- Parliamentary coalition in Ukraine shows cracks Updated: Sep-01-15 10:40 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament majority showed cracks on Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was exiting the coalition over a measure to give more powers to Ukrainian regions, including the rebel-held east.
- Oklahoma high court says Ten Commandments must be removed Updated: Aug-27-15 8:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court Thursday ordered a County judge to implement a ruling that said a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed.
- NM lawmaker will propose amendment to reform bail system Updated: Aug-27-15 4:33 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico lawmaker called the state's bail system "broken" Thursday as he announced he would introduce a proposed constitutional amendment for reform in the upcoming legislative session that starts in January.
- Judge: Current execution drugs may break Mississippi law Updated: Aug-26-15 8:08 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge said that he blocked executions in Mississippi because the sedatives the state plans to use don't align with what's required by Mississippi law.
- Conway backs more severance tax money for coal counties Updated: Aug-26-15 3:17 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Dangling an enticing promise to local officials from Kentucky's coalfields, Democrat Jack Conway said Wednesday his first budget proposal if he's elected governor would include a plan to return a larger share of severance tax money to struggling coal counties.
- The Latest: Florida Gov. won't force legislators to return Updated: Aug-21-15 5:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local).
- Ohio Chamber opposes pot issue, backs anti-monopoly measure Updated: Aug-19-15 5:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Chamber of Commerce came out against a November ballot issue that seeks to legalize marijuana, with its leaders saying Wednesday that the business organization would contribute $100,000 and other resources to help defeat the proposal.
- Missouri Supreme Court: Felon-in-possession law stands Updated: Aug-18-15 6:47 pm
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law banning felons from possessing firearms, ruling that it does not violate a constitutional right to bear arms.
- GOP senator proposes tobacco fund raid for teacher pay hikes Updated: Aug-18-15 5:56 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican state senator from Woodward is proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the state to raid money from Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust fund to pay for a teacher pay raise.
- Legislative leaders: ND shouldn't tap oil fund principal Updated: Aug-13-15 5:30 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota legislative leaders said Thursday that lawmakers should not tap into the $3.3 billion currently in the state's oil savings account when they have their first chance to access the money in 2017.
- Dayton-area businesses unite against marijuana legalization Updated: Aug-13-15 9:20 am
DAYTON, Ohio - The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a coalition of area businesses and organizations united against the expansion of marijuana use in the region and across Ohio.
- Operative pushing victims' rights constitutional amendment Updated: Aug-12-15 6:35 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - An experienced Republican political operative is pushing a ballot measure to expand the rights of crime victims during court proceedings and criminal trials and enshrine those rights in the South Dakota Constitution.
- NC Senate moves constitutional amendment to House Updated: Aug-12-15 4:34 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Proposed changes to the North Carolina Constitution to dictate limits on spending and tax rates and require annual savings contributions have cleared the Senate.
- AG: State law prohibits exchanging gifts for signatures Updated: Aug-12-15 4:17 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Attorney General is reminding the public that state law prohibits gifts or promises in exchange for signing initiative petitions.
- Jackley explains proposed elections constitutional amendment Updated: Aug-12-15 10:38 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with elections.
- Judge voids Kansas same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional Updated: Aug-10-15 5:55 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex unions nationwide, a federal judge ruled Monday.
- Constitutional convention sparking buzz, but odds still long Updated: Aug-10-15 12:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal spending limit through a mechanism unused since George Washington's day.
- Jackley explains 2 proposed constitutional amendments Updated: Aug-10-15 12:05 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Attorney General Marty Jackley has released explanations for two proposed constitutional amendments.
- Rep. Van Hollen calls for national redistricting reform Updated: Aug-07-15 6:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Friday called for national reform of how the nation's congressional districts are drawn, a day after Gov. Larry Hogan formed a state commission to study reforms in Maryland and submit a state constitutional amendment.
- Collection of recent Oklahoma editorials Updated: Aug-04-15 10:19 am
A collection of recent editorial opinions in Oklahoma newspapers: