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Republican rivals to Robinson report spending surge in North Carolina governor's race

Mar. 01, 2024 19:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rivals to North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary outspent his campaign in the first seven weeks of 2024, according to finance reports that were due this week. Through mid-February, Robinson continued to outpace...

Colorado lawmakers clash over bills to protect transgender people's use of a chosen name

Mar. 01, 2024 18:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's House was tense Friday morning as the Democratic majority pushed two bills through the chamber that would protect transgender people's chosen names: one allowing those convicted of a felony to change their name to conform with their gender identity and another requiring...

Evers vetoes Republican-backed bills slashing the income tax, cutting taxes on retirees

Mar. 01, 2024 17:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a nearly $800 million income tax cut passed by Republicans, along with bills that would have increased the income tax credit for married couples and raised the amount of retiree income exempt from the state income tax. ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Super Tuesday's presidential nominating contests

Mar. 01, 2024 17:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With contests in 16 states and American Samoa, the Super Tuesday primaries next week will be the largest day of voting of the year outside of the November election. Just how “super” it is may be a matter of perspective. Both Democratic President Joe Biden and...

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Democrats’ congressional redistricting challenge

Mar. 01, 2024 17:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Democratic lawsuit that sought to throw out the battleground state’s congressional maps, marking a victory for Republicans who argued against the court taking up the case. The decision...

U of Florida axes diversity and inclusion office under GOP-led law aimed at ridding similar programs

Mar. 01, 2024 17:06 PM EST

The University of Florida is eliminating its chief diversity officer position, scrapping the program's staff jobs and halting any contracts involving the subject because of a new law passed last year that was pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The university in Gainesville,...

Haley says she raised a strong $12M in February, but can't point to long-term plan to beat Trump

Mar. 01, 2024 16:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Friday that she raised $12 million in February, a haul that will likely allow her to remain in the Republican primary against former President Donald Trump past next week's Super Tuesday — even though she can't point to an...

In Cooper lawsuit, North Carolina judges block new makeups of 2 boards, leave 5 intact

Mar. 01, 2024 16:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New compositions of North Carolina boards that approve transportation policy and spending and select economic incentive recipients are unconstitutional because lawmakers would have too much control over them, a panel of trial judges ruled. Three judges hearing...

House Republicans send new Justice Department subpoenas in impeachment inquiry, drawing pushback

Mar. 01, 2024 13:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is pushing back against a new set of subpoenas quietly sent out by House Republicans related to the Hunter Biden criminal investigation in another brewing faceoff in the President Joe Biden impeachment inquiry. The...

Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

Mar. 01, 2024 13:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s nothing complicated about the latest tobacco product trending online: Zyn is a tiny pouch filled with nicotine and flavoring. But it has stoked a debate among politicians, parents and pundits that reflects an increasingly complex landscape in which Big...