- Senate Finance unveils education bill rewrite Updated: Apr-18-14 10:08 pm
- Court case to test Minnesota's 'Buy the Farm' law Updated: Apr-18-14 8:34 pm
- Superintendent to return to work following order Updated: Apr-18-14 8:19 pm
- Revenge pornography penalties considered in Colorado Updated: Apr-18-14 8:01 pm
- From Clinton to Obama, many parallels Updated: Apr-18-14 7:53 pm
- Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law Updated: Apr-18-14 7:34 pm
- University: Illinois pension law had costly typo Updated: Apr-18-14 7:04 pm
- Senate to debate rideshare regulations Updated: Apr-18-14 6:58 pm
- Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions Updated: Apr-18-14 5:55 pm
- Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy Updated: Apr-18-14 5:53 pm
- Kansas governor signs technical abortion changes Updated: Apr-18-14 5:04 pm
- Bullock appoints lawyer to Billings district court Updated: Apr-18-14 4:58 pm
- Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women Updated: Apr-18-14 4:55 pm
- Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws Updated: Apr-18-14 4:49 pm
- Bill designates house for lieutenant gov lodging Updated: Apr-18-14 4:35 pm
- Medicaid, welfare to play big in Maine campaigns Updated: Apr-18-14 4:18 pm
- Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Ga. Updated: Apr-18-14 4:17 pm
- Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
- Colorado angles to expand hemp industry Updated: Apr-18-14 3:52 pm
- Chafee signs digital proof of insurance bill Updated: Apr-18-14 3:34 pm
- Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges Updated: Apr-18-14 3:13 pm
- Nowell named to county judge post Updated: Apr-18-14 2:07 pm
- Scott and Bush want in-state tuition bill passed Updated: Apr-18-14 1:33 pm
- Lawmakers OK bill loosening rules for distilleries Updated: Apr-18-14 12:44 pm
- Bloomington mayor vetoes preserve deer hunt plan Updated: Apr-18-14 11:37 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate Finance Committee proposed an overhaul to a broad-ranging education bill Friday, choosing to provide additional money to districts outside the per-pupil funding formula. Critics called the approach disappointing.
MINNEAPOLIS - A case set for trial next week is expected to test Minnesota's "Buy the Farm" law, which is meant to require utilities building high-voltage power lines to buy out farms in the way if affected landowners demand it.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Cindy Hill says she intends to be back on the job Monday morning running the Wyoming Department of Education following a judge's ruling that puts to rest her bitter legal battle to regain the office.
DENVER - Using intimate photos or videos of significant others to humiliate them would be a crime under a bill being considered by lawmakers in Colorado, which is joining a growing number of states tackling the issue referred to as revenge porn.
WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, dealing another loss to unions trying to overturn the Republican governor's signature legislation that led to massive protests at the Wisconsin Capitol three years ago.
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois' public universities have worried for months that contentious state pension reforms will push many employees to retire early. But a small mistake, essentially a typo in the legislation, is providing even stronger incentive.
PHOENIX - Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied a stay on Friday for two death row inmates set to be executed this month, saying it didn't have jurisdiction - even though the state Supreme Court says it's the only court that does.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday appointed Billings attorney Michael Glen Moses to a vacant district judgeship in Yellowstone County.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related scandals at the University of Illinois and the Metra transit agency, the General Assembly's top ethics officer said Friday.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Senate passed a bill Friday that would designate an historic house in downtown Juneau as the official residence of the state's lieutenant governor.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul welfare programs, either. But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures into successes on the campaign trail as they now return to their districts to drum up votes for the November election.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation next week expanding gun rights in Georgia.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.
DENVER - Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production, but interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms growing marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance.
CHICAGO - For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.
CLEVELAND, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed W. Hunter Nowell as county court judge of Bolivar County.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, made an urgent last-minute plea for legislators to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The five craft distilleries in Alaska can start promoting themselves as tourism destinations after legislative action this week.
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - The mayor of Bloomington has vetoed an ordinance that would allow sharpshooters to thin the deer heard at a city nature preserve.