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Florida Felons Regain Voting Rights, But How Many Can Actually Pass the Hurdles, Then Register, and Finally Vote?

All fines must be paid. Voters in Florida gave the potential right to vote back to over one million felons--that is, people convicted of felony crimes, which can include a theft that amounts to as little as $.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 8th, 2018

raceAhead: Florida is Poised To Restore Voting Rights For Former Felons

raceAhead: Florida is Poised To Restore Voting Rights For Former Felons.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 6th, 2018

On Election Day 2018, Florida’s 1.4 Million Felons Could Regain the Right to Vote

The state currently bars anyone with a felony record from voting. With Election Day just a week away, there remain millions of citizens across the U.S. who are.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 30th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Florida to gain 1.4 million voters if felon measure passes

Florida voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to restore voting rights for an estimated 1.4 million people with felony records, and supporters of the measure are already mobilizing ahead of the 2020 presidential election to urge this group to vote......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 30th, 2018

McConnell Blocked the Senate From Voting on a Spending Bill Without Wall Funding

The Senate Majority Leader has said he won't allow any bill the president won't sign pass the chamber. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a vote on Democrat spending bills that would reopen parts of th.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 10th, 2019

Palm Beach County"s Voting Machines Overheat, Forcing Another Recount Of 175,000 Votess

The vote counting situation in Florida's Palm.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 14th, 2018

1.5 Million Floridians Will Have Their Voting Rights Restored as Amendment 4 Passes

Florida was one of three states that barred anyone who has committed a felony from voting. Election Day 2018 is behind us, but it assured that at least one thing will be very different in 2020: the number of eligible voters in Florida. On.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 7th, 2018

How voting rights in America have changed over time

The 2018 midterm elections are just a week away, and millions of Americans are expected to head to the polls to exercise their right to vote. Voting is one of America's most .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 30th, 2018

Plant Vogtle"s fate finally decided in latest vote

After five extensions to a voting deadline, Oglethorpe Power finally joined in with the other owners of Plant Vogtle and voted to continue construction on the nuclear power plant that has drastically ballooned in price since construction began in 20.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 26th, 2018

Key Words: Ron DeSantis slammed for telling voters not to ‘monkey it up’ and vote for his black gubernatorial opponent in Florida

Donald Trump-backed Rep. Ron DeSantis, fresh off his win in Florida’s GOP primary on Tuesday, issued a warning about voting for his Democratic gubernatorial opponent Andrew Gillum that some are calling a “racist dog whistle.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 29th, 2018

NY moves toward major voting reforms

The state Legislature plans to pass a suite of electoral reforms next week that Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports, including early voting, preregistration of 16- and 17-year-olds and consolidation of state... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 15th, 2019

Market Extra: Why traders are bracing for a volatile British pound ahead of vote on May’s Brexit plan

British pound traders are gearing up for a potentially volatile week as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is finally bringing her Brexit deal to a vote in Parliament on Tuesday, Jan. 15......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 11th, 2019

Ten House Republicans vote to reopen national parks, EPA

The House passed a spending bill Friday to reopen the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and other shuttered federal offices, with 10 Republicans voting for t.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 11th, 2019

On Women’s Rights, Uneven Progress in the Middle East

When Saudi Arabia finally allowed women to drive in June 2018, pioneers hit the roads and celebrated the end of a notorious restriction on the freedom of half the country’s population. At the same time, rights campaigners were drawing attention t.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 11th, 2019

House Democrats to Introduce a Massive Voting Rights and Anti-Corruption Bill

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls it dead on arrival. In a move to take the ethics high ground, House Democrats, under newly re-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), will int.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 4th, 2019

U.S. Congress will not pass self-driving car bill in 2018: senators

The U.S. Congress will not vote on a bill to speed the introduction of self-driving cars before it adjourns for the year, a blow to companies like General Motors Co and Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit, key senators said on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 19th, 2018

U.S. Congress will not pass self-driving car bill in 2018: aides

The U.S. Congress will not vote on a bill to speed the introduction of self-driving cars before it adjourns for the year, a blow to companies like General Motors Co and Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit, congressional aides said on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 19th, 2018

Capitol Report: Retiring lawmakers may not show up for vote to avoid shutdown | Guatemalan girl likely died of sepsis shock in border-patrol custody

Even if President Donald Trump embraces a deal that avoids a partial government shutdown this week, House Republican leaders reportedly do not know whether they will have the votes to pass it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 17th, 2018

UK ETFs in Focus as Prime Minister Postpones Brexit Voting

On Dec 10, May opted to delay the significant vote on Brexit deal to avoid a severe defeat in Parliament, putting U.K. ETF.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytDec 12th, 2018

Deutsche Bank Raises Odds That UK Government Will Collapse

Shortly before the first headlines claiming that the conservatives' 1922 Committee had finally reached the 48-letter threshold to call a no confidence vote in Theresa May hit the tape, Deutsche Bank analyst.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 12th, 2018

U.S. securities regulator should demand more voting disclosure from fund managers: official

The U.S. securities regulator should consider imposing stricter disclosure requirements on institutional fund managers relating to how they vote in corporate elections, a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official said on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 6th, 2018