Latest State legislature News

Iowa lawmakers OK deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

May. 24, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deer hunters would be able to use semi-automatic rifles during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill approved by lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor. The measure given final approval by the House is designed to help control the...

Court battles go down to count deadline in Pa. Senate race

May. 24, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick went to Pennsylvania's highest court Tuesday in an eleventh-hour bid to help him close the gap in votes with celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate. ...

Courts stymie abortion bans in Iowa, other GOP-led states

May. 24, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With a staunch anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. There's just one catch: a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that established the right...

Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials battled to keep their offices in primary elections being decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both faced fellow Republicans...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ may be costly to state Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in prisons are occasionally downplayed by the officials in charge of penal institutions. Earlier this year, it was...

Alabama GOP voters decide secretary of state, other nominees

May. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Republican voters in Alabama will decide their party's nominees in four statewide races Tuesday after campaigns in which many of the candidates touted their devotion to faith, former President Donald Trump and guns. A statewide constitutional amendment to fund park improvements also is on the...

Indiana lawmakers enact trans sports ban with veto override

May. 24, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports and join about more than a dozen other states adopting similar laws in the past two years. State...

SC budget negotiators have almost $1B more to talk about

May. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina lawmakers negotiating big gap s between the House and Senate versions of the state budget received a big gift Tuesday as the state's economy continued to do better than predicted. South Carolina can now expect to have about $950 million more...

GOP hopefuls face off in Alabama Senate primary

May. 24, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

The Republican primary for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby in Alabama has become a bitter, high-dollar race as candidates jockey for the nomination. The three highest-profile candidates in Tuesday’s primary are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who won — and then...

Greene's divisive politics face test in Republican primary

May. 24, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

With millions raised to defend her seat in Congress and five fellow Republicans running to take it, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faced her first reelection vote Tuesday in a GOP primary race that tests how her conservative Georgia constituents judge her turbulent freshman term. ...