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  • Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid...
  • Behavior in Oklahoma not OK lately

    Behavior in Oklahoma not OK lately
    In light of the controversy regarding the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity racist frat video, it's apparent that Oklahoma legislators are glad that controversial bill banning hoodies has died. For those of you that didn't hear...
  • Buy American: Florida bill requires US-made flags

    Is it American to require someone to buy American? That was in essence the debate that consumed the Florida House for a few moments Friday when it considered a bill named the "All American Flag Act." The measure ultimately passed by a wide margin and is...
  • Rundown: McAuliffe's major ethics bill changes

    The governor's press office sent over the following breakdown of his major proposed changes to the ethics bill. Feel free to read it in concert with this story, which gets into the ethics bill amendments and the various vetoes and bill edits the...
  • Senate to take up historic Medicare bill after recess

    Senate to take up historic Medicare bill after recess
    After a marathon session of voting on budget bill amendments, Senate leaders failed Friday to bring up a vote on a potentially historic compromise to fix Medicare’s system for paying doctors and to extend funding for a popular government health...
  • WVa gov nixes 'In God We Trust' bill, cites technical errors

    Citing technical errors, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill letting public entities accept private donations to display the phrase "In God We Trust" on their buildings. The bill would have required the State Building Commission to develop guidelines...
  • Analysis: Silent Ted Cruz, triumphant Elizabeth Warren, and the other 2016 moments of vote-a-rama

    WASHINGTON "Vote-a-rama" is over. The Senate has passed a budget resolution. The damage and glory to possible 2016 presidential candidates, and to their agendas, iscoming into view. The 2016 fiscal year budget, and its companion flurry of ideological...
  • Florida House should support good Senate bills

    Florida House should support good Senate bills
    The Florida Senate is considering two bills that would enhance the lives of constituents, but both measures are likely to meet a quick death in the more conservative House, where political ideology too often trumps the needs of Floridians. The Senate...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown OKs $1 billion to tackle drought, other water issues

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation with more than $1 billion in spending on water projects. The two bills include emergency relief, such as food and water supplies, for drought-stricken communities in the Central Valley. There's also hundreds...
  • McAuliffe reworks ethics bill, will veto Tebow, gun bills

    McAuliffe reworks ethics bill, will veto Tebow, gun bills
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his package of vetoes and bill amendments Friday, including major revisions to ethics reforms legislators passed in the closing hours of this year's legislation session. McAuliffe will suggest 53 changes to...
  • Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

    The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators approved the bill by voice vote shortly before beginning a two-week...