State legislature

March 06, 2017 - 6:52 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House came to a surprise halt after the state's far-right lawmakers took aim at bill to bring Idaho's notary public procedures in line with other states. That faction of Idaho's GOP tends to be suspicious of bills from the Uniform Law Commission — a group that drafts...
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March 04, 2017 - 8:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In this week's New York state government news, lawmakers discuss the state's response to what they say is a rash of hate crimes. The state Senate's Independent Democrats are proposing legislation to increase penalties for graffiti on religious properties and desecration of...
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March 03, 2017 - 4:39 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump's administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers in case federal agents try to seize it. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is taking one of the...
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March 02, 2017 - 6:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legalized marijuana under the Trump administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is taking one of the first direct state actions in response to White House...
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March 02, 2017 - 2:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa state lawmaker said Thursday that he didn't mean to mislead anyone by claiming he had a business degree from a company that actually had awarded him a certificate for participating in a training program when he worked at Sizzler. Sen. Mark Chelgren's biography on a...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:04 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte says he has commitments from enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination for Montana's special election for the U.S. House. Gianforte says 140 of about 200 Republicans who will vote for the GOP candidate in Monday's special...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts and activists from across New York will gather in Albany to urge state lawmakers to back Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan for a 750-mile trail system. The Democrat announced in January that his state budget proposal would include a plan to complete and connect two...
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March 02, 2017 - 12:51 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts and activists from across New York will gather in Albany to urge state lawmakers to back Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan for a 750-mile trail system. The Democrat announced in January that his state budget proposal would include a plan to complete and connect two...
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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Cullerton abruptly canceled key votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
March 01, 2017 - 8:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making. Senate President John Cullerton of...
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February 28, 2017 - 6:52 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has nominated a political ally whose name came up at the George Washington Bridge lane closure trial to serve on the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Republican state Sen. Kevin O'Toole was not accused of playing a role in...
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