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  • Senate committee OKs medical marijuana bill

    Louisiana law enforcement associations have previously blocked efforts to get medical marijuana to patients who suffer, despite a 1991 state law allowing its medicinal use. That changed Wednesday. Michael Ranatza, head of the Louisiana Sheriffs'...
  • House OKs bill making it easier to build, expand hospitals

    The South Carolina House gave key approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it easier to build and expand hospitals and other medical facilities, and would end a state oversight program called the certificate of need entirely at the start of 2018. The...
  • Power play: The battle over your electric bill

    Power play: The battle over your electric bill
    Want to see a lobbyists' dream? Check out the fight in Springfield over who will sell you electricity and how much you'll pay for it. The market for electricity has become competitive, to a point. Nuclear plants provide about half the power in Illinois,...
  • Legislation allowing Delaware 'right-to-work' zones stalls

    Republican legislation allowing "right-to-work" zones in Delaware stalled in a Democratic-led Senate committee Wednesday amid complaints from organized labor that it is a union-busting measure. Under the legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader...
  • Committee OKs bill to close NY campaign finance loophole

    The New York Assembly Election Law Committee has approved legislation to close the campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies. Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh's bill would treat LLCs like corporations subject to the same $2,500 candidate...
  • Proposed changes to US fishing laws spark conservation row

    A plan to update federal fishing laws has sparked a debate among fishermen and conservationists about whether proposed changes will undo years of work to rebuild key fish populations. U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has proposed several changes to the...
  • Florida Legislature approves online voter registration

    Despite the fervent opposition of the state's top election official, the Florida Legislature on Wednesday called for the creation of a statewide system that allows voters to register online. Legislators approved a bill authorizing the system and sent...
  • Senate and House health committees reject Medicaid expansion

    Louisiana's lawmakers have turned back efforts to expand the state Medicaid program to give the working poor government-funded health insurance, the third year of defeats for the legislation. The Senate health care committee voted 5-3 Wednesday against a...
  • Senate passes 'weakened' electric utility regulation bill

    The Florida Senate passed a bill revising rules for the panel that sets Florida electric rates Wednesday and sent it to Gov. Rick Scott, even though its sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, said the bill was weakened by political influence from big utility...
  • Ban on texting and driving awaits Gov. Fallin's signature

    Oklahoma is in line to become the 46th in the nation to pass a ban on texting and driving after the state House passed a bill on Wednesday. It now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin, who urged lawmakers in her State of the State speech in February to pass such a...
  • Montana governor signs Medicaid expansion into law

    After several years and a long bumpy road to passage, the governor signed a bill into law Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income Montanans. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood...