Legislation

March 29, 2019 - 12:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A bill that would allow the in-state production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil has passed the Georgia senate, just two days after the proposal was limited significantly in committee. The Senate voted 44-8 to pass the measure, which grants a sharply reduced number of...
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March 29, 2019 - 10:35 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would require doctors, nurses or other medical professionals to report to child welfare services if a child is diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Members of a House...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2002 file photo, the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac is shown from Mackinaw City, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered state departments and agencies to take no further action on legislation enacted in late 2018 authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath lakes Huron and Michigan. On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, deemed unconstitutional a 2018 law that established a panel to oversee construction and operation of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 28, 2019 - 7:51 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A law that Michigan's Republican-led Legislature hurriedly passed during a lame-duck session in December authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking lakes Huron and Michigan is unconstitutional, the state's Democratic attorney general...
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March 28, 2019 - 7:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Instead of trying to take over Atlanta's massive airport, the Georgia House has passed a proposal establishing a legislative committee to oversee 10 of Georgia's major commercial airports. The bill, which passed Thursday, is a House substitute to a Senate proposal calling for a full...
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March 28, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 Hollywood celebrities have signed a letter sent to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David Ralston saying they will urge TV and film production companies to abandon the state if a "heartbeat" abortion bill becomes law. The bill prohibits most abortions after six...
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March 28, 2019 - 2:10 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Proposed federal legislation would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls. The Associated Press has learned U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee...
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President Donald Trump speaks before awarding the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Washington.m Buoyed by word that the special counsel found no evidence of collusion with Russia, Trump is signaling he wants to get back to policy. But his agenda remains light on details and seems heavily focused on the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 27, 2019 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn't find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he's...
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters Monday, March 25, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers moved quickly after last week's order to rescind 82 of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker's appointments that the state Senate confirmed during the lame-duck session. And Attorney General Josh Kaul, at Evers' order, moved to withdraw Wisconsin from a multi-state lawsuit seeking repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act, a power taken away from him during the lame-duck session. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer).
March 27, 2019 - 9:52 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday reinstated laws Republicans passed during a lame-duck session to weaken the Democratic governor and attorney general, but the statutes remain blocked because of a ruling in a separate case. Republicans passed the legislation in December...
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March 27, 2019 - 6:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to allow North Carolina banks to charge higher loan origination and late fees for a class of consumer loans is heading to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk. The Senate measure received final General Assembly approval on Wednesday with a House vote. The new fee schedule applies...
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March 27, 2019 - 6:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — After hearing emotional pleas from parents who break federal law to get low-potency medical marijuana oil to treat their children's illnesses, a Georgia Senate committee has approved a limited version of a bill that allows the in-state production and sale of the drug. The Senate...
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