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Florida GOP advances Disney district, migrant flight bills

Feb. 08, 2023 18:21 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers advanced proposals on Wednesday to strip Disney of its self-governing status, expand a controversial migrant transportation program and strengthen prosecutions tied to the state’s election police unit. The bills, part of a hastily...

Indiana Republicans back partisan school boards switch

Feb. 08, 2023 17:20 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans forged ahead Wednesday with a proposal that would upend the current nonpartisan school board elections across the state despite opponents arguing the change would further inject politics into local schools. The Indiana House elections...

South Carolina becomes only state with all-male high court

Feb. 08, 2023 16:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina on Wednesday became the nation's only state without a woman on its Supreme Court — a development that comes amid increasing Republican scrutiny of the court that narrowly struck down the conservative state's abortion ban last month. The...

Democrats won Pennsylvania House, but bipartisan gap remains

Feb. 08, 2023 16:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters who kept three Pittsburgh-area state House seats in Democratic hands this week effectively also flipped control away from the Republican majority that has run the chamber for more than a decade, one of a handful of legislative bodies across the United States where...

Analysis: Biden confronts doubters with State of the Union

Feb. 08, 2023 05:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden stepped to the rostrum for his State of the Union address at what should be a high point of his presidency. He's repeatedly beaten the odds with a string of legislative accomplishments and a historically strong midterm election where Democrats held the line against...

Arkansas Gov. Sanders slams Biden for 'woke fantasies'

Feb. 08, 2023 00:41 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders painted a dystopian portrait of the country in her rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, leaning heavily into Republican culture war issues and accusing Biden of pursuing “woke fantasies.” ...

New Zealand's new leader Hipkins cuts many contentious plans

Feb. 08, 2023 00:09 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins on Wednesday said he was axing or delaying many of his government's more contentious policy plans as he looked to refocus on priorities like the rising cost of living. Hipkins, who was sworn in two weeks...

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule

Feb. 07, 2023 22:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won control of the Pennsylvania House in special elections Tuesday, wresting partial power from Republicans for the first time in a dozen years in the competitive swing state. Democrats won all three vacant Pittsburgh-area House seats to claim a...

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House in special elections, splitting power in an important swing state

Feb. 07, 2023 22:31 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House in special elections, splitting power in an important swing state.

AP sources: Walsh to leave Biden Cabinet for NHL union

Feb. 07, 2023 21:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is expected to leave the Biden administration to run the National Hockey League Players’ Association, according to two people familiar with his plans. The hockey players' union has been searching for a new executive director to...