State legislature

Denise Aguilar, right, joins others in a march through the Capitol to protest the state Legislature's passage of a measure to crack down on doctors who sell fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Lawmakers sent the bill to Newsom on Wednesday but he said he wants last-minute changes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 04, 2019 - 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medical groups and a lawmaker behind California legislation to crack down on vaccine exemptions said Wednesday they were surprised by Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute call for changes to the bill, a move that inserted fresh uncertainty into one of the year's most...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego speaks during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Gonzalez' bill, AB273, that now makes it illegal to trap animals in California for recreation or to sell their fur, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 04, 2019 - 6:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to ban commercial fur trapping, ending the practice nearly 200 years after animals like beavers and otters introduced the American West to international trade. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he had signed a bill...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks a mass shooting in Odessa during a news conference Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 3:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday rejected calls from Democrats for immediate votes on new gun safety measures following a violent August that began and ended with mass shootings that left 29 people dead and injured dozens more. The Texas Legislature doesn't meet again...
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August 30, 2019 - 10:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with apartment owners and developers Friday on legislation that would cap how rapidly rents can rise as the state grapples with a housing crisis. The deal would cap annual rent increases at 5% plus inflation, with a 10% maximum...
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In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2019, a supporter of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors drives past the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Uber and Lyft threatened, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, to spend $60 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of gig workers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 29, 2019 - 6:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Uber, Lyft and DoorDash threatened Thursday to spend $90 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of their drivers and other so-called gig workers. "We remain focused on reaching...
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August 27, 2019 - 8:55 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story Aug. 26 about efforts to deal with gun violence in Missouri's two big cities, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Missouri, in 2017, became the first state to allow people to carry guns without a permit. Alaska enacted a law in 2003 allowing people to carry a...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., asks a question of Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Duffy, who represents northern Wisconsin in Congress, is resigning in September 2019. Duffy posted on his Facebook page Monday that he was resigning on Sept. 23 to spend more time with his family. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 26, 2019 - 4:41 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV's "The Real World" before he went into politics, announced Monday that he is resigning from his Wisconsin congressional seat to spend more time with his family. Duffy, 47,...
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The casket is brought into the Louisiana State Capital building during an honor procession for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, on the front steps of the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Thursday was the first of three days of public events to honor Blanco, the state's first female governor who died after a years long struggle with cancer.(AP Photo/Michael Democker, Pool)
August 22, 2019 - 3:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bagpiper played a somber "Amazing Grace" as Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, returned to the state Capitol for her last time Thursday, carried in her casket by an honor guard for public viewing. Her former staff lined the building...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee waves after speaking during a campaign event at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum in Pasadena, Calif. Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night, Aug. 21, that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:45 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, is set to announce Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Two people close to Inslee told The Associated Press that Inslee planned to make the announcement in an email to...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, as she heads to a briefing on election security. National money is already flowing into Maine’s 2020 Senate race, offering the latest indicator that incumbent Collins faces a stiff reelection fight. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 21, 2019 - 5:39 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises. Money is pouring into Maine's high-profile Senate race,...
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