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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...

Here's what the California Legislature did this year

Sep. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers finished their work for the 2021 legislative session Friday night, just four days before voting concludes in a statewide recall election targeting Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Whatever the outcome of the recall election,...

Beshear slams Kentucky lawmakers for scrapping mask mandate

Sep. 10, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers grabbed the quarterback role to direct the response to COVID-19, but when it came time to lead, the GOP-led legislature “punted” the decision on mask-wearing in schools to local boards, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. ...

Gov vetoes North Carolina bill limiting K-12 racial teaching

Sep. 10, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed two bills on Friday that would have limited how public school teachers can discuss certain racial concepts and raised penalties on those who engage in violent protests. The vetoed education bill was...

Whitmer vetoes bill to limit use of threat alert system

Sep. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed a Republican-sponsored bill that would have restricted state officials' ability to use the Public Threat Alert System to announce new laws or executive orders. The Democratic governor, whose veto had been...