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  • Correction: Religious Objections-News Guide story

    In a story March 31 about a new religious objections law in Indiana, The Associated Press misspelled the Connecticut governor's first name. He is Dannel Malloy, not Daniel. A corrected version of the story is below: A look at widely criticized Indiana...
  • UConn's Ollie won't travel to Final Four because of new law

    UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
  • Arkansas governor does not sign religious objection bill, asks for changes

    Arkansas governor does not sign religious objection bill, asks for changes
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday declined to sign a religious objection billĀ  and called for changes to ensure the measure does not appear to be discriminatory. Hutchinson, a moderate Republican conservative, sought to avoid the kind of...
  • Republicans say prevailing wage measure may be in budget

    Republican lawmakers who support eliminating requirements that public works contractors be paid a prevailing wage say they may add the measure to Gov. Scott Walker's state budget. Rep. Rob Hutton, a Brookfield Republican, says Republican leadership in...
  • A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

    Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts: ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday that allows microbreweries to make up to 6.2 million gallons of...
  • FHSAA feels pressure as legislators threaten future

    FHSAA feels pressure as legislators threaten future
    State Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., the Hialeah Republican who authored a bill that eventually could eliminate the Florida High School Athletic Association, hit the nail on the head as he pushed his proposal through the House Education Committee last week. "It...
  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. The world's largest retailer and America's largest private employer, Wal-Mart...
  • Businesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law

    Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the bill's intent, but many aren't...
  • DC activists to protest at offices of Rubio, Cruz

    Activists seeking greater autonomy for the District of Columbia are planning to drop in on members of Congress they accuse of improper meddling in local affairs. The nonprofit D.C. Vote is organizing the protests on Wednesday. Among the senators the...
  • Domestic workers enjoy tougher protections as law kicks in

    Domestic workers in Massachusetts can begin enjoying tougher labor protections under a new law set that takes effect Wednesday. The law requires people who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts to adhere to established...
  • Democrat O'Malley hits GOP support for Indiana law

    Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians. The former Maryland governor criticized 2016 Republican...