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PSN immigrant taxation and benefits model resolution (drafted for Georgia)

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDE GREATER FUNDING AND ASSISTANCE TO THE STATE OF GEORGIA TO OFFSET THE TAXES PAID BY IMMIGRANT TAXPAYERS YET NOT DISTRIBUTED TO THE STATE TO FUND NECESSARY SERVICES FOR THOSE RESIDENTS MANDATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Voter ID: The Landscape for 2009

As we noted in the Dispatch a couple weeks ago, despite a dearth of recent successes and mounting fiscal crises in most states, rightwing voter ID legislation designed to suppress voter turnout continues to be pressed around the country.  So far this year at least 17 states have seen bills introduced to institute or enhance ID requirements for voting or registration (AL, CO, GA, IN, MD, MN, MS, MO, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WY).  It appears we now know enough to predict the landscape of the voter ID battles in this legislative session.