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Stories with subject: Constitutional amendments
  • new storyUS Senator pushes amendment to shift power back to states 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:22 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has introduced a constitutional amendment to redistribute power from the federal government to the states.

  • House Republicans seek vote after 10 Commandments ruling 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:38 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman is joining the growing chorus of Republican legislators demanding action after the Supreme Court's decision to order the Ten Commandments monument removed from the Capitol grounds.

  • Ohio elections chief gets text of anti-monopoly measure 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:49 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The text of a hastily passed proposal to ban monopolies and cartels in Ohio's constitution has been delivered to the state elections chief for placement on the November ballot.

  • Florida AG Bondi wants solar initiative struck from ballot 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:29 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is asking the Florida Supreme Court to not allow a proposed constitutional amendment to promote solar energy on next year's ballot.

  • Kentucky editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:35 pm

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:

  • Missouri Supreme Court keeps farming, gun rights measures 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 8:38 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms, but also said voters could go to court to challenge the summaries of ballot issues even after they've been approved by voters.

  • Unenforceable gay marriage ban stays in state Constitution 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:15 pm

    HELENA, Montana - When the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans nationwide last week, it torpedoed a provision of the Montana Constitution that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

  • Democrats want to remove marriage definition in constitution 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:05 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:04 am

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.

  • Analysis: Arkansas Republicans shift from marriage fight 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 1:34 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - More than a decade after embracing a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, top Republicans in Arkansas blasted the nation's highest court for deciding such bans were unconstitutional. The GOP backlash included a governor who accused justices of disregarding Arkansans' beliefs and a conservative activist calling the decision "illegitimate."

  • Marriage licenses issued in Kentucky to same-sex couples story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:12 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Timothy Love was at the head of the line Friday with his same-sex partner of 35 years to obtain the marriage license he fought for in the courts.

  • Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:11 pm

    Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.

  • Ruling came long after gay marriage began in North Carolina 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:10 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states doesn't change what's been happening in North Carolina, since federal judges last October overturned the state's constitutional amendment that limited marriage to a man and a woman.

  • Walker calls gay marriage ruling a 'grave mistake' 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 2:56 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a "grave mistake" and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.

  • The Latest: Arkansas lawmaker seeks amendment on marriage 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 2:22 pm

    The Latest on the impact of Supreme Court's gay-marriage ruling in Arkansas: (All times Central)

  • Myanmar's parliament blocks changes to constitution story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:30 pm

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's parliament voted against several constitutional amendments Thursday, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.

  • Delaware Senate rejects amendment expanding bail denial 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 6:49 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - The state Senate dealt a resounding defeat Tuesday to a proposed constitutional amendment allowing bail to be denied for defendants charged with non-capital crimes.

  • Suu Kyi warns instability could delay Myanmar elections 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:07 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told her party's senior members Saturday that this year's general election could be delayed if there is any instability in the country.

  • Lawmakers consider citizen privacy 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 5:16 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A legislative panel is considering adding both privacy and open-government protections to the Wyoming Constitution.

  • Ohio elections chief flags voter forms from marijuana group 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:38 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Voter registrations collected by a marijuana legalization campaign are to be closely scrutinized for potential fraud under orders the state's elections chief delivered Wednesday.

  • Senate considers measure to allow electing attorney general 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 3:02 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment that would provide for the direct election of the state's attorney general.

  • Democrats propose Proposition 13 overhaul for businesses 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 3:38 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Two Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a longshot overhaul of voter-approved limits on commercial property taxes.

  • Maine House rejects LePage effort to eliminate income tax 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:50 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House of Representatives has rejected Gov. Paul LePage's effort to abolish the income tax.

  • Abortion restrictions passed in Tenn. as numbers decline 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 12:37 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - In Tennessee, the number of abortions has been on the decline for years, dropping from 17,479 in 2000 to 16,373 in 2010 to 14,216 in 2013, the last year for which the state Health Department has statistics available.