- Fiercely debated measures die as legislative session ends Updated: Jun-02-15 6:45 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada's 120-day legislative session has finally drawn to a close, and many of the hot-button issues debated during the session ended up dying at midnight on Monday.
- Lawmakers hear testimony on Ohio police training changes Updated: Jun-02-15 5:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio would boost the amount of training to become a police officer and require all candidates for law enforcement jobs to have a high school diploma under legislation being considered at the Statehouse.
- Obama nominates senior State Dept. official as Mexico envoy Updated: Jun-01-15 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America and point person in detente talks with Cuba, was nominated Monday by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
- House committee chairman subpoenas IRS official for hearing Updated: May-29-15 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena Friday for an IRS official to testify at a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act.
- Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit Updated: May-28-15 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON - A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case.
- Ohio legislative proposal would back Pete Rose reinstatement Updated: May-26-15 10:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A resolution urging baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to reinstate former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame has had its first hearing in the Ohio Legislature.
- Lawmakers to hold Statehouse hearing on public records bills Updated: May-26-15 4:11 am
BOSTON - More than a dozen bills related to the state's public records laws are the subject of a hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
- Advice and consent hearing planned for Michigan treasurer Updated: May-21-15 5:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's Senate leadership has requested a hearing on the recent appointment of a former utility executive as state treasurer.
- Hawaii Legislature chips away at reforming police forces Updated: May-21-15 12:37 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers had hopes for rebuilding public trust in the state's police departments, but a number of bills that aimed to initiate reforms died during the 2015 session.
- Democrats decry police video hearing as political hit Updated: May-20-15 5:59 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers got no closer Wednesday to figuring out how the Milwaukee Police Department's data storage system crashed after most city leaders skipped a hearing on the matter.
- Lawmakers want to punish teachers who go on strike Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
SEATTLE - After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.
- Spotlight on foster group homes as Senate holds hearing Updated: May-19-15 12:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - A group that speaks up for struggling Michigan families hopes a Senate hearing in Washington will raise awareness about children placed in group homes and emergency shelters.
- House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal Updated: May-14-15 7:59 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not comfortable moving ahead with plans to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska at this time.
- Senate panel hears more testimony over public records bill Updated: May-13-15 10:41 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Senate subcommittee has taken more testimony on a bill that would overhaul South Carolina's open records law.
- Nevada panel considers bill allowing victim hearsay in court Updated: May-06-15 8:44 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A bill up for debate in the Nevada Legislature would allow prosecutors to present an alleged victim's written or recorded statement to police, rather than their in-person testimony in a courtroom, as evidence during the early stages of some sensitive criminal cases.
- Grand jury takes testimony in probe of former US Rep. Schock Updated: May-06-15 7:40 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A federal grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of its probe of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, amid questions about spending that include reports that he accepted private airplane flights from donors and decorated his office in the style of TV's "Downton Abbey."
- Newsom, Blakeslee unveil digital tool on government meetings Updated: May-06-15 7:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former state Sen. Sam Blakeslee have teamed up with computer scientists to create a video search engine that they say will lift the shroud on government by allowing people to see, read and share what their representatives are doing in the state Capitol.