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  • 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…

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: February 18, 2021

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    Since our last edition What rules and restrictions are changing in each state? For a continually updated article, click here. Arizona (Republican trifecta): The state is partnering with the University of Arizona to operate a mass vaccination site, starting Feb. 18. Registration opened on Feb. 16. At full capacity, the site can administer 6,000 vaccines…

  • Budget Committee schedules vote on Tanden nomination

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    February 18, 2021: The Budget Committee will vote next week on whether to advance 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…

  • The Daily Brew: Partisan splits in states holding 2022 U.S. Senate elections

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    Welcome to the Thursday, Feb. 18, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Partisan splits in states holding 2022 U.S. Senate elections Alaska House of Representatives elects speaker for 2021 session Wisconsin spring primary review Partisan splits in states holding 2022 U.S. Senate elections In a recent Brew edition, we…

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: February 17, 2021

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    The next 24 hours What is changing in the next 24 hours? Arizona (Republican trifecta): The state is partnering with the University of Arizona to operate a mass vaccination site, starting Feb. 18. Registration opened on Feb. 16. At full capacity, the site will be able to distribute 6,000 vaccines daily. Since our last edition…

  • Confirmation hearings scheduled for Becerra, Haaland

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    February 17, 2021: Senate committees will hold confirmation hearings next week for Xavier Becerra for secretary of health and human services and Debra Haaland for secretary of the interior.   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…

  • The Daily Brew: Six national party committees raised twice as much last cycle as the previous one

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, Feb. 17, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Six national party committees raised a combined $2.65 billion last cycle Iowa public schools required to offer full-time, in-person instruction as of Feb. 15 New York voters to decide constitutional amendment about environmental rights Six national party…

  • Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: February 16, 2021

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    Since our last edition What rules and restrictions are changing in each state? For a continually updated article, click here. Alaska (divided government): Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) allowed the state’s coronavirus emergency order to expire on Feb 14. Four health advisories replaced the order, including recommendations for mitigating virus spread among individuals (like wearing a…

  • Tennessee lawmakers consider bills limiting disclosure of nonprofit donor information

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    Legislation introduced last week in Tennessee would prohibit  a public agency from disclosing identifying information about a nonprofit’s donors.  What the bill proposes SB1608  would bar any public agency (including state and municipal government units and courts) from: Requiring a tax-exempt nonprofit to provide a public agency with personal information about its donors, members, supporters,…

  • Economy and Society: SEC disclosure rules meet resistance

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    The Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. ESG developments this week In Washington, D.C. SEC disclosure rules meet resistance from potential ESG allies The Biden…