Stories tagged: legislation
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
An Idaho lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that will make hemp legal in the state.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
Some legislators make wishes for 2020 by filing bills.
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019
New abortion bans approved by four states still advancing elsewhere in the South and Midwest
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
Legislation has been introduced to honor a conservationist who led efforts to prevent the extinction of Idaho’s state raptor, the peregrine falcon.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
Two bills dealing with cougars are in state senate committee hearings Thursday.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018
The Senate passed the final version of a sweeping opioids’ package Wednesday afternoon and will send it to the White House just in time for lawmakers to campaign on the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018
Iowa lawmakers have passed an unusual bill that would require many stores to stock eggs from caged chickens – a move designed to stop retailers from phasing them out.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
Russian lawmakers submitted legal amendments Tuesday that would allow the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a retaliatory move to a demand the U.S. made to a …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., proposed legislation Thursday designed to increase access to affordable child care, including for families that work non-traditional hours. Murray called the bill “a smart investment in …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
President Donald Trump has yet to release a plan despite his campaign pledge to create jobs by building bigger and better transportation and other types of infrastructure projects.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017
Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017
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 …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a proposal that would bar doctors from performing late-term abortions and another that sought to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol and other …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would officially define mead in state law and allow the fermented honey drink to be sold and refilled in growlers …
Wed., April 12, 2017
With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017
House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government’s health care role and is expected …
Sun., March 5, 2017
House Republicans, despite stiff political headwinds, are readying an ambitious push this week to begin moving legislation to replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, a crucial test of …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
We must continue to address the horrifying and unacceptable intersection of gun violence and domestic violence
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
Washington state has a high bar to criminally prosecute police officers who wrongfully kill people in Washington state, a standard that legislators are debating whether to change.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016
Legislation requiring Washington state residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure non-citizens are not trying to register to vote …
Tue., May 17, 2016
Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …
Wed., May 11, 2016
Hawaii is the first state to pass legislation providing tax breaks to farmers to offset the cost of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gov. David …
Tue., May 10, 2016
Utah’s first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it’s unnecessary and impossible to comply with.
Tue., April 19, 2016
A policy barring a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school is discriminatory, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Tue., April 19, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to endorse bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that …
Mon., April 4, 2016
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year.