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Wisconsin prosecutor weighs in on fake GOP electors

Jan. 20, 2022 15:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin assistant district attorney has said state or federal prosecutors should look into a complaint filed a year ago alleging that Republicans committed fraud when they submitted false paperwork saying former President Donald Trump had won the battleground state. ...

Indiana House backs GOP tax cut plan that has uncertain fate

Jan. 20, 2022 14:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans pushed a plan for broad cuts to Indiana’s business and individual taxes through the state House on Thursday, sending it to an uncertain fate in the GOP-dominated Senate. House members voted 68-25 mostly along party lines in favor of the proposal...

Democrats' issue No. 1 in Senate race: Kill the filibuster

Jan. 20, 2022 14:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Getting rid of the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate is emerging as perhaps the most important issue in Pennsylvania’s competitive Democratic primary for an open Senate seat, as the party struggles to use its majority in Washington to advance its agenda. ...

Assembly OKs GOP-authored bills expanding gun rights

Jan. 20, 2022 14:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a package of Republican-authored bills on Thursday that would dramatically expand gun rights in the state, moving forward with the proposals even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will almost certainly veto them. The proposals...

House map carving Nashville clears state Senate

Jan. 20, 2022 13:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A plan to split fast-growing Nashville into multiple congressional seats cleared a key hurdle Thursday after state Senate Republicans signed off on the proposal despite objections from Democrats who warn the new map unfairly affects Black voters. The move...

Wisconsin GOP lawmaker who questioned Biden win disciplined

Jan. 20, 2022 12:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican Assembly leader on Thursday disciplined a lawmaker who falsely claimed that former President Donald Trump won the battleground state and that he wanted to award the state's electoral votes to him, even though that is not possible. Speaker...

Democrats' elections bill offered voting changes and more

Jan. 20, 2022 05:50 AM EST

The sweeping elections bill that has collapsed in the Senate was about far more than voting. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would have created national automatic voter registration, allowed all voters to cast ballots by mail and weakened voter ID laws. It would have banned...

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Jan. 20, 2022 05:31 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...

Ethics panel finds probable cause to remove convicted Dem

Jan. 20, 2022 04:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Members on Tennessee's Senate Ethics Committee say they have found probable cause to remove a Democratic lawmaker recently convicted of two counts of wire fraud. The legislative ethics panel is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss Sen. Katrina Robinson's...

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. ...