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  • US senator on visit to Venezuela amid diplomatic detente

    The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is making a surprise visit to Venezuela amid a U.S. effort to reduce tensions with the South American nation. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was meeting Tuesday with members of...
  • Senate, McCrory OK state government funds until budget done

    A stop-gap spending measure to keep North Carolina state government operating for the next six weeks won final approval and was signed into law Tuesday, one day before the start of the new budget year. The state Senate approved the continuing spending...
  • Amid prevailing wage hiatus, W.Va. GOP leader may eye repeal

    West Virginia's prevailing wage for public construction projects is temporarily disappearing as of Wednesday, and Senate President Bill Cole says Republicans could scrap the wage altogether next year if it's not reconfigured how they envisioned....
  • Pat Toomey airs first television ad

    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey is airing his first television ad of the 2016 Senate race.  The 30-second spot, which hits the airwaves in Pittsburgh today, is focused on the same theme as a web ad released by his campaign in May. It touts the freshman...
  • Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning

    Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning
    HARTFORD — After a month of complaints from major corporations, the state Senate narrowly approved a budget implementation bill late Monday night that pulls back some proposed business tax increases and funnels an additional $30 million to cash-...
  • Former Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker sworn in as U.S. attorney

    Former Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker sworn in as U.S. attorney
    Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker was sworn in Monday as the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. The oath of office was administered by U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell during a private ceremony, according to...
  • Political opposition groups gain money for 2016 race

    It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. That footage becomes part of a 30-...
  • Connecticut lawmakers approve late state budget changes

    Connecticut lawmakers approved some late changes early Tuesday morning to the new Democratic state budget that had drawn criticism from major state employers because of its tax increases on businesses and others. "We did hear the voices of those who...
  • 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...
  • 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...