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New process for filling congressional vacancies in Utah looks a lot like the one used by governor

The person appointed by the governor to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy would serve until an election for the remainder of the term could be held during the next regular general election cycle. Thatcher ... read more

What to look for in the state budget as the House and Senate negotiate

“I think we’ll give some flexibility on where that could be located,” he said. In the Senate budget, the average teacher raise would be 3.5% over two years. In the House, teachers would get an average ... read more

Could Senate Run Be In The Cards For John Hickenlooper If Presidential Hopes Flame Out Early?

Republicans currently hold 53 seats in the Senate, while Democrats hold 45 plus two independents who caucus with the party. That means Democrats will need to pick up three or ... up to run for Senate ... read more

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Plastic bag ban moves forward in the Senate

MONTPELIER — The Senate voted 27 to 3 Friday to advance a bill that would ... submitted testimony that single-use plastics are used by “almost every Vermont resident and business.” “We must consider ... read more


Effort to ban plastic bag bans stalls in Senate

An effort to prohibit cities from banning plastic grocery bags and other single-use containers stalled Tuesday in the Alabama Senate amid opposition from ... said coastal cities also opposed the ... read more

Mailbag: We need a change in the Senate

I do not support Sen. Tom Carper in his re-election campaign to represent Delaware in the United States Senate. Sen. Carper is an obstructionist. Sen. Carper has stated that he will oppose any and all ... read more

State Senate passes plastic bag ban, customer fee still in question

Customers could either pay the fee — which is still subject to change by the House — or bring their own reusable bags at no charge. The bill passed the Senate ... paper bag sales over time,” Braun ... read more

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

“We ... a change in the balance of power in Washington, President Trump remains in office and retains full control of the federal bureaucracy, and any bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House ... read more

Bills to energize renewable-power development in Maine go to governor

The Senate approved the measure unanimously ... “After eight years of effectively doing nothing, we’re taking major steps for climate change, and for economic development,” said Jeremy Payne, the ... read more

POLITICO Playbook: The fiscal time bomb ticking beneath Trump’s presidency

HERE WE ARE, on June 19, and Congress and the White House are woefully behind on two critical priorities that most believe need to get done before the August ... “Fight over flight to Cochran funeral ... read more

If emissions tests are no longer needed in Pa., bag them | Editorial

Last week the Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill by a ... The bill stipulates that vehicles older than eight years be tested every two years. We need to keep our foot on the pedal to ... read more

Aquilina, Olympians back USOC oversight push in Congress

Cory Gardner in the Senate, a standard practice in Congress ... “That’s likely the kind of caliber that we need,” Gardner said. Olympic champions Nancy Hogshead-Makar, BJ Bedford and Norm Bellingham, ... read more



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