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Assembly OKs Republican COVID spending plan; Evers vows veto

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans took another step Tuesday toward ripping control of billions of dollars in federal pandemic aid from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, passing a package of bills that would divvy out the money according to GOP priorities. The state...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 13, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. April 11, 2021. Editorial: Indiana’s pregnancy accommodations bill doesn’t provide any It sounds like the setup to a familiar joke, although there’s no humor to be found in the answer: How bad is Indiana on matters of health?...

A glance at bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Apr. 13, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have their annual 90-day session, working all the way up to the midnight deadline Monday. Here is a glance at some of the measures the General Assembly passed this session: PANDEMIC RELIEF Gov. Larry Hogan...

Maryland session ends after focus on pandemic aid, policing

Apr. 13, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have adjourned their legislative session that focused largely on COVID-19 recovery, expansive police reforms and longstanding disparities that have been worsened by the pandemic. Senate President Bill Ferguson said lawmakers...

Montana Legislature overrides governor's first veto

Apr. 12, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers have nearly unanimously overridden Gov. Greg Gianforte’s first veto of a bill both sides say involves the balance of power between the executive and legislative branch. Gianforte, a Republican, vetoed a bill last week that would...

Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on sweeping police reform

Apr. 10, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say are needed to increase accountability and restore public trust. One of the measures repeals job...

Navajo president vetoes reopening tribal roads to visitors

Apr. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has vetoed a resolution to reopen tribal roads on the Navajo reservation to tourists and other visitors amid the continuing pandemic. Nez said Friday in a statement that he vetoed the resolution approved...

The Latest: Romanians protest restrictions as cases top 1M

Apr. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on...

Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors' emergency power

Apr. 10, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future emergencies. The legislative measures are aimed not simply at undoing mask mandates and capacity...

In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture war' legislation

Apr. 10, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the “culture wars" reaching his desk. But by vetoing a ban on gender...