Stories tagged: lawmakers
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Lawmakers call Equifax response to breach inadequate
House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday lashed out at the former head of Equifax, demanding answers for the massive data breach that compromised the sensitive personal information of an estimated …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Black lawmakers ponder Trump agenda at annual gathering
On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, “What the hell do you have to lose?” An answer …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Oregon’s governor, Hispanic lawmakers vow to defend Latinos
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Hispanic members of the Legislature vowed Wednesday to defend Latinos in the state, including those who entered the country illegally.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration
California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Military scrambles for transgender policy after Trump tweets
President Donald Trump’s tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Threats to lawmakers spike in 2017, House official says
U.S. Capitol Police have investigated more threats to members of Congress in the first six months of the year than in all of 2016, says the chief law enforcement official …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Government supporters storm Venezuela congress, injuring lawmakers
Pro-government militias wielding wooden sticks and metal bars stormed congress on Wednesday and attacked opposition lawmakers during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s independence day.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Idaho leaders assign lawmakers to address campaign laws
Idaho’s top legislative leaders have formed a working group to study possible changes to the state’s campaign finance laws.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security
The shooting at a baseball field that critically wounded a Republican congressman and injured several others is forcing lawmakers to ask what more should be done to ensure the safety …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban
BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes. In 2015, Planned Parenthood of the Great …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Washington bill would remove state ban on nuclear attack planning
A 1984 prohibition on including nuclear attack preparations in Washington state’s emergency management plans would be removed under a new bill introduced by two lawmakers.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Lawmakers tap unspent campaign money for suits, meals, decor
Since the election, more than a dozen state lawmakers have spent thousands of surplus campaign money on suits, flights, meals, charities and office furnishings, according to a review of state …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Idaho lawmakers stand up again for the religious right of parents to let their children die
How many dead children per year is the going price for religious freedom? One? Three? Seven?
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy
Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Angry voters flood town halls of GOP lawmakers
The voter identified himself as a cancer survivor, and he had something to say to Republican Rep. Justin Amash: “I am scared to death that I will not have health …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Montana lawmakers to look at raising their pay 82 percent
Future Montana lawmakers would receive an 82 percent pay raise or more compared to what they’re making now under a measure to be considered next week by a legislative panel.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
Trump slows GOP defections as lawmakers led by Thune backtrack
Donald Trump may have stanched the bleeding of Republican support for his embattled campaign, with several Republicans who had called on him to step down now saying they plan to …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Rarely used adultery charge still a felony in Idaho
In Idaho, adultery has been considered a felony since 1972. The crime is rarely prosecuted, but it remains on the books as a relic of America’s long history of regulating …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish lawmakers declared a three-month state of emergency Thursday, overwhelmingly approving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request for sweeping new powers to expand a government crackdown after last …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases, AP report says
The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases in an effort to blunt support for a Senate bill that would make a major change …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Idaho mulls Shariah law bill 1 year after high-profile vote
Amid growing concerns about Muslim immigration, state lawmakers Thursday advanced legislation prohibiting Shariah law or any other foreign statutes from influencing Idaho courts. But the bill’s future remains uncertain.
Fri., March 18, 2016
Editorial: Lawmakers’ records exemption is suspect
Aside from self-interest, there is nothing stopping legislators from broadening the definition of ‘public record.’ Washington legislators do not face unique circumstances that require them to have more secrecy.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Washington Legislature: What’s alive, dead?
Nearing the halfway point of the 60-day Washington legislative session, here are some other bills that still can pass, and others that appear to be dead.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 3:39 p.m.
Lawmakers hope for calm after the storm on Capitol Hill
With a new speaker in the House and a major budget-and-debt deal completed, lawmakers hope they are entering a welcome period of calm – even boredom – on Capitol Hill.
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013
Ethics panel rules free meals OK for Washington legislators
OLYMPIA – A legislative ethics panel this week dismissed a complaint about some Washington state lawmakers accepting free meals from lobbyists, but it encouraged the Legislature to clarify how frequently …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2007
2008 legislative session promises to be busy one
OLYMPIA – With a month to go before lawmakers pack their cars and flock to Olympia, 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy legislative session. More than two …