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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews

Oct. 22, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other legislators reintroduced a bill in the House on Friday to put immigrants who cleared debris after the Sept. 11 attacks on a fast track to legal immigration status in the United States. The 9/11 Immigrant Worker...

Senate approves bill upholding gun sales amid emergencies

Oct. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio governments would be prohibited from stopping sales of guns or ammunition during a public emergency, under legislation approved by the GOP-controlled Senate Wednesday. The bill is one of several General Assembly proposals meant to restrict...

Kentucky lawmakers preview abortion bill for 2022 session

Oct. 20, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers outlined their next round of abortion legislation in Kentucky on Wednesday, previewing efforts to strengthen parental consent standards for minors seeking the procedure and create greater oversight of medication-induced abortions. ...

Lawmakers say tribal regalia should be allowed at graduation

Oct. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are proposing legislation that would ensure that Native American students are allowed to wear tribal regalia during their high school graduation ceremonies. Rep. Angela Romero, the bill's sponsor, told an interim committee hearing...

Tennessee lawmakers OK $900M Ford incentive package

Oct. 20, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday committed to spending nearly $900 million on state incentives, infrastructure upgrades and more as part of a sweeping plan with Ford Motor Co. to build an electric vehicle and battery plant near Memphis. It took...

Senate GOP again blocks Democrats' election bill

Oct. 20, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions sweeping conservative-controlled states. Once again, Republicans blocked...

Indiana GOP push against vaccine mandate faces hurdles

Oct. 20, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some conservative Indiana lawmakers wanting to stymie President Joe Biden’s planned COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers are facing skepticism from their own Republican leaders and the state’s largest business group. While Biden has...

GOP bill on NC governor's emergency powers heads to his desk

Oct. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another effort by North Carolina Republicans to check the governor's broad powers during a pandemic or other emergency cleared the General Assembly on Wednesday. As with a similar measure last year, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto is likely. The...

Wisconsin Senate approves GOP-backed abortion bills

Oct. 20, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday approved a package of Republican-authored bills designed to discourage abortion in the state. Republicans control the Senate and passed all four bills without any votes from a single Democrat. ...

Wisconsin Senate approves longer work hours for teenagers

Oct. 20, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Teenagers would be allowed to work longer hours over the busy summer tourism months in Wisconsin under a bill the state Senate approved Wednesday. The measure is backed by Republicans and the state’s hotel, restaurant and grocery industries, but...