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Kansas lawmakers call for reform after secrecy story breaks

Added: 18.11.2017 18:21 | 2 views | 0 comments


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers from across the political spectrum say they'll push to fix the state's culture of secrecy after a newspaper highlighted alarming levels of opacity in state and local government. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer pledged last week to address the problem of transparency. Colyer is set to take over as governor ...]

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Wisconsin bill seeks to lower drinking age to 19

Added: 18.11.2017 12:47 | 2 views | 0 comments

A bill proposed by lawmakers in Wisconsin aimed to lower the state’s drinking age to 19.

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Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

Added: 18.11.2017 10:04 | 4 views | 0 comments

Even with White House seeking an additional $44 billion for disaster aid, lawmakers from hurricane-ravaged regions say the total nearing $100 falls short of what's needed

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Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

Added: 18.11.2017 8:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.

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Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

Added: 18.11.2017 5:02 | 4 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The typically secretive committee of three Republicans and three Democrats ...]

Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reforms

Added: 18.11.2017 0:05 | 3 views | 0 comments

Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of limitations on civil cases has expired.

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Congress has an 'et tu?' moment as it grapples with sexual harrassment

Added: 18.11.2017 0:01 | 3 views | 0 comments


Now, it’s the US Capitol – where a wave of complaints about sexual abuse and harassment have flooded the stately halls and engulfed a sitting senator, Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota. Women lawmakers and aides say inappropriate sexual behavior has long been “pervasive” on the Hill, largely kept in the shadows amid an insular, old-boys-club culture that persists to this day. “I was of a generation of survivors that never said a word,” Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D) of New Hampshire told reporters after she and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to make it easier to file sexual harassment complaints in Congress.

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Senate ethics panel, relatively silent, could face busy year

Added: 17.11.2017 21:29 | 1 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee has not conducted a major investigation in nearly six years. Next year, the panel could decide the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The typically secretive committee says it plans to resume its preliminary inquiry into alleged misconduct by Sen. ...]

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White House Requests $44 Billion in Additional Disaster Relief

Added: 17.11.2017 19:06 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Trump administration said lawmakers should make spending cuts to offset the disaster spending, a request that a top Democrat immediately denounced.

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Oklahoma Senate approves budget bill, sends to governor

Added: 17.11.2017 16:41 | 0 views | 0 comments


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill that will cut funding to most state agencies and will spend cash reserves to finish plugging a budget shortfall after lawmakers failed to pass a broad package of tax increases. Its fate now rests with Republican Gov. Mary Fallin. Friday's vote would impose cuts ...]

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