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GOP fails to override veto of bill ending unemployment aid

Jul. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans failed Tuesday in an attempt to override Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill ending $300 a week in federal unemployment aid. Republicans fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override, 59-37, with no...

Evers calls special session while GOP eyes veto override

Jul. 26, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to increase funding for public schools and higher education on the same day the Assembly planned to vote on a veto override of a bill ending a $300 weekly unemployment payment....

Analysis: Wicker says Yazoo pumps would alleviate injustice

Jul. 25, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Installing massive pumps to drain water from the south Mississippi Delta would be a way to fight environmental injustice because the pumps would help low-income and minority residents whose lives are disrupted by flooding, Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of...

Analysis: Now what? Louisiana veto session sharpens divides

Jul. 25, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For all the hype, Louisiana's first veto override session under the state's nearly 50-year-old constitution turned out to be a bit of a dud. Republican lawmakers got the votes to hold the unprecedented session and can point to that as a continued...

Whitmer's veto of reading scholarships sparks voucher debate

Jul. 25, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's veto of $155 million in proposed spending on reading scholarships for students has sparked fresh criticism from opponents who say it would have addressed pandemic-related learning loss and approval from those who liken the grants to vouchers. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Heads above water It sounds like the plot of a movie. Maine Sen. Angus King urged government and private-sector officials to do more to be prepared because “the next Pearl Harbor, the next 9/11 will be...

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Jul. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by...

Louisiana veto session ends with no bill rejections reversed

Jul. 21, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers ended their historic veto session Wednesday after two days in which Republicans failed to overturn any of Gov. John Bel Edwards' bill rejections, a significant blow to GOP efforts to assert independence from the Democratic governor. ...

Maui mayor vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill

Jul. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui's mayor has vetoed a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hotel construction in parts of the Valley Isle, saying the measure wouldn't be effective and was legally flawed. Mayor Michael Victorino said the bill won’t relieve crowds...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 20, 2021. Editorial: Want to debate? Study first During our editorial board’s meeting this week we spent some time talking about the current debate over critical race theory. It’s a subject that we were hesitant...