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Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits

May. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure Wednesday intended to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's policies, but she did so only after gaining an assurance the state's participation in such actions would...

Billionaire starts ballot drive to cut Michigan car premiums

May. 20, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is starting a ballot drive as a "failsafe" in case Michigan's Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer do not enact legislation to cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums. The move, confirmed Monday by Gilbert's top...

In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

May. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American country, he's been offering cryptic comments suggesting the...

Kansas' Democratic governor vetoes 2nd GOP tax relief plan

May. 17, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a tax relief plan from the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature for the second time in two months, arguing that even the new, smaller measure would "decimate" the state's finances. The second tax bill, like the first, was designed to...

Near-total abortion ban signed into law in Alabama

May. 16, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed on Alabama's abortion bill (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson says Alabama has "gone too far" by passing a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent,...

Wisconsin Assembly approves 'born alive' anti-abortion bill

May. 15, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a so-called born alive anti-abortion bill Wednesday that President Donald Trump has touted, a move that comes as conservatives across the country push to end the constitutional right to abortion. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has promised to veto the measure,...

Attorneys general ask for veto of Iowa AG power-limits bill

May. 15, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Current and former attorneys general from both major parties and several states are imploring Iowa's Republican governor to veto a measure meant to prevent the state's attorney general, currently a Democrat, from being able to file or join lawsuits challenging Trump administration...

Pennsylvania House tries anew to ban Down syndrome abortions

May. 14, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is launching another effort to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, passing legislation Tuesday that faces a veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, if it even reaches his desk. The vote comes amid a wave of abortion...

Michigan lawmakers OK ban on abortion procedure; veto vowed

May. 14, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature voted Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she would veto. The bills would prohibit physicians from performing abortion by dilation and evacuation except...

Michigan governor threatens to veto auto insurance bill

May. 9, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday threatened to veto legislation that would cut what are the country's highest average auto insurance premiums, saying it falls short and urging the Republican-led Legislature not to send it to her desk without negotiated changes. The...