- Analysis: Amendments seek to get around Jindal Updated: Mar-09-14 6:05 pm
- Kansas school funding fight far from over Updated: Mar-09-14 1:29 pm
- Nonresident begins term on Alaska assessment board Updated: Mar-08-14 4:35 pm
- Public funds for private schools on Senate docket Updated: Mar-07-14 11:53 pm
- 4 couples sue Indiana over same-sex marriage ban Updated: Mar-07-14 8:22 pm
- Kansas high court: School funding unconstitutional Updated: Mar-07-14 6:34 pm
- ACLU asks appeals court to undo phone data ruling Updated: Mar-07-14 4:12 pm
- Correction: Arizona Redistricting story Updated: Mar-07-14 1:35 pm
- Lawmakers OK gun surrender for restraining order Updated: Mar-06-14 8:31 pm
- Senate committee moves amendment for student loans Updated: Mar-06-14 6:56 pm
- World diplomats seek to stabilize Libya Updated: Mar-06-14 3:17 pm
- Nebraska proposal to expand horse racing advances Updated: Mar-05-14 8:27 pm
- Kittle: Gay marriage talks misstated by Bosma Updated: Mar-05-14 5:39 pm
- Indiana trees cut for USS Constitution repairs Updated: Mar-05-14 11:26 am
- Republican group shows support for gay marriage Updated: Mar-04-14 7:46 pm
- Kentucky's top Democrats divided by gay marriage Updated: Mar-04-14 6:07 pm
- Sen. Mark Begich: Public money for public schools Updated: Mar-03-14 10:20 pm
- Fla. House gambling bill would not allow casinos Updated: Mar-03-14 10:16 pm
- Leader says lost supermajority won't hinder Senate Updated: Mar-03-14 8:29 pm
- Senators back higher bar for voter amendments Updated: Mar-03-14 7:25 pm
- Weather delays panel on NC jury trial amendment Updated: Mar-03-14 11:02 am
- Amendment would protect Conn. transportation fund Updated: Mar-03-14 10:11 am
- Several issues before lawmakers on Crossover Day Updated: Mar-02-14 2:25 pm
- Panel advances call for convention of states Updated: Mar-02-14 7:05 am
- Ringo: Fund may be used to defend gay marriage ban Updated: Feb-27-14 9:47 pm
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.
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has settled some immediate issues over public school funding, but it left for another day the biggest issue - how much more money, if any, legislators must spend on education.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A California man with ties to the oil industry is the newest member of the Alaska board that sets the value for oil industry property, and a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says the appointment is legal - despite a state law that requires board members to be registered Alaska voters.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A proposal to amend Alaska's constitution to allow for public money to go to private or religious schools has been placed on the Senate calendar for Monday.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Four gay couples from southern Indiana sued the state Friday, seeking to force Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from out of state and issue licenses to same-sex couples.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas must spend more money on its public schools, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision that could jeopardize Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's desire to make his state a tax-cutting template for the nation.
NEW YORK - A federal appeals court should outlaw the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, concentrating searches instead on terror suspects, civil liberties lawyers said in papers filed seeking a reversal of a lower-court judge who ruled the program was legal and necessary to fight terrorism.
PHOENIX - In some versions of a Feb. 21 story about a court ruling on a challenge to Arizona's redistricting process, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year voters passed Proposition 106 creating the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The year was 2000.
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Legislature has passed a measure that would allow a person under a restraining order for domestic violence to be ordered to surrender all firearms.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow state backing on low-interest loans for students interested in college.
ROME - World diplomats worked Thursday to help Libya create a stable government and more secure environment amid the violence and growing political tensions that have festered since Moammar Gadhafi's regime crumbled in 2011.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska racetracks are one step closer to allowing bets on previously run horse races, after a vote in the Legislature.
INDIANAPOLIS - A former chairman of the Indiana Republican Party said Tuesday that he never promised "unlimited" campaign funds to make the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage go away, but rather offered to support lawmakers if they opposed the ban.
BOSTON - Nearly three dozen white oak trees have been harvested in Indiana in preparation of planned repairs to the Boston-based U.S.S. Constitution.
SALT LAKE CITY - A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is consistent with the Western conservative values of freedom and liberty once championed by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Two of Kentucky's top Democrats split sharply Tuesday over same-sex marriage, with Gov. Steve Beshear saying outside lawyers will be hired to appeal a decision granting recognition to gay couples married in other states after the attorney general announced he would not pursue the case.
JUNEAU, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Monday that Alaskans should never amend the state constitution as a "fix" for education.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bid to bring major casinos to South Florida was dealt a significant setback under a sweeping gambling proposal rolled out late Monday by the Republican-controlled Florida House.
SACRAMENTO, California - Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state's rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats' supermajority, the state Senate leader said Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Constitutional amendments favored by one political party but not the other, like the two failed measures from 2012 to ban gay marriage and require photo identification for voting, would become much less frequent under a proposal a state Senate committee backed Monday.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A state panel designed to provide more information to voters about a proposed change to North Carolina's Constitution involving jury trials has postponed meeting because of the winter weather.
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - State lawmakers, facing numerous and costly transportation projects, are considering a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November forbidding the legislature from raiding the state's Special Transportation Fund.
ATLANTA - Monday marks a key deadline as bills must pass either the House or Senate to remain active for the last 10 days of the session. Known as Crossover Day, it marks the 30th day of the 40-day session.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A proposal urging a convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution has advanced from the House Finance Committee.
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has approved a transfer of $1 million from Idaho's general fund to the Constitutional Defense Fund.