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Satanic Temple statue among displays at Illinois Capitol

A local chapter of The Satanic Temple has been allowed to place a statue in the Illinois Capitol alongside holiday displays of a Nativity scene and a menorah. The sculpture, called Knowledge is the Greatest Gift, depicts the forearm of a woman holding an apple, The State Journal-Register reported. In its application for the display,…Read More

Idabel state Representative switches parties

The number of state House Democrats got even smaller Thursday as Idabel state Rep. Johnny Tadlock announced he was switching to the Republican Party. The switch leaves state House Republicans with a 77-24 majority. Republicans also remain in firm control the state Senate, 39-9. “This to me is not at all about party affiliation,” Tadlock…Read More

Stitt taps politicos for top staff positions

A former U.S. Senate staffer and former state representative will fill two of the top positions in Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt’s new administration, surrounding a first-time governor with a combination of federal, state and even municipal political experience. Michael Junk, Tulsa’s deputy mayor and a former staffer for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and former U.S. Sen.…Read More

Virginia Catholics praise dismissal of assisted suicide study

Virginia Catholics are praising the decision of a joint commission of the state legislature to take no action on a study on assisted suicide. Last year, Del. Kaye Kory (D-Fairfax) asked the Virginia state legislature to consider legalizing so-called “medical aid-in-dying” or physician-assisted suicide. After receiving public comment, the Joint Commission on Health Care, which…Read More

Stitt announces transition team

Marc Nuttle, a Norman attorney with decades of experience in national Republican politics, will lead the transition team of Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt, who enters office in two months. Nuttle, 69, formerly served as executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee and was national campaign manager for televangelist Pat Robertson’s presidential bid in 1988. Stitt’s…Read More