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  • GOP measure would permit longer tandem trucks

    Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways. The change, sought by the American Trucking Associations and large haulers...
  • House Republicans revive California water wish list

    WASHINGTON House Republicans are swinging for the fences with an ambitious new, but familiar, California water bill introduced Thursday. After whiffing last Congress when Democrats controlled the Senate, GOP lawmakers are hoping the political climate...
  • Carper reintroduces bill to make DC nation's 51st state

    Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has reintroduced a bill that would transform the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state. Carper is a Democrat and a longtime supporter of statehood for the District. His bill would shrink Washington, D.C., to a...
  • NC lawmakers have work to do on stop-gap spending plan

    North Carolina lawmakers are less than a week away from a new fiscal year and they don't yet agree fully on how state government should operate during expected prolonged budget and tax negotiations. The House and Senate adjourned Thursday for the weekend...
  • GOP lawmakers introduce revised federal drought relief bill

    Republican members of California's congressional delegation are tackling drought relief again with a wide-ranging bill introduced Thursday that attempts to speed up new water storage projects and move more water through river pumps for farms and cities....
  • Connecticut Politicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare

    Connecticut Politicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare
    State officials and Connecticut's congressional delegation praised the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold an essential aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Members of the delegation, all Democrats, took to the Senate floor, MSNBC and to...
  • Delaware Senate rejects proposal to raise vehicle fees

    The state Senate on Thursday rejected a Democratic proposal to raise vehicle fees to pay for road and infrastructure improvements. The measure was defeated on an 11-10 party-line vote Thursday, failing to win the required three-fifths majority in the...
  • Police Chiefs Back Body Camera Bill, But Others Skeptical

    The state's police chiefs are backing a much-debated billĀ at the state CapitolĀ that calls for additional training in the use of excessive force and body cameras. But some local police and their unions have raised questions about the bill. While some...
  • Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline

    Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline
    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday he has vetoed the state budget that lawmakers passed in May, except for education appropriations, which he has approved. His rejection of a spending plan that was hopelessly unbalanced came with a significant offer...
  • California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

    California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill...
  • CAPITOL HILL BUZZ: Ted Cruz slams 'rogue justices'

    Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz attacked Chief Justice John Roberts and other members of the Supreme Court in unusually harsh terms Thursday, referring to them as "rogue justices" and "robed Houdinis" after a 6-3 decision to uphold President...