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Kentucky House backs giving lawmakers authority over statues in Capitol Rotunda

Mar. 01, 2024 15:06 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers would claim authority over what statues are installed or removed from the state Capitol's Rotunda under a bill passed Friday by the GOP-led House, a move the bill sponsor said has nothing to do with the removal of a statue of Confederate President...

Mississippi's Republican-led House will consider Medicaid expansion for the first time

Feb. 27, 2024 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is one step closer to what would be a landmark shift in health care policy, with the Republican-led House preparing to debate expansion of Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands more residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. The House...

Georgia has the nation's only Medicaid work requirement. Mississippi could be next

Feb. 21, 2024 18:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After years of refusing to expand Medicaid, some of Mississippi’s Republican leaders now say they are open to the policy — if they can require new enrollees to have a job. That approach could hinge on presidential politics and an ongoing legal battle in Georgia. ...

West Virginia House OKs bill to allow teachers with training to carry guns, other weapons in schools

Feb. 21, 2024 17:54 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-controlled House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow teachers and other school staff who undergo training to carry guns in K-12 public schools. The bill, which now heads to the Senate, would allow teachers,...

NATO chief warns against dividing the US and Europe or undermining their joint nuclear deterrent

Feb. 15, 2024 09:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO warned member countries on Thursday against allowing a wedge to be driven between the United States and Europe, as concern grows about Washington’s commitment to its allies should Donald Trump return to office. Faced with a war in Ukraine that is...

Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp says he will aid Texas governor's border standoff with Biden

Feb. 13, 2024 20:25 PM EST

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday he will send more of his state's National Guard soldiers to aid Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to control illegal crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border, as fellow Republican Abbott pursues a showdown with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Feb. 13, 2024 07:11 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. February 9, 2024. Editorial: GOP governor candidates need to move beyond federal issues Five leading candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for Indiana governor in what promises to be the liveliest and most expensive GOP...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 12, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Detroit News. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Don’t risk teacher pensions to grow government Spend now, pay later was Michigan’s longtime operating strategy. The state ignored its mounting future obligations in favor of adding new programs and projects. ...

Will Biden and Trump face one another in presidential debates? There's no commitment yet

Feb. 12, 2024 00:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley is challenging Donald Trump to debate. Trump is challenging Joe Biden to debate. And Biden is laughing Trump off, at least publicly. But there are real questions about whether any of them will confront each other on a stage this year. ...

Kansas' AG is telling schools they must out trans kids to parents, even with no specific law

Feb. 09, 2024 16:05 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general is telling public schools they're required to tell parents their children are transgender or nonbinary even if they're not out at home, though Kansas is not among the states with a law that explicitly says to do that. Republican Kris...