CHICAGO — An Illinois lawmaker wants to implement a so-called “violence tax” on guns and ammunition sold in Chicago and surrounding areas, hoping it will curb crime.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle created a budget to be introduced Oct. 18 that includes the tax, which is of an unspecified amount, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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September 30, 2012
California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries to turn gay teens straight.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing “sexual orientation change efforts.” The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, prohibits state-licensed therapists from engaging in these practices with minors.
“Governor Brown today reaffirmed what medical and [...]
Quebec’s new education minister, Michelle Courchesne, has called representatives of student groups and post-secondary institutions to two separate meetings set for Tuesday morning, in her first move after her swearing-in late Monday.
Courchesne — who is also Quebec’s Treasury Board president and minister for government services — was named to the post shortly after Line Beauchamp’s surprise announcement Monday afternoon that she was quitting her education post and giving up politics.
On Saturday stars including Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and many others assembled in a Los Angeles theater to perform Dustin Lance Black’s “8?, a play based on real transcripts from the Proposition 8 gay marriage trial, interviews with the plaintiffs, and eye witness testimony. The performance was streamed live across the world via YouTube, but if you missed it you can find the complete performance [...]