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  1. Anthony

    @LATimes

    Governor Florez enjoys high approvals, and many believe will reflect positively in 2020 regional legislature elections.
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    @DallasMorningNews

    Outgoing Governor Jack Swanner remains highly popular in the Plains with 60 percent approval, pollsters believe should translate well into his Senate campaign.
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    Dallas Morning News (Plains Regional News)

    Approval Ratings Governor Jack Swanner (R): 60 / 28 / 12 -- By now everybody in your region knows who you are and what you stand for, rather it's from your actions as Governor or during your campaign to the Senate. Conservatives within your region are ecstatic with how you have done as Governor. You kept nearly all your campaign promises to them and have supported Trump on the policies that are popular within the region, particularly the border wall, conservatives support it. Your budget and the spinning of it, along with a few other actions helped you gain some of the moderates who left you when you took the firm stance on some of the more red meat issues, but overall you have won over a majority of them at the current moment. Progressives have a distaste for you in the region for the most part. There are a very very few who approve because of your increased K-12 funding among a few other things, but mostly truly dislike you for your deep red values you display openly. Overall, you represent your district exactly as it is, and it translates into a very positive approval rating. Rep. John Shultz (D-TX-22): 29 / 46 / 25 -- This is a R +10 district, and Trump won 52-44 here in 2016. So you need to be careful here, you are in a vulnerable spot. Conservatives did not like your press release touting you wanting to repeal Trump's tax cuts and sponsoring legislation you say would do just that. That has not left their mind, being a major campaign promise of the President's. Moderates are generally okay with you, you've done a few things in Congress that directly impact your district and has gained you some points here. Progressives don't really know who you are, and while they feel uneasy with having a self proclaimed moderate in the seat, they're happy you have a (D) next to your name. Overall however, a lot of folks in your district do not know who you are due to lack of press releases and them not knowing much about what you are doing. Because of that, the republicans who know you as the one who wants to repeal the Trump tax cuts (and republicans control your district) dominate the known numbers of you and hurt your approvals, and because most everybody else is either simply okayish with you or don't know you, your approvals do not reflect positively. Rep. David Spalding (R-WY-At-Large): 47 / 34 / 19 -- Conservatives like you a lot, you have demonstrated policy leanings through press releases and tweets that they support. Most of this is helped by talking points and themes during your gubernatorial campaign, as down the stretch of the congressional session real achievements were hard to come by. Moderates are split, many appreciate your depth of policy knowledge as showcased, but others don't appreciate you seemingly to be immovable from policies on the right. However, you are helped by being in a state that moderates traditionally lean right. Progressives don't like you. You haven't thrown them really any bones they like, and as a result your support with those constituents of yours are not good. Luckily, you represent Wyoming. Overall, more tangible achievements rather than just talk will help your approvals much more. You have not been in the public eye outside your gubernatorial campaign, which you have a lead. This leads to still many not knowing who you are quite yet and feeling completely comfortable with you. Remain active and continue to present results to your constituents and your approval numbers will improve since you align with your district and state well.
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    Round 6 Announcements

    For those getting approval ratings from me, figured you should know the format:
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    The Los Angeles Times (West Coast Regional News)

    Approval Ratings Governor Tulip Florez (D): 56 / 29 / 15 -- Conservatives are not too happy after you signed the Justification of Use of Force in Law Enforcement Act, and that has still stuck with a lot of them. However you eased a lot of their minds by actually endorsing the republican senate candidate in the region, that carried weight. Progressives are generally happy with you, although your endorsement of a republican did feel like a backstabbing to a good number of them, weakening your entrenched support. Moderates are really on board, viewing you as a moderate Governor that gets things done. Overall, the people of your region are generally happy with what you have done, and those who do disapprove of your policies have a favorable view on you.
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    high-quality universal preschool act

    Governor Florez, This bill has passed the legislature. It requires either your signature or veto within the next 48 hours or this will automatically become law.
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    @WashingtonReport

    Official Twitter of the Washington Report Social Media team (Congressional News)
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    @LATimes

    Official Twitter thread of the LA Times (West Coast News feed)
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    The Washington Report

    The Nation's #1 Newspaper for all news on Congress
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    Plains Legislature

    Ideological Breakdown of Legislature Members Republicans (62): Conservative 41, Moderate 21 Democrats (38): Progressive 18, Moderate 20
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    Docket Requests

    To the Governor and Legislature Leader: Please post in this thread your docket requests. I will then move the applicable legislation to the floor for you. Please be advised of the following rules: Max of 5 bills per IRL week may be considered. 3 from the Governor's party, 2 from the opposition leader's party. Debate on bills brought to the floor will last no less than 72 hours (unless expedited by unanimous consent) and may be extended by a maximum of 48 hours via motion. All debates will take place under regular order. Following debate, each party will have 48 hours to submit a whip (see whip level key) to their party's members. After the 48 hours are up, the votes will be calculated. Votes will be calculated by the demographic allegiances of the party caucuses compared with the nature of the bill along with whip levels set by both party leaders. NPC legislators could leave the caucus if whip levels are regularly too high. If a bill fails, it dies. If a bill passes, it will go to the Governor's Desk (passed legislation subforum), where the Governor will have 48 hours to either sign or veto the bill. If the Governor takes no action by the end of the 48 hours, the bill is automatically signed into law. A vetoed bill can be overturned by a 2/3 vote in the legislature.
  12. Bills may be introduced at any time by the majority or minority leaders, with NPC legislators introducing bills periodically. Max of 5 bills per IRL week may be considered. 3 from the Governor's party, 2 from the opposition leader's party. The Governor and opposition leader will use the docket request thread to set the docket each week. The administrator will move the requested bills from the hopper to the floor for debate. Debate on bills brought to the floor will last no less than 72 hours (unless expedited by unanimous consent) and may be extended by a maximum of 48 hours via motion. All debates will take place under regular order. Following debate, each party will have 48 hours to submit a whip (see whip level key) to their party's members. After the 48 hours are up, the votes will be calculated. Votes will be calculated by the demographic allegiances of the party caucuses compared with the nature of the bill along with whip levels set by both party leaders. NPC legislators could leave the caucus if whip levels are regularly too high. If a bill fails, it dies. If a bill passes, it will go to the Governor's Desk (passed legislation subforum), where the Governor will have 48 hours to either sign or veto the bill. If the Governor takes no action by the end of the 48 hours, the bill is automatically signed into law. A vetoed bill can be overturned by a 2/3 vote in the legislature.
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    Whip Levels Key

    FREE VOTE: A free vote indicates that the leader has no preference and the NPC can vote as they please LEVEL ONE AYE or LEVEL ONE NAY: A level one whip indicates that the leader has a preference but understands if a member feels strongly the other way. The primary difference between a free vote and level one whip is that the level one whip indicates an official party/caucus position. An NPC will need to feel strongly enough about an issue to officially part with this position, although with a level one the indication is that there will be little repercussion for this. LEVEL TWO AYE or LEVEL TWO NAY: A level two whip is the "standard strength" whip. It indicates not only an official position from party or caucus leadership, but instructions that their NPCs vote in this manner. Breaking a line two whip is certainly not unheard of; anyone uneasy about the instructions but still set against the party line are more apt to break the whip as a "present" instead of opposing the whip. LEVEL THREE AYE or LEVEL THREE NAY: A level three whip is considered "strict instructions" for party or caucus members. Here the leadership is sending a message that they don't really care what misgivings the NPCs have about a whip, it's time to get in line. There is only the tiniest of wiggle room here, and a member who vehemently opposes the level three might try to abstain altogether, but for the most part a level three whip indicates it's time to suck it up and fall in line. Leaning on such strong instructions too often will breed resentment among the party or caucus. It is also possible for a level three whip to escalate to the point of an NPC leaving a particular caucus or, in extreme circumstances, the party. That said, strategy use of level three whips make it possible to ease through controversial measures when necessary. LEVEL FOUR AYE or LEVEL FOUR NAY: This whip is the "nuclear option". It should be rarely rarely rarely if ever deployed. When a level four whip is issued, the message is "follow this whip or leave the caucus/party". Not even an abstention will be enough for the NPC to stay in the group if a level four is issued. Be very, very, very, very sure you want to go nuclear before issuing a level four whip.
  14. Anthony

    Docket Requests

    To the Governor and Legislature Leader: Please post in this thread your docket requests. I will then move the applicable legislation to the floor for you. Please be advised of the following rules: Max of 5 bills per IRL week may be considered. 3 from the Governor's party, 2 from the opposition leader's party. Debate on bills brought to the floor will last no less than 72 hours (unless expedited by unanimous consent) and may be extended by a maximum of 48 hours via motion. All debates will take place under regular order. Following debate, each party will have 48 hours to submit a whip (see whip level key) to their party's members. After the 48 hours are up, the votes will be calculated. Votes will be calculated by the demographic allegiances of the party caucuses compared with the nature of the bill along with whip levels set by both party leaders. NPC legislators could leave the caucus if whip levels are regularly too high. If a bill fails, it dies. If a bill passes, it will go to the Governor's Desk (passed legislation subforum), where the Governor will have 48 hours to either sign or veto the bill. If the Governor takes no action by the end of the 48 hours, the bill is automatically signed into law. A vetoed bill can be overturned by a 2/3 vote in the legislature.
  15. Anthony

    high-quality universal preschool act

    Final Vote Totals Democrats: 56 Aye, 0 Nay Republicans: 2 Aye, 42 Nay Total: 58 Aye, 42 Nay Bill Passes
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