Latest Legislature News

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: Pass the maps This week, Iowa legislators get another chance to uphold the state’s non-partisan redistricting process. We urge them to do so. Last Thursday, the Legislative Services...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Oct. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska cattle sector can build on its tradition of innovation to tackle its challenges Modern agriculture is constantly innovating. Nebraska’s $10 billion cattle industry must draw on that...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 20, 2021. Editorial: Do you have special session fatigue? We do Now that the third special session of the Texas Legislature is over, we can’t help but to ask this nagging question: When did Texas tilt...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 25, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: What’s motivating someone to run for school board? Beware of one-issue candidates Concerned citizens in recent months have turned out at school board meetings to air their dissatisfaction with...

Portugal: Brewing political storm could bring snap election

Oct. 25, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A political storm is brewing in Portugal, where the minority Socialist government is finding it hard to win support for its state budget from other left-of-center parties. The Portuguese Communist Party announced Monday it won’t vote in favor...

First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

Oct. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned. The...

Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

Oct. 25, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, a flash point in the conflict. ...

Taiwanese delegation in Prague to boost ties; China protests

Oct. 25, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Taiwanese government ministers were visiting the Czech capital on Monday accompanied by dozens of business and research representatives to boost trade and investment, a move that has angered China. Minister of National Development Kung Ming-hsin is leading...

Whistleblower Haugen to testify as UK scrutinizes Facebook

Oct. 25, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Frances Haugen plans to answer questions Monday from lawmakers in the United Kingdom who are working on legislation to rein in the power of social media companies. Haugen is set to appear before a...

Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids

Oct. 25, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) under a draft law released...