State governments

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 5:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, speaks at the Capitol in Salem, Ore. Kruse not only subjected two female senators to unwanted touching, he groped or gave lingering hugs to many other women working at the Oregon Capitol, according to a report released Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, by an independent investigator. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)
February 09, 2018 - 2:50 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state senator resigned after an investigation determined he had harassed women in the Capitol building with prolonged hugging, groping and other unwelcome physical contact. Sen. Jeff Kruse, in a statement Thursday, remained defiant, indicating he was deprived of his...
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In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, photo, Republican Utah lawmaker Jon Stanard is shown on the House floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Stanard has unexpectedly resigned from the Legislature. House Speaker Greg Hughes announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the representative from St. George resigned Tuesday night "due to personal and family concerns." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 09, 2018 - 2:39 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Taxpayer funds were used to pay for at least two hotel rooms that a Utah lawmaker who resigned this week is alleged to have used to meet up with a prostitute last year, according to records found by a state House of Representatives official. After the British newspaper the...
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In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, photo, Republican Utah lawmaker Jon Stanard is shown on the House floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Stanard has unexpectedly resigned from the Legislature. House Speaker Greg Hughes announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the representative from St. George resigned Tuesday night "due to personal and family concerns." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 09, 2018 - 1:17 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Taxpayer funds were used to pay for at least two hotel rooms that a Utah lawmaker who resigned this week is alleged to have used to meet up with a prostitute last year, according to records a state House of Representatives official found Thursday. After the British newspaper...
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February 09, 2018 - 12:02 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are approaching a court-imposed deadline to redraw the state's map of congressional districts that was thrown out on grounds it unfairly helped Republicans. The state Supreme Court imposed a Friday deadline for the GOP-controlled Legislature to submit a...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the head of California's legislative women's caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is herself the subject of a sexual misconduct claim, Politico reported Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, the head of the Legislative Women's Caucus and a leading figure in the state's anti-sexual harassment movement, is accused of groping a male staffer from another lawmaker's office. Daniel Fierro told The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, speaks at the Capitol in Salem, Ore. Kruse not only subjected two female senators to unwanted touching, he groped or gave lingering hugs to many other women working at the Oregon Capitol, according to a report released Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, by an independent investigator. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:16 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state senator said Thursday he was resigning after an investigation determined he had harassed women in the Capitol building with prolonged hugging, groping and other unwelcome physical contact. Sen. Jeff Kruse, in a statement, remained defiant, indicating he was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, speaks at the Capitol in Salem, Ore. Kruse not only subjected two female senators to unwanted touching, he groped or gave lingering hugs to many other women working at the Oregon Capitol, according to a report released Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, by an independent investigator. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 8:31 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state senator resigned Thursday after an investigation determined he had harassed multiple women in the Capitol building with prolonged hugging, groping and other unwelcome physical contact. Sen. Jeff Kruse said in a statement he denies the allegations, but is stepping...
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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a midnight government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions as they tried to push through a massive budget deal Thursday night. Frustrations mounted — and the risk of a shutdown increased — as GOP Sen. Rand Paul held...
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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a midnight government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions in advance of hoped-for showdown votes Thursday night on a massive budget deal. Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. Rand Paul held up voting on the broad measure...
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