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Stories with subject: Legislature hearings
  • Legislative hearing on Chicago casino underway 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:23 pm
  • CHICAGO - Anti-gambling advocates say plans calling for more casinos in Illinois will incur social costs.

  • Ill. House panel plans daylong gambling hearing 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:04 am
  • CHICAGO - An Illinois House committee is planning a daylong hearing on gambling expansion in the state.

  • Senators vying for higher posts spar in hearing 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:13 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate panel's discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for Texas high schools at times felt like a political debate Monday, as a gubernatorial hopeful and two candidates for lieutenant governor shared the spotlight.

  • Citizens can weigh in Monday on outdoors issues 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:46 pm
  • LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Residents in all 72 Wisconsin counties will get a chance to weigh in Monday on issues ranging from whether to allow the hunting of tundra swans to whether hunters should be allowed to venture onto private land to retrieve a hunting dog.

  • Senate panel's medical pot hearing to be continued 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:26 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota.

  • False expert testimony could trigger a new trial 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:08 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - False or outdated testimony from an expert witness could be enough to overturn a conviction and trigger a new trial, under a bill approved by the state Senate on Thursday that counters a ruling by the California Supreme Court.

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.

  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

  • State officials cancel legislative hearing again 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:31 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - For the second consecutive day officials in the Iowa Department of Administrative Services have told legislators investigating use of state money to pay former workers for silence they wouldn't appear to answer questions.

  • Head of German NSA inquiry quits over Snowden row 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:43 am
  • BERLIN - The head of a German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency has resigned, citing tensions over whether to seek testimony from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Session on confirmations pushed back 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:04 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Legislature has pushed to April 17 a joint session to consider confirmation of appointments.

  • Maryland lawmakers pass minimum wage increase 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:53 am
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval to incremental increases in the state's minimum wage over several years to $10.10 in 2018 and to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, as the final regular legislative session of Gov. Martin O'Malley's tenure ended Monday.

  • Minnesota Senate panel backs $77M Senate building 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:22 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A plan to construct a $77 million building to house Minnesota's 67 state senators is moving forward after the Senate Rules Committee approved the proposal on Monday.

  • Illinois House OKs IHSA hearings 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:02 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois House has narrowly approved legislative hearings looking into how the Illinois High School Association operates.

  • Confirmation hearings set for Chafee nominees 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:35 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A state Senate panel is holding confirmation hearings on several nominees to the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission.

  • Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud appears in court 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:11 pm
  • CINCINNATI - A southwestern Ohio lawmaker was in court Monday on charges that he misled investors about a company's financial status and used their money for personal gain

  • Conservation Congress hearings set for April 14 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:09 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Outdoor lovers will get a chance to sound off on a host of issues later this month at the Conservation Congress' annual spring hearings.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans.

  • Lawmakers accuse GM of possible criminal cover-up 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw.

  • Senate panel passes bill to cut Okla. income taxes 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan to cut Oklahoma's corporate and individual income tax rates once revenue benchmarks are reached passed a Senate committee on Tuesday, although it's likely the plan will undergo additional changes.

  • Auto safety chief says GM didn't share key data 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:06 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal safety regulator says General Motors didn't share key information that might have led to a faster recall of small cars.

  • Hearing set for bill on Conn. child guardians 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:04 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A state legislative committee has scheduled a public hearing on a bill prompted by complaints from parents involved in contentious child custody cases.

  • 5 things ahead this week in the Hawaii Legislature 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 9:08 am
  • HONOLULU - Lawmakers in Hawaii have been pushing and prodding hundreds of bills through the Legislature, and this week is no exception, as the Legislature enters the final month of the session.

  • Hearing reset in case of attack on lawmaker's wife 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:10 am
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - A hearing for a Charlottesville woman charged with assaulting the wife of Virginia House Minority Leader David J. Toscano has been rescheduled.

  • Initiative hearings, securities things to watch 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 8:21 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - With the regular session down to its last month and legislative leaders still hoping to finish up early, major issues remain unresolved.