Government Politics

Atlanta Georgia State Capital
March 29, 2019 - 2:51 pm
By BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP/KFTK) — Bucking intense opposition from abortion rights groups, citizens and doctors, the Georgia House gave final approval Friday to a "fetal heartbeat" abortion ban outlawing almost all abortions in the state. The bill now goes to Republican Gov. Brian...
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springfield-illinois-capitol
March 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) — The Illinois House of Representatives passed HB 246 Wednesday with a 60-42 vote. If passed by the Senate and signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, this law would require K-12 students to learn curriculum that includes the historical contributions of LGBTQ individuals,...
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Plastic bags could be taxed in Illinois as part of a new $39 Billion dollar budget.
Eric Sykes
February 25, 2019 - 11:47 am
ILLINOIS (FM NewsTalk 97.1) - Another year, another multi-billion dollar budget for a state drowning in debt. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is proposing a new budget of $39 billion dollars and it has plenty of lines for increased and new taxes. One of those taxes will target working men and women...
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© Sipa USA
February 14, 2019 - 8:24 am
We knew for two years we wanted this wall. Republicans had the majority in both the House and the Senate and didn’t get anything done. Jim Talent says this deal is reasonable given ‘we are where we are’. Talent mentions he didn’t believe the Democrats would give anything for a border barrier so...
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