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Sen. Manchin proposes changes to Democrats' voting bill

Jun. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin is proposing an extensive list of changes to his party's sweeping elections and voting bill, raising hopes among Democrats that they could unite behind the legislation even if the measure is nearly certain to be blocked by Republicans in a showdown Senate...

Michigan Republicans pass bills to add voter ID requirements

Jun. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate passed contentious legislation Wednesday that would mandate a photo ID to vote in person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail. The bills, which were sent to the GOP-led House...

Ohio House expels former GOP speaker under federal indictment in historic vote; expulsion only 2nd time in state history

Jun. 16, 2021 15:42 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House expels former GOP speaker under federal indictment in historic vote; expulsion only 2nd time in state history.

Wisconsin Assembly voting on local redistricting delay

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Redistricting of local political boundary lines would be delayed a year or more under a bill up for an Assembly vote Wednesday backed by Republicans and local governments. Under the proposal, county board and local aldermanic districts would remain...

Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Teresa Marez spent 14 years building a strong clientele base as a hair stylist in San Antonio. When her son, who is autistic, had to switch to virtual learning because of the pandemic, she quit her job to help him. It’s been 10 months, and the clients...

Dems, GOP edging away from fight over Reps. Greene, Omar

Jun. 16, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans backed away Wednesday from a tit-for-tat battle over punishing firebrand lawmakers from the other party, setting aside for now a fight that risked inflicting political damage on each side. The mutual reluctance to battle...

Senate Democrats press ahead on voting bill despite dim odds

Jun. 16, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pledged to forge ahead with a likely doomed vote on their sprawling elections and voting bill next week, even as it faces universal opposition from Republicans, as well as from a key senator in their own party. Democrats have made the...

Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

Jun. 16, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plans even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a much more scaled-back $1 trillion...

Australia's highest court upholds foreign interference law

Jun. 15, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to foreign interference laws in a case that involved a U.S. conservative political organization and free speech arguments. China has condemned the laws introduced in 2018 that are...

Republicans propose $125 million more for broadband

Jun. 15, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The effort to expand broadband internet to underserved rural areas in Wisconsin would get a $125 million boost under a provision approved Tuesday by the Republican-controlled budget committee, about $75 million less in state funding than Democratic Gov. Tony Evers...