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Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Dec. 9, 2018 3:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Evers said he talked by...

GOP standoff in Ohio over abortion, gun measure averted

Dec. 8, 2018 11:11 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A brewing standoff between legislative Republicans in Ohio and their same-party governor over some big-ticket policy issues was averted — perhaps permanently — during a whirlwind week at the Statehouse. Proposals restricting early abortions and a gun owner's "duty to...

Illinois adopts nation's toughest test for snitch testimony

Dec. 8, 2018 10:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have created the nation's toughest test for allowing testimony from jailhouse snitches at criminal trials. Inspired by reform of the state's notorious and now-discarded system of capital punishment, it requires judges to make pretrial inquiries into the veracity...

Correction: Wisconsin-Legislature-Lame-Duck story

Dec. 7, 2018 11:48 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Dec. 5 about lame-duck legislation approved by Wisconsin lawmakers that would curtail powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gov. Scott Walker would have 10 days from the date the bills reach his desk...

Appeals to Scott Walker: Don't stain legacy, veto bills

Dec. 6, 2018 11:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Rather than notching another partisan victory in his final weeks in...

The Latest: Wisconsin's Walker weighing bill signings

Dec. 6, 2018 11:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legislative session (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is weighing whether to sign a sweeping package of bills that would weaken the powers of his Democratic successor. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said Thursday that...

Michigan Legislature tries to bar tougher regulations

Dec. 6, 2018 6:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder's past veto, the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature is again advancing a bill that would prohibit the state from adopting regulations than are more stringent than federal rules — except in certain situations. The House planned to take a final...

Honolulu condos must comply now with new fire safety rules

Dec. 6, 2018 2:06 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu high-rise condominium owners won't get more time to comply with stricter fire safety rules enacted after an apartment fire in 2017 killed four people. The city council failed this week to get enough votes to override Mayor Kirk Caldewell's veto of a bill that would have given...

The Latest: Evers to appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

Dec. 5, 2018 10:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 4 p.m. The incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin says he will make a personal appeal to outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to veto...

City Council head has no plans to revisit skyscraper project

Dec. 3, 2018 12:24 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of the Providence City Council isn't planning to try to override a mayoral veto that jeopardizes a plan for a 46-story skyscraper, a spokesman said Monday. Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a zoning change that would have allowed the proposed Hope Point Tower in...