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Support for the governor’s proposed tax is tepid, but it’s there.
Under the proposed law, it would take those who volunteer 14 days to retain their right to a firearm.
Some projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.
A lack of state funding has put the squeeze on a number of organizations throughout the state.
One bill would discourage conversation therapy, while the other would encourage equitable treatment for elderly members of the LGTBQ community.
Five firearm bills go before state lawmakers.
Bills on pay equity, gay conversion therapy, gun regulation, and voting rights are all on the “to do” list.
The bill’s sponsor says that it includes religious protections and does not discourage families from seeking non-medical therapy.
The bill is at least partially in response to an August incident in which 30,000 Atlantic salmon escaped.
The bill would aim to restore salmon while cutting down on toxins and noise pollution.
Hearings for all the bills are scheduled for Monday morning.
One bill would allow more local control over elections. Another would extend voter registration.
The DISCLOSE Act would require nonprofits to reveal their biggest donors.