Legislation

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback comments during a news conference about the Legislature's override of his veto of a bill increasing income taxes to fix the state budget, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback says the resulting tax increases will be bad for the long-term health of the state's economy. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
June 07, 2017 - 6:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Republicans acknowledged Wednesday that the sudden end of Kansas' aggressive income tax reductions serves as a cautionary tale for other GOP-dominated states about the pitfalls of moving too far too quickly, even as they press ahead with tax-cutting goals. The GOP-...
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June 07, 2017 - 5:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a bill that would allow someone in North Carolina to conceal carry a handgun without a permit in places where it's currently permissible to openly carry a firearm (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A North Carolina bill that would allow someone to carry a concealed...
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In this June 5, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington. You’ve probably heard all about what’s happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn’t. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that have been pushed to the back burner. Diplomatic initiatives that aren’t fully initiating. Interest groups that can’t stir up much interest. Appointees that haven’t been appointed. ((AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 07, 2017 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably heard all about what's happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn't. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that...
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Police officers control the scene, around of shrine of late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, after an assault by several attackers in Tehran, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed into Iran's parliament and targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding several other people in rare twin attacks, with the siege at the legislature still underway. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 07, 2017 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments in Washington on Iran. (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Senate has cleared the way for action on bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran. The procedural vote to move forward was 92-7 on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2009 file photo a forest in the Amazon is seen being illegally burnt, near Novo Progresso, in the northern Brazilian state of Para. Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets, a signal it is stepping back from its global leadership on climate change just as the United States is also retreating. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
June 07, 2017 - 1:43 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets — a signal it is stepping back from its global leadership on climate change just as the United States is also retreating. Congress has...
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President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Shown are PlayCare co-owner Rays Whalen, left, and CSS Distribution Group President Dan Withrow and their families. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 07, 2017 - 1:43 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump is using the Ohio River as the backdrop for a speech about upgrading roads, bridges and waterways, but before talking about overhauling aging infrastructure, he urged the Senate to follow the House and vote on a bill to overhaul the health care system. "Now...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to reporters during a news conference, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback promised early Tuesday, June 6, to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget and meet a court mandate on funding for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 06, 2017 - 9:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment faced an uncertain fate Tuesday as fellow Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature worked to round up enough votes to override his veto of a plan that would essentially reverse the income tax reductions he's championed in recent...
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Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, an attorney who challenged a measure to speed up implementation of the death penalty in California, talks with reporters after a California Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 66, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
June 06, 2017 - 8:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. Several justices peppered a lawyer from...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to reporters during a news conference, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback promised early Tuesday, June 6, to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget and meet a court mandate on funding for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 06, 2017 - 6:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment faced an uncertain fate Tuesday as fellow Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature sought to round up enough votes to override his veto of a plan that would essentially reverse the income tax reductions he's championed in recent...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation...
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