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The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to raise the minimum wage by $1.50 over three years.
Borough mayors want to ensure they have a say on terms that will affect local communities and be negotiated by the state in pursuit of a mega-liquefied natural gas project.
An Eagle River senator says she would like to see the tax rate in the gas line bill increased to give the state a full 25 percent stake in a liquefied natural gas project.
In years past, work in the Legislature during the first week of March would slow substantially, if not grind to a near halt, to allow lawmakers to travel to The Energy Council and other meetings in Washington, D.C. Some would take time to return home to meet with constituents.
A measure in Maryland would ensure people who provide direct service to the developmentally disabled would get a pay raise, if the state raises its minimum wage.
Lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with plans to borrow tens of millions of dollars to help fix leaky roofs, invest in economic development and repair worn equipment.
The fast-track plan to provide $20 million in emergency heating assistance has been staged for a vote Monday in the Minnesota Senate.
More than 20 Democrats in Maryland's legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible.
Newly-named Ambassador to China Max Baucus has unloaded almost $1.7 million from his campaign coffers since he announced he was leaving the U.S. Senate last year, including a recent major donation to a Democratic committee.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
Former Sen. Max Baucus has been sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to China.
Federal agencies are ready to work on an Alaska liquefied natural gas project but don't want another false start, state lawmakers were told Wednesday.
A plan to reduce the top personal income tax rate beginning Jan. 1 has cleared a Senate committee, and the sponsor of the bill says the measure will recoup some of the estimated $172 million in lost revenue from the cut.
The race for the U.S. Senate in Virginia looks like a barnburner. In one corner stands Mark R. Warner, the incumbent, former telecommunications entrepreneur, one-term governor, former state Democratic chairman and the newest member of the Senate Finance Committee. In the other, Ed Gillespie, former chairman of both the Republican National Committee and the party in Virginia, political adviser to presidents and a successful businessman who has never held elective office.
Maryland is already moving toward a "two-tier" minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday. But he wants to make $10.10 the statewide floor and let counties raise it from there.