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Republican plan would lower age to carry concealed weapon

Jan. 17, 2022 08:19 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are pushing a plan that would lower the minimum age to legally carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin. Currently, a Wisconsin resident needs to be 21 years old before they can apply for a concealed carry permit. The GOP-backed bill...

Serbia votes in referendum on constitutional changes

Jan. 16, 2022 07:41 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia held a referendum Sunday on constitutional amendments that the populist government says are needed for the Balkan country to advance in a bid to join the European Union. The ballot focuses on the changes in the election of judges and prosecutors that...

Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map

Jan. 14, 2022 16:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican-drawn congressional map was rejected by the state's high court Friday, giving hope to national Democrats who had argued it unfairly delivered several potentially competitive seats in this year's critical midterm elections to Republicans. In...

NC Rep. Cawthorn: Candidacy challenge against me will fail

Jan. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina congressman said an effort by voters to block his candidacy by citing a constitutional amendment preventing insurrectionists from serving will fail and is part of a scheme to target “America First patriots” who backed former President Donald Trump. ...

Groups challenge initiative to limit property tax changes

Jan. 13, 2022 19:44 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Public employees and a farming organization are among those who filed a complaint arguing the attorney general and the secretary of state did not follow a new law in approving signature-gathering for a proposed constitutional initiative that would limit changes in residential...

New Mexico leaders aim to put wedge in revolving crime door

Jan. 13, 2022 18:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to put a wedge in the revolving door that many have blamed for persistent violent crime and record homicides in the state’s largest city. The Democratic governor joined other elected leaders in Albuquerque...

Tribal chairman gives South Dakota lawmakers history lesson

Jan. 13, 2022 18:02 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate offered South Dakota's Legislature a history lesson on Thursday during the annual State of the Tribes address, as he emphasized tribal sovereignty and government-to-government relations. Chairman Delbert Hopkins Jr....

Court rejects appeal over proposed constitutional amendment

Jan. 13, 2022 17:29 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal brought by Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick over wording on a proposed constitutional amendment. Fitzpatrick sued Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in July, alleging a description Ashcroft wrote for...

Senate panel advances constitutional noncitizen voting ban

Jan. 13, 2022 09:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A state Senate committee is supporting a plan to amend the Georgia Constitution to include a ban on voting by noncitizens that is already in state law. The Senate Ethics Committee voted 7-2 on Thursday to advance Senate Resolution 363. It moves to the full Senate for...

Arizona lawmakers urge Ducey to use war power at border

Jan. 12, 2022 22:03 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Republican state lawmakers and two former Trump administration officials called Wednesday on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to use war powers to repel what they call an “invasion" of migrants at the southern border. The officials say Ducey can use a novel...