There are several major items being fought over decided last week.?
Amendment 1 places the court's involvement or oversight on impeachments with the upper chamber of the house. This action functions as a rearguard existing republican power by de-federalizing and placing in the hands of a jerrymandered office all oversight of itself.?
Amendment 2 strips the state of the ability to tax many forms of business capital. Including exemptions for machinery, equipment, inventory and motor vehicles.
The problem here should be self evident. In a state that has one of the lowest median incomes in the country, putting an increasing share of that tax burden on working people is an attack on working people.?
The long fought-against abortion ban passed Tuesday night. The legislation bans abortion with exception for when the mother's life is at risk. It also provides some options narrow in some cases of rape and incest. These small exemptions should be little comfort to anyone. While I was there organizing in defense of reproductive rights, my opponent was on the floor voting for this bill.?
All of this is occurring under the threat of Lindsey Graham's proposed national abortion ban.