Legislation

In a March 14, 2017 photo, Michigan State Police pilot Jerry King, shows a anti-laser shield in his office at a state police facility at Capital Region International Airport, in Lansing, Mich. Pilots use the anti-laser shield on their helmet when they are trying to pinpoint the source of a laser that is being shined at them or other aircraft. Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states and enact its own stiff law that criminalizes increasingly frequent laser attacks that are endangering pilots and their passengers. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
April 25, 2017 - 2:35 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states that are making it a crime to attack aircraft with lasers, which endanger pilots and passengers. Legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate would make it a five-year felony to intentionally shine a laser at an aircraft...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:28 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill designed to stabilize South Carolina's pension system for public workers. The Republican governor called the law signed Tuesday "just the first step of many" needed to secure long-term stability. He's particularly disappointed it doesn't...
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, accompanied by, from second from left, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to discuss President Donald Trump's first 100 days. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September. "We're moving...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:44 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the partisan clash between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-dominated legislature over an elections administration law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have rushed to the courthouse to try to block expected...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:08 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers have voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that reduces his authority over state elections, the latest partisan clash in North Carolina over laws that chip away at executive branch power. The House completed the override Tuesday, a...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington. Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders as he looks to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to a presidential tool he once derided. But Trump's frequent use of the...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Capitol is seen at dawn in Washington. Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are progressing toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend. A major hurdle came down when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico. Separately...
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President Donald Trump, sitting next to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, speaks during a working lunch with ambassadors of countries on the United Nations Security Council and their spouses, Monday, April 24, 2017, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 25, 2017 - 2:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It's also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn't raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow. Add a Supreme Court...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2017 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York takes a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress’ two top Democrats said Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 24, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20...
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President Donald Trump walks past China's Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi, right, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster as he arrives for a working lunch with ambassadors of countries on the United Nations Security Council, Monday, April 24, 2017, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2017 - 9:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at boosting the agriculture industry. The order will establish a task force to review policies, legislation and regulations "that unnecessarily hinder...
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