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  • NC Senate packs bill with environmental regulation changes

    Senate Republicans began trying again Monday to alter environmental standards they said would trim needless regulation and aid business. Environmental advocates contend that the changes would give industry and developers more license to pollute. A...
  • California GOP benefits from redistricting decision as bigger case looms

    California GOP benefits from redistricting decision as bigger case looms
    Like so many political events, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that upheld the right of independent citizen commissions to draw district lines inspired a different reaction in California than elsewhere in the nation. Here, it was a victory for...
  • Thomas Kennedy, longtime Massachusetts lawmaker, dies at 63

    Massachusetts Sen. Thomas Kennedy, a Brockton Democrat who overcame an accident that required him to use a wheelchair and went on to serve in the Legislature for more than three decades, has died. He was 63. A lifelong resident of the city, Kennedy...
  • Major budget, pension and liquor votes near in Legislature

    Pennsylvania's large Republican majorities in the House and Senate on Monday went through the procedural moves needed to set the stage for a wave of floor votes on the budget and other major legislation despite the specter of looming vetoes at the hand of...
  • 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...
  • Taxes, education debated as lawmakers near budget deadline

    A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. The Senate moved...
  • Gas tax increase gains momentum in Washington Legislature

    House and Senate transportation leaders said Sunday that they have finalized details of a multi-billion dollar transportation revenue package that includes an incremental increase in the gas tax. Democratic House Transportation Chairwoman Judy Clibborn...
  • 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...
  • Carson, Webb address presidential forum in Baltimore

    Carson, Webb address presidential forum in Baltimore
    A pair of long-shot presidential hopefuls fielded questions Tuesday on immigration, mental health and drug policy at a meeting of law enforcement officials in Baltimore. Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat, and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon...
  • 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...