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  • Lawmakers aim to complete work on time 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:52 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Several major pieces of legislation remained in play as lawmakers aimed to finish their work on time.

  • Hill criticized in GOP debate over donation 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:24 pm
  • 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.

  • After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover.

  • Okla. budget talks center on cuts, revenue streams 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:35 pm
  • 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.

  • Taxes, minimum wage top issues in November 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:43 pm
  • 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.

  • Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:55 am
  • 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.

  • It's mayor, grad student vs. machine in NJ race 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:29 am
  • 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.

  • Majority of legislators accept automatic raise 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:14 am
  • 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.

  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:44 am
  • 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.

  • Revenge pornography penalties considered in Colorado 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:01 pm
  • 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.

  • Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:26 pm
  • 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.

  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:08 pm
  • 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.

  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:49 pm
  • 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.

  • Maine lawmakers OK $50 million in bond proposals 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:35 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic-led Legislature has approved roughly $50 million in bond proposals that would support small businesses and water infrastructure projects.

  • DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:07 pm
  • 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.

  • Hawaii lawmakers agree to end police sex loophole 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:04 pm
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.

  • SC economic advisers make no change in projections 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:44 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State economic advisers said Thursday their tax collection projections for South Carolina are on target.

  • Missouri to bar teenagers from buying e-cigarettes 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:22 pm
  • 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.

  • Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:44 pm
  • 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.

  • Noem raises 4 times the funds of Robinson 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:59 pm
  • 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.

  • Gov handles range of questions in online town hall 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:43 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell said repealing the state's oil tax system would "kill" oil production.

  • Challengers show ability to compete for dollars 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:30 pm
  • 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.

  • Rep. Heck leads Bilbray in campaign contributions 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:33 pm
  • 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.

  • Congressional challengers raising campaign cash 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:32 pm
  • 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.

  • Self-funded Oklahoma legislator has most money 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
  • 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.