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N. Carolina bill ending extra $300 benefits heads to Cooper

Jun. 23, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina would end offering supplemental benefits from the federal government to the state's unemployed in roughly a month under legislation finalized Wednesday by Republicans in charge of the General Assembly. But House and Senate Democrats...

Louisiana lawmakers consider holding veto override session

Jun. 23, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' rejection of legislation banning transgender athletes from participating on school sports teams is spurring talk that Republican lawmakers may try to hold Louisiana's first veto session under the decades-old constitution. ...

Vermont House votes to override noncitizen voting veto

Jun. 23, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

The Vermont House on Wednesday voted to override Republican Gov. Phil Scott's veto of separate bills that would change the municipal charters of the cities of Montpelier and Winooski to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. The votes were 103 to 47 on both...

North Macedonia disappointed over setback at EU talks

Jun. 23, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The prime minister of North Macedonia expressed his nation’s disappointment Wednesday after neighbor Bulgaria refused to withdraw a veto on accession talks with the European Union over a language dispute. “It’s Europe’s problem...

Eliminating Wisconsin business property tax gains momentum

Jun. 23, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan push to end a tax Wisconsin businesses pay on property that has long been targeted for elimination gained momentum Wednesday, even as Democratic Gov. Tony Evers remained silent on whether he will sign or veto the bill. Republicans...

GOP voting law bill clears state House amid Wolf veto threat

Jun. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican rewrite of Pennsylvania election law that would mandate voter IDs, alter registration and ballot counting deadlines and give conservatives auditing procedures they have clamored for passed the state House on Tuesday despite the Democratic governor’s...

Louisiana governor vetoes transgender sports ban proposal

Jun. 22, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday struck down a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports teams in Louisiana schools, pushing back against legislation that has passed several Southern states. The veto from the Deep...

Hawaii governor may veto teacher bonuses, hotel tax overhaul

Jun. 21, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Monday he may veto 28 bills passed by the Legislature this year, including measures that would award bonuses to public school teachers and overhaul the transient accommodations tax. The governor said he planned to use his...

South Carolina's $11 billon budget heading to governor

Jun. 21, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's nearly $11 billion budget was sent to the governor's desk on Monday as lawmakers cut close the deadline to get the spending plan in place before it begins July 1. There is something for almost everyone in the budget, including...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2021. There are 194 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Summer begins at 11:32 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1967, boxer Muhammad...