No immigration deal yet, GOP leaders say

One group of senators reached a deal on immigration Thursday, but GOP leaders said it wasn't a final agreement, saying those lawmakers needed to now work with the rest of the Congress to build a majority.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, and Sen. Richard Durbin, a Democrat, went to the ...

Michigan lawmakers to get more sexual harassment training

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature is mandating more frequent sexual harassment training amid the national reckoning with sexual misconduct.

Until now, lawmakers were required to take anti-harassment training only after they were first elected to the House or Senate. Starting next week in the Senate and in February ...

Colorado Editorial Roundup

The Durango Herald, Jan. 10, on Colorado legislators continuing to embrace what's missing nationally: Reading Colorado Public Radio's review of significant new state laws from the 2017 legislative session (Herald, … Click to Continue »

House passes legislation to renew the FISA program

The House passed legislation to renew the controversial government surveillance program after a series of contradictory and seemingly misinformed tweets from President Trump upended the debate in Congress.

Lobbyists granted dedicated space at Delaware’s state house

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Lobbyists have been offered a dedicated room at Delaware's Legislative Hall on a trial basis.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports State Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride announced Tuesday that the state's more than 300 registered lobbyists could use a conference room on the second ...

Audit: 14 percent of Wisconsin lobbyists may be unauthorized

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - More than 14 percent of Wisconsin's lobbyists may be engaging in unauthorized arm-twisting of lawmakers, according to an audit released Thursday by the state Ethics Commission.

No one was named in the report by the commission, which planned to follow up by contacting the lobbyists in ...