February 23, 2017 - 7:50 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could be close to ending its one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to hand down death sentences despite a jury's recommendation for life in prison. The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would end the state's status as the only one in the U.S. that allows...
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Gov. Sam Brownback takes questions from the media after signing the veto of the tax bill sent to him from the legislature, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 12:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut, setting up a confrontation with the Republican-led Legislature, which immediately set about trying to override him. The state House voted less than two hours later to override the...
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