Laws

April 12, 2019 - 8:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old...
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In this photo provided by the New Jersey Office of the Governor, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy signs the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act Friday, April 12, 2019 at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey is the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life ending medication. (New Jersey Office of the Governor via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication. New Jersey will join six other states and the District of Columbia that have similar laws once it goes into effect...
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, surrounded by supporters and family members of Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims, signs three gun-control bills into law, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 11:42 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor refused to approve criminal charges Friday against Pittsburgh's mayor and six City Council members over the passage of firearms restrictions that gun rights advocates say are blatant and deliberate violations of state law. Seven city residents tried to file private...
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, surrounded by supporters and family members of Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims, signs three gun-control bills into law, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 10:29 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor is refusing to approve criminal charges against Pittsburgh's mayor and six City Council members over the passage of firearms laws that gun-rights advocates say are blatant and deliberate violations of state law. Seven city residents tried to file private criminal...
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Gov. Mike DeWine speaks before signing a bill imposing one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine's signature makes Ohio the fifth state to ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. That can come as early as five or six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant. (Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 4:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a long-sought victory for abortion opponents that drew an immediate constitutional challenge. In signing the...
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New Zealand Governor General Patsy Reddy, left, assisted by the Deputy Clerk of the House, Suze Jones, at Government House in Wellington, Thursday, April 11, 2019, signs into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military-style weapons, less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 people and wounded dozens at two mosques in Christchurch. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 3:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's governor general on Thursday formally signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military style weapons, less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 people and wound dozens at two mosques in Christchurch. Governor General Patsy Reddy...
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Ohio Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan wipes tears from her face during a hearing to propose amendments to the "Heartbeat Bill" which was later voted to pass through the committee and to the House floor at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Brooke LaValley/Columbus Dispatch via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 9:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No topic seemed off limits, including tales of back alleys and coat hangers, as abortion-rights supporters in Ohio fought perhaps the last battle over a twice-vetoed heartbeat abortion ban, which Gov. Mike DeWine has said he will sign. After nearly 10 years of fighting,...
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in his office at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 10, 2019, about a bill prohibiting "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The governor said Wednesday he'll sign legislation cutting off funding to "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities despite the Republican's objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
April 10, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he'll sign legislation cutting off funding to "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities despite the Republican's objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling. The governor...
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April 10, 2019 - 6:05 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation Wednesday that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-trimester abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove the fetus from the womb. The bill that passed easily in the GOP-led...
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April 10, 2019 - 4:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers were poised Wednesday to begin the process of repealing a 1991 law that bars HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle" following the filing of a lawsuit by LGBT groups. The planned action in the state House comes a day after Republican Attorney...
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