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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer $11.4 Million Investment To Tackle Water Problem In Benton Harbor

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Visits Benton Harbor Due To Water Crisis

Benton Harbor is currently going through a water crisis as high levels of lead have been reported in their tap water. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited the city and discussed the problem with the community leaders. Residents highlighted the need for bottled drinking water until the water crisis is solved in the city.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Announces $11.4 Million Investment To Tackle Lead Problem In Water

After listening to the problems of the people in Benton Harbor, Governor Whitmer announced an additional investment of $11.4 million to tackle the water crisis. Moreover, she said, “Every Michigander deserves safe drinking water. Today, I visited Benton Harbor to hear from community leaders doing the work on the ground and residents living through water challenges every day. I called on the legislature to fully fund lead service line replacement with an additional $11.4 million investment, helping us meet our expedited timeline to replace 100% of lead service lines in 18 months.”

Water crisis in Benton Harbor
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Governor Whitmer Looks To Solve The Problem Of Lead As Soon As Possible

Governor Whitmer assured the people of Benton Harbor that her administration will do everything in power to end this problem ASAP. She said, “Our work will build on the Executive Directive I signed last week to pursue an all-hands-on-deck approach to protect access to safe drinking water right now and make lasting investments in water infrastructure. I cannot imagine the stress that moms and dads in Benton Harbor are under as they emerge from a pandemic, work hard to put food on the table, pay the bills, and face a threat to the health of their children. That’s why we will not rest until every parent feels confident to give their kid a glass of water knowing that it is safe.”

State Senator Annette Taddeo Announces Her Campaign To Become The First Latina Governor Of Florida

State Senator Annette Taddeo
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State Senator Annette Taddeo Announces Run For Florida Governor

State Senator Annette Taddeo has announced her run for Florida Governor for the elections in 2022. She will aim to dethrone GOP Governor Ron DeSantis. Annette is competing from the Democratic party and is currently aiming to earn the nomination from the party. If she gets the nomination, she will become the first Latina to run for governor representing a major party. While announcing her candidature, she criticized DeSantis for banning mask mandates in schools. Moreover, she said, “Frankly, as a mom with a kid in public school, that was just a nonstarter. I was really flabbergasted.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
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Cannot Sit On The Sidelines Anymore, Says Annette Taddeo

After seeing the work of DeSantis, Taddeo felt almost forced to run for Governor in Florida. She feels DeSantis is unable to represent the people of Florida and is discriminatory towards some sections of people in his state. Moreover, the state senator said, “I’m not going to stand on the sidelines and not fight for us to have a governor that can represent us all and a governor that will actually be worried about Floridians and not primary voters in Iowa.” Taddeo will go all out to win the nomination which is currently led by U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, a former governor, and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.

Joe Biden And Other Former US Presidents Offer Condolences On Death Of General Colin Powell

Joe Biden and General Colin Powell
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Joe Biden Expresses His Condolences On The Death Of General Colin Powell

Joe Biden was among the many people who expressed his condolences on the death of General Colin Powell. General Powell broke many racial barriers at his time to become a four-star general. After leaving the army, he went on to become the first US secretary of state under George W. Bush’s administration. Expressing his condolences, President Biden said, “Having repeatedly broken racial barriers, blazing a trail for others to follow in Federal Government service, Colin was committed throughout his life to investing in the next generation of leadership.”

General Colin Powell
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Former President George W. Bush Grieves The Death Of General Colin Powell

George W. Bush was the next President who expressed his sorrow on the death of General Powell. He worked very closely with Powell when he was appointed as secretary of state under Bush’s presidency. Talking about General Powell, Bush said, “He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam. Many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience. He was National Security Adviser under President Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Under my father and President Clinton, and Secretary of State during my Administration.”

Barack Obama and General Colin Powell
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Barack Obama, Bill Clinton And Jimmy Carter Offer Condolences On General Powell’s Death

Other former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter also expressed their condolences on the death of General Powell. All of them highlighted the deep patriotism that Powell had for America. Donald Trump was the only President to not release an official statement.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Criticizes Donald Trump For Calling 2020 Biased: Relitigating 2020 Is A Recipe For Disaster In 2022

Asa Hutchinson and Donald Trump
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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Criticizes Trump For Holding On To 2020 Election

Donald Trump continues to live in the past as he called the 2020 Presidential election a big fraud. His words come at a time when the GOP Governors are preparing for the midterm elections in 2022. Moreover, he said, “If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020, Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24.” Arkansas GOP Governor Asa Hutchinson criticized Trump for focusing on the past instead of the future. He said, “Let’s talk about the future. The election has passed, it’s been certified, the states made decisions on the integrity of each of their elections and made improvements where need be.”

Asa Hutchinson and Donald Trump
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Focusing On The Past A Disaster, Says Asa Hutchinson

Hutchinson doubled down on his opinion and made it clear that clinging on to the past will only lead to disaster for the Republican party. He said, “Relitigating 2020 is a recipe for disaster in 2022. It’s about the future, it’s not about the last election. And those kind of comments are not constructive. We can win in 2022 and we’re going to, but let’s focus on the important issues of our supply chain, of getting over this pandemic, about freedom and not the last election.”


Governor Cooper On Lt. Governor’s Anti-LGBTQ Comment: He Does Not Speak For North Carolina

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
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North Carolina Governor Criticizes Lt. Governor For Anti-LGBTQ Comment

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson has come under the scanner for his recent comments about LGBTQ people. He said, “There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth.” North Carolina is a state where the Governor is a Democrat while the Lt. Governor is Republican. Governor Roy Cooper criticized Mark for his comments and made it clear that he does not support such regressive comments. After repeated calls for resignation and apology from the public, Mark has refused to step down and apologize for his comments.

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson
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Lt. Governor Does Not Speak For North Carolina, Says Roy Cooper

Governor Cooper has made it clear that the views expressed by Mark does not reflect the thinking of everyone in North Carolina. Cooper acknowledged that it would be appropriate for Mark to resign but the Lt. Governor has clearly refused to do so. Moreover, he said, “It would be appropriate, but he’s made it clear that he’s not. But let me make something clear. He does not speak for North Carolina. We are a welcoming and inclusive state and we want the entire nation and the world to know that.”


American And Southwest Airlines Continue With Vaccine Mandate Despite Order From Texas Governor Greg Abbott 

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Two American Airlines Stand By Their Vaccine Mandate Despite Order From Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott had recently made a decision banning all vaccine mandates in his state. The order was also applicable for private companies that had issued vaccine mandates for their employees. Despite the order from Abbott, two major airline companies have decided to stick with their vaccine mandate for their employees. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are the two companies that have decided to act in violation of the latest rule by Governor Abbott.

Joe Biden and Greg Abbott
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American Airlines And Southwest Airlines Give More Importance To President’s Order

US President Joe Biden had earlier announced that private companies would be allowed to issue vaccines as well as mask mandates for their employees. Abbott’s order came afterward and directly clashed with the President’s order. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have decided to follow Biden’s order and violate Abbott’s order. Southwest Airlines said in a statement, “We would be expected to comply with the President’s Order to remain compliant as a federal contractor.” Biden and Abbott have been at the opposing ends of the argument regarding vaccine mandates. There is a lot of debate between the Republicans and Democrats regarding the same.

Border Crisis: Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Pushes For A Different Approach

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
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Republican Governors Come Together To Solve The Border Crisis

Republican Governors have joined their hands to criticize President Biden for the crisis at the US-Mexico border. States like Texas and Arizona are experiencing an influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Moreover, the Biden administration is not taking any action to solve the issue. 11 Republican Governors came to Texas to visit the border and see the crisis by themselves. The Governors came up with an action plan to solve the crisis but it still requires action from the federal government. In a press conference, Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed that Biden refused to meet the Republican Governors regarding the issue at the border.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Pushes For A Different Approach To Solve Border Crisis

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon thinks a different approach and a lot of resources is the only way to solve the crisis at the border. Moreover, Gordon said, “Wyoming citizens are impacted by a failure of the Biden administration to engage in its constitutional duty to secure our border. Seeing the conditions and hearing firsthand from agents on the ground made it clear that a different approach is needed and more resources are necessary to secure our border from drug trafficking and human smuggling.”

Border Crisis: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Has An Action Plan For Joe Biden

Joe Biden and Greg Abbott
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Suggests Some Actions To Biden For Border Issues

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has suggested some action plan for Biden on the border issue after consulting other GOP Governors. He revealed that he had asked for a meeting with Biden along with other GOP Governors to solve the issue at the border but Biden refused for the meeting. Nevertheless, he decided to give his action plan through a press conference. One action he suggested was regarding court hearing of asylum seekers. He said, “The Biden administration must reinstate the remain in Mexico protocols which require asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while awaiting their court hearing. This is a proven deterrent to crossing illegally.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Asks Biden To Finish Building The Wall

Greg Abbott has further asked Biden to secure the border, which includes finishing the Texas-Mexico border. He said, “The Biden ministration must finish securing the border, which includes among other things finishing the border wall.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott
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Abbott Thanks GOP Governors For Helping With Border Issue

Some months back, Abbott and Arizona Governor had asked other Governors for help with the border issue. GOP Governors responded by sending their troops to secure the border. Abbott thanked these Governors for their contribution and criticized Biden for not doing anything. Moreover, he said, “I want to make clear that while Biden continues to dither, Texas and other states are taking action to do the federal government’s job. I thank the governors from across America who has sent resources to our state. They understand the magnitude of the problem, as well as the need for action.”

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson Refuses To Quit After Making Anti-LGBTQ+ Remarks

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson
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North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson Makes Anti-LGBTQ+ Remarks

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson is in big trouble for his anti-LGTBO+ remarks. In a video from social media, he calls homosexuality and transgenderism filth. Moreover, he said, “There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth. And yes, I called it filth, and if you don’t like that I called it filth, come see me and I’ll explain it to you.”

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson
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People Call For North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson To Quit

Remarks made by Robinson have not gone down well with many people. People are asking him to quit his position as Lt. Governor of North Carolina. Jeff Jackson, a Democratic North Carolina state senator also joined the protest and asked Robinson to resign. He said, “Calling many of your own constituents ‘filth’ means you have no intention of representing them. Our Lt Governor should resign and allow someone who is prepared to do the job to take his place. This wasn’t a dog whistle, folks. This was old-school hate.”

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson
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Mark Robinson Refuses To Resign

The chants for resignation reached Robinson’s ears but he refused to back down from his comments. He said, “I will not be silenced and I will not be bullied into submission. I will continue to fight for the rights of our children to receive an education that is free from sexual concepts that do not belong in the classroom.”

Joe Biden Showers Praise On Phil Murphy, Endorses Him For Second Term As New Jersey Governor 

Joe Biden and Phil Murphy
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Joe Biden Endorses Phil Murphy For Second Term As New Jersey Governor

President Joe Biden has extended his support to Governor Phil Murphy ahead of the elections in New Jersey for Governor. Murphy is aiming to extend his run as Governor for another term and is spending a lot of money to ensure that. Biden praised Murphy for the work he has done for the people of New Jersey during the pandemic. Moreover, he said, “Governor Murphy is getting folks vaccinated to beat the pandemic. He’s delivering economic relief to working families and supports my plans to build back better by investing in our infrastructure and in our people — with child care, elder care, paid leave, and more.”

Joe Biden and Phil Murphy
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Phil Murphy Delivers For People Of New Jersey, Says Joe Biden

Biden thinks Murphy is the go-to guy for New Jersey Governor as he has proven himself to be an efficient and effective leader. The President said, “I stood with him in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida as he’s taking on the climate crisis. From lowering the cost of health care to improving access to education, Phil delivers for the people.”

Phil Murphy

Joe Biden Thinks Phil Murphy Shares His Optimism For Future

Biden revealed that Phil Murphy is very optimistic about the future just like him and wants to do everything for the betterment of the people of New Jersey. Furthermore, he said, “He shares my optimism for the future. And he knows how to get the job done because he’s been doing it. We need to re-elect Phil Murphy as Governor of New Jersey.”