COLUMBUS, Ohio — Politicians of both parties are taking issue with the federal government's decision last week to grant $71 million over the next five years to Ohio's embattled charter school system.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush came under criticism recently when asked how the GOP could appeal to black voters. “Our message is one of hope and aspiration,” he said. “It isn’t one of division and ‘Get in line, and we’ll take care of you with free stuff.’ ”
Lack of ideological cohesion and ideas are hamstringing party.
MADISON, Wis. — Republican lawmakers circulated a pair of bills Tuesday that would require Wisconsin police departments to develop written policies on no-knock search warrants and track SWAT team deployments.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Republicans are changing the way they award delegates in the 2016 presidential campaign.
MADISON, Wis. — Republicans working on a bill that would prohibit research using tissue from aborted fetuses announced Friday they've amended the measure to allow some experiments but University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say the move doesn't go nearly far enough to protect their work.
WELLINGTON, Ohio — The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeast Ohio because officials won't ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
LAPEER, Mich. — Two conservative lawmakers who had an extramarital affair have lost the support of a fellow conservative in the Michigan Legislature.
LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan lawmaker had an email sent to his Republican supporters falsely claiming he had been caught having sex with a male prostitute, apparently believing such a smear campaign would help distract attention from an alleged extramarital affair between him and another lawm…
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A key Republican leader in the Minnesota House is calling for hearings into the actions of the Democratic state auditor.
MADISON, Wis. — Newly released documents show Gov. Scott Walker's office was involved in drafting a state budget amendment that would have overhauled Wisconsin's open records law and kept some government materials secret.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked a state audit of Kansas' foster care system even though several acknowledged that they have ongoing concerns about how well it protects abused and neglected children.
MADISON, Wis. — The sale of fetal body parts would be banned in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood could lose millions of dollars in federal funding under bills being circulated by a pair of Republican state representatives.
LANSING, Mich. — Members of the Democratic minority in the Michigan Legislature have introduced bills setting out rules for sharing of human breast milk in the state.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats have sent the Republican Pence administration a formal request to release documents showing what the state got for its money when it hired a New York public relations firm to deal with the damage inflicted by a new religious objections law.
JACKSON, Miss. — Both of Mississippi's Republican U.S. senators said Wednesday that the state should remove a Confederate battle emblem from its flag — part of a wave of officials across the Deep South reconsidering symbols since last week's massacre at a black church in South Carolina.
MILWAUKEE — After signing two bills that loosen Wisconsin's gun laws, Gov. Scott Walker defended the timing of his public event Wednesday, saying it had been scheduled before nine people were shot and killed last week in a South Carolina church.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — When Kentuckians erected statues honoring two of their state's most historic figures, they put former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the center of the state's Capitol rotunda. They put his Confederate counterpart, Jefferson Davis, in the corner.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to donate money he received in campaign donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by the Charleston church murder suspect.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo lawmaker who sent a graphic photo of himself to another user of a gay dating website says he has no intention of leaving the Legislature.