The GOP-led state Senate Oversight Committee said in a 55-page report released Wednesday that citizens should be confident that the election’s outcome represents the “true results.” Democrat Joe Biden defeated then-President Donald Trump by about 155,000 votes, or 2.8 percentage points, in the battleground state.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell from 5% in April to 4.8% in May. The state’s overall workforce actually fell by more than 16,200 people compared to April, and the number of employed workers decreased by over 4,500.
The bill would spend $25.7 billion in state funds next fiscal year. The measure also would reduce the individual income tax rate incrementally to just under 4% by 2026 and phase out the current 2.5% corporate tax starting in 2014.
In a statement, obtained by The Associated Press, Lloyd Austin said he supports taking sexual assault and related crimes away from the chain of command, and let independent military lawyers handle them.
The summer season is in full swing and after more than a year where millions spent most of their time at home, many are now planning for those long awaited vacations and road trips. As more people hit the highways law enforcement agencies are urging drivers to be safe.
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as concerns grow about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.
By BRIAN SLODYSKO, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and LISA MASCARO
The far-reaching proposal, at nearly 900 pages, is viewed by backers as the civil rights issue of the era, legislation that is suddenly of the highest priority after the 2020 election as states impose restrictive new laws that could make it more difficult to vote.