Walz, a 56-year-old first-term Democratic governor who was elected in 2018 after 12 years in Congress, is the latest governor to step into the national spotlight amid a crisis in his state and a cultural clash with Trump. And the political fallout from Floyd's killing and the subsequent protests in Minnesota could be far-reaching as the 2020 swing state faces a new crisis that could compound the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about ‘That is on me’: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tries to calm Minneapolis after days of chaos following George Floyd killing
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Which explains why so many think that removing Cummings now avoids problems further down the line. "He is someone I respect very much, but I'm afraid he should not have put the government in this position," says Lauren McEvatt, a former government special adviser. "I now see no way of moving the story on, and preventing his actions from having a negative impact on adherence to public health advisories, but for him to step aside, at least temporarily." … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s bad week isn’t going to end
Chicago residents couldn’t decide if they wanted to keep Rahm Emanuel during February’s mayoral election, but the polls show that he might have an easy win in today’s run-off. A poll from April 4 has Emanuel up 51 percent to 33 percent over his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” Garcia. About 15 percent of voters were still undecided. Garcia, who is planning a giant get-out-the-vote campaign today, argues that the polls undercount Latino voters and young people — where he finds much of his support. However, the timing of the run-off — right after Easter, in the middle of Passover and spring break — could also dampen turnout, although early voting numbers were high. … [Read more...] about Will Rahm Win Today?
Campaigners are running under the banner of “Schools and Communities First” and say the current state of the economy makes their cause more urgent. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed billions of dollars in cuts to education spending in order to plug the state’s estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit. … [Read more...] about California To Vote On Business Tax Hike Worth Up To $12B
The Movement for Black Lives has put forward a sweeping platform of policy demands days before the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, where the Black Lives Matter movement first rose to national prominence. A coalition of 65 groups affiliated with Black Lives Matter is proposing about 40 policy solutions under six broad categories (“economic justice” to “community control”) that include the call for reparations for “past and continuing harms”; a push to “ban the box” and curtail job discrimination against the formerly incarcerated; reform of the current monetary bail system; investments in education, jobs, and mental-health programs; and divestments in the penal system in exchange for a renewed focus on restorative justice. (The entire list of policy demands is available here.) … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter Puts Forward Major Policy Demands