RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Laws and Legislation

A collection of news and information related to Laws and Legislation published by this site and its partners.

Top Laws and Legislation Articles

Displaying items 100-110
  • Will EPA rules raise Orlando area's utilities bills?

    Will EPA rules raise Orlando area's utilities bills?
    Utilities this year are bracing for proposed cuts in emissions of carbon dioxide, a pollutant blamed for global warming. What it means for consumers — some say it could hike electric bills — is so far unclear. The U.S. Environmental...
  • GOP divided over using budget process on health care law

    Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law. But now some are questioning whether to use the congressional budget process to derail the 2010 law or save the...
  • On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

    On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights
    When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights. Throughout American history, Kennedy...
  • Bill moving to raise Va.'s reckless driving max from 80 mph to 85

    Legislation that would bump one of Virginia's reckless driving threshold from 80 miles per hour to 85 cleared a House subcommittee Monday, 4-2. The existing law has been criticized as too strict, particularly since the maximum general speed limit in...
  • Bill: Add to Virginia's sex offender registry

    Sex offenders from decades ago, who committed their crimes before the state’s registry was created in 1994, would have their names added to a registry supplement under legislation that advanced Monday. Senate Bill 1074 would require state police...
  • Yorkville mayor gets new power over business license violations

    The Yorkville City Council has voted to give the mayor power to pull a business license if there is some kind of violation of the licensing provisions. The new ordinance provisions passed mean the mayor can pull a license immediately, without a vote from...
  • Medicare chief steps down with 'sadness and mixed emotions'

    Medicare chief steps down with 'sadness and mixed emotions'
    Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage. Marilyn Tavenner's...
  • Californians deserve the right to die with dignity

    Californians deserve the right to die with dignity
    Although 70% of Californians support physician-assisted suicide, it remains illegal in this state. Despite a remarkably successful 20-year-old law in Oregon that set up a process for what that state calls “death with dignity,” the...
  • As lawsuits mount, Allentown pushes to repeal gun law

    As lawsuits mount, Allentown pushes to repeal gun law
    In the wake of lawsuits filed against several Pennsylvania cities, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is moving forward with plans to repeal a city gun law in hopes of avoiding a similar battle. The repeal, being introduced to Allentown City Council this...
  • As usual, Republicans are cynical on immigration

    That didn’t take long. Last week, House Republicans passed a spending bill laden with pointless amendments that would undo President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. The bill has little chance of passing the Senate in its...
  • Congress is already off to a bad start on immigration

    The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Friday, Jan. 16: In an expected, though disappointing, vote last week, conservative Republicans in the U.S. House undermined President Barack Obama's efforts to act on the nation's broken...