State Politics

Bill Would Add Cigarette Tax of $2.00 in California

A measure introduced on Wednesday in the California Senate would raise the cigarette tax in the state by $2 a pack. The hike supporters said would help to curb the number of smoking deaths, but critics said it would place more needless burden on small business and the consumer. Richard Pan a state senator from Sacramento […]

Resolution for Bibles Inside Public Schools Passed by GOP

The Republican Party in Idaho wants the public schools to have the option of including Bible in their curriculum. That is what the contents of a resolution that the party passed during a summer meeting say. The Executive Director of the Republican Party David Johnston said the Bible would be used in a number of […]

Iowans Listen to Field of Candidates from GOP

Christian conservative voters are pleased to find nearly too many options from the GOP. That myriad of choices is a wonder dilemma said voters on Saturday in Iowa and was on display as hopefuls from the GOP attempted woo evangelicals through remarks that emphasized freedom of religion and opposition to same-sex marriage. Nine who have […]

Governor of Indiana Signs Religious Objections Bill

Mike Pence the Indiana Governor vigorously defended the religious objections legislations that he signed on Thursday into law as organizations and businesses including the NCAA expressed concerns it could allow for legalizing discrimination against people who are gay. Indiana is the first state to put such a change into law this year amongst about 12 […]

Garcia Bid for Mayor Excites Hispanics

Chicago has the largest population in the U.S. of residents who were born in Mexico and one is Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. He is running for mayor and if elected he would be the first Mexican-born mayor in the history of the city. That possibility has set off interest nationwide in the mayoral race, particularly amongst […]

Christie Broke Law Judge Rules in New Jersey

In a big blow to Governor Chris Christie, a judge in New Jersey ruled Monday that the governor violated a state law after he declined a full payment into the pension system of the state last year for public employees. He was ordered to fund it at this time. The decision complicates further the hopes […]

Bob McDonnell Sentenced to Two Years Behind Bars

Bob McDonnell once had a political career that was very promising, tapped to give the Republican Party a rebuttal to the 2010 President Barack Obama State of the Union Address and considered a serious contender for the 2015 presidential race. Now the former Governor of Virginia had to watch it all crumble in front of […]

GOP Governors Readying Themselves for 2016

Six potential presidential contenders from the Republican Party spent last week walking across the grounds of a luxury resort speaking with donors and sizing up competition in the biggest field for the party in decades. Rarely did they criticize one another when in public, but subtle jabs were common. Within just hours of Chris Christie […]

Arkansas Governor Beebe Will Pardon Son

Mike Beebe the outgoing governor of Arkansas announced on Wednesday that he would pardon the felony conviction for marijuana against his son. He argued that he deserved a second change just like hundreds of nonviolent offenders. Beebe will leave office this coming January because of term limits. He will be succeeded by Asa Hutchinson the […]

Republicans Take Majority in Senate Now Control Congress

Voters have handed control of the U.S. Congress to the Republicans for the first time since 2006. The GOP will now run Congress for the remaining time President Obama is in office. The Republicans swept to a strong victory in a number of contests across the nation, retaining every GOP-held seats that were up for […]