- New trial denied for convict in Cunningham bribery Updated: Mar-10-14 10:52 pm
- Legislators grill Luna on IEN funding fracas Updated: Mar-10-14 10:43 pm
- Nebraska budget debate focused on taxes, fountains Updated: Mar-10-14 9:43 pm
- House panel reviews plan to boost K-12 funding Updated: Mar-10-14 9:34 pm
- Lawmakers propose fees for Hawaii health exchange Updated: Mar-10-14 9:28 pm
- House OKs bills to extend employer tax incentives Updated: Mar-10-14 9:14 pm
- University of Delaware considers ban on tobacco Updated: Mar-10-14 9:01 pm
- New Mexico governor signs foster care bill Updated: Mar-10-14 8:47 pm
- W.Va. bill to regulate gas drilling waste on hold Updated: Mar-10-14 8:37 pm
- House budget plan seeks new roles for Ag Dept. Updated: Mar-10-14 8:22 pm
- AP source: Dolphins owner will pay for renovations Updated: Mar-10-14 8:00 pm
- Colorado collects $2M in recreational pot taxes Updated: Mar-10-14 7:41 pm
- Cuomo gives pre-K vow; Assembly favors de Blasio Updated: Mar-10-14 7:28 pm
- Gay married couples could pay more for tax filings Updated: Mar-10-14 7:16 pm
- SC House refuses to restore college cuts for books Updated: Mar-10-14 7:14 pm
- Legal experts cite concern about Mo. Medicaid bill Updated: Mar-10-14 6:56 pm
- Draft proposes gas tax rate, subsidiary change Updated: Mar-10-14 6:53 pm
- Land offers ideas for alternative to health law Updated: Mar-10-14 6:53 pm
- SD House grants final OK on e-cigarette regulation Updated: Mar-10-14 6:51 pm
- Tough issues still in hopper for Indiana lawmakers Updated: Mar-10-14 6:50 pm
- Senate approves partial Medicaid expansion plan Updated: Mar-10-14 6:47 pm
- Fewer hop on bus in Wisconsin after service cuts Updated: Mar-10-14 6:24 pm
- California senator pushes utility security bill Updated: Mar-10-14 6:21 pm
- Indiana road funding bill nears final vote Updated: Mar-10-14 6:09 pm
- Property taxes on farmland set to rise next year Updated: Mar-10-14 6:01 pm
PASADENA, California - A federal appeals court has refused to order a new trial for a former defense contractor convicting of bribing California Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
BOISE, Idaho - The worst-case-scenario for Idaho's embattled school broadband program could involve the Idaho Education Network going dark and leaving the state on the hook for more than $13 million, lawmakers learned Monday.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers kicked off a budget debate on Monday focused on property taxes and a proposal to spend $2.5 million on cast-bronze fountains at the Capitol.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A school spending plan awaiting a vote by the House budget committee would go along with the governor's recommendation for a sizable increase in the state's main funding formula for public kindergarten-through-12th grade classrooms across Kentucky.
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are proposing charging a fee to insurers that are not participating in the state's insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House lawmakers agreed on Monday to extend state tax incentives aimed at spurring new expansion projects by General Electric and AK Steel, two key employers in the state.
NEWARK, Delaware - The University of Delaware is considering a proposed ban of all tobacco products on campus.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Certain New Mexico foster children will be able to attend college in the state without paying tuition and fees under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A bill to regulate the disposal of waste produced by gas-well drilling will likely be introduced by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in a special session.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer's agency would be assigned new oversight duties that include diabetes education and energy efficiency as part of a proposed House budget outlined Monday.
MIAMI - Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has offered to pay the entire tab for up to $400 million in stadium renovations in exchange for a property tax break.
DENVER - Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's fellow Democrats in control of the state Assembly were poised to grant New York City authority to raise taxes on its wealthiest residents to pay for full-day pre-kindergarten - though the funding proposal still faced major hurdles at the state Capitol.
INDIANAPOLIS - Conflicting state and federal policies will likely cost Indiana same-sex couples more when they file their tax returns this year, experts say.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House refused Monday to back down from plans to punish two public colleges in the budget for assigning freshmen to read books dealing with homosexuality.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Legal experts raised concern Monday about Missouri legislation that would require many adult Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive health care coverage.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A draft version of the bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska would raise the gas tax rate over what Gov. Sean Parnell proposed and change the role of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC.
LANSING, Michigan - After relentlessly criticizing Democrat Gary Peters for his support of the federal health care law, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is outlining her own ideas about health care while also embracing some elements of the four-year-old law.
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota House has passed a bill to regulate e-cigarettes.
INDIANAPOLIS - A shutdown of the state's energy efficiency program was sent to the governor's desk Monday, but lawmakers were still mulling over other tough issues, including the proposed relaxing of gun regulations, as they entered the final week of their 2014 session.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah legislators are trying to work out an agreement on Medicaid expansion as their 2014 legislative session draws to a close at the end of the week.
MILWAUKEE - Cuts to bus services and a lack of commuter and light rail have kept public transportation from catching on in Wisconsin as it has in many other parts of the nation, transportation officials and advocates said Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Sniper sabotage of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation last year prompted a California lawmaker to introduce legislation on Monday that would require state utilities to beef up security.
INDIANAPOLIS - House and Senate lawmakers are still deciding whether to release $200 million for road expansion projects.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri farmers will get a larger property tax bill next year under a plan state lawmakers are allowing to take effect.