State legislature

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Mike Espy, speaks to reporters about voting in the party primary, in Ridgeland, Miss., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, faces two opponents in the party primary. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 10, 2020 - 8:22 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi on Tuesday, setting up a rematch with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, an outspoken ally of President Donald Trump. Republicans hold most major offices in...
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In this March 6, 2020 photo, the area near Pike Place Fish Market at the Pike Place Market in Seattle is nearly devoid of root traffic and crowds at the close of the day. The market, which is popular with tourists and locals alike, has seen crowds thin as some workers stay home and work remotely, and some tourists cancel trips over worry about the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 10, 2020 - 5:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has largely emptied Seattle's usually busy downtown streets after Amazon and other companies told tens of thousands of people to work from home. That means far fewer customers for restaurants, shops and other businesses. The Seattle area is dealing with the...
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Esther Gianan, of Tampa, a retired registered nurse, prays for those who are affected by the coronavirus during Mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa, Fla., Friday, March 6, 2020. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 07, 2020 - 7:23 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in Florida, marking the first deaths on the East Coast attributed to the outbreak in the U.S., health officials said Friday. Helen Aguirre Ferre, a spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, confirmed the...
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In this May 1, 2019 file photo a sign criticizing Kansas Senate majority leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park and favoring Medicaid expansion was left on the Kansas Statehouse grounds after a protest in Topeka, Kan. Denning helped block a Medicaid expansion plan in 2019 but is now pushing a bipartisan plan he and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly authored. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 07, 2020 - 10:44 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jim Denning once symbolized what for Medicaid expansion supporters was wrong with the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature. Now, the Kansas Senate majority leader is an expansion champion who's under fire from some GOP lawmakers he's supposed to be leading for working with...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a primary election night rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 07, 2020 - 8:15 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Party stalwarts in Pennsylvania heaved a collective sigh of relief as Joe Biden, the choice of many party leaders in the battleground state, emerged from the presidential primary pack as the consensus pick to lead the party's moderate wing. After all, the former...
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Del. Richard "Rip" Sullivan, D-Arlington, gestures during the House session at the Capitol Thursday, March. 5, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Sullivan is leading the floor debate on the renewable energy bills. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 05, 2020 - 6:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A sweeping energy bill that supporters said would make Virginia a national leader in addressing climate change passed the state House Thursday amid warnings by critics that it will carry a steep price tag. The legislation, called the Virginia Clean Economy Act, moved to the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, senators, from left, George Barker, D-Fairfax, Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta and Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, address a news conference by One Virginia 2021, dealing with redistricting, inside the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, Va. With the U.S. census approaching, some state lawmakers are attempting to alter voter-approved measures that were intended to reduce partisan gamesmanship when drawing new districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
March 05, 2020 - 1:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the census approaching, lawmakers in some states are attempting to alter recent voter-approved measures that were intended to reduce partisan gamesmanship when drawing new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures. In Missouri and Utah, Republican-...
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"I can remember when I did not have the right to vote," said Nancy Glenn Griesinger, second from right, when asked why she waited so long in line to vote Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Texas Southern University in Houston. After 10 p.m., a line of people still stretched out of the Robert James Terry Library as they waited to cast their votes. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 04, 2020 - 10:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The frustrations began early for Ahmed King as he wandered Houston trying to cast his ballot in Texas' Democratic primary. The 46-year-old radiology technician found four of the usual polling places in his predominantly African American neighborhood closed or clogged with people...
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Jeff Sessions addresses the crowd at his watch party following Alabama's state primary, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
March 04, 2020 - 5:31 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions, making new strides to regain his former Senate seat, faced renewed criticism from Donald Trump that could be his biggest hurdle after the president appeared to mock his former attorney general for being forced into a primary runoff. Trump broke his silence on...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks about the COVID-19 virus during a news conference at the Florida Department of Health on Monday, March 2, 2020, in Miami. Florida officials are trying to reassure residents that the risk posed by a new strain of coronavirus remains low, despite revelations that two people have become the first in the state to be confirmed to have the virus. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
March 02, 2020 - 7:18 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday reassured governors that they will be reimbursed for at least some of the costs of responding to the spread of the coronavirus, as several states began setting aside millions of dollars to head off a public health crisis. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis...
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