State legislature

November 21, 2017 - 6:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to impose a long-sought tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is up in the air until December. The Republican-controlled House adjourned until Dec. 4, after spending parts of Monday and Tuesday debating proposed...
Read More
This undated photo provided by the Ohio House of Representatives shows Wes Goodman. Citizens for Community Values, a leading anti-gay marriage organization, was among the Christian conservative groups that knew Goodman, a recently resigned Republican Ohio lawmaker, had extramarital sexual contact with other men. The 33-year-old Goodman resigned last week after having a sexual encounter with a man in his state office. (Ohio House of Representatives via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 5:03 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was secretly engaging in sexual encounters with men online, via cellphone and, on one significant occasion, in his state office. The office encounter was...
Read More
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore holds his Bible as he acknowledges the applause during his speech at the Barrow County Court House in Winder, Ga. Moore drew rounds of applause as he spoke in support of the framed Ten Commandments in the courthouse breezeway. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
November 19, 2017 - 7:56 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold. The Republican Senate candidate has long...
Read More
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to aerospace workers about the current congressional tax reform proposal in Mesa, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The Republican told aerospace company workers that corporate tax cuts are needed to restore America's global competitiveness. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
November 18, 2017 - 10:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Arizona senator was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa offstage Friday after speaking at a town...
Read More
The Rev. William J. Barber speaks at a rally in opposition to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore at a church in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Barber and other speakers criticized Moore over allegations he made improper sexual advances toward teenage girls decades ago. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
November 18, 2017 - 2:40 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore...
Read More
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Republicans, speaks to the media following a vote on tax reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:45 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't...
Read More
FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, William O'Neill, an Ohio appeals court judge selected as the Democratic nominee for U.S. House of Representatives to represent Ohio's 14th District, laughs during a campaign stop at the Democratic party headquarters in Mentor, Ohio. O'Neill, now an Ohio Supreme Court justice campaigning for the Democratic nomination to run for Ohio governor in 2018, volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. The post was immediately attacked as inappropriate and led to calls for his ouster. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. Democrat William O'Neill's post was immediately attacked as inappropriate...
Read More
In this Dec. 20, 2016 photo, Stephen Bittel, center, chats with voters as members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Committee meet in Wynwood, Fla., to elect a new state committeeman. Florida Democratic Party Chairman Bittel has been accused of sexually inappropriate comments and behavior toward a number of women and has resigned. (Patrick Farrell /Miami Herald via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Democrat Party chairman resigned Friday after a report of anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made after four of his party's candidates for governor said he should step down. The party posted on Twitter a statement from...
Read More
Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a newss conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2017 - 12:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual assault allegations. Kayla Moore spoke out in defense of...
Read More
Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a newss conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2017 - 10:00 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin." Women's advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive. Moore...
Read More

Pages