David Klepper, Associated Press Updated 7:45 am PST, Saturday, March 2, 2019 FILE- This Jan. 15, 2019 file photo shows the New York state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The leaders of the state’s Democratic Party will meet this week in Westchester and could vote on a resolution calling for an end to fusion voting _ New York’s odd practice of allowing third parties to cross-nominate candidates backed by the major parties. less FILE- This Jan. 15, 2019 file photo shows the New York state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The leaders of the state’s Democratic Party will meet this week in Westchester and could vote on a resolution calling for ... more Photo: Hans Pennink, AP Photo: Hans Pennink, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- This Jan. 15, 2019 file photo … [Read more...] about Capitol Watch: Fusion voting; Cuomo talks session priorities
There are more than 1,200 airport lounges in the world. Priority Pass members can enjoy complimentary food, drinks, and Wi-Fi inside of airport lounges. The exclusive club also gives members access to a quiet place to relax and work before a flight. Priority Pass was founded in 1992 by Collison Group. The idea behind the program is to give frequent travellers access to lounges at airports around the world – a place to kick back and relax before an upcoming flight. Airport lounges can be a quiet haven for tired travellers to kick back and relax in between destinations. There are more than 1,200 airport lounges in 140 countries, according to Priority Pass. If you travel regularly, you may be wondering whether or not getting a Priority Pass is worth the money. Here are the top 12 reasons to get a Priority Pass. You can catch up on work in peace. The hustle and bustle of the airport can make it hard to focus on work. From screaming children to people talking on the phone, … [Read more...] about 12 reasons to get a Priority Pass before your next flight
Far from being drained, the Washington Swamp at the beginning of 2019 seems swampier than ever: In the last year, Cabinet secretaries have resigned under clouds of corruption, sitting members of Congress have been indicted, and outgoing lawmakers waited mere hours after leaving office to ink lucrative lobbying contracts. That’s why the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House has introduced, as its first order of business, a bill that proposes a sweeping range of reforms to the political system, from curbing campaign spending to banning lawmakers from serving on corporate boards. Entitled the For the People Act — or simply called “H.R. 1” in legislative-ese to denote its primacy in the majority’s agenda — the bill is being branded as nothing less than the cure for a broken democracy. You’d think that in the current climate, an ambitious anti-corruption campaign on Capitol Hill would break through the noise and earn a warm reception from an … [Read more...] about Should tackling political corruption be House Democrats’ first priority?
As Minnesota’s legislative session kicked off Tuesday, lawmakers were busy at the Capitol in St. Paul outlining their agendas for the upcoming months. For Republicans in control of the state Senate, one issue placed front and center was Minnesota’s lack of affordable child care, which has been a headache for not only parents but businesses desperate for workers amid a tight labor market. In a morning press conference, state Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point, revealed a slate of proposals aimed at helping new child care businesses — or those interested in starting one — navigate the state’s complex rules governing the service. Child care became a flash point in Housley’s bid for U.S. Senate last year against DFLer Tina Smith, in which Housley largely blamed what she called burdensome and unnecessary state regulations for driving newcomers away from the career. Smith cruised to victory in the race, but Republicans have made a point to show … [Read more...] about Senate Republicans push to make addressing Minnesota’s child care woes a priority
David Slotnick, provided by Published 2:54 pm CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 TheInsider Picksteam writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Southwest Airlines When you open a new personal Southwest credit card, you can earn the best-ever sign-up bonus offered for the cards: 30,000 points and an unlimited Companion Pass, which is valid for travel through 2019. The Companion Pass lets you book a free ticket for a companion whenever you travel — all you'll have to pay is taxes and fees (which are typically as low as $5.60 each way). The offer applies to all three of Southwest's personal cards, but it ends on February 11. Our pick for the best Southwest card to open is the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card; however, read on to see which is best for you. Southwest and Chase announced Thursday that, for a limited time, people who apply for any of their co-branded credit … [Read more...] about Southwest just announced an unheard-of deal for its credit cards — you’ll get the coveted Companion Pass simply by opening one