- Lawmakers aim to complete work on time Updated: Apr-20-14 4:52 am
- Hill criticized in GOP debate over donation Updated: Apr-19-14 5:24 pm
- After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA Updated: Apr-19-14 4:40 pm
- Okla. budget talks center on cuts, revenue streams Updated: Apr-19-14 2:35 pm
- Taxes, minimum wage top issues in November Updated: Apr-19-14 12:43 pm
- Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal Updated: Apr-19-14 11:55 am
- It's mayor, grad student vs. machine in NJ race Updated: Apr-19-14 11:29 am
- Majority of legislators accept automatic raise Updated: Apr-19-14 11:14 am
- Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop Updated: Apr-19-14 4:44 am
- Revenge pornography penalties considered in Colorado Updated: Apr-18-14 8:01 pm
- Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks Updated: Apr-18-14 5:26 pm
- Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race Updated: Apr-18-14 5:08 pm
- Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws Updated: Apr-18-14 4:49 pm
- Maine lawmakers OK $50 million in bond proposals Updated: Apr-17-14 11:35 pm
- DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site Updated: Apr-17-14 11:07 pm
- Hawaii lawmakers agree to end police sex loophole Updated: Apr-17-14 11:04 pm
- SC economic advisers make no change in projections Updated: Apr-17-14 6:44 pm
- Missouri to bar teenagers from buying e-cigarettes Updated: Apr-17-14 3:22 pm
- Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field Updated: Apr-17-14 2:44 pm
- Noem raises 4 times the funds of Robinson Updated: Apr-17-14 12:59 pm
- Gov handles range of questions in online town hall Updated: Apr-17-14 12:43 am
- Challengers show ability to compete for dollars Updated: Apr-16-14 6:30 pm
- Rep. Heck leads Bilbray in campaign contributions Updated: Apr-16-14 5:33 pm
- Congressional challengers raising campaign cash Updated: Apr-16-14 3:32 pm
- Self-funded Oklahoma legislator has most money Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Several major pieces of legislation remained in play as lawmakers aimed to finish their work on time.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican congressional hopeful French Hill fended off criticism during a debate Saturday as his two rivals highlighted the Little Rock banking executive's donation to a former Democratic state treasurer's campaign and his support of a local sales tax measure.
WASHINGTON - Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover.
OKLAHOMA CITY - With six weeks left in the 2014 session, behind-the-scenes negotiations among the House, Senate and governor's office are ramping up on how to plug a $188 million hole in the budget and fund education, public safety and child welfare.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The biggest political fallout from the just-ended legislative session won't be about what lawmakers did, but what they did not do.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights - barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Two of the Democrats running for Congress in New Jersey's 1st District say they're in the race largely because they feared no one else would take on the third, a state senator and brother of a non-elected powerbroker.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution.
WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
DENVER - Using intimate photos or videos of significant others to humiliate them would be a crime under a bill being considered by lawmakers in Colorado, which is joining a growing number of states tackling the issue referred to as revenge porn.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked into his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
HELENA, Montana - Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related scandals at the University of Illinois and the Metra transit agency, the General Assembly's top ethics officer said Friday.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic-led Legislature has approved roughly $50 million in bond proposals that would support small businesses and water infrastructure projects.
RIDDLE, Oregon - U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law.
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State economic advisers said Thursday their tax collection projections for South Carolina are on target.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers passed a pair of bills Thursday to prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes, but opponents argue the legislation would pave the way for the nicotine products to be sold with fewer restrictions.
HELENA, Montana - Most of the money funneling into the Republican primary for Montana's open U.S. House seat is going to one candidate, leaving the others to look for ways to stand out and get their message heard in a crowded field.
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem raised more than four times the campaign contributions of Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson during the first three months of 2014.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell said repealing the state's oil tax system would "kill" oil production.
WASHINGTON - Some of the challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year, reinforcing how much an independent redistricting process has changed the political landscape and turned a handful of congressional seats into battlegrounds between the two parties.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rep. Joe Heck was leading Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray by a 3-1 margin in campaign cash in the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, a seat coveted by Democrats in the fall election.
BOSTON - Two challengers hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year as they look ahead to the fall elections, but the incumbent still had the most cash.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A 27-year-old first-term Republican state representative from Oklahoma City who put $500,000 of his own money into his campaign has amassed the biggest war chest in the race to replace U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the 5th Congressional District, federal campaign finance reports show.