A new, $56 billion budget, which contained massive policy changes for the state, was signed by Ohio Governor John Kasich just moments before the midnight deadline June 30, The Associated Press reports.
The Minnesota State government shut down June 30 after Democratic Governor Mark Dayton was unable to make a budget deal with the Legislature.
The U.S. Senate recently held its first hearing on a proposal that would allow illegal aliens to gain U.S. citizenship.
The DREAM Act would allow those who were brought into the country illegally while they were minors to apply for citizenship if they spend two years in college or in the military.
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The United States Supreme Court recently said that it would review a case regarding whether the placement of a GPS device on a suspect’s car by police constitutes a warrantless search.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in his opening remarks at the Senate hearing on the controversial DREAM Act, asked all the “DREAMers” — adolescents who would be eligible for citizenship under the Act — attending the hearing to stand.
A Geneva-based United Nations watchdog group, UN Watch, called on the United States and the European Union Thursday to strongly protest the United Nations’ appointment of North Korea as the President of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. “Bare months after the U.N. finally suspended Libya’s Col. Muammar Qaddafi from its Human Rights Council, North Korea wins the propaganda coup of heading the world’s disarmament agency,” Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, said in a statement. “It’s asking the fox to guard the chickens, and damages the U.N.’s credibility.”
On Wednesday, lawmakers in Athens, Greece approved an austerity package for the country, bowing to the demands of international lenders. The 155-138 vote passed as riots and protests continued in the nation’s capital.
According to the results of the Harris Poll, President Barack Obama has lost points not only in his overall rating, but also in areas including the handling of jobs, education and healthcare.
On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed ABX1 28, a bill that allows California to collect sales tax from out-of-state, web-based retailers.