Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed an emotionally charged bill that would have ended permanent alimony in divorce cases, but signed into law ethics and campaign finance measures that were important to legislative leaders.
Democrats are growing frustrated over Gov. Jan Brewer’s struggle to get her Medicaid-expansion proposal into the Legislature and say efforts to appease reluctant Republican lawmakers with anti-abortion legislation threaten their support.
A pension reform bill that would have moved new state workers and teachers into a 401K plan and blocked them from enrolling in the state pension system, failed in the Florida senate. Several Republicans joined the Democratic minority to defeat the measure 22-18.
Arms manufacturers in at least two states with strict new gun laws are making good on their promise to move their operations -- along with thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenues -- to locales they deem friendlier to the industry.
Arizona's attorney general withdrew his threat to sue the small city of Bisbee, Ariz., after its lawyers agreed to rewrite a controversial ordinance recognizing same-sex couples to remove rights that he said were reserved for married couples under state law.
Source: Huffington Post | Colorado |
April 30, 2013
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill to grant in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrant students who graduate from state high schools. The measure is expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the state.