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Senate to OK allowing government to kill beavers, muskrats

Jun. 23, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate was expected to approve a bill Wednesday that would make it easier to kill beavers and muskrats that are damaging roads. Wisconsin law allows the Department of Natural Resources to capture, shoot, trap or relocate wild animals that...

Wisconsin Senate poised to approve gun sanctuary bill

Jun. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate was poised Wednesday to approve a bill that would prohibit police in Wisconsin from enforcing any future federal federal laws banning or restricting the use of guns. The proposal is part of a national wave of...

Senate Republicans to consider local redistricting delay

Jun. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate was slated to take up a Republican bill Wednesday that would delay local governments’ redistricting efforts. Wisconsin law requires counties to adopt redistricting plans for supervisors by July 1 and municipalities to adopt...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 22, 2021. Editorial: By coming out, former Penn State standout Carl Nassib proves his courage The Merriam-Webster definition of courage reads as follows: “Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear...

Vermont Legislature to seek to overturn 3 governor vetoes

Jun. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

The Vermont Legislature will be back Wednesday to hold what is expected to be a two-day session to attempt to override three bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott. In Vermont, attempts to override vetoes by the governor must start in the chamber where the...

Biden faces growing pressure from the left over voting bill

Jun. 23, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When New York Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones was at the White House for the signing of the proclamation making Juneteenth a national holiday last week, he told President Joe Biden their party needed him more involved in passing voting legislation on the Hill. ...

Assembly to vote on ending licenses for braiding hair

Jun. 23, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — People would be allowed to braid hair without a license under a rare bipartisan bill the state Senate was set to send to Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday. The Black community has been pushing to deregulate braiding for years. Thirty states currently...

EU chief vows action, says ‘shame’ on Hungary for LGBT law

Jun. 23, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief executive vowed Wednesday to take any action necessary to thwart a new law in Hungary that would ban content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to children. The Hungarian parliament passed the bill last...

EXPLAINER: What's next now that GOP has blocked voting bill?

Jun. 23, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

Senate Republicans have blocked debate of a sweeping overhaul of how elections are run in the U.S. The bill was pushed by congressional Democrats who argued it was needed to counter a spate of new GOP laws this year tightening voting rules in the states. A look at what...

Arizona Senate passes budget, tax cut after House Dems walk

Jun. 23, 2021 05:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democrats refused to show up at the Capitol on Tuesday, blocking debate on a budget and a major tax cut primarily benefiting the wealthy. But the Senate plowed ahead, working until 2:30 Wednesday morning to pass the 11 bills including the...