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  • Anti-crime bills imposing longer sentences advance to House

    Indiana prosecutors and law enforcement officials are backing a package of anti-crime bills that would impose harsher sentences for violent offenders, but opponents question whether the measures will effectively deter criminal activity. All five of the...
  • W.Va. Senate OKs bill to scale back law after chemical spill

    State senators have approved a push to scale back a wide-ranging law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. A January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days spurred the law. The Senate...
  • Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

    A House subcommittee on Friday removed items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department's budget, despite the objections of minority Democrats, and called on Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a separate bill on expansion to spur a...
  • Tax cuts, testing, even booze make Legislature's agenda

    Tax cuts, testing, even booze make Legislature's agenda
    TALLAHASSEE — Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized and beer and liquor laws loosened. As state lawmakers...
  • Life or death in Virginia

    With a decisive 56-42 vote on Tuesday, the Virginia House of Delegates defeated a bill that would have shielded manufacturers of lethal injection drugs from public view. Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw, D-Fairfax, who sponsored the legislation,...
  • Officials eye allowing liquor licensees to hold office

    Officials eye allowing liquor licensees to hold office
    A Naperville City Council candidate who put his campaign on hiatus so he could press to have a local legal glitch addressed will have his effort move forward to the council members this week. Jimmy Bergeron, who holds the liquor licenses for Jimmy's...
  • W.Va. lawmakers OK proposal to scale back prevailing wage

    West Virginia House delegates approved a scale-back of the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects Saturday — a bill that's now just a step or two from heading to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Construction workers in the galleries...
  • Senate approves 1-week funding bill for Homeland Security

    The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown. By voice vote late Friday, the Senate backed the bill. It...
  • City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign

    City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign
    Tomas O'Grady faces a delicate balancing act as he makes his second bid for a spot on the Los Angeles City Council. For nearly four years he has run EnrichLA, a nonprofit that builds school gardens and figures prominently in his stump speeches. And...
  • California bill would reduce sales tax on green cars

    California bill would reduce sales tax on green cars
    The California Legislature is considering a bill that would cut the state sales tax on green cars by more than half in an effort to spur sales of clean vehicles. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would reduce the sales...
  • Missouri House approves annual inspection of abortion clinic

    Missouri's only abortion clinic would be subject to an annual inspection by the state's health department under a bill advanced Wednesday by Missouri's Republican-led House. The bill would require ambulatory surgical centers performing any second- or...