- Uribe top vote-getter in Colombia's Senate voting Updated: Mar-10-14 1:28 am
- Minnesota legislator criticized for NBA tweet Updated: Mar-10-14 12:27 am
- Billings, icon who helped reshape Vermont, dies Updated: Mar-09-14 9:28 pm
- Gov. Martinez signs Community Health Workers Act Updated: Mar-09-14 6:55 pm
- Legislative studies often precede tough action Updated: Mar-09-14 6:35 pm
- Bill seeks changes to autopsy process Updated: Mar-09-14 6:21 pm
- Rural schools ask Wis. lawmakers for more cash Updated: Mar-09-14 6:13 pm
- Assembly budget includes increase for caretakers Updated: Mar-09-14 6:13 pm
- Analysis: Legislator-lawyers get scheduling leeway Updated: Mar-09-14 6:05 pm
- Analysis: Amendments seek to get around Jindal Updated: Mar-09-14 6:05 pm
- Utah bill would change details of abortion law Updated: Mar-09-14 5:02 pm
- RI House panel to hear abortion-related bills Updated: Mar-09-14 4:47 pm
- Ga. child fatality review panels falling short Updated: Mar-09-14 4:46 pm
- Lawmakers revisit Michigan foreclosure rules Updated: Mar-09-14 3:20 pm
- Conn. panels take up FOI change recommendations Updated: Mar-09-14 3:08 pm
- RI Senate to hold job development summit Updated: Mar-09-14 3:01 pm
- Ark. lawmakers seek answers from highway officials Updated: Mar-09-14 2:53 pm
- House budget seeks to do away with teacher bonus Updated: Mar-09-14 2:10 pm
- Gas line, permitting bills things to watch Updated: Mar-09-14 2:07 pm
- Lawmakers alter Wi-Fi options for schools Updated: Mar-09-14 1:58 pm
- Mo. school proposals seek options close to home Updated: Mar-09-14 1:38 pm
- Ex-Pa. Speaker Perzel plans future after prison Updated: Mar-09-14 1:38 pm
- Supreme Court split on rewriting Ala. Constitution Updated: Mar-09-14 1:35 pm
- Liquor, pot debate moves from Capitol to ballot Updated: Mar-09-14 1:23 pm
- GOP gov candidates cite proudest accomplishments Updated: Mar-09-14 12:07 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Former President Alvaro Uribe is back in elected office, and his winning of a Senate seat Sunday could potentially complicate efforts by Colombia's government to make peace with leftist rebels.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota legislator's tweet about the NBA has prompted hundreds of responses, with many on social media calling it racist.
WOODSTOCK, Vermont - Franklin Billings Jr., an iconic political and judicial leader who helped reshape how the state of Vermont was governed, died Sunday at the Woodstock home where he was born. He was 91.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Legislation that would create a state certification program for all community health workers in New Mexico will become law.
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers have only a few more days this week before they wrap up the 2014 legislative session. But that doesn't mean they're totally done for the year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska lawmakers are considering a measure that makes changes to the state's autopsy and death certificate process.
CUBA CITY, Wisconsin - If one employee leaves Cuba City High School for a higher-paying position elsewhere in Wisconsin, it can leave the school short of instructors in two or more subjects.
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly's budget resolution will include a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for caretakers of the disabled and others at state-funded nonprofits.
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi law helps out lawyers who serve in the Legislature and their clients when it comes to court cases that arise while the state House of Representatives and Senate are in session.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers frustrated with the policies of Gov. Bobby Jindal and his allies have turned to the Louisiana Constitution, finding it the only path to bypass the power of a governor and his veto pen.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Senate approved a change in the state's abortion laws so that women whose lives are at risk can undergo the procedure without first having to watch a state-mandated video on alternatives and read information about adoption.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island lawmakers are taking a look at legislation that would require abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound of the fetus before performing the procedure.
ATLANTA - A statewide panel tasked with probing child deaths in Georgia is struggling to provide insight on the deaths and how future fatalities may be prevented.
LANSING, Michigan - Legislation to rewrite or clarify recent changes in Michigan's foreclosure rules has taken a step forward.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Two legislative committees will hold simultaneous public hearings on bills that would implement recommendations of a task force created after the Newtown school massacre to balance the privacy of crime victims with the public's right to know.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Senate will hold an economic summit focusing on ways that developing the workforce can address the state's lagging economy.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Legislators alarmed by complaints from motorists who spent hours stranded on a pair of icy interstates in eastern Arkansas want state highway officials to explain their response, or lack of response, as sleet and snow piled up.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that does away with a teacher bonus and instead puts the money toward education employees' health insurance.
JUNEAU, Alaska - With the Legislature more than halfway through its scheduled 90-day session, major bills are starting to take shape - and a controversial bill from the past has re-emerged.
BOISE, Idaho - Lawmakers on the Legislature's joint budget committee say Idaho school districts that chose not to join a statewide contract for high school Wi-Fi services should qualify for state funding for their own Wi-Fi networks.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Reining in a wide-open Missouri school transfer law could involve first trying to get students into a better school located in their struggling school district if there is space.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel is looking forward to his future now that he's out of prison - but it won't be in Harrisburg.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's highest court is divided over whether the state Legislature is acting legally by rewriting the state Constitution a few portions at a time.
SALEM, Oregon - Now that key liquor and pot bills failed to gain traction in the Oregon Legislature, the venue shifts to the ballot box.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - For state Sen. Kirk Dillard, it's an ethics reform law. For businessman Bruce Rauner, it's how his private-equity funds made money for state pension systems. State treasurer Dan Rutherford cites a fairer reimbursement of nursing homes. Sen. Bill Brady? His role in the state's landmark state pension overhaul.