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  • Obama policies, not race, reason for criticism

    The U.S. House passes a bill. It goes to the Senate, which passes it. Then it goes to the president to sign it into law or to veto the bill. That's how it works. Where do Republicans have to negotiate to have the president sign it into law? If Obama...
  • House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks

    The House passed a bill Thursday encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information...
  • Governor signs legislation clearing way for Twin River hotel

    Gov. Gina Raimondo has approved legislation clearing the way for Twin River Casino to build a hotel on its Lincoln property. Raimondo signed the House bill and its companion Senate bill Thursday, saying the state needs to examine ways to create more...
  • Emanuel praises vote for Obama library, Lucas museum bill

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says legislation beefing up Chicago's legal grounds to use public park land as potential sites for Barack Obama's presidential library and George Lucas' proposed museum will benefit residents and visitors for generations to come. The...
  • Homer Glen mayor goes out with a veto

    Homer Glen mayor goes out with a veto
    At his last meeting as Homer Glen's mayor, Jim Daley on Wednesday vetoed the village's recently revised lighting ordinance, saying the changes did not promote the public's health, safety or welfare. "I believe the ordinance in question does not serve...
  • Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

    Responding to pressure from parents and teachers upset with the troubled rollout of a new statewide test that grade-school students are taking this spring, Assembly Republicans said Thursday they will pass a bill next month ensuring the results aren't...
  • Abortion waiting period bill moves forward in state Senate

    A bill requiring a one-day waiting period for abortions is nearing final passage in the Florida Legislature. It advanced to third and final reading in the state Senate Thursday. It passed the House Wednesday. Senate Democrats sought unsuccessfully to...
  • Florida bill could revamp high school sports

    Florida bill could revamp high school sports
    Florida, known as a springboard for pro and college athletes, may soon overhaul how high school athletics work in the state, including making changes to eligibility and even who oversees competitions. A Florida House on Wednesday based a sweeping bill...
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to...
  • Vaccine legislation properly puts public health above personal beliefs

     Vaccine legislation properly puts public health above personal beliefs
    Ask most rational people what their No. 1 priority is and, I suspect, they would answer good health. Love, friends, money, freedom, a good education, a productive life — they're all right up there. But none outranks health. So it's pathetic that...
  • NY bill would nix statute of limitations on child sex abuse

    A group of advocates who work to fight child sex abuse is asking New York state lawmakers to eliminate the statute of limitations on certain sex crimes committed against minors. Legislation that would eliminate the time restraints on the reporting of...