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Lawyer for Republicans argues that Johnson County auditor didn’t have discretion to disobey state directive regarding absentee ballot forms

IOWA CITY — A lawyer, arguing for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee, said Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert didn’t have discretion to send out prefilled absentee ballot request forms for the Nov. 3 general election.

The prefilled forms — also mailed in Linn and Woodbury counties — did not follow the emergency directive sent to county auditors by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, who is the state commissioner of elections, lawyer Alan Ostergren argued Wednesday in Johnson County District Court. .

Ostergren said Pate consulted with the 20-member Legislative Council, which approved his emergency directive to county auditors, saying they only could mail out blank absentee ballot request forms to maintain uniformity,

Pate, he said, did that after determining not every county had the financial and technical capacity to send out the prefilled forms.

The final approval of the directive by the council was

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In major shift, state Human Rights Commission broadens LGBT protections statewide – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Kansas Human Rights Commission moved Friday to begin considering discrimination claims from LGBT Kansans in employment, public accommodation and housing, a significant ruling that may be challenged in court.

In an email to state legislators Friday, KHRC executive director Ruth Glover said that the move was part of the body’s interpretation of the June Bostock v. Clayton U.S. Supreme Court decision, which ruled that sexual and gender identity were covered under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, also known as Title VII.

That ruling, handed down in June, meant that a person could not be fired or discriminated against by employers for their sexual or gender identity.

“An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion. “Sex plays a necessary and

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State College Real Estate Lawyers | Compare Top Rated Pennsylvania Attorneys

Compare 10 top rated Pennsylvania attorneys serving State College.


Faith M. Lucchesi, Esquire

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Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate

“Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.” Every day brings us something: challenges, hopes, the mundane, things to celebrate and sometimes disaster and despair. While we cannot predict the future, we can help you prepare and thrive through all of it’s surprises.


Amos Goodall

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Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Fordham University School of Law

Amos Goodall practices in the fields of elder law, estate planning and administration, special needs advice and real estate law. He is a certified elder law attorney (CELA), a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (www.actec.org) a member of the Special Needs Alliance (www.specialneedsalliance.org), and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org). He has been given the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell

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State College Lawyers – Compare Top Attorneys in State College, Pennsylvania

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Here are just a few situations where you might want to seek the advice of an attorney:

  • You were injured in a car or truck accident
  • You have been arrested and charged with a crime, such as DUI or shoplifting
  • You are considering separating from your spouse
  • You have been subjected to harassment or other discrimination at work

Use Justia to research and compare State College attorneys so that you can make an informed decision when you hire your counsel.

It is important to research an attorney before hiring him or her. Be

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) | State of California – Department of Justice

Background on the CCPA & the Rulemaking Process

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses. It also requires the Attorney General to solicit broad public participation and adopt regulations to further the CCPA’s purposes. The proposed regulations would establish procedures to facilitate consumers’ new rights under the CCPA and provide guidance to businesses for how to comply. The Attorney General cannot bring an enforcement action under the CCPA until July 1, 2020.

For more information about the CCPA and the rulemaking process, see the following:

Current Rulemaking Activities

2nd Set of Modifications to Proposed Regulations – released March 11, 2020

Deadline to Submit Written Comments: March 27, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Modifications to Proposed Regulations – released February 10, 2020

15 Day Comment Period – ended February

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Open Government Training | Washington State

Welcome to the Open Government Training web page of the Office of the Attorney General.

General Information & Instructions

Click on the dropdown boxes below for “General Information and Instructions.” To take online training, scroll down to “Open Government Training Curriculum & Resources.” For sample documentation, scroll down to “Last Step: Training Documentation.”

 

 

 

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State and local government news and analysis

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Are We Headed for a Hoover 2.0 November Election?






If state and local governments and their employees become pawns in a Beltway ideological battle, the voting could turn on issues of federalism. And health care could be the issue that creates a tidal wave.


By Girard Miller, Finance Columnist  |  April 30, 2020

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THE FUTURE OF Work

We Need More Investment in Government. Yes, Now.






Only public institutions can cope with an emergency like the coronavirus. Despite intensifying budget pressures, we must rebuild the capacity to respond to the needs of the future.


By Octavia Abell, Govern for America  |  April 30, 2020

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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Government’s Innovation Surge Shouldn’t End with the Pandemic





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Maryland Government, State, local & federal

Federal Government

Statehood. In Maryland, State government began when the 9th Provincial Convention adopted the first constitution of Maryland on November 8, 1776.

Maryland, on April 28, 1788, became the seventh state to ratify the federal Constitution.

State House, Annapolis, Maryland, January 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, State House (from Bladen St.), Annapolis, Maryland]

STATE GOVERNMENT


Executive Branch
The Executive Branch of Maryland Government consists of executive agencies and certain
Constitutional Officers, including the Governor, the chief executive of the State, who oversees the Executive Branch. Elected by the voters to a four-year term, the Governor presides over the Governor’s Executive Council. Known as the Cabinet, the Council includes the heads of the twenty departments which encompass most State government agencies. Subcabinets and coordinating offices also are directed by the Governor. In addition, the Governor oversees independent agencies, and frequently authorizes executive commissions and task forces to study and recommend solutions to particular matters of public

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Lemon Law | New York State Attorney General

The New Car, Used Car and  Wheelchair Lemon Laws provide a legal remedy for buyers or lessees of new and used cars that turn out to be lemons. If your car does not conform to the terms of the written warranty and the manufacturer or its authorized dealer is unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts, you may be entitled to a full refund.

Autos

New and Used Car Lemon Law Arbitration Program: A consumer can seek redress under the New York Program by obtaining a Request-for-Arbitration form by clicking here:

After reviewing the guide please complete the appropriate  Lemon Law Request For Arbitration form and send it to the Attorney General’s Lemon Law Unit located at 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005. Before submitting this form please complete all questions as accurately as possible, especially date and mileage questions. You should provide a

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Texas.gov | The Official Website of the State of Texas



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Important COVID-19 Information

If you need information or have been impacted by COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, here are some helpful resources. Make sure to seek information from your local city and county

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