Tuesday - June 25, 2019
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North Carolina Democratic Party: WRAL Editorial - 'Moore, Berger Flat-Out Wrong. Compromise, Expand Medicaid Now'
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- The North Carolina Democratic Party issued the following news, dated June 21:

The WRAL editorial board, like the majority of North Carolinians, has had enough of Sen. Phil Berger and Speaker Tim Moore's "cruelty and thoughtlessness" in refusing to compromise with Governor Cooper and expand Medicaid now. As the editorial notes, Republican leadership's four points of objection to Medicaid expansion are "wrong and misleading."

Dan Forest also objects to expansion, and has cited the myth that there is no guarantee of continued federal funding as the basis for his ... Show Full Article

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Issues Statement on Special Election in House District 85
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 24 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following statement:

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Jennifer Rager-Kay as the Democratic Party's candidate for the special election in the 85th House District which will be held on August 20, 2019.

"We are proud to nominate Jennifer Rager-Kay as our candidate for the 85th House District.

"Democrats need to compete everywhere in order to win, and Jennifer is a great candidate to win this seat.

"As an active and involved member of her community, Jennifer knows what kind of representation the people ... Show Full Article

N.J. Assembly Passes Downey, Benson Bill Aiming to Reduce Drunk Driving Offenses Revamps DUI Penalties, Encourages Use of Interlock Devices
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 24 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news:

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- Bill Also Sets Provisions for Drivers Operating Vehicles under the Influence of a Narcotic, Hallucinogenic, or Habit-Producing Drug

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Revamping New Jersey's driving under the influence (DUI) penalties to deter repeat drunk driving offenses, the Assembly voted 75-2-0 on Thursday to pass bipartisan legislation that will focus state law more heavily on the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) as a preventative measure.

The bill (A-2089) is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey and ... Show Full Article

N.J. Assembly Democrats Tucker, Mukherji, Timberlake Bill to Provide In-State Tuition Rates to Certain Veterans Passes Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 24 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news:

Looking to reduce higher education expenses for veterans, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Raj Mukherji and Britnee Timberlake to expand eligibility for educational assistance passed the full Assembly Thursday, 76-0-0.

The bill (A-5390) conforms to federal law to broaden the definition of a "covered individual" under the New Jersey Tuition Equality for America's Military (NJTEAM) Act.

If signed into law, in-state tuition rates would apply to veterans living in New Jersey and attending ... Show Full Article

N.J. Assembly Democrats Mosquera, Reynolds-Jackson, Wimberly Bill Creating Interactive Database, Map Illustrating Foreclosures in New Jersey Becomes Law
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 24 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news:

As part of a comprehensive effort to solve New Jersey's residential foreclosure crisis, a bill requiring the Department of Community Affairs to create a database featuring an interactive map that graphically illustrates foreclosed properties in New Jersey was signed into law by the Governor on Monday.

The law (A-5000) is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester), Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Hunterdon, Mercer), and Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) who released the following ... Show Full Article

N.J Assembly Members McKeon, Vainieri Huttle, Speight Bill to Require Longer Continuation of Health Coverage for Children Approved by Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 24 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news:

As part of a 12-bill legislative package introduced in the Assembly to safeguard residents from federal changes to the Affordable Care Act, legislation (A-5501) sponsored by Assembly members John McKeon (D-Essex), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Shanique Speight (D-Essex) to ensure families are able to provide older children healthcare benefits under their health insurance plan cleared the full Assembly Thursday, 72-0.

The sponsors issued a joint statement on the advancement of the bill:

"With ... Show Full Article

Arizona Democratic Party: McSally Bemoans 'The Swamp.' But She's Part of the Problem in DC
PHOENIX, Arizona, June 24 -- The Arizona Democratic Party issued the following news release:

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally today tweeted a photo of her aerial approach into Washington, D.C., with a presumably-tongue-in-cheek caption: "Back to the Swamp." But the truth is, Martha McSally is a major contributor to Washington's corporate special interest corruption.

Here's a look at a few of Martha McSally's top Swamp Moments:

* Voting -- repeatedly -- to increase health care costs and gut coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions -- Everyone remembers McSally's infamous ... Show Full Article