Category: Newsletters

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: March 4, 2021

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    The next 24 hours What is changing in the next 24 hours? Colorado (Democratic trifecta): The state will start Phase 1B3 of vaccine distribution on March 5. This phase includes all individuals age 60 and older, people age 16-59 with two or more state-defined comorbidities, and agriculture and grocery store workers. New York (Democratic trifecta): …

  • Senate Finance Committee splits 14-14 on Becerra nomination

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    The Senate Finance Committee split along party lines on whether to favorably report Xavier Becerra‘s nomination for secretary of health and human services. President Joe Biden (D) and his team have been preparing for the transition between presidential administrations since the election, including selecting senior White House staff and appointees to top government positions. In…

  • The Daily Brew: Approval voting in the nation’s 57th largest city

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    Welcome to the Thursday, March 4, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: What happened in St. Louis’ first-ever approval voting election Biden withdraws Tanden nomination Recap of other election results from Tuesday What happened in St. Louis’ first-ever approval voting election St. Louis used a new voting method on…

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: March 3, 2021

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    The next 24 hours What is changing in the next 24 hours? Arizona (Republican trifecta): Vaccination centers in the Phoenix Metro Area can start vaccinating individuals age 55 and older and frontline essential workers starting March 4. People in those groups started making appointments on March 2. Centers in other parts of the state still…

  • Ballot Bulletin: U.S. Census Bureau postpones release of redistricting data

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    Welcome to The Ballot Bulletin, where we track developments in election policy at the federal, state, and local levels. Each issue includes an in-depth feature—such as an interview or legislative analysis—and discussions of recent events relating to electoral and primary systems, redistricting, and voting provisions. U.S. Census Bureau postpones release of redistricting data On Feb. 12,…

  • White House withdraws Tanden nomination for OMB director

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    March 3, 2021: The White House withdrew Neera Tanden’s nomination for director of the Office of Management and Budget. President Joe Biden (D) and his team have been preparing for the transition between presidential administrations since the election, including selecting senior White House staff and appointees to top government positions. In 2020, there were 1,472…

  • The Daily Brew: A look back at Super Tuesday 2020

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, March 3, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: A look back at Super Tuesday 2020 Federal judges by status and appointing president  Register for our March 10 briefing on upcoming ballot measures A look back at Super Tuesday 2020 It’s hard to believe that Super…

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: March 2, 2021

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    The next 24 hours What is changing in the next 24 hours? Maine (Democratic trifecta): Starting March 3, individuals age 60 and older will be eligible for vaccinations.  Since our last edition What rules and restrictions are changing in each state? For a continually updated article, click here. Arizona (Republican trifecta): Gov. Doug Ducey (R)…

  • Montana governor rescinds executive order compelling disclosure of political spending

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    Montana governor rescinds executive order compelling disclosure of political spending On Feb. 12, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) issued Executive Order No. 3-2021, rescinding former governor Steve Bullock’s (D) directive requiring entities doing business with the state to disclose their donations to organizations engaged in political spending.  What Bullock’s order required Bullock issued his order,…

  • Economy and Society: Congressional hearing puts focus on ESG opposition

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    ESG developments this week In Washington, D.C. Congressional hearing puts focus on ESG opposition On February 25, the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets held a hearing titled “Climate Change and Social Responsibility: Helping Corporate Boards and Investors Make Decisions for a Sustainable World”. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, the virtual…