Legislation

Republican state Sen. Bob Worsley, standing, explains a deal he negotiated to cap overall growth in a proposal expanding Arizona's private school voucher program to all students Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 07, 2017 - 4:13 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a major school voucher expansion bill that will extend eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of...
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Republican state Sen. Bob Worsley, standing, explains a deal he negotiated to cap overall growth in a proposal expanding Arizona's private school voucher program to all students Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 07, 2017 - 2:59 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a major school voucher expansion bill that will extend eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of...
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April 06, 2017 - 1:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill designed to stabilize South Carolina's pension system for public workers is heading to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk. The House and Senate gave final approval Wednesday. It requires employers and their workers to pay more starting July 1. The legislation specifies workers...
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April 06, 2017 - 12:22 am
SYRIA Syria chemical attack death toll surpasses 80 BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group says the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun has risen to 86. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says those killed in Tuesday's...
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April 05, 2017 - 10:26 pm
SYRIA UN humanitarian chief says $6 billion pledged BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'...
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April 05, 2017 - 9:23 pm
SYRIA Syria chemical attack death toll surpasses 80 BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group says the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun has risen to 86. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says those killed in Tuesday's...
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April 05, 2017 - 8:23 pm
SYRIA Syria chemical attack death toll surpasses 80 BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group says the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun has risen to 86. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says those killed in Tuesday's...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 6:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A ruling by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago could reopen the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin. The immediate impact of the 7th Circuit's...
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April 05, 2017 - 5:24 pm
BORDER-ARRESTS DOWN Border turns quiet under Trump amid steep drop in arrests McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The first months of the new administration have seen a huge drop in the number of people being caught by agents on the U.S.-Mexico border, raising the possibility that a "Trump effect" is keeping...
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April 05, 2017 - 3:59 pm
UNITED STATES-SYRIA-THE LATEST The Latest: Trump says Syria attack 'crossed a lot of lines' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a suspected chemical attack by the Syrian government against civilians "crossed a lot of lines." At a joint press conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II...
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