Jason Gottesman and co-host Mike Straub talk about the challenges facing the State House when operating with the parties so evenly matched; Also, Coffee and Doomscrolling Twitter Feeds – or how to stay sane during Special Session.
Marisa and Guy Marzorati analyze the early field in California's 2024 U.S. Senate race and discuss Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal. Then, Solano County Assemblywoman Lori Wilson joins to talk about the turmoil in her childhood, the role of faith in her life, parenting a transgender child and what Newsom's special session targeting oil prices means for the refinery community in her district. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this Weekly Update with Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean, Potter & Cameron), we talk about the House return (kind-of) to Special Session, PA529 Savings Plans, and good news for Port Allegany.
State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) interviews House Republican Whip Tim O'Neal about special session, why House Rules are so important, and why we need to attend to the business the people elected us to achieve.
In the final DKU Tribunal Special Session of the season, Hyle and Dustin relitigate the case for Kameo: Element of Power's inclusion in the Donkey Kong Universe! Has Rare's 2005 Xbox 360 launch title been hiding a firm character-based connection to the DKU all along?
It's nice to have a brand new interview with UBC-TV's Peggy Dodson. She's always so full of energy fun and knowledge for those looking to begin a career in broadcasting and the media.
In the 7a hour, NewsRadio WFLA Anchor Chris Trenkman runs through today's top stories. Plus, Trump's big announcement, Dana's recap of Netflix's Harry and Meghan documentary, former Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes discusses the special session on property insurance, and Ryan and Dana chat about some crazy viral stories.
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In the 8a hour, Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau Reporter Lawrence Mower checks in with an update on the property insurance special session. Plus, NBC News Radio National Correspondent Erin Real with a recap of yesterday's inflation report, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO Steve Hayes on tourism across Tampa Bay for 2022, and Ryan and Dana discuss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, changes to the definitions of man and woman, and Senator-elect John Fetterman's clothing style.
The Florida Legislature is meeting in special session the week of December 12 to address two issues vital to Florida's economy: disaster relief for Hurricane Ian victims and further insurance consumer protections for homeowners across the state. Property insurance and reinsurance rates have grown by 100% or more in the past three years, yet insurance companies' losses continue, with six carriers becoming insolvent this year, and 13 others withdrawing coverage, driven in part by a nearly 400% increase in claims litigation since 2013. Former Florida Deputy Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller talks with a former legislator and the head of an insurance brokerage for their perspective on the problem and what the legislature should do to help fix the Florida insurance market crisis.Show NotesHost Miller was joined by former state representative Andrew Learned, a Democrat from the Tampa Bay area. During his term, he took a keen interest in the consumer protection side of the property insurance reforms passed by the legislature in 2021 and 2022. Also joining her was Deb Franklin, Co-CEO of PEAK6 InsurTech, part of the PEAK6 family of companies. InsurTech provides the technology behind online insurance shopping and offers property and casualty insurance through its Team Focus Insurance Group and WeInsure. The conversation was part of a webinar hosted by the Florida Housing Coalition on December 2, 2022. (For full Show Notes, visit https://lisamillerassociates.com/episode-41-special-session-preview/) Host Miller set the table for the conversation, identifying four key focus areas of insurance industry discussion going into the Florida Legislature's December 12 special session:Excessive Litigation – There are renewed calls to eliminate the one-way attorney fees statute altogether, contingency fee multipliers, Assignment of Benefits (AOB) contracts between homeowners and contractors, and reform Bad Faith law under the civil remedy statute. Roof Coverage – The ongoing debate is how carriers can insure roofs, without the coverage being used as a warranty by unscrupulous contractors seeking work or homeowners who fail to perform proper maintenance – and then suing when the claim isn't fully covered.Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Depopulation – The discussion is on how best to return Citizens to being what the 2002 Legislature created, as the “insurer of last resort.” Those analyzing current numbers say that one of every two policies written by the private market end up at Citizens at renewal because they can't compete on price with Citizens' legislatively-capped rates.Reinsurance Availability – Florida's private insurance market is having difficulty finding adequate capital to purchase reinsurance (insurance for insurance companies) and to write new business. Reinsurance costs have risen by 30%-70% at the same time that major reinsurance companies are limiting their capacity in the Florida market. The Legislature is expected to consider providing assistance to improve the availability of reinsurance. “Consumers don't get it. They don't understand why their rates are climbing or why they're being non-renewed or cancelled,” said Franklin, whose agents are providing extra education and counseling for customers, while finding coverage alternatives. Former representative Learned, who owns a local student tutoring company, said he heard from many constituents with the same questions and confusion. “This kind of skirts around the fact that what we've essentially done is socialize our insurance market, and put all of the risk of all these policies in Citizens Property Insurance, which is essentially the taxpayers and anybody who owns a car,” he said.Franklin pointed out that Citizens is now the largest insurance company in the state, with almost 1.2 million policyholders. She said Florida needs to consider what Louisiana recently did, by allowing Citizens to eliminate its caps and raise rates to actuarially-sound levels. Both Franklin and Learned said litigation reform is critical. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation found that Florida has 7% of homeowners insurance claims in the U.S., yet 76% of homeowners insurance claims lawsuits. “It's not just that, it's that in an average payout from a lawsuit, the homeowner only got about 9%. So upwards of 90% is going to lawyers and the insurance companies' lawyers,” said Learned. “And it's destroying the marketplace for insurance,” added Franklin. “Private companies are running out of the state as fast as they can because they can't afford to operate here.”Door-to-door and other solicitation by roofers and other contractors, especially post-hurricane, feed the litigation frenzy, with a cottage industry of attorneys who specialize in such litigation. “To be honest, I think insurance companies do a terrible job. The problem is they do a terrible job because they are constantly having to beat back fraud claims,” said Learned, who advocates that part of the solution is educating homeowners that “There‘s no such thing as a free roof,” despite the obvious attraction, he said.Host Miller and her guests also discussed the lack of reinsurance availability in Florida, which relies heavily on reinsurance to help pay catastrophic claims from the state's frequent hurricanes and flooding events. “Because the insurance companies are not capitalized right now the way they should be, a lot of them aren't going to be able to buy reinsurance coverage,” said Franklin, noting that reinsurance prices are going up another 35% to 50%. “They'll be here for the right price,” she said, in answer to Host Miller's question on whether the reinsurance market is going to be here for Florida's insurance companies in 2023, following Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.Miller and guests also discussed the predominance of flood claims versus wind claims from Hurricane Ian. Many residents were left without coverage, as standard homeowners policies don't cover storm flooding and they didn't know about or choose to purchase flood insurance. “The flood losses are the worst,” said Franklin, who spent many days at the insurance villages in Southwest Florida after Ian. “You lose everything. Everything's gone. These people's belongings including their children's clothes and toys are out in front of their home. It's the worst case scenario for consumers,” she said. “The time to prepare for these things is years in advance when we make sure that we design a system that works,” added Learned.You can read the latest Hurricane Ian news here.Links and Resources Mentioned in this EpisodePEAK6 InsurTechhttps://andrewlearned.com/Citizens Property Insurance CorporationProperty Insurance Stability Report (Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, July 2022) 2022 Litigation Reform & Consumer Protections (Lisa Miller & Associates)Is the Legislature Poised for Meaningful Reform? (LMA Newsletter of December 5, 2022)Florida Market ‘Plagued' by Attorney Fee-Shifting (LMA Newsletter of December 5, 2022)Florida's Floody Mess (LMA Newsletter of December 5, 2022)Hurricanes Ian & Nicole Latest (LMA Newsletter of December 5, 2022)Florida Housing CoalitionContact Your Legislative Leader: - House Speaker Paul Renner, 850-717-5019, Paul.email@example.com - Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, 850-487-5028, Passidomo.firstname.lastname@example.orgFlorida Department of Financial Services Consumer Hotline, 1-800-342-2762Hurricane Ian Fraud (LMA Newsletter of October 24, 2022)FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program** The Listener Call-In Line for your recorded questions and comments to air in future episodes is 850-388-8002 or you may send email to LisaMiller@LisaMillerAssociates.com **The Florida Insurance Roundup from Lisa Miller & Associates, brings you the latest developments in Property & Casualty, Healthcare, Workers' Compensation, and Surplus Lines insurance from around the Sunshine State. Based in the state capital of Tallahassee, Lisa Miller & Associates provides its clients with focused, intelligent, and cost conscious solutions to their business development, government consulting, and public relations needs. On the web at www.LisaMillerAssociates.com or call 850-222-1041. Your questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome! Date of Recording 12/2/2022. Email via info@LisaMillerAssociates.com Composer: www.TeleDirections.com © Copyright 2017-2022 Lisa Miller & Associates, All Rights Reserved
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released a 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Court overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, holding that the Constitution confers no right to abortion. The Dobbs decision poses critical questions about the Court’s past and future. Is the decision a misguided action or an overdue correction? How will Dobbs frame judicial and legislative disputes over abortion in years to come? What does Justice Alito’s lead decision, together with Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh’s concurrences, project about the Court’s future rulings? Our panel of experts will discuss these issues and more.Featuring:Prof. Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law SchoolProf. David D. Cole, National Director, American Civil Liberties UnionProf. Sherif Girgis, Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law SchoolMs. Carrie Campbell Severino, President, JCNModerator: Hon. Elizabeth "Lisa" Branch, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
In June 2022, the Supreme Court decided the much-anticipated case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, requiring courts to follow the text, history and tradition of the Second Amendment in evaluating the constitutionality of modern-day gun control laws. Our panel will discuss what Bruen means for Second Amendment rights, gun control laws, and the landscape of litigation over them as well how courts have been applying Bruen. Featuring:Mr. Stephen Halbrook, Senior Fellow, Independent InstituteProf. William Merkel, Associate Professor of Law, Charleston School of LawProf. Mark Smith, Visiting Fellow in Pharmaceutical Public Policy and Law, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford; Presidential Scholar and Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, The King’s College; Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow of Law and Public Policy, Ave Maria School of LawModerator: Hon. Steven J. Menashi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Oil companies spent big in California's election this year and for good reason: Governor Gavin Newsom is calling on lawmakers to take action to drive down gas prices in a state where drivers pay far more than anywhere else. Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED California is seeing a surge in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. But there is some good news. California's top health official says more people are picking up the pace when it comes to getting the updated COVID booster. Reporter: Kate Wolffe, CapRadio Moderate weather and well-timed rainstorms helped ensure a mild 2022 fire season in California. But officials remain cautious, even into December. Reporter: Julie Cart, CalMatters
There were no answers to be found at yesterday's state hearing on why gas prices jumped so high this fall. Governor Newsom has convened a special session for December 5th to pass a price gouging penalty on oil companies. For more KCBS news anchors Margie Shafer and Eric Thomas are joined by KCBS Insider Phil Matier.
This morning, lawmakers are heading into a special session to tackle the state gas tax extension, bus fares, home heating assistance programs and hero's pay. Senator Tony Hwang shared his prediction for this session and what the future legislative session should look like in 2023. ((00:00)) A few months ago, 200 cats were found in a Connecticut home. What can be done to address animal hoarding situations in the state? Virginia Maxwell spent a 15-year career at the State of Connecticut Forensic Laboratory in the Trace Evidence Section and shared her intel on the problem. ((17:32)) Remote workers don't want to go bac to work in person and more employees are filing lawsuits. But are they justified? We talk to Gary Phelan, a partner at Mitchell and Sheehan about this. ((28:41)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus
Tim Marshall, a Florida Registered Professional Engineer, Florida Building Inspector, and a Special Inspector, sits down with host Donna DiMaggio Berger and discusses just how busy his days have become since the passage of SB 4D, the new safety law in Florida requiring thousands of older coastal buildings to undertake milestone inspections within the next two (2) years. Founded in 1986, Tim is also the president of A.T. Design. A.T. Design provides forensic structural investigations, concrete deterioration and restoration investigations and assessment, roof investigation and consulting, construction management and project administration, hurricane damage inspections, post tension cable repair, expert testimony and more. The passage of SB 4-D during the Florida Legislature's Special Session in May 2022, requires significant changes for thousands of Florida multifamily communities. These changes include mandated engineering inspections and reports, new structural integrity reserve studies and non-waivable, full funding of certain reserves. Conversation highlights include:The new safety law is tied to building height but how is that height calculated?Find out how a structural engineer determines if substantial structural deterioration exists.What credentials are required to qualify as a Special Inspector and when are their services needed?Just how significant is the structural engineer shortage in Florida?What qualifications does an Engineering Intern have and can an intern assist with any aspect of the milestone inspection?Engineers are required to notify the local building department if they find life safety issues in a building. Other than the obvious inconvenience to the residents associated with an evacuation, why would engineers be reluctant to order evacuations if there are serious life safety concerns in a building?What should the role of local government be in terms of ensuring that residential buildings remain safe for occupancy?Find out how often Tim is asked to attend board or membership meetings, how well attended those meetings are and how strong he must be when attempting to communicate a structural issue.What can the average community resident do to become more aware of a building's condition?What resources are available to boards when they are looking to hire an engineer?How often do boards seek a peer review on an engineering report and is that advisable?BONUS: Tim discusses the average length of a 40- or 50-year certification report, its costs, and the preferred engineering language to use in those reports.
This episode was recorded Thursday, November 10 at Capitol Weekly's Post-Mortem of the 2022 Election, which was held via Zoom.This Panel, the third of the day, analyzed the results of the midterm and offers a look ahead. What happens now? Does Gov. Newsom push ahead with a presidential campaign? What does the Speakership battle portend? What's next in the battle over abortion rights? And what's with the “Special Session” targeting oil companies – substantive plan or political theater?Panelists: Nathan Click, Click Strategies; Jodi Hicks, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California; Victoria Rome, Natural Resources Defense Council; Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs. The panels was moderated by Dan Morain, Author and journalist.
David Coale, Constitutional Attorney and partner with the law firm of Lynn, Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, joined the show to talk about AG Garland and his special counsel to investigate Trump on Mar-a-Lago documents and Jan. 6. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pastor Katie gives an update on the disaffiliation process from the UMC church and why and explains why some churches are choosing to disaffiliate. She also clarifies what the Special Session will consist of this Saturday, November 19th
Clip From Ep #384 Of The Clay Edwards Show On 103.9 WYAB 1. Rep. Fred Shanks joins to discuss the special session and talk about economic development in Mississippi Check out my website & all of my social channels by clicking my link tree at www.solo.to/clayedwards
Breaking down the Special Session called by Governor Tate Reeves for a plant project in the Golden Triangle, Kyrie Irving's apology after sharing a post to social media deemed antisemitic, and a survey where Florida student athletes are asked to report their menstrual history.
The Governor calls a special session of the legislature with his sights on a massive economic development project.Then, communities along the Mississippi River continue to feel the pain of sustained drought.Plus, this week's History is Lunch examines the stories behind the some of the unidentified Black bodies found during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Full Ep #383 Of The Clay Edwards Show On 103.9 WYAB Guest Host Steven Utroska W/ Guest Dana Criswell 1. Steven Utroska fills in for Clay today to discuss the special session called by Tate Reeves so Mississippi can give more of the tax payers money to a multi-billion dollar woke company to bring jobs here. Mississippi is planning on giving them $250 million dollars for 1,000 jobs (that's us paying $250,000 per job) Check out Steven's website at www.libertysteven.com Check out my website & all of my social channels by clicking my link tree at www.solo.to/clayedwards
David Stokes, Patrick Ishmael and Avery Frank join Zach Lawhorn to discuss the special session, a property tax scheme in KC, the latest on food truck restrictions in Ladue and a new TIF in Chesterfield. Produced by Show-Me Opportunity
This week's Midday podcast covers the Legislature quickly gaveling in and out of a special session Gov. Tony Evers called to take up a measure that would allow voters to weigh in on statewide referendums. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson also this week pitched his idea to have a 10-option referendum on when abortions should be allowed.
This is your WORT local news for Tuesday, October 4.The Wisconsin Legisature's special session to allow ballot initiatives in the state lasts all of 15 seconds…Preliminary data from a PFAS removal study at the Dane County airport shows promising results…And in the second half, a popular source of income for U-W students closes its doors, a refresher on protecting yourself and wildlife during hunting seasons, and a mysterious star dims in deep space.
Hour 3: Missouri State Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman joins Mark Reardon to discuss the Missouri Special Session which was looking at a special tax cut. Then, author Ed Wheatley shares the forgotten sports' history of the town he calls America's best sports town, St. Louis! Later, Bob Ibach with Nikko Sports discusses a special commemorative baseball bat to honor Albert Pujols for reaching 700 career homeruns!
Lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to appropriate about $1.4 billion in federal ARPA funding, and despite debate over how the funds should be used, the work is finished unless a small group of legislators succeeds in extending the session to consider other issues.
Missouri State Representatives Steve Butz and Nick Schroer & Former Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith join The Mark Reardon Show to discuss what is going on with the Missouri Special Session in regards to the potential income tax cuts.
The year 1919 saw a lot of turbulence, in many ongoing matters, and especially politically in North Dakota. The North Dakota governor was Lynn Frazier, the Nonpartisan League was a major player in politics, and World War I had recently ended.
In Hour 2 of the Mark Reardon Show, we get Sue's news, with Sue giving us facts about Fall, Music Revenue, and a way to make $50,000 eating Ice Cream. Missouri State Senator Holly Thompson Rehder calls in to talk about her new book, "CinderGirl: Growing Up America's Fringe." Senator Rehder also has an update on the tax cut plan up for debate in the Missouri Legislature's Special Session.
The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee held hearings on 13 different bills today relating to the special session. They primarily involve state income taxes and agriculture, the two components of Governor Mike Parson's special session call. State Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) joined us live on 939 the Eagle's "Wake Up Mid-Missouri" this morning, telling listeners that he believes a bill will pass:
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Co-HostsAdam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85Rachel Parker @RaichetPSean Diller @SeanDillerCO True Or False Missouri Special Session Will Be A FailureMO GOP (shockingly) having trouble finding consensushttps://missouriindependent.com/2022/09/14/multiple-plans-emerge-as-missouri-lawmakers-begin-governors-tax-cut-special-session/The imagery of legislators meeting with temporary tables on a concrete floor in a state with serious issues - MO Dept of Health Services wildly understaffedPeter Merideth via twitter: https://twitter.com/PeterforMO/status/1570391147138138112?s=20&t=xDkLgvO8TBBZhl8KBpqLqAYeah NoMissouri not along needing the Feds to clean up, former Kansas police officer picked up by FedsGolubski retired in 2010 from the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department as a captain after 35 years on the force. After leaving KCK, and collecting his pension, he went to the Edwardsville Police Department, where he worked as a detective until 2016.Wrongful convictions, sexual assault of prisonershttps://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article265850391.html?ac_cid=DM697886&ac_bid=884144940Buy or SellPatagonia Company donation in inspirational story of Billionaire with virtuesPatagonia is donating the company, putting it into a Trust for management and pledging to use funds to fight climate change, at least that is the initial story hereStrikingly different headlineshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-15/patagonia-billionaire-who-gave-up-company-skirts-700-million-tax-hithttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/14/climate/patagonia-climate-philanthropy-chouinard.htmlhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/patagonia-founder-gives-away-company-225355735.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAILl-4aAYvs4GzXIIBKYtUl9FdWUWiS9wBmbpMYqOBuvoo1RJSYBk3wHACLKStYNKsZt_BnQsJGxxayweCFBWnPfnOudbKpCOabMiyc5-AwQrbtmZdVaIDaHeSNxBrhsv90vDenthoCurWnXYtYwoABADVyjttfp7a46j8Sd573kMeanwhile, Bezos, Musk, Buffet…Big One - What's The 2022 Tipping Point Race?Lindsey Graham wants national abortion banTennessee storyhttps://tennesseelookout.com/2022/09/16/waiting-for-the-test-case-lawyers-say-prosecutions-inevitable-under-tennessee-abortion-ban/Ted Cruz is killing anti trust legislation https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/08/content-moderation-blows-up-journalism-antitrust-bill-00055556Meanwhile Biden is seeing resurgence in approval and policy goals are happening in many areas Dems letting GOP up on marriage equality vote https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/15/politics/same-sex-marriage-senate-vote/index.html?adobe_mc=TS=1663345542%7CMCMID=90606959783237357658733234927130763901%7CMCAID=216C424628A0424C-127F0E3347AC616F%7CMCORGID=7FF852E2556756057F000101%2540AdobeOrg Imagine a race that if it went to a Democrat would mean that Dems have had a truly good midterms EXAMPLE: Missouri would mean that the GOP has collapsed like supernova Expecting Pennsylvania gore DemWhat about Florida Governor? https://heartlandpod.com/Twitter: @TheHeartlandPOD"Change The Conversation"
Lawmakers have gathered in Jefferson City for the beginning of the annual veto session and a special session that is supposed to be centered around tax cuts and credits. However, not all of the bills introduced on the first day are related to taxes.
This week on Breaking Battlegrounds, Chuck and Sam are joined by Austin Knudsen, Republican Attorney General for Montana. Later in the show, Michael McKenna of the Washington Times calls into the show.-Austin Knudsen grew up just outside of Culbertson, in the northeast corner of Montana, where his family has farmed and ranched for five generations. Austin grew up participating in 4-H, raising steers to show at the fair, and Future Farmers of America (FFA) throughout high school. In fact, Austin met his wife, Christie, while they both served as FFA State Officers during their freshman year at Montana State University-Bozeman.Austin put himself through college in Bozeman working jobs at the local butcher shop and a hardware store, and returning each summer to work on the family farm and ranch, growing wheat and sugar beets, and raising angus cattle. Austin and Christie were married shortly after graduation and moved to Missoula where Austin earned his law degree from the University of Montana.After law school, Austin and Christie moved their young family back to the farm and ranch where Austin worked at a law firm in Plentywood before opening his own practice in Culbertson. As a private attorney, Austin represented just about every kind of legal case imaginable, including estate planning, probate, civil litigation, land use, oil and gas, and real estate transactions.In 2010, Austin defeated a two-term incumbent and was elected to serve as the Representative for House District 34. While serving in Helena, Austin quickly noticed the extent of the disconnect between Helena bureaucrats and the political insiders and the rest of the people across Montana, so he pursued leadership roles in his caucus and was elected Speaker Pro Tempore during his second session. During his third and fourth sessions in 2015 and 2017, Austin was elected by all 100 members of the House of Representatives to lead them as Speaker of the House. Austin was one of the youngest people to serve as Speaker in Montana history — and in the nation. Austin was also the only two-term Speaker since term limits were imposed.The Knudsen family lived just about as far from Helena as any other legislator, so during the sessions Austin and Christie and their three kids — Leah, Connor, and Reagan — would move as a family to Helena. As a Legislator and Speaker, Austin worked to ensure his constituents had a voice, and that taxpayers were getting the most out of the hard-earned money they send to the state. In addition to his maximum four legislative sessions, Austin presided over a 2017 Special Session in which he led a united Republican caucus to defeat multiple tax increase attempts by the Governor.Back in Culbertson as a private attorney, Austin was astounded by the lack of prosecutions coming out of the County Attorney's office, and the illegal drugs and related crime that was devastating his community. Following a drive-by shooting outside of their kids' school, Austin and Christie knew they had to do more to make their community safe, and in 2018 Austin was elected Roosevelt County Attorney.As a county prosecutor, Austin worked hand-in-hand with the full range of law enforcement personnel, including on the Fort Peck Reservation, to ramp up prosecutions and put violent offenders behind bars. In 2020, Austin ran for Montana Attorney General because the illegal drug pandemic and resulting violence are a statewide problem. In fact, violent crime has increased more than 30% in just over a decade.As Attorney General, Austin has made combating the drug pandemic and supporting law enforcement a main focus — ensuring that Montana is a safe place to live and raise a family.-Michael McKenna, a columnist for The Washington Times, is the president of MWR Strategies. He was most recently a deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House. He can be reached at email@example.com.-Connect with us:www.breakingbattlegrounds.voteTwitter: www.twitter.com/Breaking_BattleFacebook: www.facebook.com/breakingbattlegroundsInstagram: www.instagram.com/breakingbattlegroundsLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/breakingbattlegrounds This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit breakingbattlegrounds.substack.com
Stay tuned for more content and interviews from Pastor Lopez coming soon.For more info about the Christian Leadership program, the sponsor of this episode, visit https://indianabible.college/programs/christian-leadership/.Fall Preview Weekend registration opens September 15th. For more information, visit https://indianabible.college/preview-weekend/Mid-America Revival Conference happens September 8 - 9 at Calvary Tabernacle. Learn more about this improved conference at: https://www.calvarytabindy.com/marcLooking for IBC merch or music? The IBC Store has you covered. Visit https://store.indianabible.college
Episode 2132: MAGA Rally Turn Out Trump's Biden's Weak Crowds; Biased Media Meltdown Over Special Session; Footage Shows Ballot Stuffing In Key BattleGround State
Vincent and Joel sit down with Senator Katrina Shealy (R) for a discussion on SC politics, the upcoming Special Session and what will happen there, the future of abortion in SC, how the four new animal members of the Senator's family are doing, Child I.D. kits in school, Why the NFL recognized Senator Shealy, What is happening with our Foster System, and so much more. The Senators discuss Lindsey Graham's recent controversies, the latest news, and give real perspective on today's most pressing issues. Hear an insider tell us what actually is happening behind the scenes at our state capital!Get your latest Statehouse update and hear firsthand the rationale behind some of the legislature's controversial bills. Join Senators Sheheen and Lourie in this week's episode where they take a deeper look at upcoming legislation and lawmakers' actions in S.C.