Tag: State legislature

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...

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley’s seat

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will...

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. ...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red...

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...

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins US Senate race

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday joined the crowded Democratic field for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican...

Delaware lawmaker apologizes for making Asian slur in email

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A Democratic lawmaker in Delaware has apologized for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers, saying he...

Complaint alleges group funneled data from RNC to lawmakers

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Washington — A prominent conservative group funneled valuable information about Republican voters between the Republican National Committee and state lawmakers, a move that violated...

A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The arrests one year ago Wednesday of then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in connection with an alleged $60...