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3 HOURS AGO - Roll Call

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Manchin is Staying in the Senate

Sen. Joe Manchin III will not be taking any country roads home to West Virginia any time soon.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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West Virginia's Joe Manchin says he'll run again for Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he'll run for re-election in 2018 rather than make a return bid for governor next year. Manchin was a two-term governor when he won a special election in November 2010 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Missouri Republicans inch forward on Medicaid 'reforms'

Dempsey's proposal to raise the asset limit for people with disabilities is one that's passed the Senate and awaits a House hearing. Other proposals that have passed at least one chamber include encouraging the use of telemedicine in the Medicaid program and more stringently policing the eligibility of participants.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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State lawmakers have differing visions on ISTEP's future

The Senate voted overwhelmingly last week in favor of a bill that calls for replacing the ISTEP+ exam with what the proposal's leading advocate calls an "off-the-shelf" test in hopes of saving millions of dollars in testing costs. [...] they'll be wrestling with many questions, including whether a new test not tailored to Indiana's academic standards would provide an accurate ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Concealed-carry advocates in Iowa wait for Senate bill

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Siouxland gun advocates say a proposed U.S. Senate bill requiring states to honor all concealed-carry permits would ease the anxiety of travelers who carry firearms. Paul Barrett, the owner of a Sioux City gun store, said the bill would help people who are not familiar with concealed-carry laws in other states. The bill would not ...

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