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Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 07, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 3, 2022. Editorial: NY Democrats’ special session shut out public The Democratically controlled state Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul came together last week for a special session that resulted in approving significant legislation related to...

Dems want to tax high earners to protect Medicare solvency

Jul. 07, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats want to boost taxes on some high earners and use the money to extend the solvency of Medicare, the latest step in the party's election-year attempt to craft a scaled-back version of the economic package that collapsed last year, Democratic aides told The...

Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary heats up over gas

Jul. 06, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The two front-runners in Wisconsin's Republican primary race for governor went after one another Wednesday over gas prices, marking a more negative shift in the race less than five weeks before the Aug. 9 primary. Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch attacked...

Democrats frustrated by party's response to abortion ruling

Jul. 06, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — As Sen. Michael Bennet sought to encourage a small crowd of fellow Democrats not to give up the fight for abortion rights, Maryah Lauer stepped forward, bullhorn in hand, to exhort him to do more. “Do you support ending the filibuster and expanding...

Nashville bid for GOP convention trips up in metro council

Jul. 06, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bid to bring the 2024 Republican National Convention to Nashville has hit a roadblock in the Democratic-leaning city's metro council, where opposition has led proponents to withdraw a proposed agreement about how to host the event. The move Tuesday evening...

State high court hears arguments in GOP mail-in voting suit

Jul. 06, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court heard arguments Wednesday in a Republican challenge to the state’s new mail-in and early voting law, which is expected to take effect for September’s primary. The judges, after peppering both sides with constitutional questions for...

Kevin Nicholson drops out of Wisconsin GOP governor race

Jul. 05, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Kevin Nicholson, a business consultant whose campaign for governor in battleground Wisconsin failed to catch on with conservative voters, announced Tuesday he was dropping out of the race five weeks before the Aug. 9 primary. Nicholson had...

'Something different': California GOP's bid for governor

Jul. 05, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brian Dahle, the Republican Party’s longshot hope to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, knows that to win in his progressive home state he can’t allow Democrats to label him as an election denying, abortion-hating, gun-loving, bombastic right-winger. ...

Alaska Democratic Party official faces charges after stop

Jul. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party faces charges including driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test after a weekend traffic stop near Soldotna. Lindsay Kavanaugh of Anchorage was stopped for “moving violations” south of...

Republicans divided in support for a policy response to Roe

Jul. 04, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACINTO, Miss (AP) — Speaking at an event Monday, Mississippi Republican state lawmakers were divided in their support of new policies to improve health care outcomes for children and new parents. At a 4th of July Festival in northeast Mississippi, some lawmakers remained...