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  • Colorado moves ahead on medical pot crackdown

    A crackdown on medical pot growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature Thursday. The bill's 5-0 bipartisan approval in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee gives law enforcement and state pot regulators hope...
  • Homeland Security funding still up in the air

    WASHINGTON House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate, which is poised to pass its own measure to fund...
  • Wyoming House advances bills to protect domestic sheep

    Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the state Legislature. The Wyoming House of Representatives voted Thursday to give preliminary approval to a...
  • 'Mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer debated in court

    Prosecutors urged a federal judge Thursday to dismiss two challenges to a Pennsylvania law that opponents including convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal say violates prisoners' constitutional right to free speech. The law allows victims of violent crimes...
  • Puerto Rico seeks protection of federal bankruptcy code

    Puerto Rican officials sought Thursday to convince U.S. legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code. The push comes after a federal judge ruled...
  • News guide: What to know about legal marijuana in US capital

    Pot is legal in the District of Columbia. Here's what sets the city apart from states that have legalized: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Nearly two-thirds of District voters approved a November ballot initiative legalizing pot for recreational purposes. Congress...
  • Bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years passes Arizona Legislature

    The Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Doug Ducey a bill Thursday that would force able-bodied adult Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some of them to five years of coverage. Former Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar law last year but the Republican-...
  • Maryland charter school bill gets mixed grades at hearing

    Expanding Maryland's charter school law promotes flexibility and freedom — or does it lower education standards and limit local oversight? Dozens of supporters and opponents of Gov. Larry Hogan's legislative proposal squared off in a crowded room...
  • Illinois plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers and business leaders who said Thursday that three nuclear power plants could close unless consumers chip in to reward them for producing environmentally-friendly electricity....
  • Bill to shrink Gary School Board scuttled

    Even though Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson testified in favor of a bill to downsize the Gary School Board, the bill's author said he pulled it from consideration at her request. "I withdrew it," said State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary. "The mayor is having...
  • Gov. Walker says timing was right for right-to-work bill

    The Legislature's timing on taking up the fast-tracked right-to-work bill this week was "just right," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday, adding that he believes the public has been given plenty of opportunities to express themselves on the fast-...