Bills

New Zealand Police Minister Stuart Nash talks to reporters in Wellington, New Zealand Monday, April 1, 2019. The government on Monday introduced a bill it plans to rush into law that would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
April 01, 2019 - 3:05 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Monday introduced a bill it plans to rush into law that would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques. Police Minister Stuart Nash said that if lawmakers pass the bill as expected, the new law will take...
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Members of the New York state Senate debate budget bills during session in Senate Chamber at the state Capitol Sunday, March, 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 31, 2019 - 11:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democrat-controlled Legislature worked into the night Sunday to wrap up work on a new state budget that includes new tolls on motorists driving into the busiest parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on plastic bags. The Senate and Assembly began voting on budget...
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File-This March 22, 2019, file photo shows, pro-abortion rights and anti-abortion demonstrators displaying their signs in the lobby of the Georgia State Capitol building during the 35th legislative day at the Georgia State Capitol building in downtown Atlanta. Bucking intense opposition from abortion rights groups, citizens, physicians groups and even Hollywood celebrities, Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Friday, March 29, 2019, to a "heartbeat" abortion ban that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state. The proposal now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who backs it. If enacted, it would be among the strictest abortion bans in the U.S. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
March 30, 2019 - 5:05 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Watchful eyes now turn to Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, wondering when he might sign a "heartbeat" abortion ban that he supported and helped push through. The Georgia House gave final approval Friday to legislation outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected,...
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File-This March 22, 2019, file photo shows a woman recording a group of pro-abortion rights demonstrators the 35th legislative day at the Georgia State Capitol building in downtown Atlanta. Bucking intense opposition from abortion rights groups, citizens, physicians groups and even Hollywood celebrities, Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Friday, March 29, 2019, to a "heartbeat" abortion ban that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state. The proposal now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who backs it. If enacted, it would be among the strictest abortion bans in the U.S. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
March 29, 2019 - 9:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Bucking intense opposition from abortion rights groups, citizens, physicians groups and even Hollywood celebrities, Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a "heartbeat" abortion ban that would outlaw most abortions in the state. The proposal now heads to the desk of...
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In this Thursday, March 28, 2019 photo, citizens gather to testify against a resolution that seeks to nullify North Dakota's 1975 support of the Equal Rights Amendment at a legislative hearing at the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. Opponents call the resolution a thinly-veiled response to offset revived efforts to enshrine the near half-century-old gender-equality measure in the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)
March 29, 2019 - 3:57 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's male-dominated Legislature is considering a resolution to nullify its 1975 support of the Equal Rights Amendment, a move seen as offsetting revived efforts nationally to enshrine the nearly half-century-old measure in the U.S. Constitution. The resolution...
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March 28, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 Hollywood celebrities have signed a letter sent to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David Ralston saying they will urge TV and film production companies to abandon the state if a "heartbeat" abortion bill becomes law. The bill prohibits most abortions after six...
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In this March 22, 2019 photo, Erik Finder, who works in the oil and gas industry, speaks at his home in Windsor, Colo. Finder said he worries that proposed new oil and gas regulations in Colorado could strangle the industry, shutting down one of the few careers that offer him a decent wage to support his family. He and other oilfield workers say they're safety-minded people who love Colorado, but they feel demonized and ignored in the debate over new rules. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
March 27, 2019 - 6:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's long-running battle over oil and gas drilling in suburban neighborhoods has erupted again, and this time the stakes are deeply personal. As state lawmakers debate whether to clamp stronger health and safety regulations on the industry, stories of loss and anxiety are...
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People gather at the front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France, Tuesday March 26, 2019, to show their support for the copyright bill. The European Parliament is furiously debating the pros and cons of a landmark copyright bill one last time before the legislature will vote on it later. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
March 26, 2019 - 3:58 pm
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved a copyright directive Tuesday to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes, an intensely contentious measure that could have major trans-Atlantic implications for American technology companies. The...
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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters as she announces her veto of a Republican tax relief bill during a news conference, Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The Democratic governor said the tax bill would have created a "self-inflicted budget crisis." (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 25, 2019 - 4:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor. Top Republicans immediately condemned Gov. Laura Kelly's action as...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addresses a rally during a campaign stop in Concord, N.H. “Medicare for All” legislation has two provisions that could make it even more politically divisive for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates: It lifts curbs on government health insurance for people in the country illegally and revokes longstanding restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions. Embracing these will give Democratic candidates a boost with the party’s liberal base in the primaries. But that could complicate things for an eventual nominee seeking support from voters in the middle (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 25, 2019 - 3:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation from White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, along...
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