State legislature

Teachers celebrate after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans announced they reached a tentative deal to end a statewide teachers' strike by giving them 5 percent raises in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
March 06, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a statewide teachers strike in West Virginia (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Some West Virginia counties are reopening schools after the Legislature passed a 5 percent pay raise for teachers and others in a deal to end a statewide walkout that closed schools for...
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Wyoming County's Mullens Elementary school teachers Kara Brown, from right, Katherine Dudley and Nina Tunstalle, along with Lois Casto of Central Elementary school in St. Albans, react to news that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans have reached a tentative deal to end a strike by giving them 5 percent raises in Charleston, W.Va., on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers acted swiftly Tuesday after Gov. Jim Justice and Republican leaders tentatively agreed to end the state's nine-day teachers' walkout by giving 5 percent raises not just to teachers, but to all state workers. "I believe in you and I love our kids,"...
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March 06, 2018 - 9:35 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Special license plates to raise money for armed guards in schools are part of a package of legislation passed by the Republican-controlled New York state Senate. The Senate passed a series of bills Monday evening to bolster school security in the wake of the Parkland, Florida...
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ADDS DATE - Ryan Petty, center, father of Alaina Petty, reads a prepared statement, Monday, March 5, 2018, surrounded by other parents of the victims of the fatal Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. The parents called on the state’s Legislature to pass a bill they believe will improve school security. (Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 8:33 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It doesn't include the assault weapons ban that students who survived Florida's deadly school shooting demanded of lawmakers, but the state's Senate narrowly passed a bill that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools...
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March 06, 2018 - 7:23 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nail salon drying lamps would be regulated under a bill passed by New York's state Senate. The Times Union says the lamps use ultraviolet rays. The amount of exposure is very small when compared to tanning beds but concerns have been raised about the long-term effects. The...
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Florida Sen. Lauren Book, right, embraces Sen. Bill Galvano after Galvano's bill, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Safety Act, passed 20-18 at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
March 05, 2018 - 11:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state's Senate narrowly passed a bill that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools. The 20-18 vote came Monday evening after three hours of often emotional...
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Florida Sen. Lauren Book, right, embraces Sen. Bill Galvano after Galvano's bill, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Safety Act, passed 20-18 at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
March 05, 2018 - 11:17 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate has passed a school safety bill that would place new restrictions on rifle sales, allow some teachers to carry guns in schools and create new school mental health programs. The Senate voted 20-18 Monday for the bill that's a response to the Feb. 14 school...
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From left, kindergarten teacher Terra Triggs, first grade teacher Andrea Mason, kindergarten teacher Lisa Taylor, reading specialist Shelly Sexton, Brynn Triggs, Nikki Sexton relax and talk as they wait for the latest legislative news at the capitol in Charleston, W.V., on Monday, March 5, 2018; the eighth day of statewide school closures. All are teachers at Hedgesville Elementary school in Berkeley Country, W.V. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 9:37 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Striking teachers in West Virginia delivered yet another message to lawmakers Monday by packing the state Capitol to capacity, the eighth school day of the walkout. The show of support by thousands didn't immediately sway the lawmakers, who failed to agree on a 5 percent...
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Florida Sen. Lauren Book, right, embraces Sen. Bill Galvano after Galvano's bill, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Safety Act, passed 20-18 at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
March 05, 2018 - 8:05 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state's Senate narrowly passed a bill Monday that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools. The 20-18 vote came after three hours of often emotional debate...
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From left, kindergarten teacher Terra Triggs, first grade teacher Andrea Mason, kindergarten teacher Lisa Taylor, reading specialist Shelly Sexton, Brynn Triggs, Nikki Sexton relax and talk as they wait for the latest legislative news at the capitol in Charleston, W.V., on Monday, March 5, 2018; the eighth day of statewide school closures. All are teachers at Hedgesville Elementary school in Berkeley Country, W.V. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 7:16 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Striking teachers in West Virginia delivered yet another message to lawmakers Monday by packing the state Capitol to capacity, the eighth school day of the walkout. The show of support by thousands didn't immediately sway the lawmakers, who failed to agree on a 5 percent...
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