Tag: Legislature

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

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When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that...

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the...

Missouri Supreme Court reverses Medicaid expansion decision

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The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a lower court's decision in the state's Medicaid expansion case, agreeing that the voter-approved plan to offer...

August hearings set on Indiana election redistricting

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INDIANAPOLIS — Public hearings have been set Indiana’s upcoming redrawing of congressional and legislative election districts, although no proposed new maps will be available...

Nebraska patrol officials defend mission to Mexican border

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Officials from the Nebraska State Patrol defended their state-funded mission to the U.S.-Mexican border on Thursday, arguing that they were answering...

Poland’s divided parliament chooses ombudsman at 6th attempt

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WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s divided parliament on Wednesday endorsed a human rights lawyer as the nation’s next ombudsman, ending months of political tug-of-war over...

Dems hit McConnell, who says GOP won’t back debt limit boost

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats accused Republicans on Wednesday of a “shameless, cynical” ploy that would damage the economy and the government's credit rating after...

Rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion

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Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the...

Lawmakers: Parental OK needed for minors to get COVID shot

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Tennessee Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they received assurances that the state's health agency won't vaccinate minors for COVID-19 without parental...

Fourth state in Mexico legalizes abortion, up to 12 weeks

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz became the fourth of the country’s 32 states to legalize abortion Tuesday. ...