Mississippi Judicial Pick Grilled Over Record as Lawmaker

Senate Democrats on Wednesday grilled a former Republican Mississippi state lawmaker now up for a federal judgeship on his political past, including his support for overturning the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision and his record on issues from guns to voting rights.  

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Slew of New Laws Take Effect Nationwide on New Year’s Day

The new year will bring new fees for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge will be $50. In Kansas, $100. In Alabama and Ohio, $200.

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