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  • The Daily Brew: Upcoming Senate votes on Biden nominees

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    Welcome to the Tuesday, Feb. 23, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Senate expected to confirm at least two Biden Cabinet nominees this week February SCOTUS update Georgia Supreme Court chief justice announces 2021 retirement Senate expected to confirm at least two Biden Cabinet nominees this week Both chambers…

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: February 22, 2021

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    The next 24 hours What is changing in the next 24 hours? Vermont (divided government): On Friday, Feb. 19, Gov. Phil Scott (R) announced that fully vaccinated residents who travel to another state will no longer need to quarantine when returning to Vermont beginning Feb. 23. Fully vaccinated residents will receive cards that they can…

  • Bold Justice: SCOTUS begins February sitting

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    We #SCOTUS so you don’t have to The Supreme Court will begin its February sitting during the week of February 22 via teleconference with live audio. The court is conducting proceedings this way in accordance with public health guidance in response to COVID-19. SCOTUS will hear arguments in 11 cases for a total of six…

  • Manchin opposes Tanden confirmation for OMB director

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    February 22, 2021: Sen. Joe Manchin said he will oppose Neera Tanden’s confirmation 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,…

  • The Daily Brew: The MOVs in the PCs

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    Welcome to the Monday, Feb. 22, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Average margin of victory in Pivot Counties has shifted 198% from Democrats to Republicans since 2008 North Dakota Supreme Court rules on state legislative appointment Upcoming elections preview Average margin of victory in Pivot Counties has shifted…

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: February 19, 2021

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    The next 72 hours What is changing in the next 72 hours? Georgia (Republican trifecta): On Thursday, Feb. 18, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) announced the state will open four vaccination sites on Monday, Feb. 22. Each site will dispense around 22,000 shots a week.  Kentucky (divided government): Gov. Andy Beshear (D) announced that starting Feb.…

  • Federal judge rejects Minnesota teachers, transportation worker lawsuits seeking refund of union fees

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    Federal judge rejects Minnesota teachers, transportation worker lawsuits seeking refund of union fees On Feb. 12, a U.S. district court judge ruled against three Minnesota teachers seeking refunds of fees they were required to pay to their union before Janus v. AFSCME. In Janus, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public sector unions cannot require…

  • Ballotpedia’s Weekly Transition Tracker: February 15-19, 2021

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    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 government positions subject to presidential appointment: 1,118 positions required Senate confirmation and 354 did not. The new administration is…

  • Biden’s immigration plan introduced in Congress

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    February 19, 2021: Biden’s immigration plan was introduced in the House and Senate, and ICE released new guidance 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 government…

  • The Daily Brew: Longest-serving state house speaker to resign

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    Welcome to the Friday, Feb. 19, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan resigns 71 new members of Congress were elected last year Voters recall Colorado school board member Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan resigns Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) announced…