MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Tuesday delayed a vote on increased protections for Confederate monuments after an African American lawmaker threatened a filibuster and said the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Senate swiftly advanced a bill Wednesday tightening standards for punitive damages in liability lawsuits after an all-night filibuster by...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal that could lead to the expansion of the Nebraska Legislature faces an uncertain future after lawmakers failed to reach a vote on it Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a package of spending bills (all times local):
Democrats opposing President Donald Trump's border wall demands have again blocked...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrat Wendy Davis said Monday she is running for Congress, five years after badly losing a bid for governor that was propelled by her 13-hour filibuster of an...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Democrats jumping into big 2020 races in Texas (all times local):
A longtime Texas Democratic lawmaker is joining the growing field of U.S....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer opened the door on Tuesday to ending the procedural rule that requires 60 votes to steer most bills through the chamber if Democrats take the...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is on the verge of passing a law that requires abortion providers to tell patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after the process has...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require Nebraska abortion providers to give women information about possibly continuing their pregnancy after taking the first of two abortion drugs is...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon made a plea for cordiality and professionalism on Thursday, the day after tempers flared in the chamber.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A last-minute push to pass a property tax package has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature, dimming the prospects of any major changes this year.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed a package of new business tax breaks and scholarships backed by Gov. Mike Parson after a group of fellow Republicans opposed to...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on legislation pending in the Missouri Legislature (all times local):
Missouri senators have passed a business incentive bill backed by...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers return to the Statehouse Monday facing a potentially chaotic final week.
Legislators are expected to consider some of the nation's toughest...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A medical marijuana bill stalled Wednesday in the Alabama Senate under the threat of a filibuster
Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence delayed a vote on his bill...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require Nebraska abortion providers to give women information about possibly continuing their pregnancy after taking the first of two abortion drugs has won...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal that seeks to lower Nebraska's property taxes by raising other taxes will face its biggest hurdle yet on Tuesday when lawmakers begin debate on the measure against...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A natural resources district that maintains levees in the Omaha area and other parts of eastern Nebraska will lose its ability to issue bonds for flood projects at the end of...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to legalize industrial hemp in Nebraska has won first-round approval from state lawmakers.
The measure advanced Monday on a 37-4 vote despite a filibuster waged...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP attempt on Tuesday to change Senate rules to limit debate time on most of President Donald Trump's nominees to just a couple of hours.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have allowed some convicted drug users to qualify for federal food assistance has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature.
The Green New Deal and "Medicare for All" are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island state Sen. Sam Bell has likely held the last attempted filibuster in the state to oppose a new five-minute floor limit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The newest pressure point in the Democratic presidential primary isn't health care or climate change — though it could make or break future progress on those issues. It's an...
Republicans' effort to outlaw infanticide of babies born after botched abortions collapsed Monday, falling victim to a Democrat-led filibuster in what could be Congress's only chance to vote on...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers aren't likely to make any changes this year to rules that determine how long senators can mount a filibuster to block bills they oppose.
A proposal to change the legislative rule was withdrawn Tuesday after lawmakers debated the issue. The proposal would have guaranteed a collective 10 ½ hours of extended debate during three rounds of consideration on each bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority, to go "nuclear" over funding for the border wall with Mexico.
Enough Republicans have said they oppose it to make it unlikely to be used to avoid a government shutdown. But what does that mean and why is it, well, nuclear?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead on a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in leftover spending, scheduling a vote after President Donald Trump took to Twitter to sell the idea.
A spokesman for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that the House will vote Thursday night on the measure, which had appeared to languish after Trump submitted it last month. The measure faces long odds in the Senate despite being immune to a Democratic filibuster.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Senate has effectively killed a ban on almost all abortions in the state, voting early Friday morning to return the bill to committee.
Five Republicans joined Democrats in the 24-21 vote, which came after Democrats held the Senate floor for an hours-long filibuster. The measure, now dead for this year, would only have allowed abortions in cases of rape, incest or risk of the mother's life.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina's Senate rejecting a ban on nearly all abortions (all times local):
After a proposal to ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina failed, supporters and opponents of the bill are trying to find lessons from the debate.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a South Carolina Senate proposal to ban nearly all abortions (all times local):
South Carolina senators have voted to return for a rare Friday session as a debate over a ban on nearly all abortions in the state continues.
While the Senate failed in two votes to end the filibuster Thursday, they did decide to return on Friday instead of taking their typical four-day weekend.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators have started an abortion debate that Democrats warn they may filibuster until the session ends next week.
Senators took up the dismemberment abortion bill Tuesday.
The bill would outlaw a practice in which doctors use forceps to pull apart a fetus before removal from the womb.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts isn't giving up on his push to lower property taxes after his proposal to lawmakers stalled in this year's legislative session.
Ricketts pledged in an Associated Press interview to keep trying to build a contingent of supporters that's large enough to overcome senators who oppose it in next year's session. The governor's property and corporate income tax package was derailed by a filibuster during the 60-day session that ended Wednesday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives did not vote Tuesday on anti-racial profiling legislation, ratcheting up the stakes on what could be the final day of the legislative session.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided Alabama Senate delayed a vote on a proposal to exempt economic developers from the state law that governs lobbyists.
Senators on Tuesday postponed a vote as the proposal threatened to get bogged down in an unrelated filibuster because an anti-racial profiling bill had stalled in the House of Representatives.
Senators had also engaged in contentious debate over whether the ethics exemption is a job recruitment necessity or a dangerous new hole in the ethics law.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With limited time left in the legislative session, lawmakers hit a roadblock Tuesday in their efforts to address overcrowding and other problems in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require voters to approve or reject property tax levies for Nebraska school building projects has stalled in the Legislature.
Senators voted 18-12 on Thursday to force an end to a legislative filibuster, but supporters needed 33 votes. The vote effectively kills the bill this year.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has delayed a vote on a proposed revision of the state's self-defense law to clarify that deadly force can be used to defend someone in a church.
Senators delayed a Thursday vote after at least one senator threatened a filibuster.
Sen. Bobby Singleton said that the legislation is encouraging people to get "trigger happy."
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A dispute over abortion and family-planning clinics is threatening to derail a Nebraska state budget bill.
Lawmakers remained at an impasse Wednesday after falling three votes short of the support needed to overcome a filibuster and force a vote on the measure.
The proposal from Gov. Pete Ricketts would prevent health clinics from getting federal family-planning money if they perform abortions or provide referrals to groups that do.