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Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Sep. 24, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed off on new electoral maps the Legislature will use for the next decade, despite concerns from certain groups, including some Black and Latino voters, that they weren't able to weigh in and wouldn't be fairly represented. ...

GOP group clears step to pursue Michigan voting restrictions

Sep. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican organizers of veto-proof legislation that would make it harder to vote cleared a procedural step Thursday when the Michigan elections board approved a 100-word summary that will appear on top of the ballot petition. Once the Board of...

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on bill banning race theory

Sep. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly plans to vote next week on a Republican bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias. A Republican-controlled Assembly committee...

Today in History

Sep. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2021. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 15, 2021. Editorial: An unbalanced redistricting map for Nebraska? Legislature must say no Question: Republican lawmakers in the Nebraska Legislature are all in lockstep support of the GOP-boosting redistricting map proposed...

Parson's vetoes withstand GOP Legislature's override efforts

Sep. 15, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — All of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's vetoes will stand, despite efforts Wednesday by some lawmakers to force their priorities into law during a short session focused on vetoed bills. Missouri's GOP-led Legislature can reverse vetoes on bills and...

Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases. A Kaiser Health News review of hundreds...

Alaska governor will let stand dividend lawmakers passed

Sep. 14, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate approved a roughly $1,100 dividend on the last day of a special session Tuesday, after the House canceled its floor session and left the Senate with what amounted to a take-it-or-leave-it decision on the check for residents that the House had...

New Hampshire lawmakers get public input on redistricting

Sep. 14, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawmakers tasked with redrawing New Hampshire’s legislative districts received both sweeping and specific suggestions as they began hearing from the public Tuesday. Members of both the House and Senate redistricting committees hosted their first...

Governor urges school boards to continue mask requirements

Sep. 13, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — School-age children are contracting COVID-19 at a higher rate than any other age group in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday while exhorting newly empowered school districts to maintain mask requirements in schools. The statewide vaccination...