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Bills affecting voting, transgender children and abortion signed by Ducey – Cronkite News

Gov. Doug Ducey signed several bills on Wednesday regarding abortion, voting and transgender youth, echoing the conservative legislative agenda that’s sweeping many states. The laws ban abortion after 15 weeks, ban transgender girls from participating in girls’ school athletics, ban children from receiving gender reassignment surgery and create stricter identification requirements for voters who only

Elections

Raw Senate debate in fight to end voting bill filibuster

Senators faced off in emotional, raw debate Wednesday on voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy but that almost certainly will be defeated without a filibuster rules change, in what would be a stinging setback for President Joe Biden and his party. “I haven’t given up,” Biden said

Elections

Biden challenges Senate on voting: ‘Tired of being quiet!’

Pounding his hand for emphasis, President Joe Biden challenged senators Tuesday to “stand against voter suppression” by changing Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation that Republicans are blocking from debate and votes. Biden told a crowd in Atlanta gathered on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University that he’d been having quiet

Elections

Senate GOP again blocks Democrats’ election bill

For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions sweeping conservative-controlled states. Once again, Republicans blocked them. But amid the ongoing stalemate, there are signs that Democrats are making headway in their effort to create consensus around

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