Tag:Rep. Bill Brawley

  • Race won’t be a factor in new legislative maps, Republicans say

    Lawmakers won’t consider race when they redraw legislative maps to meet a Sept. 1 federal court deadline. Republicans on the House and Senate redistricting committee made that clear as they swatted down repeated objections from Democrats in a Thursday committee meeting. The decision not to use…

  • Toll of human trafficking gains notice of lawmakers, law enforcement

    It happened so quickly. Joy Anderson was first deceived. Then, she was lured into a prostitution ring. Anderson, one of four adopted children, had a good home life. But she felt like an outsider, a perception she attributes to her dark skin and unique personality. She met her traffickers at age 19, and, as odd as it now sounds, Anderson found a place…