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  • Duckworth: Democratic 2016 Senate primary hurts Kirk

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that a potential challenger in the Democratic primary for Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's seat won't hurt her in a 2016 contest that's already heating up. Duckworth, who was recently elected to a second term in U....
  • Clock's ticking, President Cullerton. Help these suburban taxpayers.

    Clock's ticking, President Cullerton. Help these suburban taxpayers.
    Earlier this week, after several rounds of testy, theatrical votes aimed at embarrassing Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Illinois House actually debated a bill on circuses. Oh, the irony. Perhaps you've noticed Springfield is heavy into lawmaking, aka sausage-...
  • McCrory to veto NC religious objection bill on gay marriage

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he'll veto a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties. His decision, announced hours after lawmakers gave final approval to the measure, puts him at odds...
  • Bill requires Connecticut labs to conduct hair follicle test

    A bill that would require clinical laboratories in Connecticut to conduct hair follicle drug tests ordered by medical personnel is moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk. The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the bill, which...
  • Divisive anti-gay marriage bill falls in Texas Legislature

    Divisive anti-gay marriage bill falls in Texas Legislature
    Divisive efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized ended Wednesday night with conservative finger-pointing and opponents feeling relieved. The first session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will end...
  • Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy rolls out Broward endorsements

    Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy rolls out Broward endorsements
    Eight of Broward's top elected Democrats are signing on with Patrick Murphy's U.S. Senate campaign. Murphy, currently a congressman representing northern Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties, is so far the only candidate seeking his party's...
  • Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure

    Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday joined their House counterparts in displaying a united front against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's legislative wish list, blocking his plan to overhaul the workers' compensation system and voting down his proposed budget...
  • Senate health plan deserves fair hearing

     Senate health plan deserves fair hearing
    In a good-faith effort to break the health care policy deadlock that has immobilized Tallahassee, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner unveiled a compromise Tuesday. The ink was barely dry on the plan when House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Gov. Rick...
  • Michigan's Snyder clashes with fellow Republicans on union pay

    LANSING, Mich. As Republicans across the U.S. try to erode union power and protections, in Michigan they're running into an unlikely stumbling block: Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The Republican-dominated Legislature is trying to repeal Michigan's 50-...
  • Trade votes play big in 2016 politics

    WASHINGTON Rob Portman isn't a bomb thrower. But his pitch last week for an amendment cracking down on countries that artificially weaken their currencies threatened to blow up President Barack Obama's trade agenda, and exposed a deep split in...
  • Oregon Senate backs new regulations for medical marijuana

    The state Senate voted Wednesday to impose stricter regulations on Oregon's medical marijuana program as lawmakers get ready for the legalization of pot for recreational use. Senators overwhelmingly supported the measure 29-1, but now it goes the House,...