State governments

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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Teachers camp out as the Arizona legislature debates a budget negotiated by majority Republicans and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix. The budget gives teachers big raises but falls short of their demands for better school funding. The teachers, in the sixth day of walk outs, have agreed to return to the classroom once the budget has been approved by the legislature.(AP Photo/Matt York)
May 03, 2018 - 4:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their five-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more than a million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's signature awarded...
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Rapper Meek Mill speaks during a news conference promoting Gov. Tom Wolf's proposals to reform the criminal justice system at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Wolf, Mill and several state legislators spoke in favor of reforms. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill is calling on Pennsylvania lawmakers to reform the state's parole and probation systems. Mill appeared alongside Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and a half-dozen state lawmakers Thursday at the Constitution Center to advocate for criminal justice...
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In this combination photo, Bill Cosby speaks to an audience on the campus of University of the District of Columbia in Washington on May 16, 2006 , left, and director Roman Polanski appears at the photo call for the film, "Based On A True Story," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France on May 27, 2017. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors has voted to expel Cosby and Polanski from its membership. The film academy said Thursday that its board of governors met Tuesday night and voted on their status in accordance with their Standards of Conduct. (AP Photo)
May 03, 2018 - 2:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governing body of the film academy has voted to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that its board of governors met Tuesday night and voted on their status in accordance with their recently...
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May 03, 2018 - 1:29 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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May 03, 2018 - 1:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Newly released data show that an Iowa family planning program that Republican 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. Iowa Department of...
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May 03, 2018 - 12:42 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A fifth Republican has announced that he won't seek re-election to the New York Senate. Sen. Bill Larkin made his announcement Thursday in Newburgh. The 90-year-old has represented parts of the Hudson Valley for nearly 40 years, first in the state Assembly and then the state...
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Some teachers sleep while waiting in the senate lobby during early morning hours as Arizona state legislatures continue to debate the State's budget Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix. The budget gives teachers big raises but falls short of their demands for better school funding. The teachers, in the sixth day of classroom walk outs, have agreed to return to the classroom once the budget has been approved by the legislature. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 03, 2018 - 11:41 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers pulled an all-nighter Thursday to enact a budget that provides big raises for many of the state's striking teachers, potentially ending the five-day walkout that kept more than a million public school students out of the classroom. The Senate passed the pay raises...
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