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  • The Latest: Legislative Panel finalizes Ohio's $71B budget

    2:31 a.m. A negotiating panel of Ohio lawmakers has approved an agreement that seeks to settle key sticking points in the state's roughly $71 billion, two-year operating budget. The Republican-dominated panel voted 4-2 along party lines early Thursday...
  • Panel looks to finalize negotiations on Ohio's $71B budget

    A sweeping state budget proposal that cuts the state's income tax and continues Republican Gov. John Kasich's expansion of the Medicaid health program cleared one of its remaining hurdles early Thursday morning after a negotiating panel of state lawmakers...
  • Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade

    In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's hand...
  • Congressman to announce bid for Rubio's Senate seat

    WASHINGTON Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State's open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller's plans. Miller will be the third Republican to officially enter the contest to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, who is...
  • Thousands pay respects to slain S.C. senator

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Clementa Pinckney never will know just how many lives he touched. Thousands some strangers, some dear friends and colleagues came to the State House Wednesday to pay respects to the slain South Carolina senator, lying in state in an open...
  • Environmental groups air concerns over Oregon fuel program

    Frustrated environmental groups implored Oregon lawmakers Wednesday not to eliminate a nascent carbon-reduction mandate that Senate Democrats have agreed to repeal in exchange for Republican votes to raise taxes for transportation projects. Airing the...
  • Hagan going forward 'not as an elected US senator'

    Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Wednesday there's still much work ahead to help North Carolina residents, but she won't be trying to go back to Washington for another six-year term to do it. The Greensboro Democrat, who lost her seat to Thom Tillis in...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: June 23 The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, on Senate Republicans' proposal to eliminate driver's education class: There are few easier cases to make in public policy than the need for driver'...
  • Senate grants Obama big win with fast track trade authority

    The Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere. The 60-to-38 vote on Wednesday clears the way for Obama to seek final language on a trade agreement with...
  • Former North Carolina Sen. Hagan won't run in 2016

    WASHINGTON Former Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina on Wednesday declared that she won't seek the Senate again next year, denying her party what many viewed was their best shot in a race against incumbent Republican Richard Burr. "After careful...
  • Pennsylvania House OKs 911 funding bill without Senate fee

    A proposal to raise millions in phone bill fees to fund 911 centers passed the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday for the second time, but without a $52-a-year fee that had been added by the Senate. The House voted 164-30 to raise the typical fees from $1...