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Gianforte draws barbs at Montana GOP gubernatorial debate

Jan. 24, 2020 12:02 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rep. Greg Gianforte took some shots from his fellow Republican candidates for governor during the primary election’s first debate featuring all three candidates on Thursday. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox suggested Gianforte would best serve the party by not abandoning his...

Lawmakers propose rival plans to bolster highway revenues

Jan. 23, 2020 8:23 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are considering two opposing plans for bolstering state highway revenues. Lawmakers heard two bills on Tuesday that propose new systems for vehicle registration fees in the state in response to a decline in gas tax revenue and road maintenance funding, New...

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson leaves the U.S. District Court in Seattle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, following arguments in his lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's funding of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The administration is diverting $3.6 billion in military construction money, including $89 million for a naval pier in Washington, toward the wall. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

Far from US-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding

Jan. 23, 2020 7:21 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall along the Southern border. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein said Thursday she hoped to...

Senate passes bill for schools to provide menstrual products

Jan. 23, 2020 7:16 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring public schools to include free menstrual products in their bathrooms. Senate Bill 232 applies to schools that educate fifth-to-12th graders. According to the Virginia Department of Education, this encompasses 132 school...

Lawmakers question teacher raise as state cuts other budgets

Jan. 23, 2020 6:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers who write Georgia's budget are questioning Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to grant teacher pay raises while cutting other spending. Both Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jack Hill and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England said Thursday that more than $200...

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, speaks with reporters Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the Senate chamber of the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Tougher penalties for Indiana stores caught selling smoking or vaping products to anyone younger than 21 are on their way to becoming law, as the Indiana Senate voted 38-9 Thursday in favor of a proposal that would triple possible retailer fines to between $600 and $3,000 based on number of violations in a six-month period. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Spending plan goes to Indiana governor without teacher money

Jan. 23, 2020 6:34 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A plan to spend an unexpected jump in state tax revenue on college campus construction projects is on its way to Indiana's governor without any of the Democratic proposals to use some of that money to boost teacher pay. The Indiana Senate voted 38-8 mostly along party lines Thursday to...

Kansas House GOP: Plan helps rural areas, spurs home buying

Jan. 23, 2020 6:26 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the Kansas House on Thursday outlined a plan aimed at revitalizing rural areas, helping people to buy their first homes and lowering income taxes for seniors. GOP leaders said they will pursue five bills. They announced that they have launched a new website and discussed...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly speaks to an Associated Press reporter about her proposal to impose the state's sales tax on streaming services and digital products, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, outside the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature strongly oppose the idea. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

GOP opposition likely to block new 'Netflix tax' in Kansas

Jan. 23, 2020 5:55 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opposition from top Republican lawmakers in Kansas appears to have doomed Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to tax streaming services, e-books, and movie and music downloads like most other states do. Kelly and fellow Democrats pitch it as basic fairness. Consumers who buy or rent a...

Lawmakers: Utah tax overhaul to be repealed amid opposition

Jan. 23, 2020 3:43 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A contentious tax-overhaul in Utah will be repealed amid growing voter backlash to the plan that would raise taxes on food and groceries while cutting income tax, Republican legislative leaders said Thursday. The repeal was announced after an effort to challenge it through a citizen...

Wisconsin tax collections up $818 million above projections

Jan. 23, 2020 3:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin tax collections are expected to come in more than $818 million above projections made last summer, an increase reported Thursday that will fuel the push to make an election year tax cut. Republicans who control the Legislature are discussing a tax cut, while Democratic Gov....