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Stories with subject: Separation of powers
  • new storyCalifornia urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 8:18 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures that the state siphoned off to help deal with its budget crisis.

  • Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:49 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches.

  • Lawsuit challenges governor's religious objections order 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:10 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order that aims to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and should be thrown out, gay rights advocates argue in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.