Weekly Roundup 4/3/17 – 4/7/17

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The Republican State Leadership Committee released a statement revealing that “Let America Vote” is really just a liberal front group using a fight against a common-sense bill making its way through the New Hampshire legislature that would help voters in the state. “The idea that a failed Missouri candidate would spend money from undisclosed resources to fight common sense legislation backed by New Hampshire’s Democrat Secretary of State is laughable,” said RSLC President Matt Walter. “New Hampshire residents certainly have a number of questions that should be answered.”

Colorado Politics reported that Jefferson County Commissioner and former Colorado State Legislator Libby Szabo penned a piece explaining what it means to have a Coloradan serve on the Supreme Court and encouraging Colorado lawmakers to confirm his nomination.

Inside Indiana Business reported that the state Senate has passed its version of the long-term plan to fund roads, introduced by Senate President Pro Tem David Long. “It is in the long-term interest of our state and I’m pleased to see it pass the Senate,” Long said.

The Owatonna People’s Press reported on the First District Republican Convention in Minnesota, where area Republicans expressed optimism after gaining control of the state Legislature last year. Senator Carla Nelson, Congressman Tim Walz and Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt were among the area lawmakers who addressed the attendees about the work State Republicans have already been doing this year, as well as plans and aspirations for the future.

​The Bismarck Tribune reported that North Dakota senators approved a bill, introduced by House Majority Leader Al Carlson, that would change the state’s voter identification laws. The bill would allow IDs with information that is no longer current to be supplemented with a current utility bill, bank statement or paycheck.