State legislature

February 07, 2018 - 2:30 am
Nevada's major political parties are locked in a legal battle over a Republican effort to take control of the state Senate by recalling two freshly elected Democratic lawmakers — a tactic that Democrats warn could undermine the validity of elections across the U.S. Experts and those from both...
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February 06, 2018 - 9:53 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year's elections. The justices partially granted Tuesday the request of Republican lawmakers who argue House and Senate maps they voted for last...
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J.B. Pritzker speaks to the media as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and others look on at MacArthur's Restaurant in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African-American to appoint to a Senate seat. The...
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J.B. Pritzker speaks to the media as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and others look on at MacArthur's Restaurant in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 5:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African American to appoint to a Senate seat. The...
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J.B. Pritzker speaks to the media as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and others look on at MacArthur's Restaurant in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 4:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African American to appoint to a Senate seat. The...
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Girl Scouts Veronica Ward, 11, right, and Audra Duncan, 12, look at a signed banner on display at the Georgia Capitol during a rally to convince legislators to strip the name of segregationist former Gov. Eugene Talmadge from a Savannah bridge in Atlanta, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. They hope the bridge will be renamed in honor of Girl Scout's founder Juliette Gordon Low. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 06, 2018 - 3:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that currently honors a white segregationist. The bridge may bear former...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, front from left to right, Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, state Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and state Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, lead a news conference after Republican leaders engineered passage of state budget, liquor privatization and pension bills, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month. The top-ranking House and Senate leaders say their map "complies fully" with directions from the state Supreme Court. They're providing it to the Democratic governor, who has until Thursday to say if he supports it. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
February 05, 2018 - 7:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Massachusetts state Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, poses outside the Statehouse in Boston. The Boston Globe reported Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 that Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, had involved himself in matters before the Senate and had access to Rosenberg’s Senate email despite Rosenberg’s promise to keep a “firewall” between his professional and personal lives. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says if there’s truth to new reports involving Rosenberg then he shouldn’t return to the Senate’s top post. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday called the most recent reports involving a former legislative leader whose husband was accused of sexual abuse "troubling" and said if they're true he should not be allowed to return to the Senate's top post. Democratic Sen. Stan Rosenberg, who...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Massachusetts state Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, poses outside the Statehouse in Boston. The Boston Globe reported Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 that Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, had involved himself in matters before the Senate and had access to Rosenberg’s Senate email despite Rosenberg’s promise to keep a “firewall” between his professional and personal lives. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says if there’s truth to new reports involving Rosenberg then he shouldn’t return to the Senate’s top post. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 05, 2018 - 3:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday called the most recent reports involving a former legislative leader whose husband was accused of sexual abuse "troubling" and said if they're true he should not be allowed to return to the Senate's top post. Democratic Sen. Stan Rosenberg, who...
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