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Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights

Jun. 19, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to wrap up work...

Pot, guns, sports betting on agenda for lawmakers' last day

Jun. 19, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers were hoping to finish their work on marijuana sales, renewable energy and online sports betting during the last scheduled day of this session Wednesday. As lawmakers worked into the evening on the agenda, legislative leaders trumpeted bipartisan deals and their largely...

Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York

Jun. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative session. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat and the lead sponsor of the main legalization bill in her chamber,...

Massachusetts warns of potential marijuana investment scams

Jun. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says his office is planning to crack down on what he said is the growing number of Massachusetts-based businesses raising money from marijuana-related investments. The Democrat said Wednesday that his office has seen an uptick in...

Editorials from around Oregon

Jun. 19, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Register-Guard, June 17, on the new law for handling public records requests: Oregon has taken a small step toward enhancing public access to government records. School districts, local governments and state agencies now face a potential $200 penalty if they...

New York set to adopt aggressive emission reduction goals

Jun. 19, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and endorsed by the state Senate Tuesday night. Under the legislation, New York would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and reduce...

The Latest: NY set to adopt landmark emission reduction goal

Jun. 19, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature (all times local): 12:40 a.m. New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under legislation endorsed by the state Senate. Under the proposal, New York would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050 and...

Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals

Jun. 18, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of large marijuana businesses had a message for the public Tuesday: We're good corporate citizens. The 45-member Global Cannabis Partnership, which includes Canopy Growth Corp. and other companies operating in the sector, issued guidelines aimed at minimizing greenhouse gas...

5 sentenced in drug deal that ended in Iowa man's death

Jun. 18, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors for Iowa say five men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a 2017 drug deal that ended in the death of another man. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Chase Zerba, 22-year-old Cameron Klouda and 24-year-old Tyler Clemens had each pleaded guilty to...

Rhode Island House speaker explains budget plan to lawmakers

Jun. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House speaker explained to lawmakers what's in the budget and why on Tuesday, answering several of their questions about the planned increase in medical marijuana dispensaries. Democratic Speaker Nicholas Mattiello held a budget briefing Tuesday at the Statehouse,...