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Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Michigan Democrats pass over $1 billion in spending

Jan. 27, 2023 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature will set aside $200 million out of about $1 billion in spending for a paper mill in the Upper Peninsula, while also setting aside more money for the state's economic development fund. The legislation, which was passed late Thursday...

Virginia House GOP votes down gun control measures

Jan. 27, 2023 10:13 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have voted down a range of bills that would have added new restrictions on firearms, including a ban on assault-style weapons, a college campus gun ban and a gun-storage bill that were priorities for Democrats. The Thursday evening...

State of emergency declared over Atlanta 'Cop City' protest

Jan. 26, 2023 17:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Thursday, giving him the option of calling in the Georgia National Guard in response to a violent protest in downtown Atlanta over the killing by authorities of an environmental activist said to have shot a state trooper. ...

NC Democrats pitch abortion safeguards despite GOP majority

Jan. 26, 2023 14:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats, who narrowly held off a Republican supermajority in the General Assembly, have introduced legislation to codify abortion protections into state law as Republicans are discussing early prospects for further restrictions. Their...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 26, 2023 01:33 AM EST

Albany Times-Union. January 23, 2023. Editorial: A personalized plan A pilot program could help address learning loss wrought by the pandemic – if it gets the funding it needs. One of the most wrenching legacies of the pandemic might be what it has...

Slotkin preps Senate run after winning tough reelection bid

Jan. 26, 2023 00:08 AM EST

LANSING, Mich.. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington, fighting an expensive campaign for reelection in a Michigan district that Republicans were sure they could retake. That was all a distant memory recently as...

Montana governor wants tax rebates, cuts with budget surplus

Jan. 25, 2023 23:51 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte reiterated his administration's priorities to improve Montana's economy in his State of the State address delivered Wednesday to the Legislature, whose job over the next few months will include determining how to allocate an unprecedented...

Georgia's Kemp emphasizes crime-fighting efforts in speech

Jan. 25, 2023 15:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp emphasized efforts to fight crime in his State of the State speech Wednesday, saying he would back up what had been a major theme of his reelection campaign with legislation. The Republican, triumphantly sworn in for a second term, devoted a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 25, 2023 12:01 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. Editorial: NC House Republicans find a sneaky way to override the governor’s veto Despite falling one seat short of an outright supermajority in November’s election, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore has insisted...