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Kansas governor vetoes Republican plan to ban mask mandates

May. 13, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill that would prohibit government mask mandates in Kansas and curb the power of state and local health officials during outbreaks of infectious diseases. The measure was the Republican-controlled Legislature's...

Turkey's leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

May. 13, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries. “We are...

Fate unsure: Cannabis legalization bill goes to Delaware gov

May. 12, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legislation cleared the Democrat-led Senate on a 13-7 party line vote. Sen. Bruce Ennis of Smyrna, a...

Kentucky attorney general files for 2023 governor's race

May. 11, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed paperwork Wednesday to enter the state's 2023 governor’s race, hoping to ride his fights against abortion and the Democratic incumbent's coronavirus restrictions into the governor’s office. Cameron,...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...

Maine lawmakers sustain vetoes as they finish their work

May. 09, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature sustained five vetoes by Gov. Janet Mills on Monday as lawmakers wrapped up their work. Bills that were vetoed focused on governance of the University of Maine System; electric transmission lines; probation and conditions of release;...

Vermont governor vetoes clean heat standard bill

May. 08, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would have created a clean heat standard for Vermont to help the state reduce emissions from heating buildings to meet the state's climate change commitments. Scott said in his veto message on Friday that the...

UN council backs UN chief's peace effort in its first action

May. 06, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted its first statement on Ukraine since Russia’s military action began on Feb. 24, expressing “strong support” for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a peaceful solution to the 10-week “dispute."...

Tennessee governor signs collegiate transgender athlete ban

May. 06, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Friday signed off on legislation banning transgender athletes from participating in female college sports. Last year, no other state enacted more laws targeting transgender people than Tennessee, as GOP lawmakers consistently...

Massachusetts Senate OKs immigrant driver's license bill

May. 05, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses, moving the proposed change one step closer to becoming law. If passed into law, Massachusetts would join 16 other states, and...