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Wisconsin Assembly to vote on $100 million for mental health

Sep. 28, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote on a Republican-authored bill that would require Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to spend $100 million on COVID-19 relief funding on mental health programs in schools. The measure up for approval Tuesday faces...

Cooper vetoes GOP bill that sought to weaken AG's powers

Sep. 27, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Monday that would have limited the powers of the person in his former position — attorney general — to enter into future legal settlements. The legislation was passed by Republicans furious with Cooper's...

Republicans aim to make big election changes in constitution

Sep. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Monday unveiled sweeping changes to the conduct of elections through a proposed constitutional amendment, the latest turn in a partisan power struggle over elections in the wake of former President Donald Trump's baseless claims...

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Sep. 24, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed off on new electoral maps the Legislature will use for the next decade, despite concerns from certain groups, including some Black and Latino voters, that they weren't able to weigh in and wouldn't be fairly represented. ...

GOP group clears step to pursue Michigan voting restrictions

Sep. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican organizers of veto-proof legislation that would make it harder to vote cleared a procedural step Thursday when the Michigan elections board approved a 100-word summary that will appear on top of the ballot petition. Once the Board of...

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on bill banning race theory

Sep. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly plans to vote next week on a Republican bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias. A Republican-controlled Assembly committee...

Today in History

Sep. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2021. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 15, 2021. Editorial: An unbalanced redistricting map for Nebraska? Legislature must say no Question: Republican lawmakers in the Nebraska Legislature are all in lockstep support of the GOP-boosting redistricting map proposed...

Parson's vetoes withstand GOP Legislature's override efforts

Sep. 15, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — All of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's vetoes will stand, despite efforts Wednesday by some lawmakers to force their priorities into law during a short session focused on vetoed bills. Missouri's GOP-led Legislature can reverse vetoes on bills and...

Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases. A Kaiser Health News review of hundreds...