State governments

File - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, London Breed speaks to reporters outside of City Hall in San Francisco. California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation late Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, that would have given San Francisco permission to test-open supervised drug injection sites. San Francisco's mayor, London Breed, has promised to open such a site. Breed, who was elected in June, lost a sibling to drug overdose and acknowledges that she has grappled with the idea. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill, File)
October 02, 2018 - 1:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Driven in part by family tragedy, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has long pledged to open what could be the first supervised drug injection site in the country. However, California Gov. Jerry Brown made the promise tougher to keep when he vetoed legislation over the weekend...
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Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participate in a roundtable discussion with 10 female high school students from across Chicago about the importance of leadership at EvolveHer, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 11:40 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire Democratic candidate for governor, engaged in a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers when he removed toilets from a Chicago mansion as part of a property tax reassessment that saved him $330,000, according to media reports citing a local government...
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FILE -- in this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right shakes hands with Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown after signed de Leon's environmental measure SB100, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown, who served as governor from 1975 until 1983, and was reelected in 2010, signed the last bill of his 16 years as California's governor Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. At left is Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, who carried the bill in the Assembly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 01, 2018 - 6:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing to leave office after four decades, California Gov. Jerry Brown exercised his final signatures and vetoes this weekend to put the closing imprimatur on a governing philosophy he's espoused during two separate eight-year stints. The actions, and the quirky...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, Republican candidate for Kansas Governor, Kris Kobach waves at people during the Overland Park fall festival parade in Overland Park, Kan. A new television ad in the Kansas gubernatorial race hits Republican Kris Kobach for his past comments on state school funding. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel File)
October 01, 2018 - 5:16 pm
A new television ad in the Kansas gubernatorial race hits Republican Kris Kobach for his past comments on state school funding. Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly is running against Kobach, a fiery conservative backed by President Donald Trump, who says he will cut both spending and taxes and...
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File - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks at the Southern Hills Republican Women's Club in Henderson, Nev. The Republican gubernatorial candidate said Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more than 20 years ago in Virginia. Records obtained by the Reno Gazette Journal from the city of Alexandria show the Nevada attorney general was taken into custody for underage drinking in 1996. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 01, 2018 - 3:19 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to release his bar association application and full criminal record after the Republican gubernatorial nominee acknowledged he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more...
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People pray at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Oct. 1 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 01, 2018 - 12:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A flock of doves fluttered skyward at sunrise in Las Vegas on Monday, each bird bearing a leg band with the name of one of the 58 people slain in the deadliest mass shooting in nation's modern history one year ago. Marking the anniversary of the night that a gunman opened fire from...
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Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, second from left, as staff members Camille Wagner, left, and Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, look on at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 30, 2018 - 11:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation on Sunday that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection site under a pilot program. Advocates of "safe injection" sites say the locations would save lives by preventing...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, second from left and staff Camille Wagner, left, Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 30, 2018 - 9:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday. The measure requires at least one female director on the board of...
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September 30, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's toughest net neutrality measure Sunday, requiring internet providers to maintain a level playing field online. Advocates of net neutrality hope the move in the home of the global technology industry will have national...
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Concert goers surge forward after a barricade got knocked over at the 2018 Global Citizens Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in New York. Authorities quickly assured the crowd they were safe after the barrier fell Saturday evening. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 30, 2018 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show in Central Park sent thousands of spectators fleeing in panic, fearing the noise might have been gunshots. About 60,000 people had filled the park's Great Lawn for Saturday's eight-hour Global...
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