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Stories with subject: Constitutional amendments
  • new storyRwanda court: Constitution allows removal of term limits 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:05 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by the political opposition that had sought to block constitutional amendments on presidential term limits, clearing the way for President Paul Kagame to run again for office.

  • new storyPetitions filed to allow medical marijuana use in Missouri 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:36 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Backers of medical marijuana are taking steps to put proposals that would allow the drug's medical use to a statewide vote in Missouri.

  • Bill would expand Right to Try Act to include marijuana 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:44 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A pair of Republican lawmakers who helped author a bill to make a certain strain of marijuana permissible for treatment is seeking to go one step further.

  • Company that built Ten Commandments monument still unpaid 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:24 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A company that built a granite Ten Commandments monument that was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds under a court order said Tuesday it still hasn't been paid for its work.

  • Judge orders gambling machines returned to VictoryLand 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:28 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A judge on Friday ordered Alabama to return seized gambling machines and money to VictoryLand unless the state quickly takes legal action against open bingo casinos in the state.

  • Another step to give Bolivia's Morales chance for 4th term 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 7:25 pm

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivia's congress has approved a constitutional amendment that would allow President Evo Morales to seek a fourth term in 2020.

  • 2 petitions planned to ease Missouri marijuana laws 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:28 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - Activists are planning two initiative petitions next month that would ease restrictions on marijuana in Columbia and legalize the drug for medicinal use across Missouri.

  • Colorado high court rebuffs school funding challenge 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 4:27 pm

    DENVER - A divided Colorado Supreme Court rebuffed a legal challenge Monday to how the state funds public schools, telling a parents' group that lawmakers can slash education budgets and still comply with a constitutional amendment requiring increases to funding per pupil.

  • Oklahoma tobacco endowment eyed to fund teacher pay raise 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 12:20 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Fifteen years after Oklahoma voters created an endowed trust for programs that discourage tobacco use and promote healthy lifestyles, a state lawmaker wants to use the fund to finance pay raises for teachers.

  • State superintendent calls GOP proposal attack on democracy 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 6:14 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A Republican effort to make Wisconsin's state superintendent position a partisan appointment is an "attack at the heart of our democracy and our state's history," the current officeholder, Tony Evers, said Thursday.

  • GOP lawmaker wants governor to appoint school superintendent 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 5:30 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A Republican legislator wants to change the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the governor to pick the state schools superintendent rather than voters.

  • Group gathering signatures for constitutional tax amendment 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 12:28 pm

    BOSTON - Backers of a proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution are planning to hit the streets this weekend to begin collecting the tens of thousands of signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot.

  • Key issues for Myanmar's upcoming general election 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 11:39 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Campaigning kicked off Tuesday for Myanmar's Nov. 8 general election, which is expected to be the Southeast Asian country's most credible vote in more than a half-century. A long-ruling junta made way for a civilian government more than four years ago, but the military still retains a powerful role, and political and economic reforms have been stymied by persistent ethnic strife and natural disasters. Associated Press writers based across Asia who have covered Myanmar for many years outline the key issues at stake: