State legislature

"We did it!" yells Shawn McDonald, center, as he celebrates with Teisha Martinez, left, and Aubrey Taylor after a local media outlet called results showing Proposition 2 passed at the Proposition 2 election night party at the Infinity Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Proposition 2 legalizes the medical use of marijuana for individuals with qualifying medical illnesses. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 7:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaking to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 2:05 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Senate's top Republican expressed confidence Friday that the Russia investigation will be allowed to run its course, saying President Donald Trump has never signaled to him that special counsel Robert Mueller could be fired. Speaking to reporters in his home state, Senate...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke didn't turn Texas blue, but for the first time in decades, it's looking much less red. Texas has long been a laboratory of conservatism. But cracks in the GOP's supremacy are emerging. The results could reverberate nationally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke didn't turn Texas blue. But for the first time in decades, it's looking much less red. The midterm elections in Texas ousted a Republican who carried a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, drove out a GOP lawmaker who called federal immigration agents on...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said Thursday that they have taken steps to set up victim compensation funds, nearly three months after a chilling grand jury report documented decades of child sexual abuse by priests in the state. The Philadelphia, Harrisburg,...
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Governor-elect Tony Evers, right, walks into a room filled with press before making a statement, and answering questions on Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018. Governor-elect Tony Evers, and Lt. Governor elect Mandela Barnes took a tour of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 2:09 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic governor-elect on Tuesday accused the Republicans who control the Legislature of making a "desperate attempt to cling to power" by considering placing new limits on the governor's office before he takes over in January. Tony Evers, who narrowly defeated...
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A Fulton County election worker counts provisional ballots, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords, and hours-long lines at the polls are being scrutinized in Georgia, where the governor's race is still undecided as votes are still being tallied.(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
November 08, 2018 - 9:44 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Rep. Karen Handel has conceded her long-red House seat in the Atlanta suburbs to an African-American gun control advocate making her first run for public office. Handel's statement Thursday morning says her careful review of the vote count shows she narrowly lost to...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, is pictured during an interview in Oklahoma City. Hof, who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district. Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2018 in the race for Nevada's 36th Assembly District. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
November 07, 2018 - 3:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof died last month but still won a heavily GOP state legislative district after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate. County officials will appoint a Republican to take Hof's place in the state Assembly. He...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, speaks at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla. Scott is challenging three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Florida will vote for governor, U.S. Senate, Cabinet seats, Congress and decide 12 ballot questions. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 07, 2018 - 1:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bitter and expensive clash between Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson appears to be heading to a recount, despite Scott's declaration of victory. Nelson has not conceded. His campaign says it's preparing for a recount and will have...
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers his victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 07, 2018 - 2:23 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top. Cruz began as the...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 photo Rep. Greg Gianforte listens during a meeting with leaders from the Montana Department of Justice and Montana Highway Patrol in Helena, Mont.. Gianforte is running against Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams to keep the congressional seat he won last year in a special election. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
November 04, 2018 - 3:09 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will give him some of the credit. Gianforte has tied his political fortunes to Trump as he seeks...
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