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Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 3.9%

Oct. 21, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's unemployment rate for September remained unchanged at 3.9% for the sixth month in a row, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday. The report is the first since enhanced federal unemployment benefits expired on...

GOP bill on NC governor's emergency powers heads to his desk

Oct. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another effort by North Carolina Republicans to check the governor's broad powers during a pandemic or other emergency cleared the General Assembly on Wednesday. As with a similar measure last year, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto is likely. The...

Wisconsin Senate approves GOP-backed abortion bills

Oct. 20, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday approved a package of Republican-authored bills designed to discourage abortion in the state. Republicans control the Senate and passed all four bills without any votes from a single Democrat. ...

Michigan Legislature OKs accounts for private school tuition

Oct. 19, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Children could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The fast-tracked legislation,...

Analysis: Lawmakers travel Louisiana to talk redistricting

Oct. 17, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving behind-the-scenes conversations about redrawing state political maps to public hearings around the state over the next three months, to discuss the once-a-decade process that decides how people are represented in government. ...

Gov. Whitmer vetoes 2 more election-related bills

Oct. 15, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer again vetoed election bills Friday, blocking proposals that would accelerate the state's review of ballot initiatives and change the process for canceling the registrations of dead voters. The Democrat said the legislation...

Anchorage mask rule in effect after override of mayor's veto

Oct. 15, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has overridden the mayor’s veto of an emergency order instituting a mask mandate for 60 days. The Anchorage Assembly on Thursday overturned Mayor Dave Bronson’s veto of the measure requiring...

Michigan Republicans OK tougher voting rules; gov to veto

Oct. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday approved tougher voter ID requirements and a ban against mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications, finalizing bills that will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The...

From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring change

Oct. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. In the four weeks after beating back a recall attempt, the Democrat...

Anchorage institutes mask mandate under emergency ordinance

Oct. 13, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has passed an emergency ordinance instituting a mask ordinance. The Anchorage Assembly passed the motion ordinance late Tuesday, and it replaces an earlier proposal that dragged on for weeks amid...