May 25, 2017

Dailymail.com May 24, 2017- Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature is tying itself in knots over a transgender “bathroom bill.” The state Senate voted 21-10 vote after 1 a.m. Wednesday to attach rules requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth-certificate gender onto an otherwise unrelated proposal on county governments. …

May 25, 2017

Detroit Free Press, Kathleen Gray, May 24, 2017- Communities and counties would be prohibited from enacting ordinances that would identify them as a sanctuary city, unwilling to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, under a pair of bills considered by a House of Representatives committee on Wednesday. While the bills were hailed by …

May 25, 2017

The Hightower Lowdown, May 1, 2017 Jim Hightower Even in the reddest of states, many urban areas are governed by progressive-minded, pragmatic problem solvers. Not all local governments are progressive, of course, and not all progressive solutions pan out, but at least homegrown public officials live where they work, have a …

May 25, 2017

VOX Dara Lind, May 24, 2017- Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget request, in the form of language rewriting a 1996 law governing local cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, is a new front in the Trump administration’s war on “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions that don’t help federal immigration agents scoop …