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Oklahoma Legislature overrides some vetoes, plans return

May. 27, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature spent the final day of the regular session on Friday overriding several of Gov. Kevin Stitt's vetoes, but opted not to override his veto of several key budget provisions. Instead, lawmakers plan to return in a special session next month...

Hogan vetoes 18 bills, including ballot signature measure

May. 27, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced vetoes of 18 bills Friday, including a measure that would have allowed voters who forget to sign their mail-in ballot envelope to do so after mailing it to get it counted. The Republican governor also vetoed a bill that...

Gov. Baker vetoes bill to expand access to driver's licenses

May. 27, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a bill Friday that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses in Massachusetts. The veto came just a day after the Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to the measure, sending it to...

Governor proposes 'significant' spending to protect schools

May. 27, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday announced plans to spend “a significant amount of money” on efforts to ensure every school building in the state is properly protected against an attack. The Republican governor said he’s asked the state schools...

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

May. 27, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety....

Senators talk expanded gun background checks, red flag laws

May. 27, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is considering how Congress should respond to the horrific shooting of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, restarting gun control talks that have broken down many times before. Aware of the difficulty of their task, the...

Iraqi lawmakers pass bill criminalizing any ties with Israel

May. 26, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill criminalizing normalization of ties and any relations, including business ties, with Israel. The legislation says that violation of the law is punishable with the death sentence or life imprisonment. The law was approved...

San Francisco schools ban 'chief' from occupational titles

May. 26, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Unified School District will no longer use the word “chief” in job titles because of concerns from Native Americans. District officials said they haven't decided what they will use instead of “chief.” The San Francisco Chronicle first...

CMP wants rate hike to improve power grid

May. 26, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power notified regulators Thursday of plans to submit a proposal for improving power grid reliability that would increase monthly bills by $10 over three years. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and Public Advocate Bill Harwood immediately attacked...

States divided along partisan lines in response to shootings

May. 26, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...