Tag: State legislature

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a...

After shooting, unrest, Wyoming gets its first Black sheriff

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LARAMIE, Wyo. — As a student at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Aaron Appelhans used to look at the photos of past graduating classes...

Police ‘unlawful assembly’ powers come under fire in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. — As racial injustice protesters swarmed the streets of Portland, Oregon, day after day last year, a voice would come over a...

California rail officials want to tap remaining bond funds

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials in charge of California‚Äôs slow-going high-speed rail project want to tap $4.1 billion in bond money to finish ongoing construction...

State lawmakers say Pima County eviction ban is illegal

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PHOENIX — Two Republican lawmakers are asking the Arizona attorney general to block an eviction moratorium that Pima County supervisors approved earlier this month. ...

Hearing set for Ohio nonprofit’s bribery scheme guilty plea

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has scheduled the guilty plea hearing for a nonprofit that authorities say was used as part of a...

Kansas tax-cut fight revives memories of past GOP experiment

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican lawmakers in Kansas are struggling to contain their impulses to slash state income taxes, conjuring memories of a past, nationally...

Arkansas lawmaker off committees for 3 days for swearing

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas state senator on Wednesday was suspended from serving on two committees for three days because she called a...

Ending Indiana gun permits could cost police $3.5 million

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana legislators would face coming up with $3.5 million a year for local police agencies if they repeal the state law requiring...

Arkansas Senate panel advances near-total ban on abortions

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas Senate panel advanced legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade by...