Josh Shapiro gave an inaugural speech after getting sworn in as Pennsylvania's 48th governor.
The California Democrat hit back after the Texas Republican seemed to imply that gun laws don't work.
- The Des Moines Register
Iowa's popular blackout license plates were called "one thing Iowa got right" by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz — who wants to copy them.
Do COVID tests expire? Some home test kits are still good even after their expiration date — here’s what you need to know
Biden is ending the U.S. COVID emergency declaration, which means Americans may no longer get free tests. Here's how to know if your home tests are still good.
- The Commercial Appeal
The two emergency medical technicians and driver were initially called to provide medical aid for Nichols being pepper sprayed.
While the pandemic accelerated both discussions and movement of businesses, talk of how California's high tax rates and liberal leadership has made it "impossible" to do business in the state is anything but new. In 1933, one state official wrote that "if we set up a tax on one of their supercolossal $7,000,000 productions, [the movie industry] would no doubt transfer their operations to" Florida. Similar fears of a business exodus to Nevada pushed local legislators to give a property tax break to equipment manufacturers in the 1960s.
- The Hill
The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Accountability Committee has disbanded the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which focused on issues including voting rights, freedom of assembly and criminal justice reform policies. In a committee meeting on Tuesday, Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said this doesn’t mean topics related to these issues can’t be brought before…
Chinese Americans from North Texas are protesting against two Texas Senate bills that would ban specific communities from buying property in the state. Over 250 protesters flocked to John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza in downtown Dallas on Sunday to condemn Senate Bills 147 and 552, which they have denounced as discriminatory. Bill 147, filed by Republican State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst in November 2022, will effectively prevent people with ties to four countries — China, Russia, North Korea and Iran — from purchasing Texas property or real estate if passed.
- LA Times
California lawmakers are trying again with a risky bill to restrict who can carry loaded weapons in public after the Supreme Court struck down restrictive concealed-carry laws.
- The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is floating a possible compromise on what was one of the key holdups in the negotiations surrounding policing reform legislation after the death of George Floyd in 2020. The death of Tyre Nichols, 29, at the hands of police in Memphis earlier this month has sparked a renewed push for policing…
- Fox News
A top non-partisan political handicapper predicts Democrats face a serious challenge holding on to four crucial Senate seats as they attempt to protect their razor-thin majority in 2024
- State College Centre Daily Times
“Agriculture is a huge economic driver in Pennsylvania, and I’m excited to keep fighting for our farmers and their families,” Fetterman said in a statement.
The House this week approved the full roster of lawmakers named to the Oversight and Judiciary Committees, the front lines of probes into the Biden administration.
- The Hill
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Tuesday ridiculed President Biden’s nominee to serve as district judge for the Eastern District of Washington for flubbing basic questions about the Constitution last week, arguing Democrats have used a double standard for Biden’s and former President Trump’s nominees. The nominee, Spokane County Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren,…
- The State Journal-Register
Just more than three years after the first COVID-19 case was reported, the state's emergency orders will end in tandem with national health emergency
- Fox News
House Oversight Chairman Comer believes Hunter Biden was 'in proximity' to president's classified docs
House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, says he believes Hunter Biden was "in proximity" to the classified documents found at his father's home.
- USA TODAY
A crowd did not begin chanting profanities at the president during a speech on gun violence. The video was edited to add the outburst.
- The Desert Sun
A day after six Western states targeted California in a federal proposal, the state said its strategy could also achieve deep cuts, but in a fair way
- The Providence Journal
In his State of the State address early this month, Gov. Dan McKee hailed passage of the bill as one of his top priorities for the year.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyNew House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has vowed to use his position to investigate “waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement” in federal COVID loans. But if that’s the case, he might actually find himself looking into his own role in that program—as well as his brother’s.In 2020, Comer, a critic of government spending, co-sponsored legislation that would essentially automatically forgive COVID Paycheck Protection Program
- ABC News
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoes Grieving Families Act, angering some loved ones of Buffalo massacre
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has vetoed a bill that would have overhauled the state's 175-year-old wrongful death statute, angering some families whose elderly loved ones were killed in a Buffalo supermarket mass shooting. The Grieving Families Act would have allowed courts to consider grief and loss when determining how much a family can be compensated by insurance companies, regardless of the income-earning potential of the deceased. The law would have also extended the time permitted to bring a wrongful death action to court by 18 months and allow families to claim compensation for funeral expenses and loss of companionship.