Florida could further broaden access to marijuana under a slew of bills proposed ahead of this year's legislative session that include tweaks to medical cannabis rules and even longshot measures to legalize recreational use.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House passed a measure Thursday that's aimed at adding language to the state constitution to ensure it doesn’t offer protections for abortion rights.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some lawmakers want to give South Carolina voters another chance to decide if they elect the education superintendent less than three years after they rejected the idea.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council may have overridden Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms's veto of a plan to give part of a street to the state government, but Bottoms is refusing to accept the action, setting up a legal standoff.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House backed a proposed constitutional amendment on Wednesday that would require two-thirds majority votes for bills to pass during lame duck sessions of the Legislature, if voters ultimately approve of the change.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of Pennsylvania's Legislature said Wednesday that Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is trying to sabotage ballot questions to amend the constitution to shift authority over the length of emergency declarations from governors to lawmakers.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Kansas Republicans launched a new effort Tuesday to curb Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's power after months of criticizing her handling of the coronavirus pandemic and problems with the state's unemployment system.
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger’s electoral commission said Tuesday that former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum has been elected president of the West African nation, according to preliminary results from the second round of voting Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters could get a chance to limit state lawmakers to 12 years per chamber and extend state senators' terms to four years from two under a constitutional amendment advancing in the Senate.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans are again pushing for the state to call for conventions to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget and limit the terms of members of Congress, arguing the state needs to lend its support to disrupting the status quo in Washington.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel of lawmakers on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment allowing the part-time Idaho Legislature to call itself into a special session.
ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia state senators want the state to call for conventions to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget and limit the terms of members of Congress — again.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a pair of proposals aimed at increasing scrutiny on voter-backed ballot initiatives like a recently-passed constitutional amendment that would have legalized marijuana, but was struck down by a circuit court.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Politicians haven’t been short on ideas for spending earnings from North Dakota’s voter-approved oil tax savings account — from attempting to fund pet projects to using it to balance the state budget or cut taxes.
MOSCOW (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday asked a Moscow court to fine jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on charges of defaming a World War II veteran, maintaining pressure on the top Kremlin foe.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state House of Representatives on Friday endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that could funnel more than a billion dollars toward early childhood education over the next six years in New Mexico.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed ballot measure that would remove Nebraska's unenforceable same-sex marriage ban from the state constitution is…
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed ballot measure that would remove Nebraska's unenforceable same-sex marriage ban from the state constitution is headed to the full Legislature for debate.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus said Friday that a referendum on changing the ex-Soviet nation's constitution would be held in less than a year, part of government efforts to stem the tide of opposition protests.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate did an about-face on a proposal to set a 7% sales tax on medical marijuana, first killing a bill and then reviving it hours later in an unusual session after midnight.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate on Thursday night killed a bill that included a proposal to set a 7% sales tax on medical marijuana.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dire harm from Donald Trump’s false and violent incitements will vex American democracy long into the future unless the Senate convicts him of impeachment and bars him from future office, House prosecutors insisted Thursday as they concluded two days of emotional arguments in his historic trial.