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  • Assembly to consider 20-week abortion ban in special session

    The Wisconsin Assembly has voted to take up bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage for construction workers, as well as state budget votes, in a special legislative session. Kit Beyer,...
  • Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage

    Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches. Over the week since...
  • Things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday. TIME RUNNING OUT ON STATE BUDGET The clock is ticking on Pennsylvania budget negotiations as the fiscal year winds down. Republican...
  • Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for US workers

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, June 26: Now that Congress has authorized President Barack Obama to negotiate trade agreements on its behalf, both the White House and lawmakers must ensure that the deals he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Today: Pa. lawmakers convene for budget, liquor could be on the table

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawmakers headed back to work in the Capitol on Sunday with expectations the Republican majority may soon send the Democratic governor a state budget and other legislation he appeared likely to veto. The House's...
  • O'Malley: Islamic State a result of 'mindless rush to war'

    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Friday the rise of the Islamic State group was an unintended consequence of a "mindless rush to war" in Iraq and the U.S. must avoid "mission creep" there now. In a speech, the former Maryland...
  • Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal

    Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal
    Several Illinois members of Congress were quick to herald the Supreme Court's decision on Friday making gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Criticism of the ruling was rare. Sen. Dick Durbin, the assistant Democratic leader in the Senate, sent out a...
  • House passes recreational marijuana reform bill

    The House on Friday passed a measure that makes several changes to the state's new recreational marijuana market, including eliminating the three-tier tax structure and replacing it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale. House...
  • GOP bill to privatize wine, liquor sales under construction

    A bill to allow private licensees to take over the state-controlled sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania is under construction by House and Senate Republicans, with votes possible in the coming days, an architect of the plan said Friday. Sen....