SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers gathering in Arizona Wednesday for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council were greeted with protests and a lawsuit.
Advocacy group say internet rapidly being restored in Iran after weeklong government-imposed shutdown amid protests
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Advocacy group say internet rapidly being restored in Iran after weeklong government-imposed shutdown amid protests.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin, known for his biting impersonations of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," is coming to Virginia to help Democratic legislative...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The battle for control of Virginia's legislature is leading to record-breaking political fundraising as special interest groups spend big in the final weeks of the...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special interest groups favoring Democrats raised five times as much as their Republican counterparts from donors in Wisconsin over the first six months of the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the public and special interest groups made their case Tuesday to a Virginia commission studying a broad range of gun safety proposals after a deadly mass shooting...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says spending on lobbyists in Nebraska increased last year, outpacing inflation and raising concerns about the influence of special interests on state...
Julianne Moore: ‘Women are not a special interest group’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's new Democratic attorney general has used his first four months in office to shift the state Department of Justice to a more liberal footing, pleasing supporters by...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Texas (all times local):
President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders that he says will accelerate...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A government watchdog group says candidates and special interest groups together spent a record $35.8 million on Wisconsin legislative races last year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma candidates have spent $33 million running for state offices so far in this election cycle, with nearly half of the money going toward the governor's race.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin school board president Kendall Pace has resigned from the board after text messages she sent disparaging community activists outraged the school district teacher's union.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In just three months, companies and special interest groups spent more than $8.4 million trying to influence Kentucky lawmakers, the third straight year lobbying spending has broken records in the Bluegrass State.
But some of the biggest spenders had little to show for their efforts as lawmakers either passed laws they opposed or did not act on legislation they supported.
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Alliances, coalitions, associations, centers, foundations, networks. The names of special interest groups and think tanks may differ, but many have one goal: reaching an audience with information they produce or push.
With social media helping these groups put information at the fingertips of the public, it's never been easier to learn more about any range of topics from education to economy to public policy.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa attorney Gary Richardson says he's putting $1 million of his own money into his race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma governor in 2018.
Richardson said in a news release during the weekend he's making the personal loan to his campaign in part because he refuses to be "beholden to the special interest groups."
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A group of Juneau seniors has registered as a special interest group with the Alaska Public Offices Commission in an effort to make a difference in the Oct. 3 election.
The aim of Juneau Seniors Supporting Seniors is to get the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly to restore full senior sales tax exemptions, as restrictions have been in effect for two years, group treasurer Ron Somerville said.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Fred Hubbell says he's raised more than $1 million for his gubernatorial campaign.
The Iowa businessman announced in a Monday press release that the haul came from individual donors in the state. He did not disclose specific details about the donors or how many contributed, though he said none of the money came from special interest groups or self-financing.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a Taiwanese technology company wants to build a plant in Wisconsin that would create thousands of jobs.
Vos said in a letter to special interest groups and businesses Wednesday that Foxconn has indicated its desire to locate in southeastern Wisconsin with up to 10,000 jobs but work on improving Interstate 94 from Racine to Kenosha counties remains delayed. He didn't elaborate.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is challenging special interest groups and businesses to solve Wisconsin's road funding shortfall by Monday.
Assembly Republicans last week proposed a fee on heavy trucks. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce complained the fee would drive up business costs and a group of Senate Republicans refused to support the proposal.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As new developments this week continue shrouding the 2017 legislative session in uncertainty, local leaders and special interest groups are trying to pressure Oregon lawmakers to pass a transportation measure and changes to the corporate tax structure in the final weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's new luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., has been attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups — and a bit of controversy.
One of the latest groups to book the hotel is the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank whose big donors gathered there Tuesday night for a speech by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Pence spoke on Trump administration priorities.
The Heritage Foundation said its decision to use the hotel was driven by space needs.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Diane Black isn't going to let a barrage of attacks from her challenger go unreturned in the Republican primary campaign for Tennessee's 6th Congressional District.
Black in a campaign speech Tuesday specifically turned back claims by former state Rep. Joe Carr that she had had a hand in redrawing the district to exclude him and that she received contributions from special interest groups.