Government

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David Madden
August 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
A new law takes effect September 1 in New Jersey that can help families and others concerned about a gun owner who may have mental health issues.
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FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis.
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August 19, 2019 - 3:36 pm
By David Crary and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., addresses the NAACP convention, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Detroit.
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July 22, 2019 - 7:20 pm
By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced late Monday they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over the...
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Former Rep. Joe Sestak is running for president.
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Justin Udo
June 23, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential bid. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald...
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a press conference on the budget with policy experts on Friday, June 21st, 2019.
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David Madden
June 21, 2019 - 5:04 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — With little more than a week before the June 30 budget deadline, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy continues to play his cards close to the vest on how he will deal with the $38.7 billion spending plan dealt to him by fellow Democrats in the legislature. Surrounded by his...
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Patricia de Lille, former Mayor of Cape Town has been appointed as the country's minister of public works.
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May 30, 2019 - 6:49 pm
By Bukola Adebayo, AJ Davis and Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN (CNN) -- Women will now make up half of South Africa's new cabinet for the first time in the country's history. President Cyril Ramaphosa who announced the move on Wednesday said the decision was to create a line of leaders that would advance...
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Roy, complaining of Washington's free-spending ways has blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill.
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May 24, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Montoursville, Pa.
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May 21, 2019 - 11:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon for federal crimes won't be enough to clear a person of similar state charges under legislation poised for passage in New York. The Democrat-led state Assembly plans to vote Tuesday on a measure closing a legal loophole in the state's double jeopardy law...
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Senate State Gov't Committee meets in the Capitol
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April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that seeks to reign in Gov. Tom Wolf’s directive that counties replace their voting machines in time for the 2020 elections. Counties will have to select voting machines with a paper trail by the end of the year...
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Boscola addresses Senate State Gov't Committee
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Tony Romeo
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Members of the state Senate are making a new attempt to address a volatile issue leftover from the legislature’s last two-year session, redistricting reform. The Pennsylvania political foundation was rocked by last year’s battle over redistricting that culminated...
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