Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

...Congress and would require action from lawmakers to overturn.Wednesday's announcements...by his wife and a handful of U.S. lawmakers. He went immediately into a meeting...S. policy toward Cuba. While some lawmakers say the embargo is outdated, others...

We don't need permission

...thinking up there in the Land of Lincoln?The bill Illinois lawmakers sent the governor earlier this month makes it a felony to...encounters would violate the law.It's beyond perplexing that lawmakers in any state ? especially now ? would craft a bill whose...

Transportation funding top legislative issue in Georgia

...dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol...2020 to make needed upgrades.Georgia lawmakers are feeling the pressure from the state's...Democrat on the study committee, said lawmakers have to look at all modes of travel...

Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...wage, from Allendale to parts of Beaufort to Charleston, all across our state," said Pinckney on Friday.If one House lawmaker has her way, hourly employees in South Carolina could collect a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.The proposal, H. 3031...


...Championships on Friday. SoccerSwiss lawmakers to crack down Putting sports officials...level with political dictators, Swiss lawmakers passed legislation allowing more scrutiny...for politicians and dictators," Swiss lawmaker Roland Buechel said.

Committee became a forum for small business issues under chairman

...Administration, under Graves it became a forum on small business issues, McCracken says. The committee also campaigned with other lawmakers for small business legislation.Graves cites as one of his achievements the repeal of a law requiring businesses to report...

Benefits of Ga. factory jobs touted

...one of Georgia's newest, large manufacturers told state lawmakers there is a need to convince students that factory jobs are...speaker earlier this week at a three-day conference for lawmakers sponsored by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute...

Savannah port expansion bringing jobs, challenges

...port improvements Monday in a conference for legislators.Lawmakers, fresh off of the campaign trail where voters said jobs were...affairs director for the Georgia Ports Authority, gave the lawmakers a brief update but, for the first time in years, wasn't...

Georgia lawmakers offer medical marijuana proposals

...resolution to amend the state Constitution and legalize the drug in limited amounts for people older than 21. Thompson said that lawmakers should consider people with serious illnesses who need treatment."I hope we take what we've learned and put that to use...

Doctors, hospitals gearing up for legislative battle in Georgia

...cheaper treatment centers on the other.That was the conclusion lawmakers drew Tuesday from a panel discussion at a conference at the...requirement for a certificate of need. They would likely come up if lawmakers consider a minor change to allow rural hospitals to downgrade...