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Landlords could not require cats to be declawed under new bill

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo: Pixabay A bill released from the House Housing and Community Affairs Committee Wednesday would make it illegal for landlords to require tenants to have their cats declawed.  Landlords would still be able to choose not to rent to tenants with pets.  The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, said the bill is necessary because the act of declawing is …

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Medical aid in dying bill narrowly advances to House floor

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

A bill to allow mentally competent adult patients with terminal illnesses to request a prescription for life-ending medications was narrowly released from the House Health and Human Development Committee Tuesday.  The practice is often referred to by supporters as “right to die” or “death with dignity” and by opponents as “physician-assisted suicide.”  “Medical aid in dying” is a neutral term …

State Auditor Kathleen McGuinness

Dems, others call for McGuiness to resign or take leave of absence

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness   Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives won’t pursue the impeachment of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness or encourage her to step down in the wake of her criminal indictment. That hasn’t stopped mounting calls for her resignation from fellow elected officials, community members and party leaders. McGuiness was indicted Monday on a slew of felony …