Posts Tagged State governments

Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Utica, listens to a speaker during a hearing to legalize mixed martial arts in New York on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Albany. The Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation has voted 4-2 to approve the bill to the New York State Athletic Commission authority to regulate the sport as it does professional boxing. Griffo sponsored the legislation in the Senate. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York — the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves — resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a special fund for brain-damaged fighters.

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Panel votes down measure to void transgender athletes policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Senate committee has defeated a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports.

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Court rejects lawsuit in dispute over Iowa film tax credits

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state’s refusal to award the full amount of tax credits claimed by the makers of a 2009 documentary tied to the “Field of Dreams” movie.

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Racing might return to New England’s last thoroughbred track

BOSTON (AP) — New England’s last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all.

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Jay Leno to join Utah sport awards ceremony

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jay Leno will join the Governor’s State of Sport Awards dinner in Salt Lake City on April 21 to honor Utah’s top athletic achievements for 2014.

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