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Republican lawmakers target Arizona school boards group

Jan. 19, 2022 14:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona School Boards Association, which successfully sued the Arizona Legislature to invalidate key parts of the state budget last year, is now being targeted by Republican lawmakers who have long opposed its efforts to lobby for local school boards. A...

Taiwan pays $900,000 for ally Guatemala to lobby Washington

Jan. 18, 2022 02:04 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Guatemala has hired for $900,000 a major supporter of former President Donald Trump to seek influence with U.S. officials in an unusual lobbying contract paid for by its ally Taiwan, foreign lobby records show. Ballard Partners registered as a foreign agent with the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 12, 2022 16:58 PM EST

Post & Courier. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Give SC Ethics Commission investigators, and make sure they do their job South Carolina’s Ethics Commission has always been the redheaded stepchild of state government: It’s an agency the Legislature feels obligated...

Lockdown party claims add to list of Boris Johnson scandals

Jan. 12, 2022 06:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Allegations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff held a “bring your own booze” garden party while Britain was in lockdown are just the latest claims of wrongdoing to rattle the leader. Cases of rule-bending and dishonesty have followed Johnson through his...

Card-room operator files lawsuit over WA sports betting

Jan. 11, 2022 16:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Washington state officials unlawfully granted Native American casinos a ‘”discriminatory tribal gaming monopoly” over sports betting and other types of gambling. The Seattle Times reports the lawsuit was filed in U.S....

Lockdown party claims add to list of Boris Johnson scandals

Jan. 11, 2022 11:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Allegations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff held a “bring your own booze” garden party while Britain was in lockdown are just the latest claims of wrongdoing to rattle the leader. Cases of rule-bending and dishonesty have followed Johnson through his...

Noem to start session pulled between social, economic issues

Jan. 10, 2022 19:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem marks the beginning of the state's legislative session Tuesday, she finds herself in a balancing act, caught between business groups wanting to ratchet up the state's economic growth and social conservatives pushing some of the country's...

Break-ins reported at Sacramento lobbying, nonprofit offices

Dec. 28, 2021 19:00 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Burglars broke into more than a dozen offices of lobbying firms, nonprofits and a union a block from the state Capitol last week and stole computers and files with identity information, it was reported Tuesday. The thefts discovered Thursday morning at the...

Nitehawk Cinema puts its film-themed menus into new cookbook

Dec. 20, 2021 13:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a decade ago, Matthew Viragh was a Texan with a dream. He wanted to serve moviegoers booze and prepared food as they sat in their seats. In Brooklyn. But he had a state Prohibition-era liquor ban to contend with first. Viragh, who left advertising for the...

Sheriff, House member clash over ending Alabama gun permits

Dec. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A southwest Alabama sheriff and a state House member are again jousting over whether the state should abolish permits to carry concealed handguns. AL.com reports that Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran spoke before the Mobile County Commission last week...