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Georgia lawmakers approve tax credit for gun safety training, ban on merchant code for gun stores

Feb. 27, 2024 18:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Separate gun bills passed by the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday would provide a tax credit to pay for gun safety training and gun safes, while another would prohibit financial institutions from using a code to distinguish firearms retailers. The tax credit...

NCAA president says Congress must act to preserve sports at colleges that can't pay athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 19:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker said Friday that action by Congress was needed to protect what he described as the “95 percent” of athletes whose ability to play college sports would be endangered by a court ruling or regulatory decision declaring them as employees of their...

New York appeals court hears arguments over the fate of the state's ethics panel

Feb. 16, 2024 16:55 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Months after a judge ruled that New York's ethics watchdog violated the state constitution because it was too independent, a state lawyer told an appeals court that officials had the right to create a corruption-fighting commission more insulated from the people it monitors. ...

Two fired utility execs and a former top Ohio regulator plead not guilty in bribery scheme

Feb. 13, 2024 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two fired executives of FirstEnergy Corp. and a former top state utilities regulator pleaded not guilty Tuesday to state charges related to a $60 million bribery scheme that centered on securing a legislative bailout for two Ohio nuclear power plants with the help of a...

Lawmaker resigns shortly before Arizona House was to vote on expelling her

Jan. 31, 2024 19:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Leezah Sun resigned her Arizona House seat on Wednesday shortly before the chamber was expected to vote on whether to expel her from office after a legislative ethics committee concluded she had engaged in a pattern of disorderly behavior. Sun was...

Justice Dept. accuses 2 political operatives of hiding foreign lobbying during Trump administration

Jan. 02, 2024 20:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two well-connected political consultants provided false information about lobbying work on behalf of a wealthy Persian Gulf country during the Trump administration, according to Justice Department court records unsealed Tuesday. Charging documents filed in federal...