- Senate hearing on Eastern Washington federal judge Updated: Mar-12-14 8:32 am
- La. lawmakers open hearings on $25B state budget Updated: Mar-11-14 7:53 pm
- Ala. committee holds hearing on Common Core bill Updated: Mar-11-14 5:37 am
- NJ Transit skips hearing on Super Bowl rail issues Updated: Mar-10-14 3:25 pm
- Kansas gay marriage debate pushed to next year Updated: Mar-06-14 8:47 pm
- Former IRS official refuses to testify at hearing Updated: Mar-05-14 3:47 pm
- Gay-rights bill gets hearing from Ky. House panel Updated: Mar-05-14 2:53 pm
- Wyoming education director confirmation advances Updated: Feb-28-14 8:47 pm
- Hearing reset in Calif. for ex-Nevada lawmaker Updated: Feb-28-14 6:03 pm
- US Senate panel to hold Vt. hearing on heroin Updated: Feb-28-14 12:29 pm
- House committee advances cellphone ban Updated: Feb-27-14 4:10 pm
- Conn.'s Blumenthal to lead rail safety hearing Updated: Feb-27-14 3:04 am
- House GOP forces hearing on common core curriculum Updated: Feb-26-14 4:50 pm
- Ill. gambling-expansion hearing reset for March 3 Updated: Feb-25-14 4:05 am
- Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline Updated: Feb-24-14 7:44 pm
- 2013 law an issue in Kansas gay marriage debate Updated: Feb-23-14 11:26 am
- NM Senate confirms environment secretary Updated: Feb-18-14 7:02 pm
- Hanna Skandera nomination stalls in committee Updated: Feb-17-14 2:16 pm
- Conn. justice to face second confirmation hearing Updated: Feb-14-14 3:04 am
- US attorney from ND testifies on Indian report Updated: Feb-12-14 4:23 pm
- Boston congressional hearing on bombings planned Updated: Feb-12-14 12:13 pm
- Conn. lawmakers hear testimony on sex assault bill Updated: Feb-11-14 11:19 pm
- Oregon communities seek option to ban medical pot Updated: Feb-11-14 6:22 pm
- Looming storm postpones Conn. confirmation hearing Updated: Feb-11-14 4:32 pm
- Fairgrounds lease criticized in Senate hearing Updated: Feb-10-14 9:14 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - A Benton-Franklin Superior Court judge could become the first Latino federal judge for the Eastern Washington district.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers who began unraveling the details Tuesday of Gov. Bobby Jindal's $25 billion budget proposal learned they have more shortfalls to address this year before they piece together next year's spending plans.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A legislative committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on a proposal to let local school systems opt out of the Common Core curriculum standards.
TRENTON, New Jersey - A New Jersey legislative committee was rebuffed again Monday in its attempts to get answers to why thousands of train-riding football fans were stranded for hours after last month's Super Bowl, even as the committee's chairman appeared to shift some of the blame from the state's transit agency to the National Football League.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators are finished considering new legal protections this year for those who oppose gay marriage on religious grounds but will debate the issue in 2015, the state Senate's top leader said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups once again refused to answer questions at a House hearing Wednesday amid signs that a congressional investigation into the affair may be stalling.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A former police officer who claims he lost his job because of his sexual orientation joined gay-rights advocates Wednesday in urging Kentucky lawmakers to protect homosexuals and bisexuals from discrimination in the workplace, in public places and housing.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Senate Education Committee unanimously recommended Friday that the full Senate confirm the appointment of Richard Crandall as director of the state Department of Education.
LAS VEGAS - A pretrial hearing was again reset for a former Las Vegas-area lawmaker jailed in California for nearly a year since his arrest in a freeway scuffle with police the day he was expelled from the Nevada Legislature.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - U.S. Senate Patrick Leahy says the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a field hearing in Vermont on the fight against heroin and opiate addiction.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House Community and Regional Affairs Committee unanimously moved a bill Thursday that would allow municipalities to ban cellphones in school zones and on school property.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is overseeing a hearing in Washington, D.C. on ways to improve rail safety in light of recent incidents in Connecticut and elsewhere.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Republican House members say they've collected enough signatures to force the General Assembly's Education Committee to hold a public hearing on Connecticut's implementation of the so-called "common core" education curriculum and new teacher evaluation process.
TINLEY PARK, Illinois - An Illinois state lawmaker seeking public input about possibly expanding gambling in Illinois has rescheduled a suburban Chicago public hearing.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A 2010 state law aimed at providing the public with more information surrounding ballot initiatives called for legislative hearings on certified initiatives within 30 days of the start of session.
TOPEKA, Kansas - A law enacted last year that prevents Kansas' government agencies from infringing on residents' religious liberties has become an issue in the Legislature's current debate on how best to proceed in case federal courts invalidate the state's gay marriage ban.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Senate on Tuesday endorsed Gov. Susana Martinez's environmental manager over the objections of some lawmakers and public-interest groups who questioned his role in the crafting of regulations they will allow groundwater pollution by copper mines.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The nomination of Hanna Skandera as Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's secretary of education stalled on Monday, but she will continue to serve in her cabinet-level job.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nominee for the Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to appear again before a legislative panel, the first step in his latest confirmation process.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The U.S attorney from North Dakota says federal prosecutors are working to break the cycle of violence and hopelessness on Indian reservations with programs meant to reach young people.
BOSTON - A Massachusetts congressman says the House Homeland Security Committee plans to hold a hearing in Boston this spring with victims of and first responders to the Boston Marathon bombings.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Educators, students and advocates for sex assault victims testified Tuesday before a legislative committee that is considering a bill designed to improve sexual assault policies on Connecticut's college campuses.
SALEM, Oregon - A state Senate committee hearing Tuesday focused on whether Oregon communities should be allowed to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A predicted storm is canceling events at the state Capitol, including the confirmation hearing for Connecticut's new Department of Correction commissioner.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Current and former governmental appointees of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez criticized her administration on Monday for rushing through a 25-year lease in 2011 for a company to build a larger casino at the New Mexico fairgrounds.