- Snyder: $1.2 billion road-funding talks are at an impasse Updated: Oct-13-15 12:46 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says negotiations with legislative leaders over a $1.2 billion road-funding plan are at an impasse.
- Lawmakers propose $2.5 million drug court grant program Updated: Oct-13-15 12:38 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Republican lawmakers on Tuesday said they'll propose legislation to create a $2.5 million grant program that would help fund more drug courts as New Hampshire battles an ongoing opioid abuse crisis.
- Republicans call elections board 'failed experiment' Updated: Oct-13-15 12:05 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's unique nonpartisan elections and government ethics oversight board is a failed experiment that has not lived up to expectations, Republicans who support moving to a new partisan model argued at a joint legislative hearing Tuesday.
- Democratic legislator to run for Public Service Commission Updated: Oct-13-15 11:58 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - A Democratic lawmaker says he will run for the Public Service Commission in hopes of breaking a Republican monopoly on the panel.
- Bill rewriting campaign finance law subject of hearing Updated: Oct-13-15 10:16 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A bill rewriting Wisconsin's campaign finance law is the subject of a joint public hearing in the state Legislature.
- Senate committee to hold hearing on well regulations Updated: Oct-13-15 9:58 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Senate's natural resources committee is set to hold a public hearing on a bill that would overhaul Wisconsin's high-capacity well regulations.
- Wolf says he won't cave on demand to fix state's deficit Updated: Oct-13-15 9:45 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he won't cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out the state government's long-term deficit that has plunged its credit rating into the bottom ranks of states.
- Ohio Senate panel to weigh police PTSD compensation bill Updated: Oct-13-15 9:44 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Emergency responders with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits regardless of whether they have suffered any physical injuries under legislation before an Ohio Senate panel.
- Xerox books $385M charge over state Medicaid contracts Updated: Oct-13-15 9:40 am
Xerox will book a pre-tax charge of around $385 million in the third quarter, after the business services and copier company announced that it will not complete the implementation of new Medicaid payment systems for Montana and California.
- Senate panel to take up anti-heroin bills Updated: Oct-13-15 9:13 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A legislative committee is poised to vote on three anti-heroin bills.
- Bill allowing online voter registration up for hearing Updated: Oct-13-15 9:11 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin residents with driver's licenses or state identification cards could register to vote online under a bill up for a public hearing in the Legislature.
- Michigan close to banning powdered alcohol from shelves Updated: Oct-13-15 5:38 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is close to joining other states that ban a powder product that makes vodka, rum and other alcoholic drinks when mixed with water.
- Historical society wants new Fort Snelling visitors center Updated: Oct-13-15 5:32 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Historical Society plans to ask state lawmakers for more than $30 million to build a new visitors center at Fort Snelling.
- 2 state legislators hold meeting on flood impact in Columbia Updated: Oct-13-15 5:10 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Two South Carolina legislators are holding a meeting to talk about the impact of flooding in the Columbia area.
- Senate panel to vote on stripping Planned Parenthood funding Updated: Oct-13-15 5:03 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Senate's health committee is expected to vote on a pair of bills that would strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding and raise its Medicaid expenses.
- Senate committee to take up fetal tissue research ban Updated: Oct-13-15 5:01 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Senate's health committee is set to vote on a bill that would outlaw research using tissue obtained from aborted fetuses.
- Group seeks legislation to end state greyhound racing Updated: Oct-13-15 4:16 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - An anti-greyhound racing organization has introduced legislation to state lawmakers, hoping it will be passed during the 2016 season.
- Utah's House GOP to huddle for closed-door Medicaid vote Updated: Oct-13-15 3:45 am
SALT LAKE CITY - The latest proposal to insure thousands of Utah's poor by expanding Medicaid will face a key closed-door vote Tuesday evening by Republicans in Utah's House of Representatives.
- California to big-league ballplayers: Stop chewing tobacco Updated: Oct-13-15 3:29 am
LOS ANGELES - California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games.
- Trial set to begin in Iowa for 2 former aides to Ron Paul Updated: Oct-13-15 1:21 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal trial is set to begin in Iowa for two aides to Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign accused of secretly paying a state lawmaker for his endorsement.
- AG candidates wrangle over clerk and same-sex marriage case Updated: Oct-12-15 11:06 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Republican attorney general candidate Whitney Westerfield took aim at his opponent's close family ties to Kentucky's governor Monday night, summing up the race as "experience versus inheritance." Democrat Andy Beshear fired back by criticizing Westerfield's record as a prosecutor and his reliance on outside money to prop up his campaign.
- Christie, Democrats renew clash over gun bill veto override Updated: Oct-12-15 7:18 pm
PRINCETON, New Jersey - Republican Gov. Chris Christie appeared unfazed Monday by a state rival's plan to override a veto that could involve sending state troopers to force reluctant lawmakers to vote on a bill about prospective gun buyers' mental health records.
- Forsyth's O'Neill launches campaign to succeed Cooper as AG Updated: Oct-12-15 6:16 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A North Carolina district attorney said Monday that he's running for attorney general because he has the experience to handle the job.
- Texas lawmaker uninjured when he crashes plane into fence Updated: Oct-12-15 5:52 pm
DALLAS - Texas state Sen. Kel Seliger was not injured when he accidentally drove his single-engine plane onto a vehicle service road and ran into a chain-link fence at Dallas Love Field.
- Senate committee cancels vote on civil service changes Updated: Oct-12-15 5:45 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The fast track for a Republican-sponsored bill making it easier to hire and fire state workers slowed down a bit on Monday, with the cancellation of a committee vote that would have cleared the way for the full Senate taking the measure up next week.