Migration Study Shows Big Cities Continue Losing Population

Americans In The First Quarter Of 2021 Continued Their 2020 Pattern Of Moving From Expensive, Densely Populated Areas To Warmer, More Tax-Affordable States, According To A New Study From Updater Technologies.

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Gun Control Lobbying Spending Rises As Biden Calls To End Mass Shootings

Lobbying Spending By Gun Control Groups Rose In The First Quarter Of 2021 Compared To The Same Period Last Year As A Return To Frequent Mass Shootings Turned Up The Pressure For Anti-Gun Violence Legislation.

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8 States Have Enacted Laws Limiting Governors’ Emergency Powers Since Pandemic Onset

Since March 2020, 10 Bills In Eight States Have Been Signed Into Law That Are Aimed At Increasing Legislative Oversight Of Governors’ Emergency Powers.

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March Madness 2021: These Schools Have The Most Lobbying Power

Only One College Takes Home The Trophy In March Madness, But The Entire Higher Education Industry Was A Big Winner In Democrats’ Stimulus Package. The American Rescue Plan Provides Nearly $40 Billion In Aid To Colleges And Universities, More Than Either Of The Two Previous Stimulus Bills.

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Almost A Year Ago, California Became The First State To Issue A Stay-At-Home Order

One Year Ago, As The Novel Coronavirus Spread Across The Country, California Became The First State To Order Residents To Stay Home Unless Engaged In Essential Activities.

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Cutting Health Care Budgets Will Make Recession Worse For Working Women – And Everyone Else Too

One Of The Biggest Challenges We Have In Politics & Public Policy Is That People Work On A Narrow Range Of Issues Or Even Just One Issue. Reporters Have Beats, Lawmakers Have Committee Assignments. Subject Matter Experts Usually Work In Just One Discipline. Interest Groups Have, Well, Their, Interests. When The Champions Of A Single Issue Pursue Their Own Interests To The Exclusion Of Everything Else, Specialization Becomes The Enemy Of Good Policy.

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Florida Trump Supporters Form Two ‘Patriot Parties’ To ‘Get The Attention’ Of GOP

According To A January Poll, 70% Of Republicans Would Consider Joining A New “Patriot Party” Led By Former President Trump. But Supporters Are Not Waiting For Trump To Establish One – Several States Are Forming Their Own “Patriot Party” Derivatives.

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Western Voters Increasingly Concerned About Wildfires & Support Conservation Efforts

According To A Survey Of Eight Mountain West States, Voters Are Worried For The Future Of Nature And Agreed Their Respective States Should Still Fund Conservation Efforts Despite Budget Concerns.

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National Park Service Requires All Employees & Visitors To Wear Masks

The National Park Service Has Implemented A Mask Mandate For All Employees And Visitors Of National Parks, In Line With Biden’s Executive Order Mandating Masks On Federal Properties.

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