State governments

Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson speaks inside the Senate Chambers in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, May 3, 2018 about the abortion ban proposal which would only allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or if the mother's life is at risk. (AP Photo/Christina L. Myers)
May 03, 2018 - 10:15 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate debated Thursday whether to ban nearly all abortions in the state, a surprise move suggested by a Democrat who has long fought abortion restrictions. Sen. Brad Hutto told Republicans if the bill passed he was going to give them what they wanted — the...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference about allegations related to his extramarital affair with his hairdresser, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri House Democrats are demanding that the Republican leadership launch immediate impeachment proceedings against Greitens, accusing Republicans of stalling. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
May 03, 2018 - 10:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a historic move, Missouri lawmakers announced Thursday that they are calling themselves into a special session later this month to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens following allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of charity resources for his political...
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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, thousands of teachers continue to protest Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Phoenix. After an all night legislative budget session the legislature passed the new education spending portion of the budget and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed that part of the budget. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 03, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's...
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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, thousands of teachers continue to protest Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Phoenix. After an all night legislative budget session the legislature passed the new education spending portion of the budget and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed that part of the budget. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 03, 2018 - 9:38 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's...
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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, thousands of teachers continue to protest Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Phoenix. After an all night legislative budget session the legislature passed the new education spending portion of the budget and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed that part of the budget. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 03, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's...
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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, thousands of teachers continue to protest Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Phoenix. After an all night legislative budget session the legislature passed the new education spending portion of the budget and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed that part of the budget. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 03, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Republican Steve Stivers speaks to supporters after winning the 15th Congressional District during the Ohio Republican Party's election night celebration in Columbus, Ohio. Republicans are fighting to hold their ground in strongly Democratic California. Party delegates are meeting in San Diego this weekend to consider endorsements for candidates seeking statewide offices that are all held by Democrats. Stivers, who heads the party's campaign arm in the House, said GOP candidates will benefit from the economic upswing the party's emphasis on safety and security. "Sometimes you kind of have to go down before you come back up," Stivers said. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 03, 2018 - 6:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If history is any guide, this weekend's California Republican convention will be another prelude to Election Day disappointment. With the June 5 primary closing in, hundreds of party delegates will spend the weekend in San Diego debating endorsements for candidates seeking...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2016, file photo, Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg speaks during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse in Boston. Rosenberg, who previously had stepped down as Senate president, resigned his Senate seat on Thursday, May 3, 2018, the day after a scathing ethics report said he failed to protect the Senate from his estranged husband Bryon Hefner, who is charged with sexual misconduct, including allowing Hefner to access Rosenberg’s Senate email account. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 03, 2018 - 5:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg announced Thursday he would end his long political career after a scathing ethics report concluded he failed to protect the Senate from his husband, who has been charged with sexual misconduct. The decision to resign came amid...
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May 03, 2018 - 4:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state-run family planning program that Iowa lawmakers established last year to cut funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers has seen a marked decline in patients and participating health care providers, which critics say shows it's not working as...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers the keynote address at the annual California-China Business Summit in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, May 3, 2018. The symposium convenes business leaders and investors for discussion on foreign direct investment, bilateral trade and mutual economic industries. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 03, 2018 - 4:47 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday urged greater cooperation with China to resolve a trade dispute, while taking an apparent swipe at President Donald Trump. "Globalization is here. We are not going to get rid of it. And a trade war is stupid," Brown said. Speaking...
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