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California Senate Rejects Involuntary Servitude Amendment

California Senate Rejects Involuntary Servitude Amendment

A proposal aimed at removing the last remnant of slavery from California law failed to pass the state Senate on Thursday after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration warned it could cost taxpayers billions of dollars by forcing the state to pay prisoners a $15-per-hour minimum wage.Read more

Andrew Gillum, Once a Florida Governor Candidate, Indicted

Andrew Gillum, Once a Florida Governor Candidate, Indicted

Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor, has been indicted on 21 federal charges including conspiracy and wire fraud for funneling donations through third parties back to himself for personal use, prosecutors said Wednesday.Read more

Biden to Call for 3-Month Suspension of Gas and Diesel Taxes

Biden to Call for 3-Month Suspension of Gas and Diesel Taxes

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year.Read more

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