close Video Supreme Court set to hear first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade The U.S. Supreme Court has been the most trusted branch of government among voters for more than a decade -- and while that still holds true, faith in the court is now near its lowest. In addition, the number saying the executive branch is their most trusted stands at a new low. When asked which of the three branches of government they trust the most, 35 percent of voters choose the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the latest Fox News Poll. That’s down from 45 percent in February 2017. A record-low 33 percent chose the court in June 2005 (the first time the question was asked on the Fox News Poll). READ THE COMPLETE POLL RESULTS. The executive branch is chosen by 18 percent, down from 26 percent two years ago. Thirteen percent pick Congress as the branch they most trust, that remains unchanged. The poll, released Wednesday, was conducted before the partial … [Read more...] about Fox News Poll: Trust in judicial, executive branches drops; RBG most popular justice
By Letters To The Editor | January 16, 2019 at 9:10 am McConnell ceding Senate’s power to executive branch The responsibility and the blame for the government shutdown lies squarely at the feet of Sen. Mitch McConnell. Trump has proved time and again that he cannot be trusted to negotiate in good faith and so is essentially out of the picture. Having learned this the hard way, Democrats in the House, under the able leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have passed bills to open most of the government. These are bills that have already been approved by the vast majority of Senators on both sides of the aisle with a veto-proof majority and would alleviate the real crisis totally manufactured by the president. Because he knows these bills would pass, McConnell refuses to bring them to the floor, in effect ceding the power of the Senate to the executive branch of government. Sharon JacksonSan Jose Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor Report an … [Read more...] about Letter: McConnell ceding Senate’s power to executive branch
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As Republican Scott Walker reaches the end of his term as governor of Wisconsin, the Republican-held legislature is using their lame-duck session to greatly weaken the office of governor. Democrat Tony Evers is set to take the oath of office in January, yet a series of hastily passed bills will put him at a great disadvantage in passing any meaningful legislation. The legislature claims they are merely balancing the power of the branches of government. Democrats are saying they are robbing the rightly elected governor's power. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES NPR describes the bills Wisconsin lawmakers passed: The list of proposed changes is long. Evers' campaigned on ending Wisconsin's participation in a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Republicans could block him from fulfilling that promise. It also blocked Evers from making changes to Walker administration policies like a new work requirement for food share recipients. And they'd give … [Read more...] about Should the legislative branch be able to take power away from the executive branch?
DUNCAN — Kevin Stitt, a Republican running for governor, said Tuesday he's hoping the Legislature would give him more control over the executive branch and that he would populate his administration with outsiders and insiders. "I'm totally responsible for my company and all of our employees, and I'm ready to be responsible for state government," the mortgage company CEO told a dozen people at a local restaurant. Stitt, making his first run for public office, has been pitching his private sector success as the remedy for an executive branch often criticized as being unaccountable because its power is so widely dispersed among boards and commissions. Stitt noted here that the Legislature voted to give the next governor the authority to hire and fire the head of the state Health Department. A board currently has that power. "We need more of that,'' he said. "The governor's hands are tied of actually delivering services and fixing it and getting it structured right." Mick Cornett, … [Read more...] about Stitt calls for governor to have more authority over executive branch