State governments

Candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon responds to a question during a news conference Monday, March 26, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. The "Sex and the City" star and public education advocate is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in September's Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 28, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Sex and the City" star and governor's race candidate Cynthia Nixon visited a housing complex on Wednesday and said the conditions she saw were "devastating," in some cases resulting in death. Some residents hold umbrellas while using toilets under leaky ceilings. Moldy, insect-...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into Thin Air" author Jon Krakauer poses for a photo in Bozeman, Mont. A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies are making. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, file)
March 28, 2018 - 6:06 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make. But the legal wrangling...
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March 28, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday blasted a Republican-backed bill that would ensure that two vacant seats in the Legislature will remain open until next year, calling the proposal a blatant attempt to avoid adding to a string of recent GOP losses and saying it would deny some...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into Thin Air" author Jon Krakauer poses for a photo in Bozeman, Mont. A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies are making. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, file)
March 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make. But the legal wrangling...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into Thin Air" author Jon Krakauer poses for a photo in Bozeman, Mont. A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies are making. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, file)
March 28, 2018 - 3:39 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make. But the legal wrangling...
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March 28, 2018 - 3:35 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday blasted a Republican-backed bill that would eliminate prompt special legislative elections, calling it a transparent attempt to ensure that the Democratic Party doesn't flip two open seats before November and saying it would deny some voters a...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into Thin Air" author Jon Krakauer poses for a photo in Bozeman, Mont. A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies are making. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, file)
March 28, 2018 - 3:30 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies are making. But the legal...
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March 28, 2018 - 2:24 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire middle and high school girls have been invited to apply to take Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's (soo-NOO'-nooz) job for a day. Sununu on Wednesday announced the Governor for a Day competition as part of Women's History Month. Applicants must answer the prompt "If I...
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Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, poses for a photograph with her daughter Alana at her home in Gaithersburg, Md., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, is one of seven Democrats and the only woman running in the Maryland gubernatorial primary. She said the 2016 presidential election was a “rude awakening of what happens when we become complacent.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 28, 2018 - 10:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Women running for governor in Wisconsin and Maryland breastfeed their infants in their campaign videos. Another in Georgia tells voters that "the folks who have held the office of governor don't look like me." The record number of women expected to run for office this year are...
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March 28, 2018 - 10:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A record number of women are expected to run for office this year, and already they are upending traditional campaigning by emphasizing their gender as they introduce themselves to an electorate they hope is eager for change. Women running for governor in Wisconsin and Maryland...
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