Michigan lawmaker aims to ban ‘vaccine passports’

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square8 hrs ago (The Center Square) – One Republican aims to ban “vaccine passports” in a package expected to be introduced Wednesday. The governors of Florida, Texas, Utah, and Idaho have passed legislation or executive orders prohibiting the use of vaccine passports, while a Minnesota bill aims to do theContinue reading “Michigan lawmaker aims to ban ‘vaccine passports’”

Ducey signs gun sanctuary bill into law in Arizona

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Apr 7, 2021 (The Center Square) – Arizona is now a Second Amendment sanctuary state.  In signing House Bill 2111, Gov. Doug Ducey made Arizona the fifth state to enact a law saying local police may not help the federal government enforce any federal edict that runs afoul of theContinue reading “Ducey signs gun sanctuary bill into law in Arizona”

Kansas senator proposes legislation to limit placement of wind turbines

Kimberly James | The Center Square contributor 15 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Kansas state Sen. Mike Thompson is proposing legislation that would limit the placement of wind turbines in rural areas. Thompson, chairman of the State Senate Utilities Committee, fears that improper placement could cause property values to fall and impose on ruralContinue reading “Kansas senator proposes legislation to limit placement of wind turbines”

Poll: Majority of Michigan voters favor ballot proposal to restrict governor’s emergency powers

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square Apr 7, 2021 (The Center Square) – A poll released Tuesday by Michigan Rising Action (MRA), a Lansing-based organization dedicated to advancing conservative principles, asserts Michigan strongly supports a ballot proposal to limit the use of gubernatorial emergency powers. MRA commissioned the poll from Marketing Resource Group, which conducted research betweenContinue reading “Poll: Majority of Michigan voters favor ballot proposal to restrict governor’s emergency powers”

Indiana legislature passes bill to protect monuments, religious statues, withholds funds from cities that allow their destruction

By Margaret Menge | The Center Square contributor 15 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The Indiana General Assembly passed a bill today allowing the state to withhold money from cities that fail to protect monuments and memorials from vandalism and destruction. The bill, authored by Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, lays out a new stateContinue reading “Indiana legislature passes bill to protect monuments, religious statues, withholds funds from cities that allow their destruction”

Don’t Let Go When a Loved One is in A State of Addiction

by Jennifer Rubino Champion   For some time now, I have been angry, yes angry at someone I love because they have retreated backwards into their drug addiction. I have watched them as they physically morph back into the thin, unhealthy person they were before. They drop off the radar and never appear at church; they neverContinue reading “Don’t Let Go When a Loved One is in A State of Addiction”

Indiana legislator pushes for ban on vaccine passports, says they pave the way for ‘atrocities’

By Margaret Menge | The Center Square contributor 15 hrs ago (The Center Square) – A state representative warned his colleagues this week that vaccine passports, if not quickly outlawed in Indiana, will be used to divide and segregate people and create serious economic disparities. “We refuse to be subject to conditions like those inContinue reading “Indiana legislator pushes for ban on vaccine passports, says they pave the way for ‘atrocities’”

Judge denies Pritzker motion to dismiss challenge to COVID-19 orders

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square 14 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s motion to dismiss a challenge from Geneva restaurant FoxFire to the governor’s executive orders has been denied. For more than a year, Pritzker has had executive orders leveling blanket restrictions and closures on restaurants across the state to slowContinue reading “Judge denies Pritzker motion to dismiss challenge to COVID-19 orders”

Counselor’s Corner: When People Violate Your Boundaries

by stephanie reck   Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits. We have all had people in our lives that have violated our boundaries, whether it’s a family memberContinue reading “Counselor’s Corner: When People Violate Your Boundaries”

Additional self-serve options now available for Michigan Secretary of State offices, kiosks

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 21 hrs ago (The Center Square) – One positive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for Michiganders is they shouldn’t have to wait hours standing in line to make a minor change at the Secretary of State’s office.  Michiganders can renew their standard and enhanced driver’s licenses and state identificationContinue reading “Additional self-serve options now available for Michigan Secretary of State offices, kiosks”

Texas joins growing list of states to ban ‘vaccine passports’

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor 15 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Texas is the latest U.S. state to ban “vaccine passport” requirements. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state and local governments and agencies from implementing such requirement. The order prohibits the state from refusing service to individuals basedContinue reading “Texas joins growing list of states to ban ‘vaccine passports’”

Take No Offence

by Chris Gambrell   In today’s world, we seem to offend people rather easily. We’ve possibly offended or hurt someone’s feelings, whether it was intentional or not; sadly, people sometimes say and do things that are careless, blunt, insensitive or even mean-spirited. While we can’t control the intentions or behavior of others, we can determine how weContinue reading “Take No Offence”

Brandtjen expects new legislation to deal with election non-profit loopholes

Benjamin Yount / The Center Square contributor Mar 31, 2021 (The Center Square) – Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, said Wisconsin will likely need several new laws to prevent outside nonprofits from exploiting loopholes in the state’s laws. “What we heard from the Wisconsin Elections Commission was that we don’t really have any laws toContinue reading “Brandtjen expects new legislation to deal with election non-profit loopholes”

Los Angeles Unified School District sued over mandatory vaccine, digital tracking policy

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Mar 23, 2021 (The Center Square) – California Educators for Medical Freedom, with assistance from the Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF), has sued the Los Angeles Unified School District over its mandatory vaccine policy and digital tracking system. Both violate federal law and basic human rights, the plaintiffs argue. TheContinue reading “Los Angeles Unified School District sued over mandatory vaccine, digital tracking policy”

Pennsylvania House bill takes aim at private election grants

By Christen Smith | The Center Square 14 hrs ago (The Center Square) – In 2020, the Center for Tech and Civic Life granted $15 million to a few select counties in Pennsylvania to assist in election administration amid the pandemic. But for some lawmakers, the nonprofit – flush from a $250 million donation from Facebook CEO MarkContinue reading “Pennsylvania House bill takes aim at private election grants”

Proposed Kansas legislation would reimburse business owners for some pandemic closure losses

Kimberly James | The Center Square contributor Mar 25, 2021 (The Center Square) – The Kansas Legislature is considering two bills that would provide direct benefits to businesses that were shut down or restricted during the COVID-19 the pandemic. Senate Bill 149 would allow for county governments to reimburse businesses the property taxes they paidContinue reading “Proposed Kansas legislation would reimburse business owners for some pandemic closure losses”

When to Let Someone Back in Your Life that Has Hurt You

by stephanie reck   Relationships can be complicated, especially when there have been times of hurt and pain. How do you know when it may be time to reengage in a relationship that has caused you pain? In this article I will explore when you will know when it’s time to let someone back into your life,Continue reading “When to Let Someone Back in Your Life that Has Hurt You”

Conservatives cheer Wisconsin Supreme Court’s limits of Gov. Evers’ power

Benjamin Yount / The Center Square contributor 4 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Conservatives inside and outside the Wisconsin Capitol say the state’s Supreme Court ruling against Gov. Tony Evers and his coronavirus emergencies orders restores a balance to state government. “Today’s ruling vindicates the legislature as a co-equal branch of government,” Senate MajorityContinue reading “Conservatives cheer Wisconsin Supreme Court’s limits of Gov. Evers’ power”

Whitmer’s job approval rating takes tumble in latest polling of Michigan residents

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square Mar 23, 2021 (The Center Square) – Results of a new poll indicate a majority of Michigan residents are unhappy with the direction the country is headed, and an increasing number are displeased with the job performance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Michigan Poll from Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group, releasedContinue reading “Whitmer’s job approval rating takes tumble in latest polling of Michigan residents”

Louisiana, 12 other states sue Biden administration over leasing moratorium

By David Jacobs | The Center Square Mar 24, 2021 Updated Mar 24, 2021 (The Center Square) – Thirteen states, including Louisiana, have sued President Joe Biden’s administration, claiming the president’s moratorium on new oil and gas leases on public land and offshore waters violates federal law. “The Biden plan fails under the law, and it fails to account forContinue reading “Louisiana, 12 other states sue Biden administration over leasing moratorium”