LGBTQ students, parents, advocacy group sue Florida over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law
Statewide LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Florida filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Ron DeSantis, state education officials, and others over a new law aiming to limit conversations about LGBTQ people in classrooms.
Virginia’s Confederate monument changes delayed after opponents object
Pending rules that would give historians and preservationists the power to approve or reject new Civil War signage sought by local governments set to take effect in April.
Georgia House Republicans approve ‘constitutional carry’ bill to allow guns without a permit
Georgia is expected to soon become the latest state where people can carry firearms in public without a license.
Louisiana Legislature overrides Gov. Edwards’ veto of congressional map
The shape of Louisiana's congressional districts will likely be decided in a federal court now that the Republican-led state Legislature has overridden Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of a map that limits the state to one majority-Black district out of six in the U.S. House of Representatives.
State lawmaker calls for permanent closure of Orlando amusement ride after teen’s death
A teen’s fatal fall last week at an Orlando amusement park has sparked a senator to urge Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried to permanently shut down the Orlando FreeFall ride and “take swift action for the critical safety of others.”
Feds want to know why the man purported to be Q failed to disclose 40% of his campaign money
The man purported to be Q has run afoul of the Federal Elections Commission for failing to correctly report how much he raised and spent during his first quarter as a congressional candidate in a rural Arizona district.
Kansas Senate quickly endorses legislation banning ‘sanctuary cities’
Kansas senators Wednesday backed a measure prohibiting municipal governments from creating “sanctuary cities,” rejecting concerns about the speed the measure was moving through the Legislature.
Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action
The court recently agreed to hear two cases that challenge race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, the nation's oldest private and public universities.
Arizona could force U.S. Supreme Court to consider proof of citizenship for voter registration
A GOP-sponsored bill signed into law Wednesday in Arizona requires documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, a mandate that the U.S. Supreme Court has said is unconstitutional.
Biden pleads with Congress for more COVID aid, gets his own second booster
Speaking from the White House, Biden said that without a bipartisan agreement on new funding, the federal government will need to roll back or end programs meant to curb the spread of the virus.
UPDATES: 2022 Louisiana Legislature veto override session
Louisiana lawmakers have gathered for a veto override session at the State Capitol where they need to get two-thirds of members behind a Republican-backed map of the state's six congressional districts.
Ketanji Brown Jackson wins bipartisan support for U.S. Supreme Court with Collins backing
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to a seat on the Supreme Court, she said Wednesday, becoming the first Republican to pledge her support for President Joe Biden’s pick to replace retiring Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.