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Nevada lawmakers set to start 120-day legislative session

Feb. 06, 2023 03:05 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are due to convene in Carson City on Monday to start four months of negotiations, hearings and votes that will define the state's budget and operations for the next two years. The Democratic-controlled Legislature is expected to spar with...

Indigenous senator quits party over Australian referendum

Feb. 06, 2023 00:56 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia: (AP) — An Indigenous senator in Australia quit the minor Greens party on Monday in a disagreement over a referendum to be held this year that would create an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Sen. Lidia Thorpe’s resignation illustrates deep divisions among...

Ex-foreign minister will face diplomat for Cyprus presidency

Feb. 05, 2023 15:51 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A center-right former foreign minister and a career diplomat backed by a communist-rooted party will battle it out for the presidency of ethnically divided Cyprus in a Feb. 12 runoff, according to official voting results announced Sunday. With all votes...

Electronic pollbook security raises concerns going into 2024

Feb. 04, 2023 11:46 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — They were blamed for long lines in Los Angeles during California’s 2020 presidential primary, triggered check-in delays in Columbus, Ohio, a few months later and were at the center of former President Donald Trump’s call for supporters to protest in Detroit during last...

US board clears path for mini-union vote at big Nissan plant

Feb. 03, 2023 18:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fewer than 100 employees out of the thousands who work at Nissan's auto assembly plant in Tennessee can hold a vote on whether to form a small union, the federal labor board has decided. The ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board overturns a...

Election law changes moving forward in South Dakota

Feb. 03, 2023 15:49 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lead Republicans in South Dakota are advancing a package of bills that they say would strengthen security of the 2024 elections, with hearings that began this week. The package of bills announced last week by Republican House and Senate leaders addresses issues...

Senate Democrats kill Youngkin-backed bill on school awards

Feb. 03, 2023 14:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats this week voted down a priority measure for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would have required student and parental notification about certain scholastic awards. Youngkin sought the legislation in response to concerns about how...

Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

Feb. 02, 2023 19:46 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes. The nation's central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on coins that...

Minnesota moves toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040

Feb. 02, 2023 16:46 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utilities would be obligated to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 to step up the fight against climate change under a bill speeding through the Legislature. The bill was slated for a final vote on the Senate floor Thursday night...

Voting experts to guide new Wisconsin poll watcher rules

Feb. 02, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A panel of voting experts and political party appointees will help the Wisconsin Election Commission rework its rules for poll watchers ahead of the 2024 presidential race, the commission said Thursday. Poll watchers, called election observers in Wisconsin,...