r/politics 6h ago

The "What happened in your state last week?" Megathread, Week 6

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Welcome to the 'What happened in your state last week' thread, where you can post any local political news stories that you find important in the comments. This is a weekly thread posted every Monday, in order to facilitate more discussion on local issues on /r/politics. Since this is intended to be a thread about local politics, top-level comments that are exclusively about national issues will not be allowed. When commenting, please include the state you're living in, and don't forget to link sources. Also, please actually describe what happened. Things like "I live in X, you know what happened", "Nothing happened" or "[Politician] continues to be an idiot" isn't helpful to users and will be removed.

If someone from your state made a news round-up that you think is insufficient, feel free to comment to that round-up with further news stories. Enjoy discussion, and review our civility guidelines before engaging with others.


Hi there, /r/politics. Because this thread is about local politics, I'd like to reiterate that news about President Biden, Donald Trump or any other national political figure is off topic in this thread and will be removed. Thank you, and have a good week.


r/politics 7h ago

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Ted Cruz declares the Grammys 'evil' after Sam Smith's Satan-themed set has conservatives saying it encourages devil-worship

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r/politics 5h ago

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r/politics 7h ago

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r/politics 6h ago

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r/politics 2h ago

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r/politics 8h ago

House Republicans Are Planning Unhinged Investigations. Democrats Should Be Licking Their Chops. — Democratic lawmakers have a golden opportunity to distinguish themselves from Kevin McCarthy’s army of weirdos.

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r/politics 8h ago

Florida is holding a special legislative session to fully strip Disney of self-governing status and expand migrant relocation

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r/politics 11h ago

Schumer announces all-Senators classified briefing on China February 15; says Biden admin made right call with balloon; and GOP criticism was political and premature

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r/politics 12h ago

George Santos is the superstar MAGA deserves | Tucker Carlson and company rally around the pathological liar because they are waging war on truth itself

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r/politics 6h ago

Justice Department charges two people with conspiracy to destroy energy facilities

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Trump 2016 Campaign Paying $450,000 To Settle Suit Over Nondisclosure Agreement | The deal will also negate hundreds of other campaign NDAs ruled "unduly burdensome."

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r/politics 4h ago

White House says Chinese spy balloon was watching ‘sensitive military sites’ and program has been targeting US for years

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r/politics 8h ago

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r/politics 21h ago

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r/politics 6h ago

100,000 Green Jobs Announced Since US Adopted Climate Law, Study Finds

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r/politics 3h ago

Greene calls for probe into why Trump was unaware of previous Chinese balloons

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r/politics 3h ago

Neo-Nazi leader among 2 arrested in plot to attack Baltimore's power grid, feds say | The suspects, Brandon Russell and Sarah Clendaniel, took steps to shoot multiple electrical substations in the Baltimore area in an attempt to “completely destroy this whole city,” prosecutors said.

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r/politics 6h ago

Former Arkansas State Senator Sentenced for Bribery and Tax Fraud

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r/politics 2h ago

FBI to search Pence's Indiana home for more classified documents

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r/politics 8h ago

Powerful Koch Brothers Political Network Announces It's 'Turning The Page' On Trump

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r/politics 8h ago

Chinese spy balloons under Trump not discovered until after Biden took office

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r/politics 3h ago

Pentagon says it had 'an awareness gap' that led to failure to detect 3 Chinese balloons under Trump

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r/politics 6h ago

China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

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