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  • Independent doctors like law that discloses facility fees

     Independent doctors like law that discloses facility fees
    The National Physicians Council on Healthcare Policy convened on Capitol Hill recently and the mood was grim. The group of 50 independent physicians and lawmakers met in the Rules Committee Chamber of the Capitol building to discuss legislation that would...
  • Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'

    Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'
    A powerful alderman's controversial push to require most Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol is still alive after the newly seated City Council on Wednesday exempted the measure from a routine housecleaning that wiped out most...
  • Revenge Porn Bill Clears The House Just After Midnight

    Revenge Porn Bill Clears The House Just After Midnight
    After a far-reaching debate that was broad enough to encompass complex legal issues, Jennifer Lopez' fashion sense and disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, the House passed a bill bolstering the state's laws regarding voyeurism and...
  • Amendment 1 spending could include asphalt

    Amendment 1 spending could include asphalt
    Did I miss that story about the flakka outbreak at the state Capitol? Designer drugs might be a stretch, but clearly the cocktails at The Governor’s Club, Clyde’s and the other watering holes where state lawmakers gather were spiked with...
  • Gov. Scott gets bill to keep military members' addresses secret

    Gov. Scott gets bill to keep military members' addresses secret
    TALLAHASSEE — A proposal intended to make it tougher for evildoers to track the home addresses of military service members and military families has been sent to Gov. Rick Scott. However, the leader of an open-government group that has asked Scott...
  • Law addresses secondhand smoke infiltrating apartment

    Law addresses secondhand smoke infiltrating apartment
    Q: I unknowingly moved into an apartment next to a smoker. The smoke permeates into my apartment and has increasingly posed serious health issues for me (respiratory issues, coughing and burning sensation of the eyes and throat). In the summer, the...
  • Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016

    Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016
    HARTFORD — The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a revised bill that would delay the pace of building a new tribal casino and also require a second approval vote that could be pushed into next year. Senate leaders expect the bipartisan...
  • Our laws always in flux

    A recent letter to the editor advised people who oppose abortion to stop protesting, since Roe v. Wade makes it legal. And President Obama told opponents of the Affordable Care Act to give up their opposition, since it is "established law." Those who...
  • Senate, House OK Education Bills For Undocumented Students

    Senate, House OK Education Bills For Undocumented Students
    HARTFORD — The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to apply for college tuition assistance, even though they lack a Social Security card and other documents required to fill out financial aid...
  • Senate Expected to Vote Wednesday on Casinos

    Senate Expected to Vote Wednesday on Casinos
    The state Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a two-step process that will slow down the pace of building another Indian casino to combat out-of-state competition. Top Senate leaders expect the bipartisan bill to pass in the 36-member chamber, where...
  • Senate Rejects Making UConn Foundation Subject To FOI Law

    Senate Rejects Making UConn Foundation Subject To FOI Law
    HARTFORD — The Senate rejected an amendment Tuesday that would have made the UConn Foundation subject to the state's freedom of information law. The foundation has prevailed several times in recent years in blocking efforts to make its operations...