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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules City Violated Law in Cutting Police Budget

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on April 13 that the Norman City Council violated the state’s Open Meeting Act, or Sunshine Act, when it approved a budget that slashed $865,000 from police department funding in June last year, amid calls to “defund the police” spurred by social justice advocates in response to the May death […]

Pompeo Violated Ethics Rules While Secretary of State: Watchdog

Mike Pompeo, while secretary of state, improperly asked a political appointee to carry out personal tasks, a watchdog said in a report published Friday. Pompeo and his wife, Susan, made over 100 requests to employees in the State Department’s Office of the Secretary, including the unnamed appointee, for work of a personal nature, such as […]

Apple backs far-reaching emissions disclosure rules

FILE PHOTO: Lisa Jackson, Apple vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, speaks during an event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stephan Lam/File Photo April 15, 2021 (Corrects to “far-reaching” from “far-reading” in first paragraph) By Ross Kerber and Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Tuesday called for the […]

Analysis-With quick fixes, Biden’s agencies reverse Trump’s Wall Street-friendly rules

FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri April 12, 2021 By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden’s interim regulators are wasting no time unraveling Wall Street-friendly measures introduced under […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules State Shouldn’t Purge Thousands of Voters Who May Have Moved From Rolls

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, in siding with Democrats, ruled that the state should not purge voters from rolls after they were flagged as possibly having moved out of the state. The court’s 5-2 ruling (pdf) means about 69,000 people on the list of likely movers will not have their voter registrations deactivated. Republicans had sought to […]