State governments

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Gov. Deal's chief of staff Chris Riley confer in the senate before the senate went into recess and the Rules Committee stripped the Delta tax cut from legislation. Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders had hoped they could make a deal Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, on the Delta fuel tax legislation - which also includes a state income tax rate cut.(Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 7:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge. By killing a proposed tax break on jet fuel, pro-gun Republicans won a political victory that could pay off in the...
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This combination of March 29, 2017, file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J., and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark. The two former allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who were convicted in November 2016 of fraud, conspiracy and civil rights violations for closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, are challenging their convictions in federal court, with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia set to consider the case on April 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 02, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie convicted in an alleged plot to use traffic jams to punish a mayor for not endorsing the Republican will have their appeals considered by a federal court next month. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia...
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FILE--In this April 14, 2016, file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Border Patrol agent shows the path of a tunnel that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying barrier. SWF Constructors, a tiny Nebraska startup, was awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump. It is the offshoot of a construction firm that was accused in a government audit of shady billing practices. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, file)
March 02, 2018 - 6:57 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump is the offshoot of a construction firm that was sued repeatedly for failing to pay subcontractors and accused in a 2016 government audit of shady billing practices. SWF...
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Colorado state Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, listens during a debate in the chamber whether to expel the lawmaker over sexual misconduct allegations from his peers Friday, March 2, 2018, in the State Capitol in Denver. After hours of debate, Lebsock was expelled from the House. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 02, 2018 - 6:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers voted Friday to expel a Democratic state House member over sexual harassment allegations, making him the nation's second state lawmaker kicked out for such misconduct since the rise of the #MeToo movement. The vote followed a day of dramatic debate when numerous...
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A sign sits on the filing cabinet next to Colorado State Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, during debate to expel State Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, over sexual misconduct allegations from his peers Friday, March 2, 2018, in the State Capitol in Denver. The effort faces tough odds amid Republican objections to how the complaints have been handled. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 02, 2018 - 6:25 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against a Colorado state House member (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Colorado House has voted to expel a Democrat lawmaker over sexual misconduct allegations. Rep. Steve Lebsock is the second U.S. state lawmaker kicked out of office since...
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ARCHIVO - Esta foto de archivo del 30 de enero del 2017 muestra maletas en el área de desembarque de Delta Air Lines en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson en Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Foto/David Goldman, Archivo)
March 02, 2018 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth's to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and dozens of other U.S. corporations pulled out of apartheid-era South Africa after years of pressure...
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March 02, 2018 - 6:08 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Top officials in the New York Republican Party have picked Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their top candidate for governor — even though he hasn't officially entered the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Molinaro received 55 out of 83 votes in...
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Senator Steve Henson, D - Stone Mountain, speaks Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Atlanta, in opposition to HB 918. He said that while he supported portions of the bill, he thought the state should look to funding programs such as education. The Georgia Senate passed legislation to lower the state income tax rate now that the bill no longer includes a tax break for Delta. The House may take it up as well, giving it final approval and sending it to Gov. Nathan Deal, who has promised to sign it. Deal cleared the way for it Wednesday, agreeing to sign the measure without the Delta break he wanted. The governor said he will seek the Delta tax break in separate legislation (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge. By killing a proposed tax break on jet fuel, pro-gun Republicans won a political victory that could pay off in the...
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Waves crash against a seawall near the Scituate Lighthouse, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 02, 2018 - 4:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A relentless nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways-blown rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power from North Carolina to Maine. Airlines canceled more...
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March 02, 2018 - 3:51 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Top officials in the New York Republican Party have picked Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their top candidate for governor — even though he hasn't officially entered the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Molinaro received 55 out of 83 votes in...
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