Ever have a day when it seems there isn’t much new going on in the news? Then – BAM – MSNBC or another group weeds out six stories that show a lot is going on. Here, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow shows recent news stories that are pushing the “outrage-o-meter” over the line. (Video from May 21st, 2015.)
The stories include:
A Colorado law requires the family of an Aurora mass-shooting victim to pay $220,000 in legal fees to the ammunition maker they tried to sue. The ammunition from that company was used in the shooting that killed their daughter.
OSHA levied penalty of $99,000 last week over six months after a toxic gas leak killed four workers at DuPont’s chemical plant in La Porte, Texas. OSHA stated that those who died “would be alive today had their employer…taken steps to protect them.” DuPont, however, is a $60 Billion company, according to Maddow.
It came as something of a shock recently when detectives showed up at the Capitol building in Montpelier, Vermont, during work hours and apprehended Vermont State Senator Norman McAllister, writes Vox. The shock compounded as the charges against him became known: the longtime lawmaker was allegedly running a grisly sexual extortion racket from his dairy farm in Franklin County, in the far northwestern corner of the state. So far, he’s been accused of sexually assaulting two women who were previously employees.
Kansas lawmakers are threatening to cut off all funding for the judicial branch of state government if the Kansas Supreme Court strikes down a law enacted last year on how chief judges in the district courts are selected. House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to the language in a bill that would fund the judicial branch for the next two years, according to Lawrence-Journal World.
(And other stories as well…)