Legislature

June 12, 2018 - 5:21 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Senate are pushing to loosen restrictions on school speed cameras in New York City. The lawmakers are proposing to lift a cap on the number and times in which the cameras can operate. Their bill would expand the number of school speed cameras...
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June 12, 2018 - 5:18 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Assembly has voted to eliminate the requirement for cash bail in most criminal cases. The Democrat-controlled chamber endorsed the measure Tuesday. It now moves to the Senate, where it's expected to face significant opposition in the Republican-led body. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev, speaks during a media briefing at Metro Police headquarters in Las Vegas. Heller is considered the vulnerable Republican senator seeking re-election, but he has an easy primary battle Tuesday, June 12, 2018, thanks to President Donald Trump. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada voters were deciding a competitive Democratic primary race for governor Tuesday, a contest that became the state's most closely watched after President Donald Trump helped clear a path to the GOP nomination for vulnerable Sen. Dean Heller. Heller, the only GOP senator...
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June 12, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that would require congressional approval of tariffs imposed in the name of national security hit a roadblock Tuesday. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., sought to attach his proposal to must-pass defense legislation, but his attempt to force a vote was defeated when Sen. James...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. In their zeal to get voters to support legalizing adult use of marijuana in 2014, proponents suggested a tax on the plant equivalent to $800 a pound that would be paid by growers. One of the concerns in Alaska is that the tax is squeezing growers' profit margins. Some have voiced concern that the tax keeps prices artificially high. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
June 12, 2018 - 4:31 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a push to get Alaska voters to legalize marijuana, supporters suggested a tax on growers of $800 a pound — though they knew it would be unworkable in the long run. The tax aimed to show that the industry was willing to pay its share, said Brandon Emmett, who was part of the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump reaches for North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after they signed documents at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 12, 2018 - 4:01 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local): 3:45 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says he is troubled by the outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
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June 12, 2018 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans labored to strike an immigration accord Tuesday, the day restive moderates have said they'd move to force future votes on the divisive issue if no compromise is reached. Aides said any deal would likely include provisions changing how immigrant children are...
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June 12, 2018 - 3:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of the New York state Senate is accusing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of playing politics with school security. Republican Sen. John Flanagan says Cuomo isn't seriously considering the Senate's proposal to increase funding for school security upgrades and armed...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen under stormy skies. On Tuesday, June 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for May. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $146.8 billion in May, helping push the total deficit so far this year 23 percent above the same period a year ago. Last month's deficit followed a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, a month that traditionally ends in the black...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018 photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is defending President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and poses a looming crisis for the nation's power grid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 12, 2018 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. "There is no immediate calamity or threat," the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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