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    Mountaintop removal mine at Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. As of September 2021, there are 42,300 people employed by the coal mining industry. Miners, engineers, geologists, trainers, mechanics, clerks, managers, technicians, and executives. That’s everybody. That number is down about 20% since Donald Trump took office, though—thanks to what’s been called a “boom” in the last few months, it’s down...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) – Black women in California are more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than women of other races, prompting a wave of policy changes this year in the nation’s most populous state that culminated on Monday with Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a new law aimed at reducing the disparity. The law, among other things, creates a...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Black women in California are more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than women of other races, prompting a wave of policy changes this year in the nation's most populous state that culminated on Monday with Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a new law aimed at reducing the disparity.The law, among other things, creates a new...
    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday is slated to sign a bill that will pave the way to return a stretch of beachfront property in Manhattan Beach that was wrongly seized from a Black family more than 90 years ago. FILE — A pedestrian walks past a marker that gives the history of Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom rewarded the mob who destroyed a statue of St. Junipero Serra at the state Capitol last year by signing a bill Friday to replace the vandalized monument with one that honored California’s indigenous tribes instead. THIS IS SO WRONG! ????Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O.F.M., was a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order...
    Who will be able to get a COVID-19 booster shot and when? Thats still in limbo. Melania Trumps Ex-Spokeswoman Compares Her to Doomed Marie Antoinette — as Former First Lady Slams Book When the Lakers signed Andre Drummond to supplant Marc Gasol as starting center last season, Gasol called it a “hard pill to swallow.” © Provided by NBC...
    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) held a ceremonial signing on Friday for nine anti-abortion bills. Stitt’s office announced the signing in a press release on Thursday. The measures had previously been signed in either late April or late May.  Earlier this month, abortion rights advocates and reproductive healthcare clinics in Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit against the state seeking...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s minimum age to be married is now higher after Gov. Roy Cooper signed a measure Thursday increasing it from 14 to 16. The increase, which takes effect immediately but doesn’t void previous marriages, comes after the General Assembly gave unanimous support to the new threshold earlier this month. North Carolina lawmakers acted as...
    The White House plans to keep Joe Biden away from the cameras on Wednesday as he signs a bill about puppies. Biden plans to sign the “Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act” in the afternoon but the White House has closed the event to the press. The PAWS bill creates a pilot program for veterans suffering from post-traumatic...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday the nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill in the Senate will affect every community and "every American." "Every American is going to see a difference," Buttigieg told ABC’s "This Week." "And I think that’s one of the reasons why you had this extraordinary sight, something you just don’t see in today’s Washington on a major...
    President Joe Biden pushed for Democrat California Rep. Maxine Waters to run for the Senate and told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to 'keep it up' during a series of hot mic moments at a bill signing on Wednesday night. 'Senator, I hope. You think I'm kidding, I'm not,' Biden said Wednesday when speaking to Waters about her future and Illinois...
    Sen. John Barrasso argued during an exclusive interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that "there’s no way" Republicans are going to support the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package "if it is any way linked and connected to" the broader Democratic spending package, which the Wyoming senator called a "freight train heading towards socialism." Barrasso, a Republican, made the comment one day after...
    White House senior adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondSunday shows preview: Moderates, Biden reach deal on infrastructure; Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison Biden emphasizes investment in police, communities to combat crime Trey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show MORE on Sunday refused to answer if President BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Biden, Democrats in post-presidential return...
    Joe Biden was forced to walk back on Saturday after Republican fury erupted over his comments making the bipartisan infrastructure bill's passage reliant on Congress also passing his $2.5 trillion American Families Plan. The president released a statement claiming he meant to show his continued support for the so-called 'human infrastructure' bill, and never intended to issue a 'veto threat'....
    More On: infrastructure McConnell accuses Biden of mixed messaging on infrastructure proposal Pelosi says no to Senate compromise on infrastructure without House reconciliation Hushing Biden whispers repeatedly during ‘really creepy’ Q&A GOP is being fooled by this infrastructure ‘deal’ President Biden tried to shore up his crumbling bipartisan infrastructure deal in the face of Republican fury Saturday — by...
    The White House on Friday attempted to walk back President Joe Biden’s ultimatum that he would reject his own bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal if it was not accompanied with another partisan budget reconciliation bill for entitlements. The White House revealed that Biden spoke to Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) on Friday, a key negotiator for the deal, and asserted that he...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Friday signed into law legislation preventing landlords from requesting a person’s criminal history on housing applications.  The governor signed the bill, called the “Fair Chance in Housing Act,” during a ceremony commemorating the first state and national observance of Juneteenth, the day marking when news of slavery’s end reached Texas in 1865, nearly...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Saturday marks Juneteenth, the first new national holiday in nearly 40 years, and celebrations are already underway in New Jersey.State agencies and courts are closed, and many state workers have the day off.In Paterson, Mayor Andre Sayegh and members of the community marked the day with a flag-raising ceremony on Market Street.ALSO READ | New...
    IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Underneath an Interstate 70 bridge, Gov. Jared Polis picked one of the state’s top priority projects as the location for a bill signing. Residents of Clear Creek County know how important improvements to the stretch of the interstate between Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs will be. (credit: CBS) “We have now passed a bill I...
    As soon as the ink is dry on Gov. Ned Lamont's pen, marijuana will be legal in Connecticut after the Senate gave its final approval for the growth and sale of marijuana The new legislation, approved on Thursday, June 17, would allow adults 21 or older to purchase and possess up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana beginning on Thursday, July...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy addressed concerns Wednesday about a push to extend eligibility for special education students. The bill unanimously passed the Assembly and was approved by the Senate. READ MORE: Bill Passes New Jersey Legislature Giving Special Ed Students An Added Year Of Education Eligibility It would give certain special education students exceeding the...
    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is praising Twitter’s decision to suspend Rebekah Jones from its platform in a statement released Monday. Jones is of course the former Florida state employee who claimed that the DeSantis administration was fudging the numbers regarding the states Covid-19 infections and deaths, and later accused DeSantis of sending Florida police —...
                        Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) Wednesday signed into law Florida’s 2021-2022 budget bill, which he calls the Florida Leads budget. The whopping $101.5 billion budget is the largest in state history, but the tax burden per individual Floridian is the lowest in the country, according to DeSantis. “Well, I’m...
    The mainstream media were up in arms Tuesday over Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, signing a new law limiting girls' sports at public schools to biological girls. Liberal media outlets were outraged with DeSantis' public signing of the Fairness in Women's Sports Act, which he said would help protect equal opportunities for women to obtain college athletic scholarships. Reporters appeared...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Critics are slamming Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing a controversial transgender athlete bill into law on the first day of Pride Month. Activists gathered in Wilton Manors Tuesday evening, saying he’s fueling transphobia and putting vulnerable children at even greater risk. READ MORE: Cuban Migrants Make It To Shore In Key Biscayne They added this is all...
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is signing a bill aimed to protect women’s sports — a move that comes at a time the left pushes to allow biological males who say they are female to compete against – and with  – biological girls. “In Florida, girls and going to play girls sports and boys are going to play...
    Earlier this May, Republican Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee signed House Bill 1182, a deeply exclusionary and transphobic bathroom bill, into law. This law would require government facilities open to the public and businesses to post signs explicitly stating the establishment allows transgender folks to use the bathroom, changing room, or locker room that matches their gender identity. This would effectively...
    James O'Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, specialize in the production of deceptively edited videos to smear Democrats, progressives, and the media. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday invited serial conservative hoaxster James O'Keefe as a guest for the signing of a bill targeting technology companies. O'Keefe has spent...
    (CNN)Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a bill into law banning the use of so-called vaccine passports in the state.The law, which went into effect immediately, prohibits any government entity from issuing vaccine passports while blocking businesses from requiring any such documentation."I am supportive of a voluntary vaccine and by signing this bill into law, I am only...
    President Joe Biden made brief comments about hate crimes against Asian-Americans during his press conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in Friday, a day after he signed the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act into law. “Yesterday I had the honor of signing into law the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act, to help Americans of Asian descent from having to live in fear...
    Joe Biden's remarks at a Thursday White House signing ceremony for the COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act were briefly interrupted by a ringing cellphone belonging to one of his invited guests, prompting another unscripted presidential moment. The phone appeared to ring twice before being hastily silenced, but not before it caught his attention. "I don't know who's calling, but...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Less than one week after Texas lawmakers sent Senate Bill 8, known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, he signed it into law. “The life of every unborn child who has a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion,” proclaimed Governor Abbott during a Facebook Live event Wednesday morning. READ MORE:...
    Loading the player... The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre announced Friday that it had booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel a week after he signed a bill outlawing the teaching of some race and racism concepts in public schools. A statement from the commission did not indicate...
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams issued a sharp rebuke to Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyDetroit police chief planning GOP gubernatorial run against Whitmer Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Arizona governor to resume job-seeking requirements for unemployment benefits MORE (R) on Tuesday for signing into law legislation she...
     Seth Meyers tore into Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and the hosts of Fox & Friends following their exclusive coverage of him signing a new and controversial election bill into law. Fox News was the only outlet allowed to bring cameras to the venue where DeSantis, surrounded by cheering supporters, signed the bill and conducted an interview with Fox & Friends. Meyers sarcastically quipped...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland may soon be getting a new state song. A spokesperson says Gov. Larry Hogan plans on signing a bill nixing the song. READ MORE: The Fight For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics: Maryland Will Be 5th State To Ban Testing Makeup On Animals Earlier this year, state lawmakers successfully voted to repeal “Maryland, My Maryland,” after decades of...
    DeSantis is going to be awfully disappointed if a returning Trump squashes his own chances to be Republicanism's Dear Leader In the news today: While the hoped-for "herd immunity" is still in doubt, vaccinations are still expected to make serious headway against the COVID-19 pandemic within the next few months. But will Fox News let it happen? A U.S. Capitol...
    Governor Ron DeSantis delivers remarks during a roundtable discussion with theme park leaders about safety protocols and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, August 26, 2020.Joe Burbank | Orlando Sentinel | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed into law a sweeping election bill that has drawn accusations it will suppress voter turnout...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis barred all local media outlets besides Fox News for the signing of a voting bill Thursday. DeSantis spokeswoman Taryn Fenske told reporters that the bill signing was a “Fox exclusive,” according to the Sun Sentinal’s editorial writer Steve Bousquet. DeSantis signed the bill live on Fox News’ show “Fox & Friends.” NEW: News media is...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis barred all local media outlets besides Fox News for the signing of a voting bill Thursday. DeSantis spokeswoman Taryn Fenske told reporters that the bill signing was a “Fox exclusive,” according to the Sun Sentinal’s editorial writer Steve Bousquet. DeSantis signed the bill live on Fox News’ show “Fox & Friends.” NEW: News media is...
    Ron DeSantis. There’s sucking up to Donald Trump and then there’s this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took it to the next level on Thursday morning when he not only signed a voter suppression bill inspired by Trump’s election lies, he turned the event at which he signed the bill into a Fox News exclusive. And not just Fox News—specifically Trump’s favorite...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Reaction has been swift from Florida Democrats and the NAACP after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a controversial voting bill which includes stricter voter ID requirements for voting by mail, creates limits on who can pick up and return a voter’s ballot, and bans private funding for elections. Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released a statement that...
    After Republican Gov. Brian Kemp drew widespread outrage in March for signing Georgia’s controversial voter suppression law behind closed doors—an event that also saw the arrest of a Black lawmaker who knocked on them during the signing—it appears as though Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is ready to one-up him. According to local reports from Thursday morning, DeSantis prohibited the...
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Reporters were barred on Thursday from witnessing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisCDC: COVID-19 cases, deaths projected to drop sharply in mid-July What's really going on down in Georgia The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal MORE’s signing of a controversial elections bill, sparking outrage from journalists...
    Florida governor Ron DeSantis ended up going for pure showmanship as he gave Fox & Friends exclusive coverage of him signing a new elections bill into law. DeSantis’ office drew public outrage on Thursday morning when they froze reporters from covering the governor’s bill signing in West Palm Beach. Fox News was the only outlet allowed to bring cameras inside the...
    (CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday morning signed into law a controversial voting bill aimed at curbing access to mail-in voting in the state. In signing the bill during an appearance on "Fox & Friends," the Florida Republican highlighted provisions of the bill including stricter voter ID requirements for voting by mail, creating limits on who can pick up and...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is apparently giving Fox News exclusive media access to the signing of his new elections reform bill. DeSantis will sign the bill at an event at West Palm Beach set for Thursday morning. The purpose of the Republican-backed SB90 bill is to impose regulations on ballot drop boxes, restrict third-party voter registration organizations, and would...