State governments

March 30, 2018 - 2:39 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump's federal tax overhaul is a short-term boon for most states, but one is set to miss out entirely: Oregon. Instead of a bonus, Oregon faces a loss of $217 million in the two years after the overhaul goes into effect, the largest of any state that has...
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Retired teacher Lydia Coffey chants "Vote them out" as lawmakers in Kentucky debate a bill to make changes to the state's pension system on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 29, 2018 - 11:13 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a pension overhaul Thursday that preserves benefits for most workers and does little in the short-term to address the state's massive debt. They did it in response to one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in the country and...
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Retired teacher Lydia Coffey chants "Vote them out" as lawmakers in Kentucky debate a bill to make changes to the state's pension system on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 29, 2018 - 10:18 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Saddled with one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in the country and defying a powerful teachers union that vowed political retribution, Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a pension overhaul Thursday that preserves benefits for most workers and does little to...
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March 29, 2018 - 9:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii lawmakers voting on doctor-assisted suicide (all times local): 3 p.m. A Hawaii cancer patient says he's grateful state lawmakers passed legislation legalizing medically assisted suicide. John Radcliffe was given a terminal diagnosis after doctors discovered...
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State Sen. Breene Harimoto, who is battling cancer, stands on the floor of the Hawaii Senate to voice his opposition to a medically assisted suicide bill in Honolulu on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Hawaii lawmakers have approved legislation that would make it the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 29, 2018 - 9:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that would make it the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide. The all-Democratic state Senate voted 23-2 to pass the measure that has already cleared the House. It allows doctors to fulfill requests from...
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Retired teacher Lydia Coffey chants "Vote them out" as lawmakers in Kentucky debate a bill to make changes to the state's pension system on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 29, 2018 - 8:26 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have resurrected a bill to overhaul one of the nation's worst-funded pension systems, passing it Thursday evening while overriding the recent protests of thousands of teachers. The 291-page bill re-emerged suddenly Thursday afternoon in place...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, ride designer Jeffery Henry looks over his creation, the world's tallest waterslide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas City Star reports that Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts co-owner Henry was arrested Monday, March 26, 2018, in Cameron County, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
March 29, 2018 - 8:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ken Martin remembers a Travel Channel episode about the world's tallest waterslide. The Richmond, Virginia-based amusement-park safety expert said he was horrified that test sandbags flew off the ride and that nylon straps with Velcro restrained multiple riders on rafts dropping...
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State Sen. Breene Harimoto, who is battling cancer, stands on the floor of the Hawaii Senate to voice his opposition to a medically assisted suicide bill in Honolulu on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Hawaii lawmakers have approved legislation that would make it the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 29, 2018 - 8:19 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that would make it the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide. The all-Democratic state Senate voted 23-2 to pass the measure that has already cleared the House. It allows doctors to fulfill requests from...
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Retired teacher Lydia Coffey chants "Vote them out" as lawmakers in Kentucky debate a bill to make changes to the state's pension system on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 29, 2018 - 8:19 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have resurrected a bill to overhaul one of the nation's worst-funded pension systems, passing it Thursday evening by overriding the recent protests of thousands of teachers who have threatened lawsuits and a possible strike. The 291-page bill...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg speaks to reporters outside his office at the Statehouse to reporters in Boston. The Thursday, March 29, 2018 indictment of Bryon Hefner, Rosenberg's husband, came months after The Boston Globe reported on allegations that Hefner sexually harassed or abused several men, some of whom had business before the Legislature. (AP Photo/Bob Salsberg)
March 29, 2018 - 6:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A state senator's husband was indicted Thursday on charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness. The indictment of Bryon Hefner, the husband of Democratic Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, came months after The Boston Globe reported on allegations...
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