Legislature

FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the head of California's legislative women's caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is herself the subject of a sexual misconduct claim, Politico reported Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 09, 2018 - 6:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — a leader in the #MeToo movement — took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday amid an investigation into whether she groped a former legislative staff member in 2014. It's the latest claim against a lawmaker to go public. And...
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February 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A senior aide to a New York state senator has pleaded not guilty to felony domestic assault charges. Robert Nickol entered his plea Friday during an arraignment in Albany County Court. The 32-year-old is accused of injuring a woman by striking her leg with a television cord last...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the head of California's legislative women's caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is herself the subject of a sexual misconduct claim, Politico reported Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 09, 2018 - 1:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday, a day after sexual misconduct allegations against her became public. Garcia, a Democrat and chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus, is accused of groping former legislative staff...
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The Capitol Dome of the Capitol Building at sunrise, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. After another government shutdown, congress has passed a sweeping long term spending bill which President Donald Trump is expected to sign later this morning. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 09, 2018 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 9:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is making the case on Twitter for electing more Republicans to Congress after signing a $400 billion spending plan. Trump says, "Without more Republicans in Congress, we were forced...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway. The House...
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February 09, 2018 - 9:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the bipartisan budget deal approved by Congress will help an upstate New York fuel cell company. The Democrat says the budget deal will retroactively reinstate and extend a 30 percent investment tax credit for fuel cells. Schumer says that will allow...
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Athletes from Russia arrive during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 09, 2018 - 8:59 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:55 p.m. The lower house of Russian parliament has issued a statement protesting a court's decision barring 45 banned athletes from the Pyeongchang Olympics just hours before the opening ceremony. The...
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Photographers take a picture of the Ohio Clock shortly after midnight early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government in a new but familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs intended to draw attention to their causes. The first was a...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe in Chicago. A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in a dozen states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
February 09, 2018 - 6:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 5:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186...
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