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Alaska governor OKs smaller oil-wealth check for now

Aug. 20, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy faced a tricky political decision. Should he take a hard line in his push to pay residents nearly $3,000 this year from the state's oil-wealth fund, a centerpiece of his campaign last year, or accept a lesser amount approved by lawmakers who have not been...

Alaska governor seeks to tighten work rules for food stamps

Aug. 11, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor is seeking to tighten the rules for food stamp recipients, officials said. Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration wants to implement federal work requirements for low-income adults who receive food assistance, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday. The change...

Today in History

Aug. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2019. There are 142 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 11, 1992, the Mall of America, the nation's largest shopping-entertainment center, opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. On this date: In 1919, Germany's Weimar Constitution...

New Hampshire governor vetoes 3 gun control bills

Aug. 9, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun control bills Friday, saying New Hampshire is one of the safest states in the nation that has a long and proud "tradition of responsible firearm stewardship." The bills passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature included background...

The Latest: House panel wants more details on gun dealers

Aug. 9, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The House Oversight Committee is asking the Trump administration for detailed information on gun dealers who sell guns used in killings and other crimes. Chairman Elijah Cummings said in...

Group launching effort to seek recall of Alaska's governor

Jul. 31, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A group that includes a coal company chairman and a framer of Alaska's constitution is launching an effort aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, weeks after his far-reaching budget vetoes prompted public outrage. In late June, Dunleavy announced vetoes of more than $400...

Conservative lawsuit challenges Wisconsin governor's vetoes

Jul. 31, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to dramatically scale back the ability of governors to change the intent of lawmakers through partial budget vetoes — a move that would reverse more than four decades of precedent. The lawsuit, filed on...

California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

Jul. 30, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state's primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald Trump. Most of the major Democratic candidates for president have...

Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms sales

Jul. 29, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate failed Monday in a bid to override a trio of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Trump's decision to sell the weapons in a way that...

Medicaid, budget fight test North Carolina governor's clout

Jul. 27, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper often got steamrolled by Republicans when they held comfortable legislative majorities during his first two years on the job. They could usually ignore his objections about their conservative agenda and override his vetoes. That's changed since...