Legislation

May 28, 2017 - 7:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story May 27 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 2,300 square miles (5,957 square kilometers.) The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles (about 78,000 square kilometers). A corrected version of...
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May 28, 2017 - 9:01 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina students with disabilities will be able to graduate with an "employability credential" that showcases their abilities under a new law designed to personalize students' path to success beyond high school. Advocates have long pushed for an alternative diploma that...
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FILE - In this Mar. 17, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, right, speaks in Los Angeles. California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration with bills aimed at limiting how much private business people can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. A bill that would bar landlords from disclosing tenants' immigration status passed the Assembly on Monday, May 22, 2017. A measure prohibiting employers from letting immigration agents into their worksites without a warrant cleared a key committee Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
May 27, 2017 - 12:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Democrats control all levels of...
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In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo, workers set up in a tent to welcome drivers back to the Uber offices in Austin, Texas. Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing company giants who left Texas's capital city in a huff a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers stepped in. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
May 27, 2017 - 11:35 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas's tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers intervened. Both companies say they'll be rolling on Austin's streets again Monday, when Gov. Greg...
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May 27, 2017 - 3:08 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps:...
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May 25, 2017 - 7:04 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is joining South Carolina as the only states with laws directing all police officers to wear body cameras. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a Democratic bill on Thursday making audio-visual recording devices a standard feature of uniforms for any law enforcement...
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah talk to a reporter as he steps onto the Capitol Subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 25, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law. "It makes everything harder and more difficult," Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said of a Congressional...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 25, 2017 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former...
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Graphic shows Congressional Budget Office estimates of uninsured and deficit reduction under Republican bill; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
May 25, 2017 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday...
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