Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to Raleigh two weeks after meeting briefly to elect chamber leaders for the next two years.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s teacher’s unions say a slow vaccine rollout and the expiration of federal COVID-19 sick leave are the remaining hurdles to getting students in schools.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An economic relief package is taking shape at the New Mexico Legislature as a Senate panel endorsed a $600 rebate to low-income workers and a separate bill that would waive licensing fees on liquor stores.
NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health director on Tuesday revealed the math behind the state's calculation that it was safe to lift all remaining stay-at-home orders, a response to criticism that Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration was hiding key data affecting people's lives and livelihoods.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska department plans to investigate the issuance of “3REICH” personalized license plates, while a spokesperson for Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Dunleavy removed a member of Alaska's Human Rights Commission for comments she made about the controversy.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Walter Gloshinski, who owns Smiling with Hope Pizza in Reno, Nevada, believes the pandemic has forced workers to make impossible choices.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of people might have to repay some or all of the jobless benefits they got during the coronavirus pandemic because California's unemployment agency stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so it could process claims quicker, according to an audit released Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his annual State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday evening, acknowledging the trauma Massachusetts has endured battling a deadly pandemic, but praising residents' resilience and promising brighter days ahead.
Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate passed a measure Tuesday to take some emergency management power away from Pennsylvania's governors as lawmakers struck out at Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the pandemic response.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor praised the federal government's promise of increased COVID-19 vaccine deliveries as he announced the state's first confirmed cases of a coronavirus variant Tuesday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More school districts in New Mexico can bring students back to classrooms in early February, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Faced with a weakening of his executive powers, Kentucky's Democratic governor has offered an outline for potential compromises in a letter to top Republican legislative leaders.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tate Reeves received bipartisan support for committing to a teacher pay raise during his State of the State address Tuesday. Meanwhile, Democrats share concerns about his proposal to eliminate the income tax, while Republicans are largely in favor. Reaction from some legislators to the Tuesday speech:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state government's financial future brightened Tuesday after analysts released projections that show the state should collect $1.2 billion more in tax revenue by mid-2023 than estimated in November.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, with proponents calling it a common-sense measure amid heightened political divisions and opponents arguing it would infringe on constitutional gun rights.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate voted Tuesday to repeal Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate, despite warnings from virtually every sector of the health care community that doing so would impair efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has overpaid tens of millions of dollars in jobless benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic to people who don’t actually qualify for them or who have committed fraud, the state’s unemployment program director told legislators on Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two lawmakers announced plans Tuesday to introduce legislation that would put Minnesota among 25 other states and Washington, D.C., in legalizing sports betting, hoping to change their luck after attempts in past years failed to gain support.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana House Judiciary Committee Republicans cut short the testimony of two opponents of a bill that would ban sanctuary cities in the state during a hearing Tuesday after they said the bill reinforced white supremacist views.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 5% pay raise for Missouri elected officials and lawmakers will take effect unless state lawmakers act by Monday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is “unconquerable” after a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and natural disasters including tornadoes that cut wide paths of destruction last Easter, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said in his State of the State speech Tuesday.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Four new proposed abortion restrictions passed the state House Tuesday in Montana, one of several states where GOP gains are lending more momentum to prohibitions on the procedure.