State legislature

FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles speaks to a packed chamber during a public forum before the Charlotte City Council votes whether to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday, July 20, to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. Lyles led the campaign to bring the convention to Charlotte and said in a newspaper column that it would be a chance for the city to show its inclusiveness. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 20, 2018 - 4:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. The GOP's national committee selected North Carolina's largest...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a Republican gubernatorial debate in Atchison, Kan. One of Kobach's favorite campaign slogans in his campaign for governor is that Kansas is the "sanctuary state of the Midwest." Kobach has repeated it on Twitter, Facebook, in news interviews and his campaign site. But facts about the state's immigration policies and undocumented immigration population suggest otherwise. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 1:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — One of Republican Kris Kobach's favorite slogans in his campaign for governor is that Kansas is the "sanctuary state of the Midwest." Kobach has repeated it on Twitter, Facebook, in news interviews and on his campaign website. But the facts about the state's immigration policies and...
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July 19, 2018 - 7:45 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An intense power struggle between North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift to voting booths this fall. All 170 General Assembly seats are up for election in November, and Democrats angry with the state's rightward shift this decade are...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry. The Supreme Court ruled the 1.5-cent-per-ounce (per 28 grams) levy is aimed at distributors and dealers...
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Attorney Kevin Betz, representing Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, speaks as Sandra Blevins listens during a news conference, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Indianapolis. Betz said that Hill faces "false and malicious" information included in a report prepared for state legislative leaders about the allegations stemming from a March 15 party at an Indianapolis bar. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
July 18, 2018 - 5:51 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Wednesday that calls for the Republican's resignation over allegations that he drunkenly groped a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers are "pure hysteria" based on a flawed initial investigation. Attorney Kevin Betz...
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In this photograph taken July 17, 2018, Marine Corps veteran Chris Sheppard poses with a picture of himself taken during his service in Iraq in Oct. 2004, at his office in Seattle. "I thought that press conference yesterday with him in Putin, I thought that was a national tragedy. I just couldn't believe it," Sheppard said from his office in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
July 18, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Iraq War veteran Chris Sheppard fumed as he watched President Trump's joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The former combat engineer with the U.S. Marine Corps sat glued to his cellphone screen in his downtown Seattle office, watching live on Monday as the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2011. file photo, emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, second from right, an intern for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, move Giffords after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. Bobby Wilson, a Republican Arizona state Senate candidate, has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Wilson says he shot and killed his mother after she shot at him with a rifle one night in their Oklahoma farmhouse in 1963. (AP Photo/James Palka, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, California state Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, de Leon. He won the party nod Saturday, July 14 after a vote of the party's roughly 360-member executive board made up of local officials and party activists. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 15, 2018 - 12:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive...
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Steven Aiello arrives to federal court in New York, Thursday, July 12, 2018. A federal jury in New York has convicted key players including Aiello of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 12, 2018 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling that it's a bad time to face corruption charges. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict after a...
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This image made from a March 27, 2018, law enforcement body camera video from the La Paz County Sheriff's Office, via KLPZ / ParkerLiveOnline, shows Arizona state Rep. Paul Mosley during a traffic stop outside Parker, Ariz. Mosley was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph (210 or 225 kph) after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity (La Paz County Sheriff's Office/KLPZ/ParkerLiveOnline via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph (210 or 225 kph) after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity State Rep. Paul Mosley was...
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