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White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan

Oct. 21, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for a scaled-back...

Former GOP lawmaker Jarchow running for attorney general

Oct. 21, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow is running for attorney general, setting up a primary with Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney. Jarchow told the Cap Times in a story published Thursday that he was running and...

Virginia gives Democrats a test of Black turnout before 2022

Oct. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. “Everybody I talked to said:...

Democrats seek 7-7 party split in Georgia congressional map

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats released their preferred version of a congressional map on Thursday — a plan likely going nowhere in the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly. The proposal would likely split Georgia's congressional districts 7-7 among...

Biden bill would put US back on path of reducing uninsured

Oct. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ social spending and climate change bill would put the United States back on a path to reducing its persistent pool of uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 4 million to 7 million Americans gaining health coverage. Those getting...

Texas GOP leader pays illegal voting 'bounty' to Democrat

Oct. 21, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The conservative Texas Republican leader who pledged bounties to those who prove fraud at the polls has paid a liberal Democratic poll watcher who reported illegal voting by a Pennsylvania Republican. Tipster Eric Frank deposited a $25,000 check...

Evers tells Republicans to start over on redistricting plans

Oct. 21, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers told Republican lawmakers to start over on their redistricting plans, saying Thursday they will “have to do better” if they expect him to sign the proposals that would solidify the majorities already in place. The...

Oklahoma GOP leaders upset over nonbinary birth certificate

Oct. 21, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and other Republican leaders expressed outrage Thursday after learning the State Department of Health issued a birth certificate this year with a nonbinary gender designation. The agency issued the birth certificate in May...

New Iowa maps would shift congresswomen into new districts

Oct. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cindy Axne and Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks would be pushed into the same congressional district under Iowa redistricting maps released Thursday. The proposal from Iowa's nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency also would keep the...

Panel upholds school mask rule after House GOP sought review

Oct. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The statewide mask order for Pennsylvania schools does not need to be enacted through the state's system of passing governmental regulations, as state House Republicans had sought, a panel decided Thursday. The Joint Committee on Documents, an...