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  • Verizon issues statement in Morse code to protest net neutrality ruling

    Verizon issues statement in Morse code to protest net neutrality ruling
    What does a big corporation do when it believes the government is imposing antiquated regulations? Issue a harsh statement. In morse code. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online...
  • City Council upgrades website for $35K

    City Council upgrades website for $35K
    The Baltimore City Council has upgraded its legislative website to allow citizens to better track bills and meetings, according to the council president’s office. The council paid Granicus, a Denver-based company, $35,000 to perform the upgrade,...
  • Florida may pass law allowing Uber, the state better play tough

    Florida may pass law allowing Uber, the state better play tough
    Uber is in the taxi business. Let's just admit that. Unfortunately, Uber does not play nice with local governments. They don't follow local taxi laws. And South Florida counties and cities have been bullied as they try to reign in Uber. Now Sen....
  • Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive Asian carp

    Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive Asian carp
    Members of Congress proposed legislation Thursday calling for additional obstacles to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan through an Illinois waterway and a renewed push toward a permanent strategy for shielding the Great Lakes from the...
  • Illiberal approach to immigration only invites more acrimony

    A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Obama's executive order that overrode existing immigration law. The result is more acrimony and chaos. It is a good time to remember that there are more than just two types of immigration -- legal and...
  • Bill would allow lower alimony after retirement

    Bill would allow lower alimony after retirement
    Legislation that would end permanent alimony in Florida also would let people reduce their payments after retiring. House and Senate versions of the bill were filed late Tuesday to overhaul Florida's alimony system and, for the first time, impose a...
  • Antique dealers wary of ivory ban bill

    Antique dealers wary of ivory ban bill
    TALLAHASSEE — Better sell that ivory jewelry your grandmother left you. A bill before the Legislature would make it illegal to sell it without proper documentation of its origins. Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, filed SB 1120, which bans the purchase...
  • Niedner: Religious freedom bill would make discrimination OK

    Lawyers and judges will eventually determine the meaning and implications of the arcane legalese in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act the Indiana Senate passed this week and sent to the House of Representatives. To get a sense of what's at stake in...
  • Auto defect whistle-blower bill passed by panel

    WASHINGTON A Senate committee on Thursday approved legislation that would pay awards to employees and contractors who tip off the federal government about motor vehicle defects or violations of law that may result in death or injury. The bill,...
  • Gov. Walker says timing was right for right-to-work bill

    The Legislature's timing on taking up the fast-tracked right-to-work bill this week was "just right," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday, adding that he believes the public has been given plenty of opportunities to express themselves on the fast-...
  • WVa Senate leader: 'no way' considering discrimination bill

    There's "no way" the West Virginia Senate will consider a proposal to erase local ordinances that protect gay and transgender people from housing and employment discrimination, the second-ranking senator said Thursday. Republican Senate Majority Leader...