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A bill that critics say would grant unprecedented power to the administration to approve development projects on state land and curtail public involvement made it nearly all the way through a Legislature distracted by oil taxes and other big issues...
Legislature Looks West The House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety held the first official inquiry into the April 17 explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West. On May 1, the committee received testimony from multiple state
The Lake Norman Marine Commission is fighting a House bill that would give first-time powers for Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville and Troutman to enforce their ordinances 2,500 feet out from shore. The commission says rules on the water
La. (AP) Lawmakers in the House split with their leadership Tuesday and refused to accept a procedural move that would have given most of the decision-making on next year's $24.8 billion budget to the Senate. House Speaker Chuck Kleckley , R-Lake
Texas (AP) The Texas House was involved in an intense debate Monday night over a plan to set up a $2 billion state water fund, with some conservative activists and tea party members opposing it as fiscally irresponsible. The State Water
Multiple sclerosis made Jim Champion a prisoner in his own body, The 59-pill drug cocktail he took on a regular basis didn't seem to help him, said his wife Sandy, who lives with her husband in Somonauk. When the doctors increased his prescription
Hydraulic fracturing may not be on the immediate horizon, but a Southwest Florida lawmaker is hopeful his bill will put disclosure requirements in place before it happens. The state House of Representatives on Wednesday passed House Bill 743. The
La. (AP) House Education Committee members backed a proposal Wednesday that would require the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to delay using new methods for calculating school performance letter grades. The new grading formula would
Mont. (AP) Gov. Steve Bullock and the Montana Legislature reached a deal late Tuesday on the biggest remaining pieces of the state budget, setting the stage for lawmakers to adjourn Wednesday. Bullock and Republican legislative leaders spent much of
Mont. (AP) The House is set to give final approval to two Republican referendums that sparked uproar in the Senate two weeks ago when Democrats failed in an attempt to block the passage of the bills. If they pass, they will bypass Gov. Steve Bullock '