Latest Legislature News

Wisconsin residents push for an increase in minimum wage

Jul. 25, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For 26-year-old Olivia McKnight, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would transform her life. As a full-time Popeyes employee in Milwaukee, McKnight makes $10 an hour. This isn’t nearly enough to support herself and her three children. She...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 25, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 24, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

Thousands march in Hungary Pride parade to oppose LGBT law

Jul. 24, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade. March organizers expected record crowds at the...

Far right tugs at North Dakota Republican Party

Jul. 24, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An effort to recall a Republican legislator largely over his vote to expel a fellow GOP lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the state Capitol is being viewed as a litmus test for party loyalty, the state GOP ‘s new chairman said. The...

French protesters reject bill requiring vaccine passes

Jul. 24, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health...

Rep. Luria's pro-Navy, centrist identity may get Jan. 6 test

Jul. 24, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When members of Congress head home to connect with their constituents, some hit tractor pulls. Others might stop by mom-and-pop stores. For Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, whose Virginia district includes the world's largest naval base, a recent swing included boarding an...

Longtime South Dakota GOP lawmaker David Lust dies at 53

Jul. 24, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — David Lust, a longtime South Dakota lawmaker and former Republican House majority leader, has died. He was 53. Lust died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack, his law office confirmed to the Argus Leader. Lust was a partner at the Rapid...

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Jul. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House...

New law designed to protect Maine teachers from bullying

Jul. 24, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine teachers will be protected by a new law designed to prevent workplace bullying of educators. The proposal requires school districts to have internal policies that address and stop bullying and harassment of educators and school staff members....