• Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator.

  • Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator.

  • New Mexico governor restores university funds, vetoes taxes

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez restored funding Friday to all state colleges and universities that she had vetoed earlier by tapping money from suspended infrastructure projects, while rejecting a string of tax increases proposed by the Democratic-led Legislature.

  • The Latest: Greg Gianforte keeps low profile; Montana votes

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local):

  • The Latest: New Mexico tax reform plan gets hearing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts by New Mexico lawmakers to resolve a state budget crisis (all times local):

  • New Mexico lawmakers pressure governor to reinstate funding

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers sought new ways Thursday to increase state tax revenues and shore up state finances, urging Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to reinstate vetoed funding to state universities and the Legislature.

  • Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

  • The Latest: Professor: Effect of Gianforte scuffle unclear

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):

  • The Latest: New Mexico Legislature begins special session

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts by New Mexico lawmakers to resolve a state budget crisis (all times local):

  • New Mexico lawmakers confront budget crisis, governor

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Despite resistance from the governor, New Mexico lawmakers pushed forward with a string of tax and fee increases Wednesday during a special legislative session to restore funding for higher education and the Legislature.