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  • Texas religious objection bill follows Supreme Court hearing

    The national debate over religious objection laws roiled again Thursday in Texas after Republican lawmakers abruptly pushed a new proposal on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing historic arguments over gay marriage. Even advocates for same-sex...
  • After last-minute wrangling, Assembly panel advances body camera bills

    After last-minute wrangling, Assembly panel advances body camera bills
    An Assembly committee approved measures setting guidelines on the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement, as well as the data captured by those cameras, on Thursday, despite lingering concerns over privacy and police access to such footage. Body...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • Governor vetoes 34 bills, all but 2 from Republicans

    Montana's Democratic governor has vetoed more bills from this year's Republican-controlled Legislature than he had at this point after the 2013 session. Gov. Steve Bullock had shot down 34 bills by the end of the day Wednesday. He still has at least...
  • 'Top Chef' judge Simmons joins NY school nutrition effort

    "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons is joining anti-hunger advocates and the officials who serve 850,000 New York City school meals a day to raise awareness of child nutrition issues as Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal law that governs school meals....
  • Senate passes utility-bill changes from House

    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate on Wednesday reluctantly accepted House changes to a plan to reform the state's utility regulators. The Senate gave unanimous approval to a measure (HB 7109) that would limit future Public Service Commission members to...
  • NC lawmakers push bills across hall before deadline

    The North Carolina General Assembly completed Thursday its marathon week of committee and floor debate that allowed topics in about 200 more bills to stay alive for consideration during this two-year session. Up against their parliamentary "crossover"...
  • Senate committee to hold hearing on ending prevailing wage

    The state Senate's labor committee has scheduled a hearing on a GOP bill that would repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law. The committee set the hearing for Tuesday and plans to vote on the bill the following Thursday. The committee's chairman, Sen....
  • House reaches deal on bill to end NSA phone collection

    House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the National Security Agency's controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate. The House Judiciary Committee on...
  • Ohio cities could create areas for open-alcohol containers

    Ohio's governor has signed a bill to let some cities create outdoor refreshment areas where revelers could walk outside with open containers of alcohol. Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office says he signed the proposal Thursday. An emergency clause in...
  • Scott, Kaine, renew minimum wage push at $12 an hour

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott will be in the thick of a Democratic push on the federal minimum wage, sponsoring legislation to increase the floor $12 over the next five years. Democrats plan to roll out the particulars this afternoon in a press conference...