By Steve Quinn JUNEAU (Reuters) - An Alaska lawmaker on Tuesday said the state should ditch the twice-yearly time switches required by daylight savings time and join Arizona and Hawaii in sticking to one standard time, matching a similar proposal in Wa...Read More »
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican and Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday called for $1 billion in lethal defensive aid to Ukraine as Congress increased pressure on President Barack Obama to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian-backed rebels.
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Republican legislators on Tuesday proposed a 30-year, $37.4 billion plan to pay for the overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system as proposed by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they can ...Read More »
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will no longer ban discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in hiring and employment in much of state government because of an action announced Tuesday by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two civil rights leaders on Tuesday asked the House's third-ranking Republican to make a major speech denouncing racism. They also asked to meet with the House's top two Republican leaders to discuss "pressing issues."Read More »
By Michael Flaherty and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate are discussing a joint effort to repeal a key section of the landmark Wall Street reform law, seeking to limit the U.S. gove...Read More »
(Reuters) - Maryland's "rain tax" on stormwater runoff designed to protect the ailing Chesapeake Bay would be repealed under legislation Republican Governor Larry Hogan unveiled on Tuesday. Hogan said in a statement that the stormwater management measu...Read More »
(Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday revived legislation that seeks to allocate more airwaves to public Wi-Fi by requiring regulators to quickly test how shared radio frequencies could coexist alongside those used for communications among smart car...Read More »
The U.S. Senate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said on Tuesday that the Senate is "stuck" and unable to advance legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, so the next move is up to the House of Representatives. McConnell bla...Read More »
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Guard troops sent to the Texas-Mexico border last summer are now in line to stay indefinitely and not come home in March as originally planned, Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday.Read More »