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Mississippi's 1st Black woman legislator won't seek new term

Jan. 31, 2023 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first Black woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature said Tuesday that she will not seek another term, 38 years after she first took office. Democratic Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson, 83, announced her decision one day before candidates' qualifying...

Michigan moves for early slot for 2024 presidential primary

Jan. 31, 2023 20:15 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Democrats voted Tuesday to move the state's presidential primary to the fourth week of February and become a part of a new group of states slated to lead off the Democratic party's presidential primary starting next year. The move, which was...

Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues

Jan. 31, 2023 19:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Santos has faced numerous...

S. Dakota lawmakers push bill to bar transgender youth care

Jan. 31, 2023 17:31 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth in South Dakota. Supporters argued a bill barring youth from accessing puberty blockers, hormones and surgery would protect adolescents from...

Biden, McCarthy, once breakfast mates, wrangle over US debt

Jan. 31, 2023 16:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not so long ago, Joe Biden and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy used to talk things over at breakfast in Biden's vice presidential home at the Naval Observatory. Biden was intent in those days on “keeping up relations with the opposition party,” as he writes...

Voters to make choices in 4 vacant Georgia legislative seats

Jan. 31, 2023 06:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in three Georgia House districts and one state Senate district go to the polls Tuesday to fill vacant seats. Two contests will be decided Tuesday, while two contests with three or more candidates could go to Feb. 28 runoffs if no one wins a majority. ...

South Dakota lawmakers advance Medicaid work requirement

Jan. 30, 2023 19:03 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Monday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to try and force people on Medicaid to work despite federal policy prohibiting such requirements. The proposal would change the state...

Lawmakers shelve bills cutting unemployment appeals times

Jan. 30, 2023 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have shelved a pair of bills that would have given unemployment claimants half as much time to file an appeal with a state agency still struggling with pandemic-related cases. A Senate panel on Monday voted unanimously to pass by the...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 30, 2023 17:34 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 29 The Washington Post on violent policing No decent citizen could fail to be appalled by the video, released Friday, showing Memphis police officers beating a 29-year-old Black man,...

Senators push bill to specify lawmakers must meet in public

Jan. 30, 2023 15:13 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of lawmakers is backing legislation to specify the Mississippi Legislature is subject to the state’s open meetings law and essentially prohibit the House Republican Caucus from conducting closed-door meetings, the Daily Journal reported. “I just...