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Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Jan. 20, 2022 02:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. The outcome...

Voting changes and more in Democrats' broad elections bill

Jan. 20, 2022 00:23 AM EST

The sweeping elections bill being considered by the Senate is about far more than voting. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would create national automatic voter registration, allow all voters to cast ballots by mail and weaken voter ID laws. It would ban partisan gerrymandering...

Assembly GOP to vote on bills expanding gun rights

Jan. 19, 2022 23:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to vote on a package of Republican-authored bills Thursday that would dramatically expand gun rights in Wisconsin. The proposals would allow people with concealed carry licenses to go armed on school grounds and in churches attached to...

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 23:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. ...

Voting bill push collapses as Democrats Manchin, Sinema side with Republicans against changing Senate rules

Jan. 19, 2022 22:35 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting bill push collapses as Democrats Manchin, Sinema side with Republicans against changing Senate rules.

Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules

Jan. 19, 2022 20:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules.

WA House passes pause to long-term care program and tax

Jan. 19, 2022 20:35 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly three 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, lawmakers are quickly moving to delay implementation amid concerns about long-term solvency of the program and criticism of...

Kentucky's governor vetoes GOP-drawn redistricting plans

Jan. 19, 2022 20:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-crafted maps for congressional and state House districts Wednesday, saying the boundaries reflect “unconstitutional political gerrymandering.” Both measures overwhelmingly cleared the GOP-dominated...

Report says Maine should change language in correction laws

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine should rewrite some of its laws relating to the state corrections department so that the language is not demeaning to people in its system, who are regularly referred to in statutes as “prisoner, inmate or convict,” according to a report that's under review by a...

Assisted suicide bill narrowly clears Delaware House panel

Jan. 19, 2022 19:12 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware cleared a Democrat-led House committee by a single vote Wednesday, paving the way for possible consideration by the full House. Committee members voted 8-7 to release the measure, with Wilmington Democrat Rep....