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senate committee kills bill to end permit requirement for concealed guns


people who want to legally carry concealed weapons in new mexico will still have to go through a 15-hour firearms training course, p a background check and get a permit.






“training” bill is a dangerous effort to bring guns into schools


colorado’s concealed-carry gun permit law specifically prohibits concealed guns in all public k-12 colorado schools with exception for the school’s designated security guard.






school concealed-weapons bill defeated in house committee


a bill that would have repealed the law prohibiting permit holders from carrying a concealed handgun on public school property was killed wednesday by legislators.






senate committee kills bill to keep government job applications secret


the senate public affairs committee voted 5-0 to table the bill, which would have restricted public access to most applications for government jobs.






senate panel a nces gun background check bill


a state senate committee listened to an hour of emotional testimony tuesday, then voted 5-3 on party lines to a nce a bill expanding background checks for people buying guns.






south dakota lawmaker hits panic on to test security


a south dakota lawmaker whose committee was considering a bill to allow concealed guns in the capitol says he hit a panic on during debate just to see how quickly authorities could respond.






bill to make cultivating hemp legal heads to senate floor


the senate judiciary committee on monday voted 8-2 for a do-p recommendation for senate bill 6.






bill allowing open primaries gets warmer reception in house committee


judging by the reaction a similar bill received in a senate committee earlier this week, the house bill could run into trouble.






s.d. lawmaker hits panic on to test security


a south dakota lawmaker whose committee was debating whether to allow concealed guns in the capitol said he hit a panic on just to see how quickly authorities would respond.






committee sends project labor agreement bill to senate


the wisconsin state senate could soon take up a bill that would limit the influence of unions bidding for public projects.






s.d. lawmaker hits panic on at capitol to test security


a south dakota lawmaker whose committee was debating whether to allow concealed guns in the capitol said he hit a panic on just to see how quickly authorities would respond.






south dakota lawmaker hits panic on to test security


a south dakota lawmaker whose committee was debating whether to allow concealed guns in the capitol said he hit a panic on just to see how quickly authorities would respond.






bill to let colorado cyclists roll through stop signs, red lights dies in commit


a bill allowing cyclists to roll through intersections at a "reasonable speed" -- as long as they yield to cars and pedestrians -- died along party lines in the senate transportation committee tuesday.






texas senate panel oks so-called sanctuary cities bill


austin, texas (ap) — a texas senate panel has approved a so-called sanctuary cities bill that would withhold state money from local jurisdictions that don’t hand over immigrants already in custody for possible deportation. the senate’s state affairs committee voted for the bill early friday after more than 16 hours of often emotional testimony marked […]






proposal would ban open carry of guns at roundhouse


people with licensed concealed weapons could still enter the building with their firearms.






state senate committee a nces bill to establish legal defense program for immigr


essential politics: state senate committee moves to ist immigrants, what california's members of congress are saying about trump's executive order jan. 31, 2017, 5:07 p.m. this is essential politics, our daily look at california political and government news. here's what we're watching right...






state senate committee a nces bill to establish legal defense program for immigr


essential politics: state senate committee moves to ist immigrants, what california's members of congress are saying about trump's executive order jan. 31, 2017, 3:46 p.m. this is essential politics, our daily look at california political and government news. here's what we're watching right...






bill to cut planned parenthood funding a nces in virginia


richmond, va. (ap) — a bill to cut off funding for planned parenthood clinics in virginia is a ncing in the state general embly, despite facing a likely veto from the governor. a senate committee voted thursday to send the bill to the full chamber. it has already p ed the house of delegates. the bill would […]






georgia lawmakers work to make ‘upskirting’ illegal


atlanta (ap) — a bill making it illegal to film or take photos under a person’s clothes has cleared a hurdle in the georgia senate. the house judiciary non-civil committee approved the measure monday. the senate is considering a similar bill. lawmakers decided to take action last summer after a divided court of appeals found […]






jeff sessions approved by judiciary committee after another bitter hearing


the senate judiciary committee on wednesday voted 11-9 to a nce the nomination of sen. jeff sessions, r-ala., as attorney general. he is expected to be confirmed by the full senate by the end of the week. republicans, who need only a majority vote to approve him, control 52 of the senate's 100...






legislature should vote down bill to let cyclists ride through stop signs


sen. andy kerr’s bill to permit bicyclists to p through intersections without stopping under certain conditions is not the answer to improving road safety.






democrats boycott senate committee votes on price, mnuchin


senate democrats on tuesday boycotted a committee vote on two of president trump's top cabinet nominees -- tom price to lead health and human services and steve mnuchin to be treasury secretary. finance committee chairman orrin hatch (r-utah) blasted the move as he in a hearing room with only...






read: letter from chicago sports teams in support of senate bill 12


senate bill 12 - illinois workers compen ion reform (pdf) senate bill 12 - illinois workers compen ion reform (text)






pennsylvania senate resumes push for 20-week abortion ban


harrisburg, pa. (ap) — legislation is a ncing in pennsylvania to impose new restrictions on abortions. backers are resuming a push that stalled last year amid a veto threat from democratic gov. tom wolf and opposition by pennsylvania’s largest doctors’ organization. the gop-controlled senate judiciary committee’s party-line vote monday sent the bill to the full senate. […]






gop forced to delay senate committee votes on price, mnuchin


democrats blocked planned senate committee votes on president donald trump's picks to be health and treasury secretaries on tuesday, boycotting the session and demanding more information on the two nominees' past financial behavior.






gop forced to delay senate committee votes on price, mnuchin


washington (ap) — democrats blocked planned senate committee votes on president donald trump's picks to be health and treasury secretaries on tuesday, boycotting the session and demanding more information on the two nominees' past financial behavior.






senate finance republicans change rules to approve price and mnuchin without any


the senate finance committee on wednesday voted to confirm representative tom price to head the department of health and human services and banker steven mnuchin to be treasury secretary, sending the nominations to the full senate for a confirmation vote. democrats tried to block the committee vote ...






gop forced to delay senate committee votes on price, mnuchin


washington (ap) — republicans delayed indefinitely planned senate committee votes on president donald trump's picks to be health and treasury secretaries on tuesday after democrats boycotted the session and demanded more information on the two nominees' past financial behavior.






jeff sessions approved by judiciary committee after another bitter hearing


the senate judiciary committee on wednesday voted 11-9 to a nce the nomination of sen. jeff sessions, r-ala., as attorney general. he is expected to be confirmed by the full senate by the end of the week.






senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired


the republican-led senate has voted to block an obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.






house committee endorses bill that would reshape u.s. bank stadium oversight pan


house government operations committee passed the overhaul bill by a 17-1 margin tuesday that would overhaul the panel.






gop suspends senate rule, muscles trump picks through panel


republicans muscled through committee approval of president donald trump's nominees for treasury and health on wednesday, suspending a key senate rule in the latest escalation of partisan tensions in congress. democrats boycotted a finance committee meeting and republicans responded by temporarily...






senate panel approves mnuchin as treasury secretary


washington (ap) — a senate panel is approving president donald trump’s choice of financier steven mnuchin as treasury secretary. the approval by the senate finance committee on wednesday e over objections from democrats who boycotted the committee vote. they have criticized mnuchin for how he handled thousands of mortgage foreclosures at failed subprime mortgage lender […]






gop suspends senate rule to get trump's treasury, health secretaries through com


in the latest intensification of partisan hostilities, republicans rammed president donald trump's picks to be treasury and health secretaries through a senate committee on wednesday without any democrats present after unilaterally suspending panel rules that would have otherwise prevented the vote.






wisconsin senate p es bill limiting union influence


the state senate has p ed a republican bill that would limit union influence on bids for public projects.






wisconsin senate p es marijuana extract bill


the state senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make it legal to use a marijuana extract to treat seizures.






betsy devos' education nomination a nces to full senate


a senate committee has approved republican donor and school choice advocate betsy devos for education secretary, even as two gop senators expressed some reservations. after a heated debate tuesday morning, senators on the health, education, pensions and labor committee have voted 12-11 along partisan...






trump favors "nuclear option" if scotus pick blocked


the president said he would favor killing the 60-vote requirement in the senate if democrats filibuster






colorado school weapons bill a nces over objections it will cause gun violence


a measure allowing county sheriffs to train armed teachers, principals and other school personnel a nced friday in the state senate over objections it will just invite more gun violence in colorado's schools.






trump favors "nuclear option" if supreme court pick blocked


the president said he would favor killing the 60-vote requirement in the senate if democrats filibuster






wisconsin senate to debate bill limiting union influence


the wisconsin state senate is to debate a bill fast-tracked by republicans that limits the influence of unions on bids for public projects.






senate committee approves trump picks for energy, interior


the senate energy committee on tuesday overwhelmingly approved president donald trump’s nominees to head the interior and energy departments. the panel approved ryan zinke for the interior department by a vote of 16 to 6 and rick perry, a former governor or oil producing texas, for the energy ...






gop senators suspend committee rules, move trump epa pick ahead as democrats boy


republicans suspended senate committee rules thursday to muscle through president donald trump's pick to lead the environmental protection agency toward a confirmation vote after democrats boycotted a meeting. it was the latest sign of political hostilities on capitol hill as senate democrats used...






trump education secretary pick squeaks through committee, may face senate fight


the deeply divided u.s. senate education committee on tuesday agreed to send to president donald trump’s nominee for u.s. education secretary, billionaire philanthropist betsy devos, to the full chamber for confirmation, but comments ahead of the vote show devos faces choppy waters ahead. the ...






democrats win brief delay on treasury nominee


washington (ap) — senate democrats have succeeded in delaying for one day a scheduled committee vote on president donald trump’s nomination of steven mnuchin to be treasury secretary. the senate finance committee said monday that the meeting to vote on the nomination, which had been scheduled for 6 p.m. monday, will now take place at […]






senate democrats boycott committee vote on trump nominees mnuchin and price


u.s. senate democrats on tuesday boycotted a planned committee vote on two of president donald trump’s cabinet nominees, steve mnuchin to be treasury secretary and tom price to head the health and human services department, delaying the vote. at least one democrat must be present for the commi...






house committee endorses bill to reshape u.s. bank stadium oversight panel


a bill would eliminate the paid position of the chair, now held by michele kelm-helgen.






refugee 'lost hope' in syria, but rediscovered it in the u.s.


it was the snowiest winter park city had seen in years. nour haji, wearing a t-shirt despite the freezing temperatures, backed his white toyota ry toward a snowbank to turn around. “how has your night been?” he asked, peering into the rearview mirror at his lyft p enger in back. just over...