Mississippi lawmakers have voted to approve House and Senate versions of resolutions in support of State Sovereignty. The House adopted its resolution on a vote of 80-30 after two hours of debate – and it was altered to specify that the resolution shouldn’t be interpreted as an official stance against voting rights. The Senate adopted its own resolution, 25-18, after about an hour and a half. The sponsors of the Mississippi resolutions were Republicans or conservative Democrats.Details
On May 5, 2009, fourteen influential Senators and Representatives from eight states recently organized and made a Joint Announcement of passage of their respective statesâ€™ rights resolutions. The Announcement invites governors and state representatives throughout the nation to join them in furthering the statesâ€™ rights movement on a coordinated, multi-state level of participation.Details
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that the time is right to debate legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California.
The governor’s comments were made as support grows nationwide for relaxing pot laws and only days after a poll found that for the first time a majority of California voters back legal marijuana.Details