State legislature

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. Democratic candidates in some key states in the 2020 race aren’t going along as some in the party’s presidential field takes a liberal turn. Among the latest discordant voice is Amy McGrath of Kentucky, a Marine running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
July 22, 2019 - 3:02 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House...
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July 20, 2019 - 5:43 pm
MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — A white man has admitted to cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from." WSB-TV reports Eric Sparkes showed up during an interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell...
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July 19, 2019 - 6:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Challengers of North Carolina legislative districts have offered professors and the computer files of a deceased Republican mapmaker to describe how they say GOP legislators approved boundary lines with illegal political bias. The partisan gerrymandering trial's first week in...
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A districts map is shown as a three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court presides over the trial of Common Cause, et al. v. Lewis, et al at the Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
July 15, 2019 - 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a partisan gerrymandering trial beginning in North Carolina state court (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A Democratic voter has testified that a gerrymandering lawsuit against North Carolina lawmakers is "trying to unrig a rigged process." The first day of the...
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Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, center, shakes hands with Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, after their wildfire measure they co-authored, along with Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 11, 2019. The bill, AB1054, aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities in the face of devastating wildfires caused by their equipment, was approved overwhelmingly and now goes to the governor. At left is state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, who carried the measure in the Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 11, 2019 - 6:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a multibillion-dollar plan Thursday to shore up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for damage from past blazes caused by their equipment. It requires major utilities to spend at least $5...
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Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, speaks in support of a bill to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors, during a rally in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The measure, AB5 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, aimed at major employers like Uber and Lyft, was approved by a Senate committee and still needs approval by the full Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The battle between California lawmakers and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy. "They use a lot of really cute words basically to...
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July 10, 2019 - 6:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a special U.S. House election forced by a ballot-collection scandal reports raising $1.74 million in the three months ending in June. The quarterly fundraising total means Dan McCready's campaign has nearly $1.8 million to spend for September's...
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July 10, 2019 - 4:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly is increasing the criminal penalty for motorists who violate North Carolina's "move-over" law and a first responder dies or is seriously injured. The Senate agreed on Wednesday to House changes to the bill, which responds to the December death of a...
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Gov. Ralph Northam walks away from the lectern after speaking at a rally against gun violence held on the Virginia State Capitol grounds, in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Gov. Northam has called the legislature into special session to deal with the issues after 13 people were gunned down in a Virginia Beach mass shooting in May. (Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 6:35 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground in the issue after Republicans on Tuesday adjourned a special legislative session called by the...
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In a June 3, 2019 photo, State Representative Greg Murphy debates Joan Perry on the campus of Pitt Community College. They are vying for the 3rd Congressional District. (Deborah Griffin/The Daily Reflector via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 8:42 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A urologist and state legislator is the Republican nominee for a North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Voters in Tuesday's 3rd District GOP primary runoff chose Dr. Greg Murphy of Greenville over Joan Perry, a pediatrician...
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