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C-Span: Race Relations and Police Accountability

A former police chief, and state legislators representing districts where racial tensions with police had been the focus of news events during the past few years, talked about race relations and police accountability.

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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 Why Texas Is the Most Dangerous U.S. State to Have a Baby
    Why Texas Is the Most Dangerous U.S. State to Have a Baby A few years ago, after more than two decades as a gynecologist taking care of low-income women in Texas, Lisa Hollier began to see something unexpected and disturbing. The number of maternal deaths -- women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or the first few postpartum weeks -- was spiking. The numbers…
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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 Ricketts Vetoes Bill To Restore Voting Rights to Felons Sooner
    Ricketts Vetoes Bill To Restore Voting Rights to Felons Sooner The governor is headed for a showdown with state lawmakers over felon voting rights.  Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a measure Thursday that restores the voting rights of felons immediately after they complete their sentences. Continue reading.
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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 Facing a Financial Squeeze, Hospitals Nationwide Are Cutting Jobs
    Facing a Financial Squeeze, Hospitals Nationwide Are Cutting Jobs Hospitals nationwide are cutting jobs amid a whirlwind of financial pressures — and sharp fears about the direction Republicans will steer health care policy.  Just in the past month, hospitals in 10 states, from Kentucky to Minnesota to New Mexico, have made public plans for staff reductions. Continue reading.
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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 Maine Lawmakers Considering Bills to Lower Drug Costs
    Maine Lawmakers Considering Bills to Lower Drug Costs State lawmakers are considering two bills that would lower the cost of prescription drugs in Maine by requiring state agencies to pay the same or lower prices than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The bills were submitted by Houlton Sen. Michael Carpenter, who said one of the bills, LD…
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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 In the Elusive Search for Affordable Housing, Clues Emerge
    In the Elusive Search for Affordable Housing, Clues Emerge Los Angeles has some of the most expensive housing in the United States. The median price of a new home in the city is more than nine times median household income. That makes L.A. one of the 10 least affordable markets for homeowners in the world, let alone the nation.…
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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 Shakespeare and Sexting: Reconsidering Penalties for Teen Sexual Activity
    Shakespeare and Sexting: Reconsidering Penalties for Teen Sexual Activity More than 20 years ago, when Russell Foster was 19 and his girlfriend Amber was 15, Montana’s laws tore them apart, sending Russell to prison for four years for having sex with a minor.  Their story mostly has a happy ending. They reunited when Russell got out of prison. They’re…
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  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 NBCSL Holds Spring Executive Committee and CRT Meetings in Baltimore
    NBCSL Holds Spring Executive Committee and CRT Meetings in Baltimore On Saturday, April 25, 2015, NBCSL President, Senator Catherine Pugh and the 2015-2017 Executive Officers, as well as the Corporate Round Table, held meetings at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore. A Friday evening reception at the Reginald F. Lewis African American Heritage Museum preceded the Saturday meetings. After the…
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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Legislative Quarterly: Spring 2015
    Legislative Quarterly: Spring 2015 On Friday, February 6, 2015, the inaugural reception and swearing-in of NBCSL President, Senator Catherine Pugh and the Executive Officers was held.
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  • Reducing Tobacco Use Among African Americans
    Reducing Tobacco Use Among African Americans Background According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African Americans approximately made up 12 percent of the 46 million adult smokers in 2008.   In particular, menthol cigarette use is disproportionately high among African Americans with nearly 84 percent of black smokers aged 12 years or older report…
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  • Fighting for Financial Security
    Fighting for Financial Security Background A study conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2013 found that 9.6 million households were unbanked.  The highest of which were found among non-Asian minorities, lower-income households, younger households, and unemployed households.  For people of color being unbanked (having no bank accounts) or underbanked (having bank…
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  • NBCSL Members Fighting for Safer School Environments
    NBCSL Members Fighting for Safer School Environments Representative Greg Porter (IN) attends signing of his anti-bullying legislation by Governor Mike Pence. Background Once cast off as a rite of passage or common behavior, the act of bullying can have lasting effects on a student’s academic achievement and emotional and physical health. Bullying can also lead to long-term…
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  • Justice for the Scottsboro Boys
    Justice for the Scottsboro Boys Background In March of 1931, nine Black teens aged 13 to 19 boarded a train in Scottsboro, Alabama. Their names were Olen Montgomery, Clarence Norris, Haywood Patterson, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Charlie Weems, Eugene Williams, Andy Wright and Roy Wright. When a fight broke out, these young boys were arrested…
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