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Evers vetoes allowing sex offenders to live near schools

Nov. 22, 2019 5:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a bill that would have allowed violent sex offenders to live within 1,500 feet of schools and other places where children are likely to be present. Former Gov. Scott Walker vetoed the same law change in 2018. The intention was to give counties more...

Governor vetoes bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome

Nov. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was vetoed Thursday by Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor. One day after it passed the Republican-controlled Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf made good on a promise and rejected the...

Evers vetoes bill allowing schools to release parents’ names

Nov. 21, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a bill that would have allowed public schools to release the names of students' parents and guardians in student directories. Evers vetoed the measure Thursday, citing privacy concerns. Opponents had argued that allowing people to obtain the names of...

Correction: Nurse Training-Veto story

Nov. 21, 2019 10:51 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about Wisconsin’s governor vetoing a Republican-backed bill, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the bill would have reduced the number of training hours that nurses would have to complete. It would have reduced the number of training hours that...

China demands Trump veto bills on Hong Kong

Nov. 21, 2019 4:46 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy...

Pennsylvania Senate passes Down syndrome abortion ban bill

Nov. 20, 2019 7:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto on Gov. Tom Wolf's desk. The bill is the latest volley against abortion rights by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature,...

Lawmakers say they’ll try again on hemp in 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some South Dakota lawmakers said Wednesday that they’re working on a bill for the 2020 legislative session that would pave the way for hemp to be grown in the state, putting them on a likely collision course with Gov. Kristi Noem. Noem vetoed such legislation in March....

Mayor: ‘Despicable’ move for health benefits won’t stand

Nov. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — City council members in a Detroit suburb granted themselves lifetime health insurance coverage, but the mayor said the perk won’t stand. Warren City Council unanimously voted in September to pass a measure allowing current and former elected officials, who served at least eight...

As expected, NC Medicaid managed care won’t begin on time

Nov. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Medicaid program won’t shift to managed-care benefits as scheduled early next year, the largest casualty to date of the monthslong budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers. Although the Department of Health and Human...

Evers vetoes honorary highway, bridge naming criteria bill

Nov. 19, 2019 3:45 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a bipartisan bill that set criteria for honorary highway and bridge designations. Evers says he vetoed the measure Tuesday because he objects to limiting the ability to commemorate those who have made significant contributions or sacrifices for the people of...