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GOP election rules advance, include releasing ballot images

Jan. 24, 2022 21:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawmakers considering election bills heard Monday from a leading Republican candidate for Arizona governor and a number of people who worked on the Senate GOP's partisan 2020 ballot review who urged the Legislature to adopt a series of bills changing the way elections are...

Lawmakers send US House map splitting Nashville to Gov. Lee

Jan. 24, 2022 20:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday completed their rapid passage of a new U.S. House map that splits booming, Democratic-tilted Nashville and its Black voters three ways, leaving it up to the governor to sign off on the new congressional lines. The...

Iowa GOP lawmakers want to eliminate retirement income tax

Jan. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa House Republicans on Monday proposed eliminating retirement income taxes, a move that would cost the state about $2 billion in revenue over the first six years. The proposal is part of efforts to encourage retirees to remain in Iowa rather than move to...

Lawmakers stalemated on congressional map, top senator says

Jan. 24, 2022 16:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate majority leader said Monday that a partisan stalemate remains unbroken on a new map of congressional district boundaries for the state, and she predicted that the state's highest court will end up settling the matter. Pennsylvania,...

Bipartisanship stumbles on New York redistricting panel

Jan. 24, 2022 15:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats on New York's redistricting commission threw up their hands Monday, a day before a bipartisan panel — apparently in name only — was to submit redrawn congressional boundaries to state lawmakers. That means the Legislature, which is overwhelmingly...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 24, 2022 14:17 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 19, 2022. Editorial: Meta’s move to Texas isn’t going to solve Facebook’s problems First, welcome to Texas, Facebook. Beg your pardon, Meta. Even if we are still adjusting to the rebranding, we are glad that one of the...

Opponents of Ohio legislative maps must object by Tuesday

Jan. 24, 2022 12:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting-rights and Democratic groups displeased with Ohio's latest round of legislative district maps have until Tuesday to object. Advocacy groups and Democrats voiced strong opposition to the newly drawn boundaries, which the Ohio Redistricting Commission...

Noncitizen voting ban measure falls short in Georgia Senate

Jan. 24, 2022 12:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate on Monday rejected a plan to amend the state constitution to include a ban on voting by noncitizens that is already in state law. Senate Resolution 363 won a 33-14 majority, but fell short of the two-thirds majority of 38 needed for a...

Democrats make surprising inroads in redistricting fight

Jan. 24, 2022 10:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats braced for disaster when state legislatures began redrawing congressional maps, fearing that Republican dominance of statehouses would tilt power away from them for the next decade. But as the redistricting process reaches its final stages, that anxiety is...

Black Democrats in South Carolina giving Biden mixed reviews

Jan. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden's run for the Democratic presidential nomination was all but declared dead as he headed to the South Carolina primary in late February 2020. He had finished fifth in New Hampshire and fourth in Iowa. Still, Biden advised skeptics to withhold...