Legislators from California seemingly ignored the strict travel advisory during the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases surge nationwide and travelled to Maui for the Independent Voter Project’s annual policy conference. More than half a dozen California lawmakers are among the 50 people attending a policy conference at the Fairmont Kea LaniContinue Reading

California Senator and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein has drawn the ire of NARAL Pro-Choice America prompting the organization to call for her replacement after she was apparently kind to Judge Amy Coney Barrett during questioning over her nomination to the Supreme Court this week. NARALContinue Reading

A new coalition of Florida business owners and executives – from retailers, manufacturers and cleaning companies to realtors, resorts and restaurants – released a statement today supporting Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the minimum wage, starting in Sept. 2021, to $15 by 2026. Business leaders, who continue to signContinue Reading

Most overseas service members vote by mail, their ballots will arrive after Election Day, and their votes could significantly impact the November 3 election results. That’s according to a study released today by Count Every Hero, a cross-partisan campaign to ensure all service members’ votes are counted before election winners are declared. “ThereContinue Reading

The Libertarian Party announced recently that the campaign of Dr. Jo Jorgensen for president and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen for vice president has met all states’ ballot-access requirements, putting the ticket officially on the ballot in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. This marks the fifth time the LibertarianContinue Reading

The Voter Protection Corps announced Friday that, working in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, they have released the most comprehensive data to date outlining the risk factor of 745 counties in eight states for poll worker shortages. The update identifies 485 counties across eight battleground states that are at highContinue Reading

In this exclusive interview, News Talk’s Brandon Jones talks to Mike Perotti, a candidate for Hillborough County 13th Judicial Circuit Attorney General. Perotti discusses growing up the Tampa, being a “homegrown candidate,” his career path and working towards solutions. He also discusses policing, recent protests and decisions made by AndrewContinue Reading

On Friday, Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Thomas Massie (KY-04) introduced H.Res.1175, a resolution that defends the freedom of the press, noting that newsgathering activities and news organizations ability to acquire and publish information are protected under the First Amendment. The resolution calls for the United States to drop allContinue Reading

VoteSafe and RESOLVE, two nonpartisan organizations committed to ensuring safe and secure elections for the American people, have come together to announce an initiative to support safe, in-person voting. The organizations are parting together to secure personal protective equipment (PPE) to election officials, poll workers, volunteers, and voters for the upcoming U.S.Continue Reading

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis  announced new legislation to stop violent assemblies and protect law enforcement. The proposed legislation, the “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act,” creates new criminal offenses and increases penalties for those who target law enforcement and participate in violent or disorderly assemblies. “Our rightContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Today, at The Birchwood hotel in St. Petersburg, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state will move to Phase 3 of his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan” for Re-Opening Florida, including allowing restaurants to operate at full capacity, effective immediately. There will no longer be operational limitations enforced by the State ofContinue Reading

Senate Democrats filibusters the COVID $300 billion virus relief bill designed to extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, funding for schools and liability protections for businesses and health care facilities. The bill was defeated in a 52-47 vote, not meeting the 60 needed to break the Democratic filibuster, with oneContinue Reading

Earlier this month, U.S. Senator and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 4432, the Support Children Having Open Opportunities for Learning (SCHOOL) Act to provide parents and students with much-needed flexibility and options regarding K-12 education. U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) hasContinue Reading

This week, the National Rifle Association (NRA) gave frontrunner Amanda Makki the highest rating a non-incumbent candidate can get in an election cycle. “As a concealed carry permit holder, and a strict interpreter of the Constitution, I fully support our Second Amendment rights. The NRA has just given me andContinue Reading

The small village of some 2,000 people, Plymouth, Ohio, has seen marijuana decriminalized recently with the Libertarian mayor being the deciding vote. The ordinance passed in a 4-3 vote thanks to a vote from Mayor Cassaundra Fryman (L). Mayor Fryman, who introduced the ordinance, said in her impassioned speech toContinue Reading

On Thursday, U.S. Senator and Senate Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee chairman Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 4487, the Pandemic Pay-For Act, as he continued his efforts to make the federal government a more responsible steward of the American people’s money. “If the federal government truly wantsContinue Reading