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Vermont is the First State to Legislate Marijuana Legalization, But There’s A Catch
Marijuana

Vermont is the First State to Legislate Marijuana Legalization, But There’s A Catch

History was made when Vermont became the first state to legislate recreational marijuana legalization. The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled state House and Senate and signed by Republican Governor Phil Scott. Accomplishing legalization legislatively was always recognized as a more difficult endeavor. Entrenched incumbents, who had been elected in […]

The House Passed Justin Amash’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously
Criminal Justice

The House Passed Justin Amash’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously

Voice votes are usually reserved for amendments and legislation that is expected to received broad bipartisan support. Surprisingly, the method was just used for what was once a controversial subject. Congressman Justin Amash’s civil asset forfeiture reform amendment was passed by unanimous voice vote earlier this week. In an unexpected […]

Mitch McConnell Just Announced Senate Healthcare Bill Is Dead, Will Vote On Clean Repeal
Health

Mitch McConnell Just Announced Senate Healthcare Bill Is Dead, Will Vote On Clean Repeal

Following seven years of campaign promises, House Republican leadership proposed a secretly negotiated, lobbyist written monstrosity in the spring of 2017 that failed to even come up for a vote. The legislation was pulled, rewritten, and passed by the slimmest margin. Weeks passed while the Senate Republican leadership secretly negotiated […]