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Gov. Pat McCrory says he’s still pushing for changes in HB2

Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday he’s still pushing lawmakers to make changes in House Bill 2 before they adjourn.

“That’s my goal,” McCrory told reporters after Friday’s debate against Democratic rival Roy Cooper. “My goal is to reverse the one part I think was wrong, that is, allowing people to sue for discrimination in state courts.”

The governor has asked lawmakers to amend the law, which sparked nationwide criticism by requiring transgender people to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender on their birth certificate in public facilities. One part of the law prohibits people from taking their anti-discrimination claims to state court.

Read more here: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/10025/gov-mccrory-says-pushing-changes

He shouldn't have signed the bill into law!

The facts about what Roy Cooper, Pat McCrory said about education in debate

In their first debate, North Carolina’s candidates for governor criticized each other over House Bill 2, taxes, a toll road project near Charlotte and more.

Education, though, was the part of the relatively short debate that saw some of strongest attacks and boldest claims by Roy Cooper and Pat McCrory, as well as some of the biggest audience applause.

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Pat McCrory and teacher pay

Republican Gov. McCrory said that North Carolina teachers have done well under GOP leadership, especially lately.

“We’ve given the largest teacher pay raise in the United States of America,” he said.

Read more: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/10024/facts-roy-cooper-mccrory-said

Clinton campaign announces eight figure ad buy in North Carolina

In addition, the Priorities USA super Pac for Clinton is reserving $9 million in time for ad buys. A positive sign that Clinton is prepared to whip up on Trump!

http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/10023/clinton-campaign-coming-out-round

Clinton campaign coming out with new round of NC TV ads

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Saturday plans to announce another round of North Carolina TV ads, her second of the general election campaign.

Campaign officials did not release the cost of the latest buy. Spokesman Andrew Bates put the cost of the first at “eight figures.”

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Priorities USA, a super PAC backing Clinton, earlier announced it was reserving $9 million in time for ads on her behalf.

http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/10023/clinton-campaign-coming-out-round

New York News - 6/25/2016

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The purpose of the site is to provide a free service that aggregates news about political and non-political issues that may be of interest to Democrats. Notices of updates are provided as a courtesy within the state groups.


Stonewall Inn Named National Monument, a First for the Gay Rights Movement

Cuomo Expands H.I.V. Benefits in New York City

Espaillat Emerges From Rangel’s Shadow, but Finds Another Familiar Foe

NYC Failed to Test for Lead in Water at Day Care Centers, Audit Says

Bill to require cops to be retrained in CPR every two years stalls in Senate for fifth straight year

Former call girl ‘embarrassed’ about her mile-high tryst with two NYPD cops on a private jet

$54M in debt an obstacle to potential Dowling College deal

Cops bust drug operation inside Brooklyn candy shop

Malverne pastor steps down

Bernie Sanders' 2nd stop in Syracuse less about him, more about 'political revolution'

Sanders urges Albany supporters to pursue change

Governor announces response to honeybee health crisis

Indian Point is shut down for a weld leak

Public Employees Federation vice president is ordered back to her state job

DiNapoli audit finds homeless shelter issues statewide

Cuomo signs anti-heroin bills

Cuomo signs omnibus ‘zombie properties’ bill

Schneiderman ends Jimmy John’s non-compete clause

NY legislative session creates plenty of winners and losers

PAC Backing Hillary Clinton to Run $10.5 Million in Ads in Pennsylvania

A “super PAC” supporting Hillary Clinton will begin a $10.5 million advertising blitz in Pennsylvania, a crucial battleground state that Donald J. Trump is seeking to win by appealing to white working-class voters.

The wave of spending will begin on July 5 and run through Election Day, in the markets around Philadelphia, Scranton and Pittsburgh. The ad campaign brings the full amount that the PAC, Priorities USA, has reserved on television against Mr. Trump to $117.5 million, according to the group’s spokesman, Justin Barasky.

“This morning Donald Trump cheered a potential economic collapse because it would be good for his bottom line and compared running a country to running a golf course,” Mr. Barasky said, adding that the group was “determined” to keep him from becoming president.

With Pennsylvania added to its list, Priorities will be advertising in nine states. Mr. Trump has yet to air a general election ad, and the super PACs supporting him have not been running spots in battleground states.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/us/politics/priorities-usa-hillary-clinton-ad-campaign.html

Pennsylvania News - 6/25/2016

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To Pa. towns, Philly wage levy a taxing matter

Bill would extend coverage for Philly paramedics, EMTs

ACLU sues Philly over DNC permit denial

Pitt to build domed field for lacrosse and soccer

Food stamp time limit affects about 10,000 Pennsylvanians

Pa. sets guidelines for medical marijuana from outside state

Kathleen Kane's office waits nearly two years to disclose $1.77 million seizure

Stop hanging up on governor, Pennsylvania employees are told

61 computers stolen from Nanticoke High School

Five sentenced on federal tax charges

Iraq War vet denied therapy due to HIV, lawsuit alleges

Gov. Wolf upbeat about passing 2016-17 budget

Amish in disbelief over parents accused of 'gifting' girl

ETA: PAC Backing Hillary Clinton to Run $10.5 Million in Ads in Pennsylvania

Insurer limits device options for diabetics who use pumps

Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn't happy with her insulin pump and finally switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health insurer is pushing her to go back.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. has made a deal with device maker Medtronic that will slash options for diabetics who use the portable pumps, which costs thousands of dollars. The move has angered Rodenberg-Lewis and others who will be limited to three pump choices instead of nine.

Health insurers, big employers and other bill payers have been trying for years to rein in costs and improve care by steering clients to certain doctors and hospitals. They've also restricted options for some prescriptions and lined up deals for smaller-ticket items like diabetes test strips or items patients don't chose, like heart stents.

Limiting choice for medical equipment that a patient usually selects is uncharted territory. UnitedHealth rivals Aetna and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem say they haven't done this. But experts say it could become more common.

Read more: http://triblive.com/business/headlines/10688617-74/pumps-insurer-patients

This Catnip Wine Lets Your Cat Be Your New Drinking Buddie





You know how it is. You get home late. It’s been a stressful day at the office. All you want to do is unwind with a bottle of wine. But you’ve got nobody to drink it with. You only have a cat. And cats don’t drink wine. Right? Wrong! Well, sort of.

Take a look at this catnip wine to see what I’m talking about. That’s right. Catnip wine. It’s made by Colorado-based Apollo Peak and it comes in two varieties – MosCATo and Pinot Meow, both of which are available in 8 “Meownce” bottles. The wine is non-alcoholic of course, but it does at least contain catnip, so you might want to be the designated driver should you and your cat decide to share a bottle.

As it says on the Apollo Peak website: “Why Drink Alone?! We have labored intensively to develop a non-alcoholic, catnip-based wine just for your furry feline friends…it’s a satisfying blend for cats of all ages.”

More info: Apollo Peak

http://www.boredpanda.com/catnip-wine-for-cats-apollo-peak/

New Jersey News - 6/24/2016

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The purpose of the site is to provide a free service that aggregates news about political and non-political issues that may be of interest to Democrats. Notices of updates are provided as a courtesy within the state groups.


Your forced contribution to Christie's campaign may have been illegal

Jersey companies sued in psychic operation to pay Iowa $45K

Lautenberg's widow completes his legacy

N.J. Supreme Court: Allow worker's testimony in East Orange sex harassment case

N.J. lawmakers ready to finally override a Christie veto next week, Republicans say

$75k settlement given to man allegedly called 'boy' and 'monkey'

Christie vetoes bill requiring diversity training for N.J. police officers

$15 minimum wage approaching final legislative passage

N.J. lawmakers move forward on $34.8B state budget

N.J. Dems push through 23-cent gas tax hike

New nominees named for long vacant N.J. Civil Service Commission

Senate committee OKs N.J. welfare grant hike

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't have to reveal criteria for tiered insurance plan, court says

Massive real estate auction nets Atlantic City $1.7 million

Camden County courthouse remains closed

Judge drops swastika charges if student enlists in Marines
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