{FD} California Democrat facing possible discipline after sexual misconduct allegations

Members of the California state Senate are scheduled Wednesday to consider disciplinary action against a Democrat who “more likely than not” made inappropriate sexual advances toward six women, including four subordinates.

{FD} Florida House aide fired after claiming Florida shooting survivors are ‘actors’

An aide to a Florida House representative was fired Tuesday after he said that Parkland students who were speaking out on gun control after Wednesday’s mass shooting were paid actors.

{FD} Florida city to rename library after Obama

The public library in St. Petersburg, Fla., is being renamed in honor of the 44th president of the United States. This fall, the building will receive a major facelift as the President Barack Obama Community Library.

{FD} California Democrat, and #MeToo activist, allegedly urged staffers to play ‘spin the bottle’: report

A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement allegedly urged staffers to play the grade-school classic, “spin the bottle” after a fundraiser, Politico reported Sunday.

{FD} Nashville mayor’s ex-lover outpaced other cops in overtime pay: report

The police officer with whom Nashville Mayor Megan Barry recently admitted having an affair received far more overtime pay in recent years than other members of Barry’s security detail, according to a published report.

{FD} Maryland Dems follow NY, Illinois in efforts to limit youth tackle football

Maryland lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow the state -- not parents or guardians -- to limit children playing tackle football and other contact sports until they reach high school.

{FD} Maryland Democrats follow NY, Illinois in efforts to limit youth tackle football

The Maryland General Assembly is considering a measure that would allow the state -- not parents or guardians -- to limit children playing tackle football and other contact sports, following similar efforts in two other states with Democrat-controlled legislatures.

{FD} Pennsylvania GOP submits new plan for congressional map, meeting court deadline

Leading state Republicans in Pennsylvania on Friday night submitted a proposal to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for redrawing the state’s congressional map -- just hours before a court-ordered deadline.

{FD} Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer

A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has been accused of drunkenly groping a male legislative staffer at a softball game in 2014.

{FD} Utah taxpayers footed bill for hotel tied to ********** report

Taxpayer funds were used to pay for at least two hotel rooms that a Utah lawmaker who resigned this week is alleged to have used to meet up with a prostitute last year, according to records a state House of Representatives official found Thursday.

{FD} Panel investigating Nashville mayor over use of DNC funds for travel of bodyguard with whom she had affair

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into alleged office misconduct by Megan Barry after reports surfaced that she used campaign funds to pay travel expenses for the bodyguard with whom she was having an affair.

{FD} Oregon state lawmaker to stay away from Capitol during review of misconduct findings: report

An Oregon state lawmaker offered Wednesday to stay away from the state's Capitol pending the conclusion of a formal hearing on findings that he inappropriately touched more than 10 women inside the building.

{FD} Democrats flip deep-red Missouri state House seat, signal problems for GOP

Democrats flipped a Missouri House seat on Tuesday’s special election in a district that President Trump won by 28-points in 2016, signaling problems for the GOP ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

{FD} Some sex offenders could opt for chemical castration under Oklahoma bill

A Republican lawmaker is pushing to add Oklahoma to the list of states in which so-called chemical castration is an option for some convicted sex offenders, albeit an option that is rarely used.

{FD} Florida’s ban on voting by ex-felons is unconstitutionally enforced, federal judge rules

Florida is unconstitutionally enforcing its ban on voting by ex-felons, an Obama-appointed federal judge ruled Thursday in a decision that could potentially upend this year’s elections.

{FD} Maryland state Dem’s ‘Jared Kushner Act’ would stop some arrests for failing to pay rent

A Maryland state lawmaker in Baltimore has introduced what he calls the “Jared Kushner Act” -- a bill that would ban the state's judges from issuing arrest warrants for tenants being sued for less than $5,000 in unpaid rent.

{FD} California lawmaker’s proposal makes serving plastic straw without request a crime, report says

A lawmaker in California reportedly introduced a bill last week that would make it a criminal offense for any person in a restaurant to serve a patron a plastic straw in their drinks without it being requested.

{FD} Ex-chairman of Missouri Democratic Party pleads guilty in corruption case

A former Democratic Party chairman and prosecutor in Missouri was convicted of wire fraud Friday after admitting he exploited campaign funds for personal use, such as trips to California's wine country and Las Vegas.

{FD} Dirty details of Missouri governor’s affair fuel resignation calls

Missouri’s Republican governor is the latest politician to star in his own drama: Fifty Shades of Greitens – a tawdry tale of lust, power and betrayal that has consumed state politics and led to bipartisan calls for his resignation.