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Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

Nov. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled...

Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoff

Nov. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls from Sunday's balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania's presidential contest. Official results are not expected before Monday, though two exit polls found center-right President Klaus Iohannis collecting nearly 40% of the votes, followed by...

The Latest: Exit polls see runoff in Romania president vote

Nov. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's presidential election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Two exit polls show President Klaus Iohannis picking up nearly 40% of the votes in the first round of Romania's presidential election, followed by Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted prime minister, with...

Romania's presidential election eclipsed by political crisis

Nov. 8, 2019 10:50 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians are set to choose the country's new president Sunday, in a traditionally highly-contested election overshadowed this year by a political crisis which saw a minority government installed just days ago. Polls show incumbent center-right President Klaus Iohannis ahead with...

First Wisconsin veto override attempts in 9 years fail

Nov. 7, 2019 10:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's first veto override attempt s in nearly a decade failed Thursday, with no Democrats jumping ranks to provide Republicans with the votes they needed to succeed. Despite not having the votes, Assembly Republicans forced votes on three budget items that...

Kansas boosts tax collection forecast $510M over 2 years

Nov. 7, 2019 7:59 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Thursday boosted the state's projections for tax collections by $510 million over two budget years, something certain to renew an already intense dispute between Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-controlled Legislature over cutting income taxes. The new,...

Wisconsin Assembly to attempt first overrides in 9 years

Nov. 6, 2019 4:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly was preparing Wednesday to attempt the first veto overrides in nearly a decade, targeting three partial budget vetoes by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Democrats vowed to block the override attempts scheduled for Thursday. The vetoes at issue...

Wisconsin GOP-controlled Senate fires agriculture secretary

Nov. 5, 2019 8:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate fired the state agriculture secretary on Tuesday, and the Democratic governor who appointed him watched quietly a row behind lawmakers before using profanity to blast the process. The vote to oust Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretary was the...

Georgia governor unveils Medicaid plan with work requirement

Nov. 4, 2019 12:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp released a plan Monday to expand Medicaid to the state's poorest able-bodied adults, on the condition that they work, volunteer, receive job training or attend school. Under Kemp's proposal, which is more limited than other states, uninsured adults in Georgia who make...

Frustrated Democratic governors find ways to sidestep GOP

Oct. 27, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried for months to get the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up a pair of gun control bills, holding news conferences and touting polls showing strong public support. When Republicans wouldn't budge, Evers turned up the heat by turning to...