A new California DMV report shows that unlicensed drivers -- most of whom are illegal immigrants -- are nearly three times as likely to cause a fatal crash, adding fuel to the debate over whether illegal immigrants should be eligible for licenses.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
January 16, 2013
President Barack Obama announced that the District’s politically charged license plates will be placed on all presidential limousines this weekend, a move city leaders have been waiting on for four years.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
January 16, 2013
After 78 days, a bitter lobbying blitz by Northeastern lawmakers and a tongue-lashing from Gov. Chris Christie, the U.S. House approved $50.7 billion in emergency aid to rebuild in the aftermath of the worst storm to ever sweep through New Jersey.
Following in Wyoming lawmakers' footsteps, a Texas state lawmaker is looking to push his “Firearms Protection Act,” which would prevent any Congressional or Executive act banning or restricting so-called assault firearms and extended clips from affecting the state.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a high-profile speech in Washington, D.C., in support of overhauling immigration laws but sidestepping questions about his future once his mayoral term ends.
Source: Charlotte Observer | North Carolina |
January 14, 2013
After first indicating it would grant driver’s licenses to young illegal immigrants who received deferrals from deportation, the state now says it won't allow them to drive until the agency is legally required to do so. North Carolina joins Arizona, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska in denying driver’s licenses to deferred action recipients, while other states such as California, Texas and Florida are allowing the licenses.
This year promises a flurry of new voter ID legislation across the country as well as reignited court battles in states where the laws were blocked last year and a Supreme Court ruling on part of the Voting Rights Act.
The proposal by the U.S. Justice Department demands the state stop slicing in-home nursing services for frail youngsters, stop ignoring the requests of family doctors who treat disabled children and stop sending hundreds of children to geriatric nursing homes.