What We’re Reading – Saturday, February 27, 2016

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MARTA Rail Effort Dies without a Senate Floor Vote

Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/02/26/marta-rail-effort-dies-without-a-senate-floor-vote/

 

Gwinnett: Get Ready to Talk Traffic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only)

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/gwinnett-get-ready-to-talk-traffic/nqRXQ/

 

Avondale Estates Joins Decatur in Dropping Pursuit of Annexation this Year

Decaturish

http://www.decaturish.com/2016/02/avondale-estates-joins-decatur-dropping-pursuit-of-annexation-this-year/

 

Georgia on Track for First National Park

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional/georgia-on-track-for-first-national-park/nqRjw/

 

Lawmaker who recited words of payday lenders lobbyist also took their donations (U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-GA))

Opensecrets.org, Center for Responsive Politics

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2016/02/lawmaker-who-recited-words-of-payday-lenders-lobbyist-also-took-their-donations/

 

Obama Plan to De-fund Savannah River Plutonium Conversion Plant Draws Fire

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obama-plan-to-de-fund-savannah-river-plutonium-conversion-plant-draws-fire/2016/02/25/71428a72-db6e-11e5-925f-1d10062cc82d_story.html

 

Alabama Moves to Halt Pay Law in Birmingham

New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/us/alabama-moves-to-halt-pay-law-in-birmingham.html

 

L.A. is Seizing Tiny Houses from Homeless People

Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-tiny-houses-seized-20160224-story.html

 

Initiative that would Shut Down Charter Schools in California Cleared to Gather Signatures

CBS Sacramento (California)

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/02/09/initiative-that-would-shut-down-charter-schools-in-california-cleared-to-gather-signatures/

 

All Saints Soup Kitchen Disrupts Oakland Park City Commission (Florida)

Homeless Hate Laws, Blogspot.com

http://homelesshatelaws.blogspot.com/2016/02/all-saints-soup-kitchen-disrupts.html

 

Vermont Senate Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

MyChamplainVallet.com (Vermont)

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/vt-senate-passes-marijuana-legalization-bill

 

Utah Senate Passes Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

Fox13now (Utah)

http://fox13now.com/2016/02/22/utah-senate-passes-limited-medical-marijuana-sb-89/

 

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Says Reschedule Marijuana

Hemp News, Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp

http://crrh.org/news/node/6778

 

Mirmarched: A photograph probably doesn’t show Bernie Sanders marching from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Snopes.com

http://www.snopes.com/sanders-mlk-selma-march/

 

Australia: Government Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Hemp News, Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp

http://crrh.org/news/node/6776

 

(END/2016)

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