GM announces jobs, electric vehicle in Michigan

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.

  • Written by By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and TOM KRISHER Associated Press

Ohio Senate proposes 6-cent increase to state gas tax

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate on Thursday voted in favor of a proposal to increase the state's gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, down from the House's planned increase of 10.7 cents a gallon and well below the governor's proposed 18-cents a gallon to maintain roads and bridges.

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Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions after the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, around roughly the sixth week of a pregnancy. The ban is set to take effect on July 1, but abortion-rights advocates have already pledged to file lawsuits to stop it.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS