Latest State legislature News

Over half NY Assembly wants to oust Cuomo if he doesn't quit

Aug. 04, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn't resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday. ...

Reps. Wozniak, Huizenga win primaries for Senate seats

Aug. 04, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Republicans in the Michigan House have won special primaries for the state Senate and will be heavily favored against Democrats in November. Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker narrowly defeated Rep. Tommy Brann and former Rep. Kevin Green on Tuesday,...

State lawmaker accused of kicking boy: Stress caused 'mania'

Aug. 04, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles has surrendered his state substitute teacher's license and said Wednesday that “extreme” stress caused him to have "an isolated episode of mania with psychotic features" in a classroom. ...

Evers revives plan to lower prescription drug costs

Aug. 04, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers revived his plan Wednesday to lower prescription drug costs after Republicans stripped it out of the state budget, re-introducing the measures as stand-alone legislation. The plan would create a review board to establish prescription...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Aug. 04, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. August 1, 2021. Editorial: A tribute to a rare politician Former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad will have a post office named in his honor. Nearly a year after his death, former longtime U.S. House Rep. Jim...

US Rep. Billy Long of Missouri announces 2022 Senate bid

Aug. 04, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Billy Long, a conservative from southwestern Missouri, is entering the crowded race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri. Long, 65, announced his Senate bid Tuesday night on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. He joins a long list of GOP...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 04, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Aug. 3, 2021. Editorial: SC native Raven Saunders’ Olympic protest is a case of no harm, no foul What would you do when the world is watching? Shot-putter and Charleston native Raven Saunders decided to...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 04, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

(McComb) Enterprise-Journal. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Why PERS is in trouble The audacity of the city leaders in Clarksdale to give themselves unprecedentedly large raises has received attention across Mississippi. After...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 04, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Gazette-Mail. Aug. 2, 2021. Editorial: Mooney’s spending looks bad, sanctions unlikely The Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly investigating Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., on suspicion the congressman spent tens of thousands of...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 04, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Aug. 2, 2021. Editorial: NC COVID messages are dangerously misleading Even as a deadly pandemic refuses to let go, some are still willfully spreading misinformation about it to make money and win votes. For...