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  • House passes testing reform, change in grad requirements

    The state House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a dramatic change in Washington's high school graduation requirements. House Bill 2214, which would need to pass the Senate on Thursday or die when the special session ends, would temporarily...
  • NC House votes to exempt magistrates from marriage duties

    RALEIGH, N.C. The North Carolina House voted 65-45 Wednesday to allow magistrates to opt out of performing weddings legislation that stems from the legalization of same-sex marriages in North Carolina last year. A final vote on the bill is expected to...
  • Freshman Pittsburgh-area senator resigning to join chamber

    A first-term Democratic state senator from Allegheny County is resigning his seat and becoming president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Wednesday that Sen. Matt Smith's resignation will be effective...
  • Ohio Senate leaving tight window for budget compromise

    The Ohio Senate has laid out a timeline for action on the next state operating budget that will leave less than two weeks to work out differences with the House. Senate Finance Chairman Scott Oelslager set Wednesday as the deadline for proposed...
  • Shapiro won't run for Senate, despite party leaders' urging

    Josh Shapiro won't run for U.S. Senate race even though Democrats in Washington, D.C., had courted the Montgomery County commissioner as an alternative to second-time candidate Joe Sestak. Shapiro says he isn't interested in going to Washington to be a...
  • Stage set for negotiations on Massachusetts budget

    The stage is set for a six-member conference committee to negotiate a final version of the state's $38 billion budget. The House on Wednesday officially rejected the Senate version of the spending plan. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian...
  • La. lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion financing tool

    A proposal to help pay for Louisiana to expand its Medicaid program if the state's next governor is interested in tapping into the billions of federal dollars available continues to zip through the Legislature. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on the New York state Senate passing bill to allow dogs at restaurants with outside seating. May 23 "Love me, love my dog." That seems to...
  • Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program

    President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records. "This needs to get done," he told reporters in the Oval...
  • Chris Christie continues to criticize Patriot Act opponents

    Gov. Chris Christie says lawmakers currently debating the fate of the Patriot Act lack his real-world experience and again made the case that the legislation should be renewed in its current form. The potential Republican presidential contender said on...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Mitch McConnell can't save Senate from chaos

    Mitch McConnell took plenty of grief last weekend for the Patriot Act fiasco, after the Senate failed late Friday night to adopt any option for reauthorizing several of the law's provisions. They are set to expire on Sunday night unless Congress acts. At...