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Ohio House Republicans debut new anti-vaccine mandate bill

Sep. 28, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public and private sector employees could seek exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines in three general areas, including an ability to demonstrate the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, under a newly introduced Republican bill in the Ohio House. ...

Albuquerque mayoral hopefuls face off at Black voters' forum

Sep. 28, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s struggle with violent crime and escalating homelessness took center stage Monday as the three candidates running for mayor in New Mexico’s largest city faced off during a forum sponsored by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative. ...

Evers calls GOP-ordered election probe a 'boondoggle'

Sep. 28, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday blasted a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election as a “$700,000 boondoggle” and said election clerks should be “lawyered up." After an election audit in Arizona confirmed...

Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

Senate Republicans approve "born-alive" legislation

Sep. 28, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would make health care providers who let a child that survives an abortion die guilty of a felony. The Republican-authored measure would require any health care provider present at...

Republicans nix changes to their Indiana congressional map

Sep. 28, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans voted down a Democratic overhaul of Indiana’s congressional redistricting before moving ahead with their speedy approval of new election district maps that will be used for the next decade. The Indiana Senate elections committee voted...

Manchin, Sinema to meet with Biden in talks to trim $3.5T

Sep. 28, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key Democratic senators are expected to meet Tuesday with President Joe Biden at the White House as the party works to narrow his $3.5 trillion legislative package and momentum builds to close the deal with centrist and progressive lawmakers. Sens....

Sydney think tank says China less generous toward Pacific

Sep. 28, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China gave significantly less aid to Pacific island nations in recent years despite Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to a Sydney-based think tank. Chinese aid to the Pacific shrank by 31% in...

EXPLAINER: Drama, deadlines as Congress weighs Biden agenda

Sep. 28, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama and deadlines driving action on Capitol Hill right now can be disorienting. Democrats are trying to pass more than $4 trillion in infrastructure and social programs at the center of President Joe Biden’s agenda — and at the same time avert a government...

Georgia congressional district plan could help GOP grab seat

Sep. 28, 2021 05:58 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An initial proposal to redraw Georgia’s congressional districts appears to give Republicans a better chance of winning a suburban Atlanta congressional district now held by Democrat Lucy McBath, but raises a number of other questions. ...