The preliminary vote in the Senate was 21-10, with one Democrat crossing the aisle to vote with the Republican majority in favor of the measure.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said the state was more susceptible to flooding because of destructive wildfires that left many areas in northern and southern California with burn-scarred hills.
Council on American-Islamic Relations called on the president-elect to denounce the attacks against minorities that have been occurring throughout the country since he won the election.
In a move to prevent mass shootings a new ‘campus carry’ law proposes to allow students to carry guns within the campus and even into classrooms.
In Texas and other states, the Brexit vote came too late for US secessionists to use it as a springboard to launch drives resulting in ballot measures for the November election.