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Democrats eye Supreme Court pick to revive 2022 prospects

Jan. 27, 2022 10:26 AM EST

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they will be buoyed by the prospect of President Joe Biden naming the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer's pending retirement,...

Democrats seek swift confirmation to fill Supreme Court seat

Jan. 27, 2022 06:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats who have played defense for the last three Supreme Court vacancies plan to move swiftly to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, using the rapid 2020 confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a new standard. Barrett was...

Senate panel OKs working poor tax credit Dems, Ducey want

Jan. 27, 2022 00:53 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Democratic proposal to create a new tax credit for working low-income Arizonans that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey adopted as part of his budget proposal was approved by an Arizona Senate committee Wednesday. The proposal from Sen. Sean Bowie, a Phoenix Democrat, did...

Missouri Senate divided on congressional redistricting

Jan. 26, 2022 20:55 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republicans in the Missouri Senate negotiated behind closed doors for hours Wednesday over how to divvy up the state's eight congressional districts based on the latest census data. Senate Republicans are divided between a plan that could continue...

Nebraska panel weighs tighter window for early voting

Jan. 26, 2022 19:38 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would shorten the time window for early and mail-in voting in Nebraska and bar special interest groups from gathering large numbers of voter ballots hit a wall of resistance Wednesday in a legislative committee. Advocates for voting rights,...

Redrawn district: Top Kentucky state Dem ends reelection bid

Jan. 26, 2022 18:58 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top-ranking state House Democrat announced Wednesday that she won't seek reelection this year, saying she won't stand in the way of a “person of color" being elected in her newly redrawn district where racial minorities represent the majority of eligible voters....

Democrats kick ex-Senate president off redistricting panel

Jan. 26, 2022 18:53 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's former Senate president, who lost reelection to a little-known Republican in November, has been booted from the commission charged with redrawing the state's legislative districts. Steve Sweeney had been one of the Democratic Party's...

Montana Republicans seek leniency on vaccine mandates

Jan. 26, 2022 18:16 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor and its two Republican members of Congress are asking the Biden administration to grant exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate to federally funded health care facilities where losing unvaccinated staff might jeopardize access to medical care. ...

GOP redistricting plan passes in Kansas; court fight looms

Jan. 26, 2022 17:35 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans pushed their congressional redistricting plan through the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature without much trouble Wednesday with an expected court battle looming over whether it would go too far in hurting the state's only Democrat in Congress. The...

Groups challenge Montana wolf hunting, trapping regulations

Jan. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two wildlife advocacy groups are challenging changes to Montana's wolf hunting and trapping regulations, arguing they were made without public comment. Trap Free Montana Public Lands and Wolves of the Rockies filed the lawsuit in December and asked a judge to...