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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - House
It took 101 days, one week of national outrage and countless battles.
Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
Victims of child sexual abuse in Hawaii would have more time to file lawsuits against abusers if lawmakers and the governor approve one of two bills pending in the Legislature.
An effort to impeach Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a House committee.
A north Louisiana lawmaker is backpedaling at least slightly on his bill to give the governor more authority to remove New Orleans-area levee board members, part of an ongoing dispute over a board's lawsuit against the oil and gas industry.
Lawmakers in the Louisiana House don't want to restrict how they can dole out $6.8 million in Tulane University scholarships each year.
House and Senate negotiators worked toward resolution Tuesday on an education package that sent the legislative session into overtime, nibbling away at points of possible agreement. While some lawmakers are eager to wrap things up, a key lawmaker said the process would not be rushed.
The Alaska Senate passed a broad-ranging education bill Monday, but the issue of how to address public education in the state - and funding, in particular - remained to be resolved in an extended legislative session.
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
One of the last big pieces to be resolved before lawmakers wrap up their work is the capital budget.
A bill making its way toward expected passage in the Vermont Legislature would require labeling for foods containing genetically modified ingredients and set up a special fund to defend against expected industry lawsuits.
The Oklahoma House overwhelmingly defeated legislation Tuesday that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state's nearly 100-year-old Capitol.
The lone Democrat to vote for a Missouri income tax cut says he is reconsidering his support because of concerns raised by Gov. Jay Nixon.
After blowing past midnight on what was supposed to be the last day of session, Alaska lawmakers planned to plow on with their work on Monday in a bid to resolve their differences on education.
Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Gov. Terry Branstad outlined at the beginning of the year still have obstacles to overcome, but leaders in the Legislature say ending the 2014 session this week is likely.