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    It took 101 days, one week of national outrage and countless battles.

  • Surrounded by bill supporters, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs House Bill 60 into law during a signing event Wednesday, April 23, 2013, in Ellijay, Ga. The bill makes several changes to the state's gun law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    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.

  • Hawaii may extend time to sue for child sex abuse

    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.

  • Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor

    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.

  • Notes from the La. Legislature's regular session

    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.

  • House refuses to put limits on Tulane scholarships

    Lawmakers in the Louisiana House don't want to restrict how they can dole out $6.8 million in Tulane University scholarships each year.

  • The House Finance Committee room is filled to standing room only at one point for a morning meeting of the conference committee on education on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

    Legislative negotiators seek education resolution

    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.

  • In this April 20, 2014 photo, state Sen. Berta Gardner, left, and state Sen. Anna Fairclough, right, speak during a break in the Senate floor session in Juneau, Alaska. The House and Senate plan to reconvene later Monday to try to reach resolution on an education package. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

    Alaska Senate passes education bill

    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.

  • Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti-discrimination bill

    An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.

  • Capital budget 1 of last big pieces pending

    One of the last big pieces to be resolved before lawmakers wrap up their work is the capital budget.

  • Vermont food labeling bill includes defense fund

    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.

  • Okla. House defeats bond issue to repair Capitol

    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.

  • Mo. Democrat reconsidering support for GOP tax cut

    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.

  • Packing boxes dot the walls on the fourth floor of the state Capitol late Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. Sunday marks the last scheduled day of the 90-day legislative session. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

    Lawmakers plan to power through on education

    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.

  • Legislative leaders push for adjournment

    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.

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