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Indiana lawmakers approve GOP budget, gambling bill

Apr. 25, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers approved a new state budget and a wide-ranging gambling bill Wednesday as they wrapped up this year's legislative session. The House and Senate party-line votes came as Republicans touted the spending plan as a responsible one that makes strides toward improving the...

Iowa GOP lawmakers approve limit to attorney general powers

Apr. 24, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Legislature have passed a bill limiting the powers of the state's attorney general, citing frustration that the Democrat joined lawsuits opposing the actions of President Donald Trump. Attorney General Tom Miller says the bill approved Wednesday makes Iowa...

Lawsuit alleges assault by ex-leader of California Democrats

Apr. 24, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Democratic Party staffer has filed a lawsuit against his employer and its former chairman alleging assault, sexual battery and sexual harassment. William Floyd's lawsuit alleges former party chairman Eric Bauman forcibly performed oral sex on him three times between...

GOP's 2020 offensive in Oklahoma Congressional race underway

Apr. 24, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican campaign to unseat deep-red Oklahoma's lone Democrat in Congress is officially underway after a GOP state lawmaker Wednesday jumped into the fray for a seat both parties expect to work fiercely to win in 2020. State Sen. Stephanie Bice said she planned to take back the...

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

Apr. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...

Evers says he holds no grudges with Republicans

Apr. 24, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says he holds no grudges with Republicans who control the Legislature, even as both sides continue to fight in court and have found little common ground early in the Democrat's administration. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday told The Associated Press...

Kansas governor, GOP leaders can't break Medicaid stalemate

Apr. 24, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and top Republican legislators met Wednesday to try to break a stalemate on expanding Medicaid in Kansas, only to fail after she demanded that lawmakers approve a plan this year and the GOP leaders insisted on waiting until next year. Kelly set aside four...

Minnesota Senate GOP unveils tax bill with income tax cut

Apr. 24, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans who control the state Senate unveiled a bill Wednesday that they said will cut taxes for half of all Minnesota taxpayers while having no net impact on the budget, in keeping with their firm opposition to higher taxes. They staked out a position far apart from Democratic...

White presidential hopefuls face 'woke litmus test' on race

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had...

GOP Gov. Reynolds, Democrat Axne join in flood relief talks

Apr. 24, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic congresswoman Cindy Axne were among the 16 state officials to attend the first meeting of a flood recovery advisory board created by Reynolds to help Iowa towns flooded last month. Reynolds invited Axne to be part of the board, which met...