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Maryland Becomes Ninth State to Enact Paid Sick Leave

Article ByWilliam J. DelanyHeather Scanlon GelfusoMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPLaw FlashThe Healthy Working Families Act requires certain Maryland …

Law

Cliven Bundy, Sen. Jennifer Fielder To Speak In Paradise, MT

Nevada rancher and anti-federal government activist Cliven Bundy is slated to speak in the town of Paradise Saturday, January 20, 2018. He and …

Montana

Ralph Northam pledges less toxic politics as Virginia's governor

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's new governor, who rode a wave of voter unhappiness with President Trump to electoral victory, took his oath of office with a pledge to make politics less toxic and more productive.<p>Speaking to a crowd gathered Saturday in dreary, cold weather on the south portico of the …

News

Mississippi could become the first US state to have 2 official flags because of a dispute over the confederacy

• <b>A bill in the Mississippi House of Representatives proposes a two-flag solution to the state's debate over the use of a confederate symbol in its current official flag.</b>• <b><br>Republican Rep. Greg Snowden filed the measure earlier in January.</b>• <b><br>He hopes it will be a compromise that Mississippians divided over</b> …

U.S. Politics

Maryland Legislature Overrides Two of Gov. Hogan’s Vetoes

<i>ANNAPOLIS, Maryland —</i> The Maryland Senate on Friday, following the state House one day earlier, overrode two vetoes by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, …

Larry Hogan

Governor's office: Zinke reconsiders drilling off Oregon Coast

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke agreed to consider exempting Oregon from the Trump administration's offshore drilling plan after …

Portland, OR

Delegitimizing Israel soon to be illegal in South Carolina

"Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews,” the definition says.<p>South Carolina State House in …

World News

This US state wants to bring back the electric chair

South Carolina last used the chair back in 2008.<p>The state has run out of drugs used in lethal injections.<p>South Carolina lawmakers are contemplating …

South Carolina

Maryland House votes to override Hogan's veto of paid sick leave bill - Baltimore Business Journal

By Holden Wilen <br>– Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal<p>Jan 11, 2018, 11:44am EST<p>Democratic lawmakers in Maryland's House of Delegates voted …

Baltimore

House votes to override Hogan’s sick-leave veto; showdown now moves to Senate

<b>Correction:</b> Earlier versions of this article incorrectly said Maryland would be the first state in the country to prohibit colleges and universities from asking student applicants about their criminal records. Louisiana passed a similar law last year.<p>Maryland’s House of Delegates rejected two of …

U.S. Politics

The souls left in Guantanamo Bay won't just disappear

Editor's Note: (Stephen I. Vladeck is the A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, a CNN contributor and an expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism. The views expressed here are solely his.)<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Few things could more appropriately …

Guantanamo Bay

South Carolina governor calls on Trump admin to remove state from drilling plan

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) is planning to ask the Trump administration to exempt the state from an upcoming expansion of offshore …

United States

Curious Texas: Why can Texas fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag?

Jerry Hilton from Arlington asks: Is Texas the only state that can fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag? Also what is the height of …

United States

Timeline: Here’s Why Cliven Bundy Walked Free in the Nevada Ranch Standoff Case

US District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and two of his sons, Ammon and Ryan, on Monday, citing …

United States

Sports Multimedia Journalist - Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States - Sinclair Broadcast Group

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a …

United States

Daugaard: State seeking to impose Medicaid work requirement

South Dakota is asking the Trump administration to allow the state to require some Medicaid recipients to work to qualify for the government-funded …

Business

Hutchinson to lay out Arkansas budget for lawmakers Tuesday

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is set to meet with legislators and propose a budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.<p>The Arkansas Legislature …

Business

Bundy insists US can't own land, no matter who's president

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents insisted Tuesday that it's up to the states, not the federal officials, how to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West.<p>Some watching Cliven Bundy's case think his message …

U.S. Politics

Report: 18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation.<p>Eilers …

Business

Judge ends case over armed standoff in Nevada grazing dispute

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed the criminal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on charges stemming from an armed 2014 standoff with federal law enforcement officers over a cattle grazing rights dispute.<p>U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited …

News

Rauner vows fairness in school funding veto, but lawmaker sees 'absolute chaos’

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday issued an amendatory veto of legislation needed to implement a historic school funding bill, sending it back to lawmakers …

Education

Federal judge dismisses all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 3 others

Updated:Monday, January 8 2018 1:45 PM EST2018-01-08 18:45:51 GMT<p>Federal prosecutors are recommending a former Montana House majority leader be …

Montana

1 winning ticket sold in New Hampshire for $570-million Powerball jackpot

One Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire has matched all six numbers and will claim a $570-million grand prize.<p>The winning numbers drawn Saturday …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Fox News reported on proposed monument to black South Carolina Confederates. There were none

Republican lawmakers are trying to erect a new Confederate monument to honor mythical black Confederates<p>Fox News Radio reported on a proposal by two Republican South Carolina lawmakers to erect a monument in honor of black Confederate soldiers, but according to a local newspaper, "records show the …

U.S. Politics

These States Are Projected to Gain House Seats After 2020 Census

States in the South and West will gain representatives in the U.S. House after the 2020 census at the expense of states in the Northeast and Midwest, …

Business

Union-backed group sues Dennis Richardson over election rule change

<i>This story will be updated.</i><p>Our Oregon, a liberal political group funded by public employee unions, filed suit Thursday on behalf of a Multnomah …

Government

Oregon's Gov. Kate Brown makes history by appointing African American state supreme court justice

×<p>Tag History<p>KateBrown created by Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter Poza at 01/04/2018 09:37 AM<br>• KateBrown Oregon created by Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter Poza at …

United States

Oregon Governor 'Confident' In Wolf Shooting Investigation

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will apparently not ask state agencies to reopen their investigation into the killing of a female wolf Oct. 27 in Union …

Oregon

Minimum wage hikes in 18 states set for new year

The lowest wage workers in 18 states will get a boost in their paychecks starting on New Year's Day<b>,</b> as minimum wage hikes take effect.<p>Many of the …

Social Justice

Eric Bolling Reveals His Grand Idea for ‘Blue States’ Complaining About Trump Tax Bill

"The common complaint among these states is about a provision in the bill that limits deductions of state and local income and property taxes to …

Conservative View