Baker introduces sweeping overhaul to health care system
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker has introduced legislation aimed at overhauling Massachusetts' health care system by restricting how hospitals and doctors bill patients and requiring walk-in...
Walz to meet privately with lawmakers on insulin legislation
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is meeting privately with lawmakers about emergency insulin legislation.
Lawmakers revisit protective orders for vulnerable adults
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are revisiting legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable adults from abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Yes or No? Vital vote on Brexit plan set for Saturday in UK
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament is set to vote Saturday on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new deal with the European Union, a decisive moment in the prolonged bid to end the Brexit stalemate....
Maryland county may ban discrimination based on hair style
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Discrimination based on hair styles typically associated with race would be illegal, under a proposal that's being considered in Montgomery County.
China legislature blasts US Congress over Hong Kong
BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature is attacking legislation in the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Delaware lawmakers propose free pads and tampons in schools
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Public and charter schools in Delaware could be required to offer free feminine hygiene products to students by next school year.
Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining...
Trump’s use of military money for wall survives Senate test
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to sustain President Donald Trump's veto of Democratic-sponsored legislation reversing his raid of military base project money to pay for the...
Australia promises more money for overwhelmed spy agency
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government minister on Thursday promised an unprecedented funding increase for Australia's main spy agency, which is struggling to meet demands posed by the nation's...
Lawmakers introduce bill prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill to forbid employment and housing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.
Michigan House OKs taxes on out-of-state online retailers
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Many out-of-state websites that facilitate online sales in Michigan would have to collect and remit the 6 percent sales tax under legislation approved unanimously Wednesday...
Michigan Senate addresses police interactions with autistic
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday aimed to improve police officers' interactions with those with autism or hearing issues by unanimously passing bills that would let people...
Michigan Legislature OKs raising age for adult prosecution
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to bills that would end Michigan's status as one of just a handful of states where 17-year-old offenders are prosecuted as...
Democrats seek debate on legislature’s sex harassment bill
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats are trying to revive legislation this year to create an updated process to investigate sexual harassment claims involving North Carolina legislators and General...
West Virginia editorial roundup
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph on the West Virginia Attorney General's Office taking control of the unit that fights Medicaid...
Britain scraps plan aimed at blocking minors’ access to porn
LONDON (AP) — The British government has abandoned a plan to require pornography websites to verify that their users are adults.
The government said Wednesday that its goal of protecting...
Trump vetoes resolution to block his use of emergency powers
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has vetoed legislation that attempted to overturn his use of emergency powers to raid military base projects to pay for his long-promised border...
Democratic federal lawmakers seek journalist protection act
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he and fellow lawmakers want to impose criminal penalties against those who threaten or attack journalists doing their...
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Czech top court dismisses taxation of church restitution
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's top court has dismissed legislation that would have taxed the compensation churches receive from the state for property seized during the country's communist...
Editorials from around Ohio
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
California governor ends Legislative session with vetoes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic governor ended the Legislative session on Sunday by rejecting expansions of full-day kindergarten programs and paid family leave for teachers...
Wyoming lawmakers advance 3 bills to fund wildlife crossings
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would help expand an existing network of highway crossings for wildlife.
Vermont US Rep. Welch seeks international tourists
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch wants to do more to bring international tourists to his home state of Vermont.
On Friday, Welch, a Democrat, unveiled legislation he is championing in...
Court strikes down NY law to disclose donors to nonprofits
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democratic governor is reviewing a federal judge's move to strike down a 2016 law that would have required the disclosure of donors to certain nonprofits that want...
California to ban smoking on state parks, beaches
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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Ugandan official says new bill will target homosexuals
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A bill proposing harsh penalties against gay sex is set to be introduced in Uganda's national assembly, according to a senior official who has expressed regret over the...
Ohio House votes to repeal state sales tax on tampons
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal repealing Ohio's sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products has cleared the Ohio House.
California extends window to file work harassment complaints
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation extending the window of time for workers to file harassment, discrimination or retaliation complaints with the state...
Senator: Whitmer-backed budget bill is ‘olive branch’ to GOP
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed undoing some of her budget vetoes Thursday, a move that a Democratic ally described as an "olive branch" to Republicans who run Michigan's...
Fed approves rules loosening Dodd-Frank bank restrictions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is easing restrictions imposed on banks following the 2008 financial crisis, giving a victory to the banking industry and President Donald Trump.
Possible compromise on restaurant workers gets mixed reviews
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A possible legislative compromise that attempts to address concerns raised by restaurant owners facing class action lawsuits over state wage and hour rules received mixed...
Pritzker report recommends consolidating pension funds
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to push legislation this month to combine municipal fire and police pensions into two massive funds.
Less prison time for some drug offenders in First Step bill
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some drug offenders in North Carolina could get lower prison sentences and fines in narrow circumstances in legislation slated to be heard soon by the full...
California schools may allow medical cannabis on campuses
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses.
Bipartisan Senate bill would halt arms sales to Turkey
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill would halt U.S. military assistance to NATO ally Turkey and clamp sanctions on the U.S. assets of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of his...
Bill named for North Carolina trooper killed is now law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation which raises criminal penalties against those who assault on-duty officers with a gun and is named for a slain state...
Counselors cheer passage of bill protecting their work
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 10,000 counselors could continue to diagnose mental disorders and practice psychotherapy under a bill they say is needed to stop regulators from destroying their...
3 more stand-alone spending measures head to NC governor
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three more spending measures gleaned from the vetoed North Carolina state budget bill have cleared the General Assembly and next go to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk.
UK central bank: financial sector ready for no-deal Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. financial system is prepared to cope with a no-deal Brexit, though uncertainties about the country's withdrawal from the European Union are weighing hard on the wider...
DC limits cooperation with federal immigration agencies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to bar district agencies from cooperating with federal immigration agencies unless provided a judicial warrant or order.
New California law expands same-day voter registration
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will allow voters to register on Election Day at all polling places in 2020.
Legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom expands conditional voter...
House speaker sees no conflict between lawsuit, utility bill
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore is suing Duke Energy on behalf of the family of a farmer electrocuted in 2016.
The Republican says he sees no conflict of interest...
Lawmakers move to legalize hemp over governor’s objection
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are writing a bill to legalize industrial hemp in 2020, despite the governor's stated plan to veto it because law enforcement can't differentiate...
Democrats push election security bill amid impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled broad legislation Tuesday to protect the country's elections as they investigate whether President Donald Trump inappropriately solicited foreign...
County raises legal smoking age, aligns with Maryland law
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A county council in Maryland has voted to raise the legal age for tobacco product sales and expand its law to include vaping products.