- Idaho lawmakers call for in-state medical school Updated: Nov-30-15 8:11 am
POCATELLO, Idaho - While the plan to open a new medical school at Washington State University in Spokane, Washington, has been praised, some Idaho lawmakers say that does not affect the need for a medical program in the Gem State.
- State representative waging battle against heroin use Updated: Nov-30-15 5:06 am
OLDENBURG, Indiana - It is a moment Rep. Cindy Ziemke will never forget: finding her 23-year-old son unconscious in the basement of her home.
- New Mexico lawmakers to discuss campaign finance reform Updated: Nov-30-15 5:01 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Sen. Peter Wirth is going to try again to close loopholes within the state's campaign finance system.
- NY lawmakers to review spending on economic development Updated: Nov-30-15 3:11 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state lawmakers won't return to Albany for more than a month, but a small number are heading back early to review how the state spends money to spur economic development.
- NY lawmakers to hold meeting on synthetic marijuana Updated: Nov-30-15 3:01 am
SYRACUSE, New York - A group of lawmakers in New York state say the state needs to do more to fight synthetic marijuana.
- Analysis: New Mississippi lawmakers bring broad experience Updated: Nov-29-15 5:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Roughly 20 percent of Mississippi legislative seats will turn over to a different person when the four-year term begins in January, with new members bringing fresh perspectives.
- Analysis: Edwards' victory has ripple effect across politics Updated: Nov-29-15 5:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While analysts were still sifting through the results of the Louisiana governor's race, politicians already were moving beyond how it happened that a Democrat won the job and looking ahead to the ramifications of voters' decision.
- A look how Wolf's budget proposal fared in the Legislature Updated: Nov-29-15 3:21 pm
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature say they expect final budget legislation to emerge for votes this week.
- Economic downturn hits Wyoming counties Updated: Nov-29-15 2:40 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Many county commissions throughout the state have frozen hiring, banned travel, scaled back construction projects and are considering dipping into savings in the face of lower revenues.
- Ohio Senate race already drawing millions in early spending Updated: Nov-29-15 2:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has been targeted by one of the nation's heaviest early barrages of outside spending as he seeks to unseat U.S. Sen. Rob Portman next year, and groups that support Strickland's victory are also taking aim at Portman in some big-money ad buys.
- Supporters plan to fight for more sand on Hunting Island Updated: Nov-29-15 12:53 pm
HUNTING ISLAND, South Carolina - Supporters promise to keep fighting to get South Carolina lawmakers to set aside money to put more sand on the beaches on Hunting Island.
- Vermont lawmakers invited to budget preview Updated: Nov-29-15 12:44 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers are being invited to a special meeting to review the state's tough budget situation.
- Closer Look: Task force looks to shrink Illinois government Updated: Nov-29-15 10:37 am
CHICAGO - On the campaign trail and in his first weeks in office, Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged to save taxpayers money by eliminating some of Illinois' nearly 7,000 units of government - a piece of his legislative agenda with rare bipartisan support.
- NY Gov. Cuomo vetoes bill to halt killing of invasive swans Updated: Nov-29-15 7:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have blocked a plan to control the population of mute swans.
- Final hearings set for Nebraska roads-funding options Updated: Nov-29-15 5:00 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Two final legislative hearings are scheduled to hear input on ways to pay for Nebraska's roads and bridges.
- Michigan's straight-ticket voting option may be eliminated Updated: Nov-29-15 4:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan voters who with a single mark can vote Democratic or Republican for every partisan office on the ballot may no longer have the option in 2016.
- Massachusetts lawmakers to hold hearings on dozens of bills Updated: Nov-28-15 2:22 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers may have ended their formal sessions for the year, but they're still holding hearings on bills that could come up for a vote in 2016 - the second half of their two-year session.
- State lawmakers question Medicaid plans Updated: Nov-28-15 12:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two state lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Terry Branstad's plans to continue to shift Iowa's Medicaid operation to private management, after a judge recommended that the state throw out one of four contracts awarded to companies to run the program.
- Northwestern Indiana lawmakers push pro sports team bill Updated: Nov-28-15 12:12 pm
MERRILLVILLE, Indiana - A group of lawmakers dreaming of bringing a professional sports team to northwestern Indiana is pushing a bill that would create a panel to pursue that goal.
- News Guide: What to know about December legislative session Updated: Nov-28-15 11:48 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Legislature returns Tuesday for two or three weeks of voting with a number of issues on tap before it adjourns for the year.
- Political corruption museum could become Albany tourism draw Updated: Nov-28-15 11:25 am
ALBANY, New York - A resident of New York's capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany's most abundant renewable resources: political corruption.
- Missouri lawmakers seek answers on funding to help refugees Updated: Nov-28-15 11:18 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration Monday on how the state spends money to help refugees amid concern about the resettling of Syrians in the United States following the deadly attacks in Paris.
- 8 weeks after floods: Roads getting fixed, mosquitoes dying Updated: Nov-28-15 10:58 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Thanksgiving weekend marks eight weeks since historic rainfall flooded parts of South Carolina.
- Proposals would set age 21 as minimum for buying smokes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:50 am
BOSTON - As Boston considers raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21, Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing the possibility of a making such a change on a statewide basis.
- Lawmakers looking at ways to boost Nebraska tourism Updated: Nov-28-15 5:01 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Lawmakers are looking for new ways to draw national and international tourists to Nebraska.