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California pushes a new plan cutting rooftop solar subsidies

California is poised to reduce payments to homes and businesses that go solar for clean electricity they supply to the power grid — a landmark shift in how the state promotes a crucial technology for fighting climate change. The Public Utilities Commission’s proposal would keep the payment rates higher — at least for a few …


Florida pushes back against DOJ election monitors inside polling sites

State election officials, led by Secretary of State Cord Byrd, stated in its letter that Florida is dispatching “its own” staffers to watch over the elections in the three counties to “ensure that there is no interference with the voting process.” Election officials say the move is not meant to be “confrontational” as they join …


Capitol Police chief pushes for ‘more resources’ after Paul Pelosi assault

Paul Pelosi was hospitalized due to the attack, and a Monday evening statement from Nancy Pelosi cited a potentially “long recovery process for her husband.” Increasing resources for Capitol Police would likely require congressional approval. A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that congressional leaders would explore “every option available” in …


Brexit crisis pushes Northern Ireland to brink of new election

LONDON —  Northern Ireland is headed for an unwanted early election after its deadlocked lawmakers failed Thursday to break a political impasse triggered by Britain’s exit from the European Union that has shaken the power-sharing structure underpinning the region’s hard-won peace. Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly met but failed to elect a speaker, the first …