SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota anticipates a state Supreme Court decision on whether recreational marijuana will become legal in July, state lawmakers and city governments are moving forward with their own pot plans.
Connecticut is poised to become the 19th state to legalize adult, recreational use of cannabis, now that a long-awaited bill has cleared the General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont has said he'll sign it into law. While it will be legal as of July 1 for adults 21 years and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces (42.5 grams) of marijuana, it's likely going to take at least a year before an industry is up and running.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's road to legalizing simple possession of marijuana has had some twists and turns, so it's not surprising that advocacy groups have been flooded with calls from people trying to understand exactly what will be allowed under state law as of July 1.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday was debating an earlier version of a bill that would legalize the adult use of cannabis, a day after Gov. Ned Lamont threatened to veto a retooled rendition that had cleared the state Senate.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Tuesday passed legislation for the second time in about a week that legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for adults. But Gov. Ned Lamont is threatening to veto the retooled bill, arguing it opens the industry up to tens of thousands of people previously ineligible to get priority for licenses.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People in Louisiana caught with small amounts of recreational marijuana will soon face a misdemeanor fine and no possibility of jail time, under a bill that Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday he has signed into law.
CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2020 newspaper contest.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher confirmed he attended the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after anonymous investigators online identified him in footage.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's been nearly three decades since Virginia's only woman to win a statewide race held political office.
DENVER (AP) — A group of 21 people accused of illegally growing and distributing marijuana in Colorado has been indicted in an alleged money-laundering scheme, county and federal officials said Thursday.
Connecticut lawmakers may have closed out the regular legislative session on Wednesday night, but they're expected to return to the state Capitol soon to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, some remaining budget bills and possibly some other bills that didn't survive in the first round.
SEATTLE (AP) — It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new “joints for jabs” program is off to a rough start.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe outperformed his own campaign’s expectations, winning every city and county as he coasted to victory in the Democratic primary for Virginia governor, an election his party said showed persistent enthusiasm among its voters even in a post-Trump era.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's gubernatorial election came into focus Wednesday, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy defending his progressive record and Republican Jack Ciattarelli homing in on affordability and taxes.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Jack Ciattarelli, a small business founder and former Assembly member, won New Jersey's Republican primary for governor Tuesday, setting up a general election contest with Gov. Phil Murphy, who captured the Democratic nod for reelection.
With the Connecticut House of Representatives poised to take up a long-awaited bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults, the Republican leader on Tuesday called for an investigation into how language was tucked into the legislation that could have intentionally benefitted at least one individual.
The state Senate was expected to vote Monday night on a long-awaited bill that will legalize the recreational use of cannabis, with lawmakers announcing they had reached a compromise on how to ensure the new industry will benefit those residents adversely affected by the nation's war on drugs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a demonstration of the changing opinions about marijuana use, Louisiana lawmakers have agreed that people caught with small amounts of pot for recreational use should not go to jail, voting Monday to send the bill lessening the penalties to the governor's desk.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana legislative session enters its last week with Republican leaders' main tax overhaul proposals unfinished, but most other major issues settled in a rare year where lawmakers likely won't be scrambling to finish their workload in the session's waning hours.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers made it official Saturday, announcing his bid for a second term in the battleground state where he stands as a Democratic check on the Republican-controlled state Legislature.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature exuberance was on full display as he campaigned on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Petersburg, cracking jokes in a beauty salon, leading a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” and breaking into a dance on a sidewalk.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republicans will decide Tuesday whether their standard bearer to take on Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy will be a strong supporter of Donald Trump or a well-funded establishment-backed candidate who hardly mentions the former president.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders said Friday they're close to reaching a “comprehensive understanding” on a new two-year state budget that does not raise new taxes, yet makes major investments in education, health care, municipal aid, workforce development and rent relief.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham revved up her campaign for reelection in 2022 with an opening rally at an outdoor museum amphitheater, where the sound of protesters just outside threatened to drown out a series of public speakers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A day after Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried entered the Florida governor's race, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear he's willing to go on the attack after a reporter asked him about the race Wednesday.