich Rebukes Repeal then Replace

Gov. John Kasich Says No To “Repeal then Replace”

On Sunday, the Governor completely rejected the idea. With the reveal of the Senate healthcare plan, and the number of politicians running away from it, other ideas have bloomed. On such idea, in which President Trump has spoken of, first passing a clean Obamacare repeal bill

R. Seth Williams pleads guilty to bribery.

Philadelphia D.A. Pleads Guilty

Philadelphia’s history making D.A. has plead guilty to bribery. On Thursday, R. Seth Williams plead guilty to bribery and quit his position as Philadelphia’s chief law enforcement officer. The unexpected plea came after  more than two weeks of testimony. Prosecutors alleged that Williams took cash

Phil Montag Fired After Steve Scalise Comments

Nebraska Democrat Fired After Scalise Comments

Phil Montag was fired from his volunteer position Thursday morning. Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Democratic Party chair, fired Montag after a recording surfaced on YouTube of him saying was glad House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot and then went further by saying he with the Louisiana congressman

Karl Oliver apologizes for lynching remark

Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes After Lynching Remark

After backlash, State Rep. Karl Oliver finally issues an apology. The Mississippi lawmaker recommended lynching New Orleans’ leaders over the weekend. This comes in response to several Confederate monuments being dismantled in the past month. Despite instantaneous backlash, it took until Monday, under pressure from colleagues, for

Texas Attempts a Bathroom Bill Aimed at Transgender Students

Texas Set To Pass Transgender Bathroom Law

Texas Seeks to Triumph Where Others Have Failed. A transgender “bathroom bill” appears to be on track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. A similar (broader) proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people use public restrooms according to

"Monkey Email" ignites controversy.

Alabama Lawmakers React to “Monkey Email”

The email, forwarded by colleague, is being perceived as racist. Black lawmakers in Alabama are outraged after a white collegue forwarded an email that was perceived as racist. Alabama State Rep. Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville) forwarded the email to colleagues at the state house. The contents

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns, Kay Ivey sworn in.

Alabama Governor Resigns

Rather than face impeachment, Robert Bentley has resigned. The now former Governor has also plead guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations. The charges arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide. Early this week, we reported on the brewing scandal, including the Alabama

Alabama Governor Under Fire

The Battle Goes On On Wednesday, the Alabama Ethics Commission found “probable cause” that Gov. Robert Bentley violated the state’s ethics and campaign finance laws. The decision comes more than a year after the first complaint was filed with nine hours of testimony and deliberations. The