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Wisconsin Assembly approves transgender sports bans

Jun. 16, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed bills banning transgender athletes from participating in girls' and women's sports — measures taken up in the middle of Pride month and all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. ...

House to vote on original marijuana deal to prevent veto

Jun. 16, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives planned Wednesday to vote on an earlier version of a bill that would legalize the adult use of cannabis, a day after Gov. Ned Lamont threatened to veto a retooled rendition that had cleared the state Senate. ...

Veto-bound mixed-drink to-go bill passes Pennsylvania Senate

Jun. 16, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that substantially expands which outlets can sell bottles or cans of mixed hard alcohol drinks to go, although Democrats called it a poison pill that will kill other provisions designed to help...

Senate passes marijuana bill, but Lamont vows a veto

Jun. 15, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Tuesday passed legislation for the second time in about a week that legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for adults. But Gov. Ned Lamont is threatening to veto the retooled bill, arguing it opens the industry up to tens of thousands of...

ACLU asks judge to block Arkansas trans youth treatment ban

Jun. 15, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds. The ACLU requested a...

Mixed drinks to-go legislation in peril in Pennsylvania

Jun. 15, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday suggested that he will veto a bill that would allow thousands of retailers with licenses to sell beer and wine to begin selling cans of mixed hard alcohol drinks to go, including convenience stores and grocery stores. ...

Ballot drive targets Michigan law that underpins virus rules

Jun. 14, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A conservative group said Monday it will launch a ballot drive to require legislative approval to extend emergency pandemic orders beyond 28 days — the latest bid to neuter the power of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to issue coronavirus restrictions. ...

Republicans aim again to block governor's climate strategy

Jun. 14, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Legislature are reprising a fight from last year, passing legislation Monday to require Gov. Tom Wolf to go through them if he wants to impose a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The bill...

Pennsylvania Republicans eye referendums to get past vetoes

Jun. 14, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Legislature are increasingly looking to take a different avenue to write laws, voter referendums, to get around Gov. Tom Wolf and make policy that the Democrat cannot block with his veto pen. On Friday,...

Analysis: Big decisions await governor, voters after session

Jun. 13, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers wrangled their votes, worked out their deals and wrapped up their session. But they still have two hurdles to getting their most significant measures enacted: persuading the voters and surviving the governor's veto pen. One...