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Kansas race tests which matters more: Economy or abortion?

Sep. 28, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Republicans redrew Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids ' suburban Kansas City, Kansas-area district this year to make a third term harder for her to win, adding rural areas where former President Donald Trump did well and removing urban areas that Davids had carried handily. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 25, 2022. Editorial: Iowa gun amendment has no upside and hard-to-measure risks. Vote no. If this passes, policymakers could find themselves unable to act meaningfully to keep their constituents safe. Time to talk about...

Wolf takes lawsuit on constitutional changes to lower court

Sep. 26, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is taking another shot at a lawsuit that argues Republican lawmakers improperly bundled together five proposed state constitutional amendments to get them approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Wolf's new lawsuit filed late last...

Wisconsin Republicans reject Evers call for abortion vote

Sep. 21, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' call to allow voters to get a chance to repeal the state's 1849 abortion ban. Evers called Wednesday for a special session of the GOP-controlled Legislature to pass a measure creating a way...

Ad spending shows Dems hinging midterm hopes on abortion

Sep. 20, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pumping an unprecedented amount of money into advertising related to abortion rights, underscoring how central the message is to the party in the final weeks before the November midterm elections. With the most intense period of campaigning only...

Ruling nixing vote-by-mail in Delaware on hold during appeal

Sep. 19, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday halted implementation of a ruling he issued last week declaring a vote-by-mail law enacted this year is unconstitutional and that voters cannot mail in their ballots in the upcoming November election. Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook granted...

Kazakhstan renames capital, extends presidential term

Sep. 17, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Kazakhstan on Saturday signed constitutional amendments that extended the presidential term to seven years and brought back the old name of the country's capital. The changes are among political and economic reforms that President Kassym-Jomart...

Kazakhstan moves to extend presidential term, rename capital

Sep. 16, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's parliament on Friday voted unanimously to support constitutional amendments that would extend the presidential term to seven years and rename the country's capital. The changes are part of an array of political and economic reforms President...

GOP candidate wants referendum on abortion in New Mexico

Sep. 15, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican nominee for governor in New Mexico has proposed a statewide referendum that could place new limitations on access to abortion procedures, pitching the idea in a television ad Thursday. Mark Ronchetti has advocated for a ban on abortions after 15...

Ohio chief justice: New redistricting amendment needed

Sep. 15, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's efforts to curb gerrymandering are not working and voters must once again amend the constitution to take politics completely out of the process, the retiring chief justice of the state Supreme Court said Thursday. The current redistricting commission,...