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Michigan's governor, lawmakers reach deal on auto insurance

May. 24, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Democratic governor and Republican leaders announced Friday morning that they've reached an agreement on legislation to cut the country's highest insurance premiums. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement that the "agreement in concept" will "will lower costs and protect...

The Latest: Deal reached to lower Michigan auto insurance

May. 24, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's auto insurance legislation (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Michigan's Democratic governor and Republican leaders say they've reached a bipartisan agreement on legislation to cut the state's high car insurance premiums. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday morning said...

AP Explains: How retirement legislation impacts you

May. 24, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures to address that. There are a few retirement-related bills of note making their way through Congress. One in particular, the Secure Act, gained significant traction this week. The House voted to approve it...

Arizona Legislature to consider boosting per-day pay

May. 23, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are poised to consider tripling the amount of cash they are paid for each day they work in new legislation that emerged as their yearly session nears a close. Lawmakers in both parties appeared supportive of the change, which was introduced in the Senate on Thursday and...

Alaska House committee gets blowback to dividend proposal

May. 23, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House lawmakers heard angry reactions Thursday to a bill that would pay residents a full Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year but seek to change the dividend formula going forward. The House Finance Committee bill is seen as an attempt to break a legislative logjam. Disagreement...

The Latest: Senate votes to put warning labels on sodas

May. 23, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Legislature (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Sodas and energy drinks in California could soon come with a warning about increased risks for diabetes and tooth decay under a bill that has narrowly cleared the state Senate. The Senate voted 21-11 on Thursday...

California Senate votes for warning labels on sugary drinks

May. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sodas and other sugary drinks sold in California would come with warning labels about obesity, diabetes and tooth decay under a bill that narrowly cleared the state Senate on Thursday despite strong opposition from the beverage industry. The Senate voted 21-11 on Thursday to...

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

May. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The relief measure...

Oregon passes bill to keep guns from stalkers and abusers

May. 23, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after they sacrificed a more sweeping one — to the ire of student activists — in a deal with minority Republicans. The bill senators passed 25-3 on Thursday is aimed at keeping guns out of the...

California Assembly OKs cap on consumer loan interest rates

May. 23, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly voted Thursday to cap the interest that lenders may charge on loans that can carry rates spiraling into the triple digits. Backed by civil rights groups, religious organizations and some trade associations, the proposed law would cap annual rates at around...