Legislation

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his Statehouse office in Madison, Wis. Republican-controlled legislatures are increasingly trying to strip Democratic governors of their executive authority to close businesses and schools, a power grab that channels frustration over the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic but could come with long-term consequences for how their states fight disease. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
May 09, 2020 - 10:29 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican-controlled legislatures are increasingly trying to strip Democratic governors of their executive authority to close businesses and schools, a power grab by lawmakers that channels frustration over the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic but could come with long...
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House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 08, 2020 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-led subcommittee overseeing federal coronavirus aid is demanding that five companies return loans the panel says should have gone to smaller businesses. The subcommittee led by Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., sent letters Friday to the companies as its first official...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, tractors groom the racing surface at the Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Md. The Preakness will remain at Pimlico Race Course into the foreseeable future, thanks to the passing of a bill to redevelop Maryland's race tracks with $375 million in bonds. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 08, 2020 - 11:13 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness will remain a fixture at timeworn Pimlico Race Course, which will receive a much-needed facelift following the passing of a bill to redevelop Maryland tracks. Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday permitted a bill to become law that would enable the Maryland Stadium Authority...
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A Mexican restaurant remains closed under current orders to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Friday, May 8, 2020, in South Portland, Maine. Under Gov. Janet Mills' current plan, Maine restaurants will be allowed to reopen on June 1. Bars will have to wait until July 1 to reopen.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 08, 2020 - 10:48 am
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RESTAURANTS: Restaurants are reviewing every segment of...
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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus tests on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
May 07, 2020 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has failed in its bid to block President Donald Trump from engaging in further military action against Iran without backing from the legislative branch. The Senate fell short of the votes to override Trump's veto of a bipartisan resolution asserting that congressional...
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In this May 3, 2020 photo, the setting sun shines on the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 06, 2020 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court held Day Three of arguments by telephone with the audio available live to audiences around the world. The higher profile case of the two heard by the justices on Wednesday dealt with Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor World Nurses Day, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 06, 2020 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a resolution that said he must get a nod from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Trump called it “insulting" to the presidency. The nonbinding congressional resolution was introduced first in the House after...
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Leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus, sits in parliament in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, ahead of the debate on the postal presidential election that is scheduled for Sunday The ruling party wants the election in May, the Senate is calling for a state of natural disaster that would allow for postponement by three months. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 06, 2020 - 5:31 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader and a partner in the governing coalition announced an agreement late Wednesday to postpone Sunday's presidential election, saying a new date will be chosen later. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling Law and Justice party, and Jaroslaw Gowin,...
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In this April 30, 2020, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are seeking to drive the debate on the next coronavirus response bill. They're promising a mega-package stuffed with Democratic priorities, including funding for state and local governments. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 06, 2020 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Although timing for the House's return isn't set, the outlines are emerging for a Democratic-driven bill to aid states and local governments, the Postal Service, and boost contact tracing to track the coronavirus. Democratic leaders promise that the House will deliver legislation...
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May 05, 2020 - 5:38 pm
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to U.S. Attorney...
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