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Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief

Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday.
Quebec, Ontario officials express cautious COVID optimism, others brace for the worst

Quebec, Ontario officials express cautious COVID optimism, others brace for the worst

Officials in Quebec and Ontario said they saw signs of hope on Tuesday that the peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations could soon be behind them — despite both provinces setting new admissions records — while other governments braced for new hardships.
In ad, Senate hopeful smokes pot, slams arrest disparities

In ad, Senate hopeful smokes pot, slams arrest disparities

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A political newcomer in Louisiana whose adept use of social media drew notice when he finished strong in a U.S.
Surge in Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations subsiding but system fragile: minister

Surge in Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations subsiding but system fragile: minister

MONTREAL — A surge in Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations is showing signs of subsiding, but Health Minister Christian Dubé said Tuesday the hospital network remains too fragile to relax public health orders.

Murphy sworn in for 2nd term as New Jersey governor

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov.
Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales

Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday.

Germany ending 'untenable' ban on advertising abortions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister on Monday launched a drive to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services, a provision that he said is untenable.

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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the election on Nov.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the election on Nov.
Double dealing: Legal, illicit blur in California pot market

Double dealing: Legal, illicit blur in California pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing.