(The Center Square) – Florida’s proposed "Combating Public Disorder Act" is one step away from House approval and transfer to the Senate, where the controversial “anti-mob” bill is likely to be adopted and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis before the 2021 legislative session adjourns in May.
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(The Center Square) – The nation’s high court is set to hear oral arguments over two voting issues that originated in Arizona but could spur significant changes nationwide.
Bedrock Bee can only watch as the garden he helped plant at the epicenter of Richmond’s racial justice movement last year fades. • An 8-foot-tall fence stands between him and the land, informally renamed Marcus-David Peters Circle for a Black high school teacher fatally shot, while in a mental health crisis, by a Richmond police officer. • The state erected the barrier a month ago last week in the name of progress toward racial justice, preparing for the removal of the last Confederate statue standing on Monument Avenue. In the process, it shut Bee out of a space Black and brown people had reclaimed for healing.
(The Center Square) – With plans to include a $15 minimum wage in President Joe Biden administration’s COVID-19 recovery proposal quashed by rules procedures, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced his own wage hike.