{FD} Orange County city votes again to opt out of California’s sanctuary state law

A Southern California city council voted Monday for the second time to cement its opposition to the state’s sanctuary law following a tense 5-hour debate and clashes between anti-sanctuary measure supporters and protesters.

{FD} More California cities may join fight against state’s pro-illegal immigrant policies

More local governments in California may join this week the statewide movement against the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

{FD} Gun rights supporters hold rallies at state capitols across US

Gun rights advocates rallied at state capitols across the country on Saturday to make their voices heard amid recent efforts to impose stricter gun-control laws that they fear undermine their Second Amendment rights.

{FD} Kentucky lawmakers condemn Gov. Bevin’s ‘guarantee’ remarks about sex assault of children

Kentucky’s Republican-majority House of Representatives took the extraordinary step Saturday of condemning the state’s Republican governor over remarks he made Friday amid teacher protests over his vetoes of a state budget plan that would have increased classroom spending.

{FD} MS-13 threat has New York state ready to spend $18.5M to protect youth

New York state plans to spend spend $18.5 million to fund programs aimed at keeping young people on Long Island from joining MS-13, a gang linked to brutal murders and violence across the state.

{FD} Oklahoma teachers strike for higher pay, education funding

Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma have rallied at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to approve additional educational funding.

{FD} Protesters heckle ‘traitor’ Vermont GOP gov after he signs gun control legislation

Amid a barrage of taunts from protesters calling him a "liar" and a "traitor," Vermont Gov. Phil Scott enacted the state's first major gun control measures during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse on Wednesday.

{FD} Protesters heckle ‘traitor’ Vermont GOP Gov. Phil Scott after state enacts unprecedented gun control legislation

Amid a barrage of taunts from protesters calling him a "liar" and a "traitor," Vermont Gov. Phil Scott enacted the state's first major gun control measures during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse on Wednesday.

{FD} I’m ‘a member of the African-American community,’ says white Dem seeking state House seat

A Democrat running for a state House seat in North Carolina has caused a stir in the election by claiming at a campaign event this week that he’s “a member of the African-American community.”

{FD} Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers’ demands

As the Oklahoma teachers’ strike enters its second week, Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that they have no plans to further concede to the groups’ demands of eliminating a capital gains tax break as a way to increase school funding.

{FD} $11B California WaterFix project gets key agency OK, but still faces opposition

California's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system.

{FD} South Carolina reps introduce bill to allow debate on secession over gun laws

Three state House Republicans in South Carolina introduced a bill last week that would allow the debate on seceding from the U.S. in the event of confiscation of “legally purchased firearms in this State.”