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  • State needs law against using cellphones while driving

    Allentown repealed its gun control law because city officials knew they could not win a challenge. The same thing happened when Allentown and other cities had to repeal their bans on driving while using a cellphone. It's a state, not a local, issue....
  • Orange neighborhoods fight to keep out new schools

    Orange neighborhoods fight to keep out new schools
    Groups of Orange County neighbors worried about growth have found a surprising common enemy: the neighborhood public school. In three areas, residential opposition has successfully slowed or derailed efforts to build schools meant to alleviate crowding....
  • South Carolina senator says sexist remarks were just jokes

    A South Carolina senator says he was only joking with a female colleague when he referred to women as a "lesser cut of meat" while they dined with others near the statehouse Tuesday. But she says the remarks are sexist and upsetting and that she's...
  • With Approval of Sandy Hook Report, Attention Turns to Legislative Action

    With Approval of Sandy Hook Report, Attention Turns to Legislative Action
    HARTFORD – Questions lingered after the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Friday approved its 256-page report on school security, emergency response, gun-control measures, and mental-health reform arising from the deadliest elementary-school...
  • Gun bills on different paths; 'snippy' over border security?

    Tensions may be rising between the Republican heads of the Senate and House over the best way to secure the Texas-Mexico border. But don't try to be pithy and say things are getting snippy. After Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who leads the Senate, held a...
  • Texas Senate panel advances gun rights bills

    AUSTIN, Texas The Texas state Senate under new leadership and with a harder conservative edge is poised to make expanding gun rights its first major priority. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted Thursday to allow the open carrying of handguns and...
  • Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit

    Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit
    Coming off legislative victories in recent years, gun-rights advocates pushed Kansas lawmakers Thursday to allow the state's residents to carry concealed firearms without requiring them to obtain a permit. The Senate Federal and State Affairs...
  • Democrats, advocates begin multi-year abortion-rights effort

    Abortion-rights activists had a 12-plus hour filibuster last session that temporarily derailed tough new restrictions on the procedure in Texas and thousands of protesters who thronged the state Capitol for weeks. This time, they've got a series of long-...
  • Sandy Hook Panel Issues Safety, Mental Health Recommendations

    Sandy Hook Panel Issues Safety, Mental Health Recommendations
    HARTFORD – The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Thursday released a draft report on the Dec. 14, 2012, school massacre that brought a state to its knees and spawned tougher gun laws, more police mass-response training, and exposed weaknesses in the...
  • Troopers, big crowds as Texas lawmakers take up gun rights

    Weeks of tension over Texas gun rights shifted to the grind of lawmaking Thursday when more than 100 people waited under heightened security at the Capitol to testify on looser firearm laws that Republicans have prioritized under new Gov. Greg Abbott....
  • Newtown panel urges more gun control, mental health changes

    A panel tasked with developing recommendations to prevent tragedies like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is calling for new gun control measures, detailed safety standards for school buildings and a new focus for the state's "fragmented and...