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  • Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill

    Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill
    State lawmakers approved a sweeping bill on Monday that seeks to increase police accountability, bolster the ranks of minority officers and build trust between police and the communities they protect. It also mandates state police to equip troopers with...
  • 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...
  • Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan

    Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan
    HARTFORD — A bonding bill that provides the first five years of funding for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ambitious transportation infrastructure initiative passed through both the House and Senate during Monday's special legislative session. In...
  • NC House refuses for now to back Greensboro council changes

    The North Carolina House has refused for now to accept a Senate plan to rework Greensboro's city council districts, change how voters choose members and reduce the mayor's power. The House on Monday night rejected the Senate version of a bill that...
  • Mitch McConnell suggests removal of Jefferson Davis statue from Kentucky Capitol

    WASHINGTON Kentucky's most powerful Republican politician on Tuesday suggested taking down the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from his state's Capitol. The surprising declaration by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's...
  • Senate leaders seek bipartisan support for Obama's trade bill

    WASHINGTON Senate leaders are trying to hold together a shaky bipartisan coalition to again pass President Barack Obama's fast-track trade measure and this time send it to the president's desk for his signature. The Senate plans a procedural vote Tuesday...
  • State Senate approves $8.67 billion state budget proposal

    Rhode Island's legislature has endorsed an $8.67 billion state budget proposal, sending it to the governor for her consideration. Tuesday's vote in the Senate marks what is likely the final legislative step because Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said...
  • Budget choreography unwinds as Democrats advance $35.3B plan

    The drama over New Jersey's spending blueprint is heading to Act 2, with lawmakers saying the Legislature's budget will result in Gov. Chris Christie cutting out Democratic tax increases to help make a pension payment. Assembly and Senate budget...
  • A look at calls to remove Confederate symbols across South

    Following a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Here's a look at what's happening and what's...
  • History of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds

    The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down. Here's a look at the history of the flag's presence in the...