Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes and now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes.
A key Arizona legislative leader said Thursday that majority Republicans in the Arizona House have agreed to support Gov. Doug Ducey's plan for a 20 percent teacher pay raise 2020 that mainly ignores other demands of striking teachers.
The Senate Ethics Committee has admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor.
The Minnesota Senate on Thursday swept aside an effort to force votes on two measures aimed at toughening state gun laws, just a day after a state House member staged a 24-hour sit-in over that chamber's inaction on measures aimed at gun violence.
A Southern California trucking company and three men are facing federal charges for allegedly using some 40 unsafe gasoline tanker trucks and shady methods to keep operating despite the deaths of two employees.