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Pennsylvania State Senate passes more restrictions on abortion clinics

From philly.com:

A controversial bill imposing stricter standards on abortion clinics in Pennsylvania cleared the state Senate Tuesday and now heads to the House, where its fate is uncertain.

By a vote of 38-12, the Senate passed legislation - prompted by a grand jury's report exposing horrific conditions at a Philadelphia abortion clinic - that would increase inspection, space, staffing, and other requirements for the 20 clinics operating throughout the state.

Quick update from Arizona: Recall of Senate President proceeding

Well, it hasn't received as much publicity as the Wisconsin recalls, but the organizers of the recall petition drive against Republican Russell Pearce, the president of the Arizona State Senate submitted four crates of petitions to the Arizona Secretary of State last week.

Ariz. legislator channels Michelle Pfeiffer in "Dangerous Minds"

Republican state Senators failed last week, despite valiant efforts, to pass some serious nativist bills.

Best effort goes to Lori Klein for staging a melodrama straight out of "Dangerous Minds" by reading a letter about a substitute teacher stunned and appalled by his class full of wanna-be gang memers.

Not only did the students refuse to say the pledge of allegiance, they also freely admitted that they were all illegal immigrants.

Wisconsin Democrats: The best chance at change is at the ballot box

They know it and we know it. The only way to get worker's rights back, in Wisconsin and in other states passing simliar bills, is to vote.

Jim Holperin, Wisconsin State Senator, said over the phone, "Voters now appreciate how quickly rights can be taken away" and called for progressives across the states to vote either in the 2012 elections or in a recall.

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