- Conservation Commission change passes Missouri Senate Updated: Feb-05-16 5:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would ask voters whether to add two members to the Department of Conservation's governing board.
- Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices Updated: Feb-04-16 11:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House rejected a proposal Thursday that would give the governor and legislators more control over appointments to the state Supreme Court.
- Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics' Updated: Feb-04-16 2:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about limits to federal power - what one supporter touted as the "atomic bomb of politics."
- Bills race into New Mexico Legislature, fight long odds Updated: Feb-04-16 12:38 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Lawmakers introduced a flurry of bills as the doors swung shut on new legislation at New Mexico's state capitol on Wednesday.
- Lawmakers hear on resolution to strengthen state's rights Updated: Feb-03-16 8:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Senate committee heard testimony on Wednesday on an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution and establish a mechanism for states to overturn certain federal decisions.
- Legislature postpones discussion of 'millionaire tax' Updated: Feb-03-16 3:45 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers have postponed debate about a proposed constitutional amendment calling for what's been dubbed the "millionaire tax."
- Slate of changes to Colorado's amendment process filed Updated: Feb-03-16 2:12 pm
DENVER - There's one thing Democrats and Republicans always seem to agree on in Colorado - that it's too easy for citizens to change the state constitution.
- Arkansas attorney general again rejects marijuana amendment Updated: Feb-02-16 7:02 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.
- Bail bond reform amendment clears New Mexico Senate Updated: Feb-02-16 5:47 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at reforming New Mexico's bail bond system cleared the state Senate on a 29-9 vote Tuesday.
- SC House backs picking Lt Gov for ticket after nomination Updated: Feb-02-16 1:45 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House has passed a bill that would have candidates for governor pick their running mates after they are nominated by their party.
- Amnesty calls on Republic of Congo to free opposition figure Updated: Feb-01-16 4:46 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Amnesty International has called on Republic of Congo authorities to unconditionally release an opposition leader detained for more than two months.
- Idaho panel moves veto trump bill forward Updated: Feb-01-16 12:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker wants to amend the state's constitution to allow the Legislature to override a governor's veto almost immediately.
- Medical marijuana will be on Florida ballot in November Updated: Jan-27-16 8:20 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A proposed constitutional amendment to allow medical use of marijuana will be back on the ballot in November and organizers said Wednesday that growing public support and a larger voter turnout in a presidential election year should help pass the measure that narrowly failed in 2014.
- State high court overturns bar to felons running for office Updated: Jan-27-16 7:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned a constitutional amendment barring felons from running for office because voters approved a version without a last-minute legislative change.
- Nebraska's moot gay marriage ban could go to voters again Updated: Jan-27-16 4:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's defunct same-sex marriage ban could once again go before voters under a measure that seeks to remove it from the state constitution.
- PM says Singapore will allow more opposition lawmakers Updated: Jan-27-16 9:22 am
SINGAPORE - Singapore's prime minister on Wednesday announced constitutional amendments that would result in more opposition politicians in Parliament, long dominated by his ruling People's Action Party.
- Walker permanent fund plan gets 1st hearing by Senate panel Updated: Jan-26-16 10:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee said Tuesday that he wants to vet several ideas surrounding the use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings.
- Amendment would establish hunting, fishing right in Kansas Updated: Jan-26-16 6:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Lawmakers are considering an amendment that would give Kansans a constitutional right to hunt, fish and trap wildlife.
- House bill would allow public funding at religious schools Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho House panel has introduced a proposal that would allow students to use public funding toward religious school tuitions.
- Hogan proposes nonpartisan panel for redistricting Updated: Jan-26-16 4:38 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing a constitutional amendment to take politics out of how congressional districts are drawn.
- Terrebonne moves forward with limiting blight and slums Updated: Jan-26-16 7:36 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - The Terrebonne Parish Council is moving ahead with cracking down on landowners and landlords for blighted property or slums where crime is taking place.
- New Mexico considers opening primaries to all voters Updated: Jan-25-16 8:48 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to open Democratic and Republican primary elections in New Mexico to all voters amid a surge in independent voter registration.
- Ohio AG issues 3rd rejection to medical marijuana group Updated: Jan-22-16 5:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Attorney General Mike DeWine has, for a third time, rejected one group's effort to get a medical marijuana question on Ohio's ballot.
- Event marking anniversary of 13th Amendment is postponed Updated: Jan-22-16 12:38 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Officials are postponing an event scheduled for Saturday to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery.
- Judge strikes down Tim Eyman's latest anti-tax initiative Updated: Jan-21-16 6:48 pm
SEATTLE - A judge struck down Tim Eyman's latest tax-limiting measure Thursday, finding among other problems that it was a thinly disguised effort to propose a constitutional amendment - which can't be done by initiative in Washington.