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Minnesota Supreme Court upholds state's permit-to-carry law

Aug. 04, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state law requiring individuals to have a permit to carry a handgun in public is constitutional and does not violate the Second Amendment. The ruling comes in the case of a man who was charged with...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...

Haslam joins Tennessee push for 'right to work' amendment

Aug. 04, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Gov. Bill Haslam will serve as a prominent backer of a campaign to put Tennessee’s law prohibiting a company and a union from requiring workers to pay union dues or fees into the state Constitution. A news release says the Republican...

More than 150,000 more Oklahomans now qualified for Medicaid

Aug. 03, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid under an expansion of the program approved by voters, and state health officials say they suspect many more Oklahomans are eligible but haven't yet applied. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority...

Election body targets Bolsonaro after he fails to show fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed...

Wolf wants lawmakers to extend opioid emergency declaration

Jul. 31, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The governor of Pennsylvania is asking state lawmakers to return to Harrisburg within a month to extend a statewide disaster emergency intended to help stem the commonwealth's opioid addiction crisis. In a letter to the General Assembly, Tom Wolf...

Idaho redistricting commission has 5 of 6 members

Jul. 28, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Five of the six appointments are in for a commission that will redraw Idaho’s 35 legislative districts from which voters select the state’s 105 lawmakers for the next 10 years. The bipartisan Idaho Commission for Reapportionment that also draws...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 27, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. July 26, 2021. Editorial: The need to diversify Illinois teachers If you are a family of color living in the suburbs, it’s unlikely that your child’s teacher looks like you. That’s because...

Advocacy group: Flagstaff land-use measures unconstitutional

Jul. 27, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A housing plan adopted by Flagstaff in 2018 and a land-use regulation approved in March violate property owners' rights under the Arizona Constitution, according to an advocacy group. The Goldwater Institute contends that a zoning code amendment...

Deadline coming on WA long-term care: private or state plan?

Jul. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, workers have just a few months to decide whether they want to buy a private plan and opt out of the state-managed program...