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Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the all-male Waskom City Council means the city along the Louisiana…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

Manchin eyes run for West Virginia governor in 2020

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., say he’s considering running for West Virginia governor in 2020. In an interview with Politico Thursday, Manchin described being governor of the Mountain State as the “best job in the world” and acknowledged he “thinking about” running for the post again.…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Texas governor signs controversial ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill into law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community. Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sex Work Would Be Broadly Legal in New York Under New Bill Introduced Monday

Sex work would be broadly legalized in New York state under a first-of-its-kind bill introduced by state legislators on Monday. A group of lawmakers first called for legislation in February, but on Monday they finally came forward with a 13-page bill that would bring dramatic…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Michigan hotel is offering free accommodations for anyone traveling for an abortion

In recent months, states across the country have been passing laws designed to make it harder — and in some cases, nearly impossible — to get an abortion. So Shelley O’Brien, manager of The Yale Hotel in the tiny Michigan town of Yale, made an…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

DC gay pride parade faces backlash after banning Jewish pride flag

Participants at an upcoming gay pride parade in D.C. will be able to wave the Palestinian flag, but not the Israeli flag or the Jewish pride flag. The D.C. Dyke March will not allow participants to display Israeli or “nationalist” symbols, according to Forward. “This…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 7, 2019

NC House fails to block Cooper’s veto on ‘born alive’ abortion bill

A controversial abortion-related bill prompted North Carolina lawmakers to vote to uphold a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper for the first time during his tenure. The NC House on Wednesday failed to block Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 359, which would bring new penalties for…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 6, 2019

Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson arrested and charged over inaction during MSD mass shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Following an investigation by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested on Tuesday in Broward County. Peterson is charged with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson arrested and charged over inaction during MSD mass shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Following an investigation by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested on Tuesday in Broward County. Peterson is charged with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Changes to W.Va. education bill include ban on teacher strikes

West Virginia State Senators meet to vote on the Omnibus Education Bill. It’s being called the Student Success Act, which is more than 100 pages of education reform proposals. Since February, lawmakers have been working to pass a bill allowing pay raises to teachers, along…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Illinois Senate approves legalizing sports betting, gambling expansion and funding for nearly $45 billion capital construction plan

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned its spring session Sunday and delivered first-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “think big” agenda as the Senate voted to raise motorists’ taxes and fees and embark upon a massive statewide gambling expansion that included a Chicago casino and legalized sports…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 3, 2019

LA Gov signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Louisiana’s Democratic governor has signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, a move that has provoked anger from members of his own party. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the measure Thursday, making Louisiana the fifth state to enact such a…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

LA Gov signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Louisiana’s Democratic governor has signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, a move that has provoked anger from members of his own party. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the measure Thursday, making Louisiana the fifth state to enact such a…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis in Israel: First Florida cabinet meeting held overseas is in the books

JERUSALEM – Florida’s historic Cabinet meeting in what turned out to be an annex of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem went off with only minor technical glitches, and got personal for the only Jewish member, Nikki Fried, Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner. “This is launching off…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Missouri’s last abortion provider is about to shut down, Planned Parenthood says

Missouri could soon be the first state without a single place providing legal abortions. Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday that the state is on the verge of pulling the license from its St. Louis location, which is the last one still providing abortion services following…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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