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Nevada GOP lawmaker wishes he voted for mining tax last year

Apr. 21, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Republican state lawmaker who cast the deciding vote in a legislative debate last summer about Nevada's mining tax structure now says he wishes he voted in favor of reining in deductions that mining businesses can claim. State Sen. Keith...

GOP advances Arizona election bill criticized by businesses

Apr. 20, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans on Tuesday advanced an election bill that's drawn fierce opposition from voting rights advocates, Democrats and prominent business executives who say it would disenfranchise voters of color. The measure passed the House in a party-line...

Michigan House unveils plan to spend federal COVID-19 aid

Apr. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan House unveiled a plan Tuesday to spend federal COVID-19 aid, including a proposed $1.6 billion for road, water and broadband infrastructure. The supplemental budget legislation, which a committee will start to...

Arizona governor vetoes strict sex education legislation

Apr. 20, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues. The governor called the legislation overly broad and vague and said...

New fiscal forecast for Kansas fuels GOP's tax-cut dreams

Apr. 20, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Tuesday issued a new, more optimistic fiscal forecast for state government and projected healthy cash reserves through June 2022, giving Republican lawmakers new ammunition in pushing for state income tax cuts over Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's...

Indiana budget deal boosts school funding, construction

Apr. 20, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana state budget awash in federal coronavirus relief money will give a sizeable funding boost to public schools while also paying for numerous economic grant programs and construction projects. The state budget deal announced Tuesday by...

North Carolina House finance chair stripped of position

Apr. 20, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The current longest-serving member of the North Carolina House was stripped Tuesday of her chairmanship on the powerful House Finance Committee. Speaker Tim Moore removed 17-term Rep. Julia Howard from the tax-policy committee and placed her on...

Democrats point to Georgia in push for new elections law

Apr. 20, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are spotlighting Georgia as they build their case for a broad overhaul of U.S. election law, arguing the new voting rules in the state are emblematic of Republican measures across the country that threaten access to the polls. A Senate...

As California recall looks likely, hard work begins for GOP

Apr. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's critics almost certainly have qualified a recall election for the ballot, a remarkable feat in the heavily Democratic state. Now the real work begins. The chance to recapture the...

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Apr. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has...