Legislature

September 02, 2017 - 12:40 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers took a big step Friday toward bailing out Honolulu's financially troubled rail transit project, approving a funding plan critical to the project's future. The state House of Representatives passed a bill to raise $2.4 billion in taxes for the commuter train planned...
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September 01, 2017 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump plans to nominate an Oklahoma congressman to serve as the next administrator of NASA. Trump on Friday announced his pick of Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine to lead the nation's space agency. The congressman is a pilot in the U.S. Navy...
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Homes are surrounded by water from the flooded Colorado River in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, near Wharton, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 01, 2017 - 9:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The request, expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, would add $7.4 billion to rapidly dwindling Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 01, 2017 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's promise of help after Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 8:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers a $7.9 billion request for an initial down payment for Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The request, expected to be swiftly...
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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes and businesses in Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 01, 2017 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's initial request for a multibillion-dollar down payment for initial Harvey recovery efforts is growing. Republican leaders are already making plans to use the aid package, certain to be overwhelmingly popular, to win speedy approval of a contentious...
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 01, 2017 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Midday protests. Urgent pleas. Furious campaigning. A president torn. President Donald Trump stood at the center of a frantic lobbying campaign Friday as he neared a decision on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people brought into the country illegally as children. After...
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 01, 2017 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will announce a decision Tuesday on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — immigrants the president is calling "terrific" and says he loves. "We love the dreamers,...
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In this July 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a "Care Not Cuts" rally in support of the Affordable Care Act in Covington, Ky. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is declining to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders' universal health care bill saying that while she has long supported the idea the bill captures, of everybody getting health coverage, "Right now I'm protecting the Affordable Care Act." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 01, 2017 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans will soon run out of time to rely on their slim majority to dismantle the Obama health law. The Senate parliamentarian has determined that rules governing the effort will expire when the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, according to independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of...
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 01, 2017 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will announce a decision Tuesday on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — immigrants the president is calling "terrific" and says he loves. "We love the dreamers,...
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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes and businesses in Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 01, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to ask Congress Friday for a $5.9 billion down payment for initial Harvey recovery efforts. Republican leaders are already making plans to use the aid package, certain to be overwhelmingly popular, to win speedy approval of a contentious increase in the...
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