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  • Groups spent $200K on lawmakers' trips

    By Associated Press

    Industry and special interest groups have spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers. Published April 21, 2014

  • Md. won't automatically hold immigrants for feds

    By Associated Press

    Maryland's governor says a state jail in Baltimore will no longer automatically comply with federal requests to hold immigrants past their release date for possible deportation. Published April 21, 2014

  • US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

    By SARA BURNETT - Associated Press

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago. Published April 20, 2014

  • Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature'

    By TOM LoBIANCO - Associated Press

    When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature." Published April 20, 2014

  • Senate OKs longer sentences for gang-related crime

    By Associated Press

    The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill stiffening punishments for gang-related crimes. Published April 20, 2014

  • N.C. governor's coal ash announcement miffs GOP lawmakers

    By Associated Press

    Some North Carolina lawmakers say they were surprised and miffed by fellow Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's announcement that he's seeking legislation to beef up government oversight of coal ash dumps. Published April 20, 2014

  • Charlotte weighs immigrant-friendly city policies

    By Associated Press

    North Carolina's biggest city is looking at ways to boost growth by attracting new immigrants to the United States, a move some complain would include welcoming people living in the country illegally. Published April 20, 2014

  • Obama to tour site of Washington mudslide

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    Published April 20, 2014

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