Latest Legislature News

The Latest: SPD leader beats Greens leader for Potsdam seat

Sep. 26, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

The latest on Germany's general election on Sunday: BERLIN — The candidate for German chancellor of the center-left Social Democratic party has defeated the Greens' chancellor candidate in the contest to represent Potsdam outside Berlin. Social...

Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill

Sep. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while...

So close! Iceland almost gets female-majority parliament

Sep. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland briefly celebrated electing a female-majority parliament Sunday, before a recount produced a result just short of that landmark for gender parity in the North Atlantic island nation. The initial vote count had female candidates winning...

Wisconsin pastor fasting until Congress passes climate bill

Sep. 26, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha pastor is fasting for climate change. The Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, stopped eating on Saturday and said he will continue the protest until Congress passes a climate bill. Democrats pushed a...

South Dakota lawmakers to weigh whether seek AG impeachment

Sep. 26, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature will consider whether to try to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian, a House leader said. Republican Speaker Spencer Gosch said Saturday that there is enough support...

Lawmaker arrested for allegedly violating protection order

Sep. 26, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state representative was arrested Friday and has been charged with harassment and violation of a protection from abuse order filed by his wife in what his attorney says was a “domestic issue," a newspaper reported. The Philadelphia...

Man jailed for wife's 1990 death seeks hearing under new law

Sep. 26, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters of a man who has been in prison for more than 30 years for killing his wife are upset that the Jackson County prosecutor hasn't been willing to use a new law to give him another chance to prove his innocence, but her office says there is no new evidence to...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...

SC House holds more redistricting meetings as maps delayed

Sep. 26, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House will take online testimony this week about redistricting as it appears the General Assembly won't take up the new maps for U.S. House and state Senate and House districts for several months. The House's redistricting...

Alabama lawmakers weigh using virus funds to build prisons

Sep. 26, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is weighing the use of $400 million in pandemic relief funds to build new prisons, a proposal that state Republican leaders say would save state taxpayer money but that critics argue is not the intended use of the federal aid. Lawmakers...