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Gov. Whitmer vetoes 2 more election-related bills

Oct. 15, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer again vetoed election bills Friday, blocking proposals that would accelerate the state's review of ballot initiatives and change the process for canceling the registrations of dead voters. The Democrat said the legislation...

Anchorage mask rule in effect after override of mayor's veto

Oct. 15, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has overridden the mayor’s veto of an emergency order instituting a mask mandate for 60 days. The Anchorage Assembly on Thursday overturned Mayor Dave Bronson’s veto of the measure requiring...

Michigan Republicans OK tougher voting rules; gov to veto

Oct. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday approved tougher voter ID requirements and a ban against mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications, finalizing bills that will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The...

From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring change

Oct. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. In the four weeks after beating back a recall attempt, the Democrat...

Anchorage institutes mask mandate under emergency ordinance

Oct. 13, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has passed an emergency ordinance instituting a mask ordinance. The Anchorage Assembly passed the motion ordinance late Tuesday, and it replaces an earlier proposal that dragged on for weeks amid...

Arkansas governor OKs House map splitting Little Rock area

Oct. 13, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday effectively approved a new U.S. House map that critics say weakens minority voters' influence in the state by splitting the Little Rock area among three congressional districts. The Republican governor...

Republicans enlist Nugent in push for sandhill crane hunt

Oct. 13, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans brought in rocker and avid hunter Ted Nugent on Wednesday to publicize a package of bills that would declare open hunting season on sandhill cranes and allow anyone age 18 or older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. ...

California governor vetoes bill to pay people to stay sober

Oct. 08, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state to pay people to stay sober. But just because Newsom vetoed the bill by state Sen. Scott Wiener on Friday does not mean the drug treatment program won't...

Arkansas House rejects ban on employee vaccine disclosures

Oct. 08, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday rejected legislation preventing businesses from requiring employees to say whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, after the House speaker and business groups said it would have devastating consequences. ...

Whitmer vetoes bill to ease restrictions on feeding birds

Oct. 08, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill that would have protected people from possible legal action if they fed birds in areas where deer and elk roam. Whitmer said the bill conflicted with state efforts to keep the animals from congregating and...