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Republicans say New Mexico should re-deploy border troops

May. 21, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Republican state legislators want Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to reverse course and deploy more National Guard troops to the border with Mexico. GOP House lawmakers including minority leader James Townsend of Artesia provided a letter Monday to the governor's office...

The Latest: Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania

May. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden "deserted" Pennsylvania. Trump and Biden have made Pennsylvania front and center in the efforts to win the...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 20, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

Tennessee House speaker shrugs off 'no confidence' vote

May. 20, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he was ready to call lawmakers back to Nashville for a special legislative session following a historic vote of no confidence in Speaker Glen Casada over a series of scandals engulfing him. However, the embattled Republican has thus far...

The Latest: Tennessee governor ready to call special session

May. 20, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the scandals involving Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he's ready to call a special session if House Speaker Glen Casada does not step aside from his leadership position after receiving a no-confidence vote...

Arizona budget deal includes $325M tax cut, school cash

May. 20, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will get the $1 billion rainy-day fund he wants, schools will see an accelerated schedule for restoring program cuts and taxpayers will get more than $325 million in tax breaks under a budget deal he worked out with GOP legislative leaders. The $11.9...

The Latest: Ducey gets $1B rainy-day fund balance in budget

May. 20, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a budget deal worked out between Arizona's governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature (all times local): 5 p.m. Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will get the $1 billion rainy-day fund balance he wants, schools will see an accelerated schedule for restoring program...

West Virginia lawmakers return, shelve education bills

May. 20, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers reconvened a special session Monday but pushed back debate on education proposals that caused a two-day teacher strike earlier this year. The House of Delegates and the Senate worked instead on budgeting bills or measures that were vetoed for technical...

School safety cuts prompt Nevada GOP ad targeting Cannizzaro

May. 20, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party released a digital advertisement Monday blasting Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro over a decision by two budget committees to make deep cuts to proposed school safety initiatives. The advertisement criticizes the budget committees' decision to...

All by himself: Amash alone among GOP on impeachment

May. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was known in the Michigan statehouse as "Mr. No" for voting against some Republican legislation. But now in Congress, on the question of whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, Rep. Justin Amash is the lone Republican saying "Yes." In tweeted remarks over the weekend, Amash...