Latest Legislature News

NYC set to require 'bird-friendly' glass on new construction

Dec. 7, 2019 6:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every year. New York will be the largest city in the nation to...

14 climate activists arrested for trespassing at Statehouse

Dec. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island capital and state police arrested 14 climate activists at the Statehouse for trespassing Friday night. Several hundred citizens gathered on the Statehouse steps in Providence asking Gov. Gina Raimondo to decline contributions from fossil fuel companies or to sign on to...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

Alaska officials estimate $200M drop in oil revenue forecast

Dec. 7, 2019 2:59 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's latest revenue forecast has estimated a $200 million decrease in oil revenue after an excess of the resource contributed to lower prices worldwide, state officials said. The state Department of Revenue released the forecast Friday revealing both prices and production are...

California man arrested for thousand of harassing calls

Dec. 7, 2019 2:49 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of making more than 10,000 harassing phone calls to government offices, including some that included death threats against those answering the phone, federal prosecutors said. Robert Stahlnecker, 48, was arrested at his home...

Changes sought to Mississippi law on college trustees

Dec. 7, 2019 2:29 PM EST

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A college president and supervisors in a northeast Mississippi county want changes to a law that revised how trustees are appointed for community colleges. The Daily Corinthian reports that Alcorn County supervisors are unhappy with a law passed by the 2019 Legislature that...

New Mexico announces emergency rules for boarding homes

Dec. 7, 2019 2:02 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has enacted emergency rules governing the licensing and regulation of boarding homes that house individuals discharged from mental or behavioral health care institutions. The Department of Health said Friday in a statement that the emergency rules took effect Thursday and...

Lawmaker seeks list of all Wyoming educator names, salaries

Dec. 7, 2019 1:17 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education will release the names and salaries of every school district employee in the state in response to a state senator's request. Republican Sen. Tom James, of Rock Springs, said he wants the list to better understand state budgeting. One purpose is to see...

Bible Release Program stirs impassioned debate

Dec. 7, 2019 1:15 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At Wednesday evening’s Board of Education work session in the City County Building’s Large Assembly Room, nearly every seat on the floor was filled. And most stayed as the board worked through a long agenda, discussing contracts, grants, the minutiae of a proposed...

Report: Some 14,000 to run for 290 seats in Iran parliament

Dec. 7, 2019 1:08 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that nearly 14,000 people have registered to run for office in the country’s parliamentary elections in February. The Saturday report said the exact number would be announced Sunday but already the number of potential candidates was...