- Maine lawmakers race to wrap up their work for the session Updated: Jun-24-15 12:02 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Weary Maine lawmakers plowed through dozens of bills on Tuesday as they marched toward the end of a six-month legislative session that has been marked with partisan fights over taxes and welfare.
- The Latest: Bill to give aid to asylum seekers gets final OK Updated: Jun-23-15 10:18 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The latest on the closing stages of lawmakers' six-month legislative session:
- Aid for asylum seekers OK'd by House, but future uncertain Updated: Jun-22-15 6:53 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill fiercely opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage that would allow the roughly 1,000 people seeking asylum in the state to continue receiving municipal welfare benefits.
- Beyond the budget: A look at other Maine bills still in play Updated: Jun-20-15 12:29 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Debate over the $6.7 billion Maine budget dominated discussions at the Statehouse this week, but lawmakers were also busy slogging through dozens of bills as they try to wrap up their work for the year.
- Who won, lost in 1st quarter of Michigan legislative session Updated: Jun-20-15 9:17 am
LANSING, Michigan - The first quarter of the legislative session was dominated by Michigan voters' rejection of the previous Legislature's road-funding proposal and passage of a new state budget.
- Lawmakers debate tax changes, welfare restrictions and more Updated: Jun-19-15 4:22 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - While many political observers focused on the budget this week, lawmakers also looked for compromise on legislation related to tax code changes, fetal homicide laws and how welfare benefits can be used.
- Maine Senate OKs welfare benefits for asylum seekers Updated: Jun-18-15 9:16 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has approved a measure that would ensure that the roughly 1,000 people seeking asylum in the state continue to receive municipal welfare benefits.
- Denmark's center-right opposition wins election Updated: Jun-18-15 8:31 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's center-right opposition won a parliamentary election after strong gains by an anti-immigration party that wants to limit the European Union's influence over the small Nordic country.
- The Latest: Maine lawmakers send $6.7B budget to LePage Updated: Jun-17-15 12:43 am
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- Governor signs bill on $25 withdrawal for welfare recipients Updated: Jun-16-15 7:49 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that allows the state to change controversial limits on the amount of money welfare recipients could withdraw from ATMs.
- Judge: Maine can withhold some welfare payments to cities Updated: Jun-09-15 6:17 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration doesn't have to reimburse cities and towns for welfare provided to some immigrants who can't prove they're living in the U.S. legally but can't otherwise penalize municipalities for aiding that population, a Maine judge ruled Tuesday.
- Reducing poverty a budget priority for California Democrats Updated: Jun-05-15 8:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Reducing poverty has emerged as the key theme in California after state lawmakers moved closer to raising the minimum wage, expanding health care to immigrants and allowing child-care providers to unionize.