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  • 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...
  • Montana Legislature midpoint: What's alive, what's dead

    A bill signed by Gov. Steve Bullock that increases basic entitlement funding for schools by $54 million highlights progress made by the Montana Legislature at the halfway mark of its 90-day session. Other major bills that are advancing include a proposed...
  • US sanctions bill on NKorea passes legislative hurdle

    A bill aimed at restricting North Korea's access to hard currency passed a legislative hurdle Friday as pressure grows in Congress for tougher action over Pyongyang's nuclear program and alleged involvement in a hacking attack on Sony Pictures. The House...
  • New California water legislation might be on tap

    WASHINGTON California water legislation is starting to trickle across Capitol Hill. One newly introduced bill would speed approval of Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley. Another would help restore San Francisco Bay habitat. More targeted bills...
  • Leaders seek to tighten domestic-violence laws

    Leaders seek to tighten domestic-violence laws
    Orange County leaders are pushing to close what they call a troubling loophole in Florida law that allows people arrested on domestic-violence charges to harass and threaten their alleged victims from jail — often pressuring them into dropping...
  • House moves to repeal vehicle-enforcement ban on US lands

    The Legislature is moving to repeal a law crafted to punish the federal government for closing roads in national forests to off-highway vehicle use after its ban on enforcement led to property destruction. The 2013 law barred state and local law officers...
  • Fate of health care law is in justices' hands � again

    WASHINGTON Four little words will make a world of difference when the Supreme Court considers a potentially disabling challenge to President Barack Obama's signature health care law Wednesday. In a case that concerns language and politics more than the...
  • A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law

    A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law
    The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters made recreational marijuana use legal Thursday. And the foggy dispute over whether the law is even valid has probably made some people in the District of Columbia wish they...
  • House Republican leaders scrap education vote

    In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives. The bill would keep the...
  • Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major...
  • UPDATE: Ethics accord reached

    UPDATE: Ethics accord reached
    House and Senate negotiators working on an ethics reform package, which evolved up until this evening, signed off on a compromise bill shortly before 7:30 p.m. The bill is the last remaining item of business for this legislative session, and...