Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.
The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.
The case, about a North Carolina voting map, has the potential to amplify the influence of state lawmakers over federal elections.
Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate, is anti-abortion, while Gov. Kathy Hochul is a strong backer of abortion rights.
Trump and his top aides knew that the Jan. 6 rally was likely to turn violent.
The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.
Long-tenured incumbents appeared likely to retain their seats, though an activist was ahead in a Hudson Valley race.
Lawmakers will consider creating many weapon-free zones, making handgun bans the default condition in businesses, and in New Jersey might require those who carry to be insured.
Around the country, a patchwork of laws was taking hold amid protest and celebration.
In Wisconsin, Michigan and other states, abortion bans that were long considered dormant could determine if access to the procedure survives the overturning of Roe.
After some restrictions on gun permits were deemed unconstitutional, legislators announced plans to craft new laws that honor the ruling while still creating limits.
The move in a religion case offers hope to those worried about the dominance of the court’s conservative majority.
Jason Ravnsborg, who killed a man with his car in 2020, was removed from office after the State Senate voted to convict him. He was impeached by the House in April.
Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.
The N.C.A.A. has restricted previous events in response to state lawmakers. It faces that test again in Oklahoma, where softball championships are a mainstay and a restrictive abortion ban recently became law.
Twenty-one state legislators joined the crowds in Washington as they sought to overturn the 2020 election. For some, it was a ticket to grass-roots stardom on the right. For others, it was a political dead end.
Most of the state abortion prohibitions that would go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned do not contain carve-outs that were once widely supported by abortion opponents.
Crypto interests are lobbying Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a groundbreaking bill that would temporarily halt new crypto-mining projects at fossil-fuel burning plants.
A bipartisan alliance is trying to topple the state’s ban on fusion voting, a system under which third-party groups like the Working Families Party in New York have gained influence.
A brutal battle over drawing district boundaries in the House of Representatives has left the two political parties roughly at parity. But no one is celebrating.
American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.
Mayor Eric Adams faced a bumpy first round in pushing his agenda in Albany, particularly when it came to his education goals.
A bill approved by state lawmakers to shrink New York City class sizes would cost millions, and its passage reignited a longstanding debate about whether the move would help students as intended.
State lawmakers passed a package of gun-safety bills, and were set to approve measures to broaden abortion protections as their 2022 session drew to a close.
The court’s refusal means that the November elections will most likely be based on legislative maps a lower court said illegally diluted the power of Black voters.
No matter what the law says, I’ll never prosecute a woman for getting an abortion. My fellow prosecutors need to step up and make the same promise.
A move to raise the minimum age to buy AR-15-style weapons is among several hot-button issues still to be resolved in Albany before the session ends.
Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.
Today’s culture wars treat teachers like political prisoners or, even worse, the enemy.
When they do, they just want to change the rules.
The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote to legislators in a crucial swing state after the Trump campaign’s loss in 2020.
The legislation would be the nation’s strictest, and relies on lawsuits from private citizens to enforce it. If the governor signs the bill, it would take effect immediately.
As traffic deaths rise in the city, the State Legislature still has the final say on new safety measures, even decreeing when school speed cameras can operate.
A proposed update of rape laws would be a step back on consent.
Far from it.
Don’t be fooled. The debate over Roe is all about women and sex.
Officials and some pediatricians worry the backlash against a mandate could keep children out of school.
Why Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the very forces of polarization it unleashed.
The Supreme Court draft opinion signals a new era for the 50-year effort to end the constitutional right to abortion. Next goals include a national ban and, in some cases, classifying abortion as homicide.
Americans are about to lose a constitutional right. It’s worth fighting for.
You think we hate each other now? Just wait.
The proposal threatens to prosecute women who end a pregnancy, a possible new frontier in the abortion debate as the Supreme Court appears inclined to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A party group has circled a handful of states where Democrats hope to hold or flip control. The draft ruling on Roe v. Wade “has the potential to be a game-changing issue,” its leader said.
Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act, modeled on the one that came into force in Texas last year.
Abortion would remain legal in about half of states, but the rest would likely ban it. The number of abortions would probably fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest.
The only way for the party to regain traction in rural places is by running strong campaigns in districts that usually back Republicans.
When an independent redistricting commission failed to reach consensus, Democratic leaders decided to make their own maps and risk a lawsuit.
The Republican old guard is protesting the direction of the party after it put forward two champions of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods for attorney general and secretary of state.
The bill would take effect immediately if signed. It allows civilians to sue doctors who perform abortions or anybody who “aids or abets” one.
In a new report, the group says that the Republicans created a hostile climate on campuses. The administration called the charges absurd.