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Kansas lawmakers are allowing a 93% pay raise for themselves to take effect next year

Feb. 08, 2024 12:31 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is set to nearly double state legislators' pay at the start of next year, making their compensation better than it is for their counterparts in a majority of states, including more populous ones like Georgia and Texas. The increase is nearly $28,000 a...

What to know about Supreme Court arguments over Trump, the Capitol attack and the ballot

Feb. 07, 2024 13:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has scheduled a special session to hear arguments over whether former President Donald Trump is ineligible to be president again and can be kept off the ballot. The case, to be argued Thursday, stems from a section of the 14th Amendment that's...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 07, 2024 07:26 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 2, 2024. Editorial: State-sanctioned bigotry targets transgender people It’s cruel. It’s vicious. It’s state-sanctioned bigotry. Using the flimsy pretense of modifying the insurance laws, intolerant Florida...

How a small Texas city landed in the spotlight during the state-federal clash over border security

Feb. 03, 2024 18:31 PM EST

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — There are razor wire fences, a barrier of shipping containers along the Rio Grande and patrols of Texas National Guard. All are familiar sights by now in Eagle Pass, which has been thrust into an extraordinary turf war over immigration enforcement. But the...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gets temporary reprieve from testifying in lawsuit against him

Jan. 30, 2024 20:34 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to temporarily halt state Attorney General Ken Paxton's scheduled testimony in a whistleblower lawsuit that was at the heart of the impeachment charges brought against him in 2023, delaying what could have been the Republican’s...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 29, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. January 23, 2024. Editorial: Washington bureaucrats want to kill highway sign joy We can have fun with signs and inform people too. Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration released a...

Biden administration renews demand for Texas to allow Border Patrol to access a key park

Jan. 24, 2024 17:58 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A clash between Texas and the Biden administration over immigration enforcement showed no signs of easing Wednesday as federal officials renewed demands for the state to give Border Patrol agents access to a riverfront park that is a popular corridor for migrants illegally...

Supreme Court allows federal agents to cut razor wire Texas installed on US-Mexico border

Jan. 22, 2024 21:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed Border Patrol agents to resume cutting for now razor wire that Texas installed along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border that is at the center of an escalating standoff between the Biden administration and the state over immigration...

Supreme Court allows federal agents to cut razor wire Texas installed on US-Mexico border, while lawsuit continues

Jan. 22, 2024 15:08 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows federal agents to cut razor wire Texas installed on US-Mexico border, while lawsuit continues.

In snowy DC, the March for Life rallies against abortion with an eye toward the November elections

Jan. 19, 2024 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of opponents of abortion rights rallied under falling snow on Friday at the annual March for Life, as speakers urged the impassioned crowd to capitalize on the movement's major victory in the Supreme Court and keep fighting until abortion is eliminated. ...