- Majority of legislators accept automatic raise Updated: Apr-19-14 11:14 am
- Va. gov. changes policies on felons' voting rights Updated: Apr-18-14 11:22 am
- Challenge to Arkansas gay marriage ban heard Updated: Apr-17-14 6:35 pm
- Ky. lawmakers finish work highlighted by budget Updated: Apr-16-14 2:24 pm
- Task force members urge malpractice cap amendment Updated: Apr-15-14 6:10 pm
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
- Colorado Editorial Roundup Updated: Apr-15-14 2:44 pm
- Voter initiatives multiply during oil boom Updated: Apr-15-14 2:13 pm
- Judges try to overturn Martinez's veto on raises Updated: Apr-14-14 6:25 pm
- Missouri Senate holds memorial for former members Updated: Apr-14-14 4:47 pm
- Kelly withdraws proposed shift on Judicial Council Updated: Apr-12-14 10:56 pm
- Dreyfuss loves acting, but his passion is politics Updated: Apr-12-14 5:13 pm
- Va. college 'free-speech zones' latest to fall Updated: Apr-12-14 11:49 am
- Competing voting plans could appear on Mo. ballot Updated: Apr-12-14 10:52 am
- Senate passes proposed amendment on student loans Updated: Apr-12-14 9:05 am
- Voters to decide on 2 constitutional amendments Updated: Apr-11-14 3:05 pm
- Minnesota considers ending lawmaker immunity law Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 pm
- Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover Updated: Apr-10-14 7:23 am
- Spanish Parliament rejects Catalonia bid Updated: Apr-08-14 6:22 pm
- Tempers flare in Nebraska session's final days Updated: Apr-08-14 5:26 pm
- DeKalb County school system eyes charter status Updated: Apr-08-14 12:53 pm
- Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground Updated: Apr-08-14 5:32 am
- Nebraska voters to decide on historic horse racing Updated: Apr-07-14 6:05 pm
- GOP hopefuls for Ark. AG vow to fight federal govt Updated: Apr-06-14 1:15 pm
- Correction: Gun Rights-Kansas story Updated: Apr-06-14 10:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers boosted state funding for schools, revamped the juvenile justice system to lock up fewer kids and legalized a medicinal oil derived from marijuana to ease the suffering of children stricken with seizures.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on solid footing.
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A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:
DENVER - Voter initiatives to control oil and gas drilling are intensifying in Colorado as residents of towns and cities try to ban or limit drilling inside city limits.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A group of New Mexico judges sued Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday in an effort to overturn a veto that denied them an 8 percent pay raise, an increase the governor says too far eclipsed those given to other state employees like teachers.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators paused in the final weeks of this legislative session to honor their former colleagues who have died during the past several decades with a memorial service on Monday.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment to change the makeup of the Alaska Judicial Council has withdrawn the measure.
LOS ANGELES - Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as "intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck."
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An early voting initiative petition is prompting a Missouri lawmaker to propose another version that could lead to voters deciding between competing plans.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at helping lower the cost of student loans.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Voters in Illinois will be asked whether to amend the state constitution in at least two different ways.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A college project that alleged some state lawmakers might have used immunity to avoid drunken-driving arrests has sparked debate in Minnesota over whether to scrap a more than 150-year-old protection similar to those still on the books for Congress and most state legislatures.
LOS ANGELES - Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.
MADRID - Spain's Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a petition by the powerful northeastern Catalonia region to allow an independence referendum, a decision that is likely to increase the divide between both sides.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Tempers are flaring and patience is running thin in the final days of Nebraska's legislative session, as senators try to shoehorn their proposals into bills that are up for a last-minute vote in the session's final days.
DECATUR, Georgia - DeKalb County could soon become the latest metro Atlanta school system to pursue charter school status.
CAIRO - Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska voters will decide if the state should allow betting on previously recorded horse races, after the Legislature decided to put the issue on the ballot.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The three Republicans running for Arkansas attorney general are all vowing to use the post to fight what they call the federal government's "overreach" on issues ranging from health care to the environment, but differ on how to do so.
TOPEKA, Kansas - In an April 5 story about gun-rights legislation in Kansas, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence's efforts to defend gun control policies in court and oppose the lessening of existing regulations. The correct name is Jonathan Lowy, not Jonathan Lowry.