State governments

March 30, 2018 - 8:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago. The men were among 56 receiving pardons Friday. Brown commuted the sentences of 14 others. Sokha Chhan and Phann Pheach both...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2010, file photo, actress Stacey Dash arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. Actress-turned-conservative-commentator Stacey Dash has ended her campaign for a Southern California congressional seat, the "Clueless" actress announced on her website Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
March 30, 2018 - 7:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress turned conservative commentator Stacey Dash ended her campaign for a Southern California congressional seat on Friday, about a month after it began. The "Clueless" star said in a statement on her website that she believed the bitterness in politics and the rigors of...
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March 30, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago. The men were among 56 who received pardons from Brown on Friday. He also commuted the sentences of 14 others. The pardons...
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March 30, 2018 - 6:56 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The head of an Idaho mining company says Montana officials appear to be trying to delay two mines proposed beneath a wilderness area, designating him a "bad actor" because of past pollution. Hecla Mining President Phillips S. Baker, Jr. told The Associated Press Friday the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech in the Capitol House chambers in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump’s federal tax overhaul is a short-term boon for most states, but one is set to miss out entirely: Oregon. Democrats created a plan to avoid losing hundreds of millions of dollars, but Republicans are using it to try to make political inroads in this deep blue state. Brown faces re-election, and Republicans said the divisive proposal is one of their main tools against her. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
March 30, 2018 - 2:14 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump's 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 revealed its...
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March 30, 2018 - 11:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State budget talks have broken down over a dispute concerning oversight of private Jewish schools. Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said lawmakers have reached agreement on "99.9 percent" of the $168 billion spending plan. He said the one remaining issue is Sen. Simcha (...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump displays the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package he had just signed in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. 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 revealed its predictions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 30, 2018 - 2:57 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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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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