State governments

April 03, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying a plan to add a citizenship demand to the census questionnaire is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit said adding the citizenship...
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Teachers picket around the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 2, 2018, as teachers rally against low school funding. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 03, 2018 - 9:38 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Many schools will remain closed for a second day in Oklahoma Tuesday as teachers rally for higher pay and education funding in a rebellion that has hit several Republican-led states across the country. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last week granting 15 to 18...
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April 03, 2018 - 9:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police want to make California the first to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. Democratic Assembly members Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty are proposing a bill...
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Teachers picket around the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 2, 2018, as teachers rally against low school funding. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 03, 2018 - 7:58 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Many schools will remain closed for a second day in Oklahoma Tuesday as teachers rally for higher pay and education funding in a rebellion that has hit several Republican-led states across the country. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last week granting 15 to 18...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, questions representatives of the California State University system about a recent audit of spending on management staff, during a joint legislative hearing in Sacramento, Calif. Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police want to make California the first to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. Democratic Assembly members Weber and Kevin McCarty plan to propose a bill Tuesday, April 3, 2018, that would change the current "reasonable force" rule to "necessary force." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 03, 2018 - 2:22 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The proposed legislation would change the current "...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, questions representatives of the California State University system about a recent audit of spending on management staff, during a joint legislative hearing in Sacramento, Calif. Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police want to make California the first to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. Democratic Assembly members Weber and Kevin McCarty plan to propose a bill Tuesday, April 3, 2018, that would change the current "reasonable force" rule to "necessary force." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 03, 2018 - 2:20 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The proposed legislation would change the current "...
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Teachers picket around the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 2, 2018, as teachers rally against low school funding. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 03, 2018 - 1:22 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Many schools will remain closed for a second day in Oklahoma Tuesday as teachers continue to rally for higher pay and education funding in a rebellion that has hit several Republican-led states across the country. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last week granting...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018 file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks at the first New Way California Summit, a political committee eager to reshape the state GOP, at the Hollenbeck Youth Center in Los Angeles. Kasich has restored Ohio's membership in the National Governors Association as he seeks to shore up credibility for bipartisan deal-making that could bolster a 2020 bid for president. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 03, 2018 - 12:24 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich restored Ohio's membership in the National Governors Association as he seeks to shore up credibility for bipartisan deal-making that could bolster a 2020 bid for president. An invoice produced in response to a public records request shows Ohio...
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In this Thursday, March 8, 2018, photo, Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, listens to debate on a concealed carry bill during action on the floor of the chamber in the State Capitol in Denver. The Republican-led Senate has agreed to debate a Democratic resolution calling for the expulsion of Baumgardner, who is accused of inappropriately touching a former legislative aide. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 02, 2018 - 11:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Republican-led Senate voted late Monday against expelling a GOP senator accused of groping a former legislative aide. Senators voted 17-17 to defeat the measure to expel Sen. Randy Baumgardner, who represents a rural northwest Colorado district. Baumgardner was the second...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
April 02, 2018 - 6:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states. Many Oklahoma...
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