Tag Archives: State

Ex-Calif. state senator gets 5 years in racketeering case

Karl Mondon/ZUMA24.com Former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for trading political favors for campaign contributions. SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in ...

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South Dakota Just Become the First State to Pass an Anti-Transgender Student Bathroom Bill

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On Tuesday, the South Dakota state senate passed HB 1008 in a 15-2o vote, a bill that makes it illegal for a transgender person to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The bill is now waiting for the signature of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who has some weird(bigoted) ideas about what he needs ...

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High State Tax Rate? You Probably Want to Move

Filed under: State Income Tax Getty By Karla Bowsher Residents of states with higher state tax burdens are more likely to want to move, a new study shows. Gallup’s recently released State of the States 2015 study found that residents of states with the highest aggregated state tax burdens are 10 percent more likely to say they would like to ...

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Female state lawmakers slam NRA for being sexist, extremist

Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News “There were certainly comments about the liberty tree needing to be watered with more bloodshed,” Jo Anne Simon said. ALBANY — A group of female state lawmakers slammed the NRA and other gun-rights groups Wednesday for being sexist as well as extremist. The women, including two Brooklyn lawmakers who were targeted by the NRA ...

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State Legislature is serious about stricter ethics laws

Mike Groll/AP “Make no mistake, this house is serious about ethics reform and we know that words are not enough,” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx). ALBANY — The scandal-scarred state Legislature got back to work Wednesday amid rampant calls for stricter ethics laws. Convening barely a month after the convictions of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate ...

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How Does Your State Rank on Financial Well-Being?

Filed under: Personal Finance, Economic Recovery, Job Market, Financial Education Getty Images By Ari Cetron It’s not enough that they get to surf and drink Mai Tais, people living in Hawaii also lead the nation in financial well-being, according to a study published by Gallup. Gallup, along with Healthways, looked at state-by-state surveys conducted daily throughout 2014. The surveys questioned ...

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Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott ‘okay’ after spring break attack

Prescott was one of three players reportedly involved in the incident. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was one of three players involved in an altercation during a Tuesday concert in Panama City. Prescott suffered facial cuts after being hit with a bottle, a Mississippi State spokesperson told the Associated Press. He did not need to go to the hospital. Via the ...

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No. 3 Virginia tops Florida State 58-44 in ACC quarterfinals

Virginia’s Darion Atkins (5) goes up to dunk against Florida State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) By JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Mike Tobey scored 11 points and No. 3 Virginia held ...

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Anonymous hacks Facebook and Twitter of Islamic State

Aileen GraefWASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Hactivist group Anonymous has launched “Operation ISIS” as it tries to take down the Islamic State terrorist group’s Internet presence. Top News – UPI.com

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