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  • Democrats pursue a no-veto strategy on spending bills

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has issued just four vetoes so far in his presidency, and it appears he won't be taking out the veto pen for a host of contentious fiscal 2016 spending bills, either despite threats he's already lodged on seven of them....
  • Washington has a budget, but Legislature isn't finished

    Washington state has a budget for the next two years. The government has not shut down. So why haven't state lawmakers gone home for summer vacation? They still have work to do. The Legislature worked until dawn Wednesday trying to resolve policy...
  • Equal protection protests lead to arrests at NC legislature

    More demonstrators at the North Carolina Legislative Building were arrested Wednesday after advocating equal protections for gays, immigrants and the uninsured in the wake of last week's Supreme Court rulings. General Assembly police placed six...
  • Illinois House defeats 1-month budget, battle continues

    A spending plan allowing Illinois to limp through the month while a long-term budget battle rages failed in the House Wednesday and hopes for a temporary fix dimmed even before facing an almost certain veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Democratic-controlled...
  • Wide environmental changes get initial NC Senate OK

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday backed off some provisions in their annual "regulatory reform" measure but retained several that critics say would damage water quality and discourage citizen lawsuits. On the Senate floor, GOP amendments deleting or...
  • Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids prison

    Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of probation. Bosworth, a...
  • Legislature passes $16.1 billion transportation revenue bill

    A $16.1 billion transportation revenue bill that includes an 11.9-cent increase in the gas tax over the next two years passed the Legislature early Wednesday, though the House still must approve key accompanying bills. A dispute between Senate...
  • Political polarization leads to bad legislation

    Political polarization leads to bad legislation
    The Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell, permitting 6.4 million Americans to continue receiving subsidies to buy health insurance on the federal insurance exchange, elated liberals and enraged the right. Conservatives have already begun decrying...
  • Valerie Ervin says she's running for Congress

    Former Montgomery County Council president Valerie Ervin says she's running for Congress. Ervin, a Democrat from Silver Spring, announced Wednesday that she is running for Maryland's 8th District congressional seat. Rep. Chris Van Hollen is vacating...
  • Budget matters loom large on legislative session's final day

    Delaware lawmakers approved a $3.9 billion operating budget early Wednesday, shortly after the start of the new fiscal year, after resolving an impasse over a transportation funding bill that was the subject of partisan bickering and intense closed-door...
  • Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget
    HARRISBURG — Wasting little time Tuesday night, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the entire budget the Republican-controlled Legislature sent him earlier in the evening, saying it was unworkable and leaving the state without a spending plan as the...