Weekly Round Up 6/2/17

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DID YOU KNOW…

In the 2015-2016 election cycle, RSLC’s Future Majority Project and Right Women Right Now initiative jointly invested $7 million to identify, recruit and support more than 200 new, state-level diverse candidates in 36 states, and 690 female candidates in 40 states.

That investment resulted in the election of 23 candidates of diverse ethnicity and 163 female candidates.


NOTEWORTHY NEWS

The Aiken Standard reported that Ronnie Young won the House District 84 Special Election in South Carolina. Young served on the Aiken County Council for more than 20 years and won nearly 60 percent of the vote.

The Benton Gazette reported that Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti applauded the passage of Military Economic Development Committee Reform Bill, which reauthorizes the Interagency Military Base Support and Economic Development Committee chaired by the lieutenant governor. Republican lawmakers also praised the bill. “This organization will do critical work, allowing Illinois to maximize the benefits we receive from the military installations that are in our state,” said State Senator Paul Schimpf, one of the sponsors.

KTAR News reported that Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is launching a website called See the Money, which will contain public data on campaign contributions. “You want to look Michele Reagan up? You can see everyone who’s contributed to me with the dollar amounts,” she said.

WDIO reported that Republican Minnesota legislators praised the historic tax relief bill as they reflected on the end of the legislative session. “Everybody’s a winner in the tax bill. It’s a historic $650 million tax bill,” House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin said. “It’s going to help out senior citizens, it’s going to help out people with young families, students, people saving 529 plans and farmers across the state of Minnesota.”


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