Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tag: Minnesota

Minnesota Senate passes Democracy for the People Act—prohibits foreign-influenced corporate spending...

The bill, which garnered 80 percent of Minnesota voters' support, according to a statewide poll conducted in November, will head to the governor's desk, who pledged to sign it.

‘We’re feeding the kids’: Minnesota House passes universal school meals bill

"We give every kid in our school a desk. There are lots of kids out there that can afford to buy a desk, but they get a desk because they go to school," said the Democratic author of the bill, pushing back against GOP means-testing canards.

“Defending the sacred”: Indigenous water protectors continue resistance to Line 3...

“This, to me, is an extension of the fight that’s happening all over Mother Earth, protecting the last beautiful places, protecting the sacred.”

Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds Line 3 permit allowing construction to...

"Construction on Line 3 is underway—all eyes now turn to the Biden administration to live up to their commitments to climate action and Indigenous rights by stopping Line 3."

Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline approved. Indigenous and Climate Leaders...

Environmental and Indigenous groups say this construction threatens the water where Native Americans harvest wild rice and also would be a factor in increasing climate change.

Police officer found guilty of excessive force against unarmed man

The behavior of the defendant will not be tolerated and the Department of Justice will seek to prosecute those who abuse their power

A necessary voice: Ilhan Omar must not be silenced

Representative Omar has only held office for two months and not only faces attacks from within her own party, but also what amounts to a campaign of incitement launched by the right.

Police in Minnesota are using private security firms to target anti-pipeline...

“It’s clear that Enbridge is doing everything they can to have a very highly skilled force of security and law enforcement at their fingertips to do what they can to stop any resistance to Line 3.”

Minnesota approves controversial Enbridge pipeline rebuild

Tribal groups say Enbridge's plan is the worst possible route.

Minneapolis announces its pledge to go 100 percent renewables by 2030

The resolution is a direct response to climate change that is "caused primarily by the combustion of fossil fuels."

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Tennessee’s bold move: Arming educators as a countermeasure to rising school shootings

The bill under scrutiny mandates that teachers wishing to carry concealed weapons undergo 40 hours of specialized training, alongside mental health evaluations and background checks.
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Billionaire fortunes double in wake of Trump’s tax cuts

The report sheds light on the private equity sector, often criticized as "vulture capitalism," revealing that 45 private-equity billionaires alone have amassed a collective wealth of $210.8 billion.