SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Senate boycotted Thursday's session, using a tactic they have employed in the past two years to assert their will by stopping work in the Democratic-led Legislature — this time over the state's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank will not start raising interest rates until it believes its goals on maximum employment and inflation have been reached.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that the Arizona Senate can get access to 2.1 million ballots and election equipment from Arizona's most populous county so it can audit results of the 2020 election that saw Democrat Joe Biden win in the state.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would ban discrimination based on vaccination status and prohibit the use of vaccination status to grant or deny services or access to businesses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Kansas Republicans launched a new effort Tuesday to curb Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's power after months of criticizing her handling of the coronavirus pandemic and problems with the state's unemployment system.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Senate Democratic aides said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homicide detective believes an Army veteran committed murder when he pursued and fatally shot a drunk, unarmed neighbor who pounded on his door after midnight, saying prosecutors should have rejected the shooter's self-defense claim.