- Compensation in 2015 for New Mexico lawmakers Updated: Feb-08-16 6:33 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Here is a list of the compensation received by New Mexico legislators in 2015, according to records of the Department of Finance and Administration. Lawmakers receive payments for daily expense, driving mileage and travel to out-of-state legislative conferences. Lawmakers are not paid an annual salary.
- Nation's only unsalaried legislature is well compensated Updated: Feb-08-16 6:32 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers were paid a combined $2.3 million last year for expenses, travel and other costs in what marked a 25 percent increase over the previous comparable legislative session.
- Pennsylvania Senate plans vote this week on AG Kane removal Updated: Feb-08-16 6:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate says the chamber will vote this week on whether to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who's been without a valid law license since October.
- LGBT anti-discrimination bill lives, barely, for another day Updated: Feb-08-16 6:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida lawmakers considered giving anti-discrimination protections to gay and transgender people for the first time Monday and ended the discussion in a stalemate for at least one more day.
- Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California Updated: Feb-08-16 6:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.
- Sales tax hike for teacher pay passes state House committee Updated: Feb-08-16 6:23 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The half-cent sales tax increase that would help fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard's teacher pay plan passed its first legislative test Monday, but it now faces a competing push from the House Republican leader to increase salaries without raising taxes.
- The Latest: House calls for focus on state budget Updated: Feb-08-16 6:16 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on legislative proposals to work on the Alaska state budget (all times local):
- Kansas legislators endorse public safety measures Updated: Feb-08-16 6:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Democratic legislators in both chambers of the Kansas Legislature are voicing their support for three bills designed to enhance public safety.
- Ex-Indiana GOP chairman Holcomb drop US Senate campaign Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Republican Party chairman Eric Holcomb abruptly dropped out of the state's U.S. Senate race Monday, giving some breathing room to the other two candidates in the crowded GOP primary field while hinting he may have something else to announce soon.
- Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.
- GOP state Sen. Brower to resign Reno-area seat this month Updated: Feb-08-16 6:10 pm
RENO, Nevada - Republican state Sen. Greg Brower is formally resigning his northern Nevada seat after announcing months ago that he wouldn't seek re-election.
- Kansas governor signs measure aimed at keeping courts open Updated: Feb-08-16 6:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation to keep Kansas' courts open following a legal dispute involving their budget and the state Supreme Court's power.
- Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption' Updated: Feb-08-16 6:04 pm
ALBANY, New York - A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics.
- Burke: Technology advancing in Wyoming's courts, more sought Updated: Feb-08-16 6:03 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Technological improvements in Wyoming's court system continue but still have a ways to go amid looming budget constraints, Wyoming Chief Justice James Burke said Monday.
- House panel OKs anti-discrimination bill, won't add LGBT Updated: Feb-08-16 6:01 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia House panel on Monday approved a bill preventing businesses from discriminating based on race, country of origin or religion, a federal standard first set in the mid-1960s, after Republican members rejected an effort to add protection for gay, lesbian and transgender people to the measure.
- House agrees to double donor limit ahead of pivotal election Updated: Feb-08-16 5:56 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House Democrats and Republicans agreed to double how much money people can donate to political candidates in the November elections.
- House sponsor delays voucher vote amid flurry of amendments Updated: Feb-08-16 5:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The House sponsor of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee says he is delaying a floor vote amid a flurry of proposed amendments.
- House panel delays consideration on tax credit measure Updated: Feb-08-16 5:49 pm
PHOENIX - A House panel has delayed the debate on the merits of a tax credit for concealed carry permit holders.
- State board of canvassers approves petition to recall Snyder Updated: Feb-08-16 5:44 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The State Board of Canvassers has approved a petition to recall Gov. Rick Snyder, but denied the majority of proposals related to Flint's lead-tainted water crisis.
- North Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts Updated: Feb-08-16 5:21 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Attorneys for the state of North Carolina asked federal judges to delay an order requiring two congressional districts to be redrawn, saying absentee voting is already under way for the March 15 primary.
- West Virginia House approves permitless concealed gun bill Updated: Feb-08-16 5:18 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After the bill was vetoed last year, a proposal to allow carrying a concealed gun without a permit in West Virginia passed its first major test Monday.
- Merrill proposes automatic voter registration at DMV Updated: Feb-08-16 5:11 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Secretary of the State Denise Merrill wants people who are doing business with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles to be automatically registered to vote.
- Voter ID requirements head to Missouri Senate floor Updated: Feb-08-16 5:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two proposals aimed at requiring Missourians to show photo ID before voting are heading to the Senate floor.
- Parents opposed to mandatory vaccinations rally in Oklahoma Updated: Feb-08-16 5:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Dozens of parents opposed to mandatory vaccinations for their children are rallying at the Oklahoma Capitol.
- Hawaii law to limit tenants' stay in public housing advances Updated: Feb-08-16 4:52 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are moving forward with bill to limit the number of years tenants could stay in public housing if they agree to an incentive program first.