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Indiana governor vetoes bill giving Legislature more power to intervene during state emergency orders

Apr. 09, 2021 17:18 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana governor vetoes bill giving Legislature more power to intervene during state emergency orders.

New Mexico governor vetoes include police oversight reforms

Apr. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has vetoed a bill to overhaul oversight of police training and misconduct reviews The governor said in a veto message Friday that the bill would have changed the composition of the New Mexico Law Enforcement...

AP Interview: Stacey Abrams on voting rights, her next move

Apr. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is at the forefront of the partisan fight over voting rights and election law. The Associated Press sat down this week with Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in 2018 and a leading voice on ballot access, to talk about a...

Plan would return beachfront taken from Black family in '20s

Apr. 09, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County plans to return prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a seaside resort for African Americans but suffered racist harassment and were stripped of it by local city leaders a century ago, a county official said Friday. ...

California bill would remove youth from career criminal law

Apr. 09, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles' new reform-minded top prosecutor said Friday that it's time to remove youthful offenders from California's tough career criminal law that can greatly extend their prison time later in life. District Attorney George Gascón, who...

The Latest: Pfizer asks US to allow more kids to get vaccine

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK — Drug giant Pfizer and its partner in developing the first COVID-19 vaccine that received emergency authorization in the U.S. want to allow more adolescents to receive the vaccine. New York-based Pfizer and BioNTech SE of Germany have asked the U.S. Food and...

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

Lawmakers adopt penalties for failing to protect monuments

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Legislature passed a bill Thursday that allows the state to withhold funding to cities that fail to protect public monuments and memorials from vandalism, part of an attempt by Republican lawmakers to deter protests that have elevated since the death of...

Cooper OK's bill offering K-12 students summer school option

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three education bills on Friday to help address learning loss incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand access to in-state tuition for military dependents whose parents were reassigned to another location. ...

House bill requires kids under 2 in rear-facing car seats

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Friday passed a bill that would require children under age 2 to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat in a vehicle. The House Transportation Committee, which recommended approval of the bill, had said it would help...