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Dayton, GOP at still odds as Legislature presses ahead

May. 20, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature careened Saturday toward a messy and potentially inconclusive ending, as Republican leaders cut away from negotiations and planned to work overnight to send Gov. Mark Dayton a package of government spending measures and a tax bill that the Democratic...

Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

May. 18, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes. Feelings remain raw over North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill, which prompted a...

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

May. 18, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with 37 percent...

North Carolina beefs up tax breaks as Apple scouts new sites

May. 17, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislative leaders said Thursday they're committing to a big expansion of tax breaks to attract employers promising thousands of jobs, a move that comes as people familiar with recruitment efforts tell The Associated Press tech giant Apple is strongly considering the...

Teachers channel momentum from strikes into midterm races

May. 17, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging a...

North Carolina teachers demand better funding in large march

May. 16, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of teachers filled the main street of North Carolina's capital Wednesday demanding better pay and more funding for public schools, hoping to achieve what other educators around the country accomplished by pressuring lawmakers for change. City blocks turned red, the color of...

Trash-hauling millionaire Wagner GOP pick to challenge Wolf

May. 15, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner won Tuesday's three-way Republican primary contest to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, capping a personal spending spree that helped make Wagner the front-runner and the GOP's endorsed candidate. Wagner defeated two...

North Carolina teachers staging rallies to protest low pay

May. 15, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The recent wave of teacher activism sweeping through conservative, tax-cutting states has washed into North Carolina, where educators have pledged to fill the streets and bring their demands for better pay and school resources to legislators' doorstep. About 15,000 teachers are...

The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

May. 14, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and...

Teachers' group seeks to stop Oklahoma anti-tax question

May. 14, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to fund teacher pay raises the Legislature approved amid a national uprising of educators seeking more classroom money. The Professional Oklahoma Educators filed...