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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 05, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. June 28, 2022. Editorial: Right now, Illinois is a pro-choice state. Springfield should make sure that doesn’t change. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade essentially places the question of abortion legality in states’ hands....

Chile president receives draft of new proposed constitution

Jul. 04, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SANTIAGO (AP) — President Gabriel Boric on Monday was presented with the formal draft of a proposed constitution meant to replace the charter imposed by a military dictatorship 41 years ago and usher in fundamental changes for Chile. Chileans are to vote in a September plebiscite...

NY lawmakers endorse proposed abortion rights amendment

Jul. 01, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers took the first step Friday toward amending the state constitution to enshrine abortion rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Both houses of the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a resolution to begin...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

As Israel heads back to elections, Lapid stakes out vision

Jun. 30, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself, triggering the country's fifth election in just over three years and thrusting veteran politician Yair Lapid into the role of interim prime minister as he tries to persuade a deeply polarized nation to embrace his centrist...

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

Jun. 28, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland's independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn't the right time for such a vote. First Minister Nicola...

As Senate-confirmed justices end Roe, how will voters react?

Jun. 26, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court's landmark ruling to overturn the...

Massachusetts' highest court rules that a referendum on imposing a "millionaire tax" can go before voters in November

Jun. 22, 2022 10:32 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court rules that a referendum on imposing a "millionaire tax" can go before voters in November.

House panel OKs voucher expansion tied to new school cash

Jun. 15, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in the Arizona House on Wednesday pushed ahead with their new plan for a universal expansion of the state's private school voucher program that they have tied to new funding for schools in an effort to prevent a voter referendum. Majority Republicans see...

Scotland leader launches campaign for new independence vote

Jun. 14, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched her campaign for a second independence referendum on Tuesday, arguing that Scotland would be economically better off outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party as well as the devolved...