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Challenge to NJ's donor disclosure law to be heard in court

Sep. 17, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a case brought by a right-leaning think tank against a recent New Jersey law requiring certain advocacy groups disclose their donors. Americans for Prosperity, the political network backed by conservative industrialist Charles Koch, sued...

North Carolina legislators finalize more 'mini-budget' bills

Sep. 17, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina budget veto has slowed state government for months, so lawmakers have sent Gov. Roy Cooper more stand-alone legislation containing popular provisions from that spending plan. Cooper now has four spending bills on his desk that address school and prison safety, disaster...

DeSantis' fundraising shows cash, appointments linked

Sep. 16, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Proud of his nonstop approach to leading Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis also hasn't taken much of a break from fundraising — quietly salting away almost $2.6 million in contributions since being sworn into office in January. Unlike his predecessor, now-U.S. Sen. Rick Scott,...

California governor plans to veto environmental rules bill

Sep. 14, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday he will buck Democratic legislative leaders by vetoing legislation aimed at stopping the Trump administration from weakening oversight of longstanding federal environmental laws in California. His announcement came less than a day...

The Latest: Governor plans to veto environmental rules bill

Sep. 14, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a bill by Democratic lawmakers that aims to stop the Trump administration from weakening environmental laws. (all times local): 5:50 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will veto a bill by Democratic lawmakers that aims to stop the Trump administration from...

Lying prisoners: New laws crack down on jailhouse informants

Sep. 14, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A movement to put jailhouse informants under a more powerful microscope before they testify is gaining traction around the country, a byproduct of new DNA testing technology that has exonerated dozens of people wrongly locked up based on informants' lies. Several states have moved to...

Alabama mayor vetoes pay raises for himself, City Council

Sep. 13, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city's mayor has vetoed raises for himself and members of the city council. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle nixed the increases Friday. News outlets report Battle said, in a news release, that he had a "philosophical difference" with council members on how they should be...

Whitmer on vetoing Republican budget bills: 'We'll see'

Sep. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was noncommittal about signing final spending bills that began advancing in the Republican-led Legislature on Thursday, a day after talks broke down between her and GOP leaders. "We'll see," she said, hours before House-Senate conference committees...

House votes to bar Arctic drilling; Senate action unlikely

Sep. 12, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. The 225-193 vote...

Democrats cry 'cowardice' as GOP overrides NC budget veto

Sep. 11, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans in control of a nearly half-empty North Carolina House chamber on Wednesday held an unexpected vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state budget bill, prompting accusations of trickery and deception from Cooper and fellow Democrats. Republican leaders had spent...