State legislature

Republican state Sen. Bob Worsley, standing, explains a deal he negotiated to cap overall growth in a proposal expanding Arizona's private school voucher program to all students Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 06, 2017 - 10:18 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona lawmakers on Thursday dramatically expanded a school voucher program by extending eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of...
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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day in Seattle, Wash. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Murray was sued by a man who claimed Murray abused him 30 years ago when he was a teenager. Murray's personal spokesman, Jeff Reading, said in a statement that the allegations are false, politically motivated and that Murray would fight them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 06, 2017 - 8:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. "...
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Tiffany Li, who is accused of killing the father of her two children, enters a car after she was released from San Mateo County Jail after posting $35 million bail Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Redwood City, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
April 06, 2017 - 8:10 pm
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese real estate scion charged with orchestrating the murder of her children's father was released from a San Francisco Bay Area jail Thursday after posting $35 million bail, a highly unusual financial transaction that startled and angered the victim's family and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Jerry Cooper one of the White House Boys, former inmates of Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys reform school, speaks at a cabinet meeting concerning the investigation of the school, at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that would formally recognize and apologize for the abuse at the school where nearly 100 boys died between 1900 and 1973. Asked about the state's plans to apologize, Cooper said, "It's the most important thing that's ever happened in my life." (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
April 05, 2017 - 11:20 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Several men painfully recalled being beaten and sexually abused at a north Florida reform school as the state began the steps to formally apologize for the horrors they endured more than 50 years ago. Bryant Middleton recalled being beaten six times for infractions that...
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April 05, 2017 - 6:12 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Several men painfully recalled being beaten and sexually abused at a north Florida reform school as the state began the steps to formally apologize for the horrors they endured more than 50 years ago. Bryant Middleton recalled being beaten six times for infractions that...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2009, file photo, Binghamton coach Kevin Broadus, center, looks on during a basketball practice for a first round NCAA college basketball game against Duke, in Greensboro, N.C. The NCAA says it will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. In a statement Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the governing body said its Board of Governors had reviewed moves to repeal repealed the so-called "bathroom bill" and replace it with a compromise law. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 04, 2017 - 12:58 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA has "reluctantly" agreed to consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body said Tuesday its Board of Governors had reviewed moves to repeal the "bathroom...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2015, file photo, supporters of a bill to extend in-state tuition to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally signal their position on a motion from the well of the House chamber in Nashville, Tenn. From right are Reps. Mark White, R-Memphis; Joe Towns, D-Memphis, and Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville. A deeply conservative state, Tennessee voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration. And yet, Republican lawmakers are pushing a proposal that would allow public colleges to offer in-state tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
April 04, 2017 - 9:13 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough...
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April 03, 2017 - 8:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers gave initial approval Monday to a measure that prevents law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials, a measure that proponents said rebukes President Donald Trump for his immigration crackdown. It makes California a statewide...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, Denise Kirchner hugs her daughter Madison while talking about an accidental shooting in their Toledo, Iowa home that occurred in November 2015. A 911 call showed that a quick emergency response helped save the life of Madison Kirchner, who was shot while her brother was cleaning a gun. A bill moving swiftly through the Iowa Legislature, in response to the public release of 911 calls in Tama County gun accidents, would make many 911 calls confidential. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 03, 2017 - 3:16 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Civil rights groups, media advocates and some lawmakers are opposing an Iowa bill that would end public access to many 911 calls. The bill would declare that 911 calls involving emergencies in which people are injured are confidential "medical records" and exempt from Iowa's...
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April 03, 2017 - 1:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas won't be extending its health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law after Democrats and moderate Republicans failed Monday to override conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of an expansion bill. The state...
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