State legislature

FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, California state Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, de Leon. He won the party nod Saturday, July 14 after a vote of the party's roughly 360-member executive board made up of local officials and party activists. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 15, 2018 - 1:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive...
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Steven Aiello arrives to federal court in New York, Thursday, July 12, 2018. A federal jury in New York has convicted key players including Aiello of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 12, 2018 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling that it's a bad time to face corruption charges. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict after a...
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President Donald Trump looks to GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale giving him the thumbs-up during a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont., in support of Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., and Rosendale. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 12, 2018 - 5:58 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors to pay himself back for personal loans from a previous congressional run, then he turned around and loaned that money right back to his Senate campaign, according to campaign...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, a Planned Parenthood supporter and opponent try to block each other's signs during a protest and counter-protest of abortion in St. Louis. If a Supreme Court majority shaped by President Donald Trump overturns or weakens the right to abortion, the fight over its legalization could return to the states. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
July 12, 2018 - 3:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are searching for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the...
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Medical marijuana supporters hold signs outside of an Oklahoma Board of Health meeting in an overflow room in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The board said the state won't allow the sale of smokable cannabis and that dispensaries must have a pharmacist on staff. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 10, 2018 - 6:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma pushed ahead with emergency rules Tuesday aimed at fast-tracking operations of the medical marijuana industry, but not before concerned health officials tacked on requirements that cannabis advocates say will only slow things down. The state Board of Health narrowly...
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July 10, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York state Senate leader and his son got business executives to arrange no-show jobs for the son in a brazen "family shakedown" that corrupted the senator's office, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the retrial of the pair on bribery and extortion charges. Assistant...
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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, July 9, 2018. Hill is rejecting calls to resign, saying his name "has been dragged through the gutter" amid allegations that he inappropriately touched a lawmaker and several other women. The Republican said during the news conference that he stands "falsely and publicly accused of abhorrent behavior." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 09, 2018 - 9:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill defiantly rejected calls to resign on Monday, lamenting that he has been unfairly denied "due process" amid allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers at a party. The Republican called the claims "vicious...
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Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese speaks alongside members of Oregonians United Against Profiling during a news conference Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Northwest Health Foundation in Portland, Ore., to speak out against an initiative to repeal Oregon's 30-year-old sanctuary law. (Anna Spoerre/The Oregonian via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 7:59 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Opponents of an Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law on Monday launched a counter-campaign as elections officials scrambled to certify the tens of thousands of voter signatures required to place the issue on a November ballot...
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In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, photo provided by the Leah for Senate campaign, Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, gives a thumbs up while taking part in a conga line with Gov. Scott Walker, left, during a party at the executive residence in Madison, Wis. (Leah for Senate campaign via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 12:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker hasn't officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir. The latest? A smiling Vukmir joined Walker in a conga line at a Fourth of July party Saturday night...
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July 09, 2018 - 12:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Missouri Republican is warning voters that "our way of life is at risk" in a new television ad that seizes on the Supreme Court vacancy to mobilize voters against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. The ad campaign, among the first of its kind in the fight for control of Congress...
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