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  • McAuliffe signs safe reporting, DNA misdemeanors, batch of bills

    The governor signed a bunch of bills Monday, and the House clerk's / speaker's office has been kind enough to send lists over before the bills are updated in LIS, which usually takes a couple of days. A few of note / local interest, though this is by no...
  • Proposed bill could turn high-school sports into chaos

    Proposed bill could turn high-school sports into chaos
    The Florida Legislature is in session, which is never good for the Florida High School Athletic Association. The FHSAA and its eligibility standards are again under siege from politicians who don't want to fund high-school athletics, but do want to...
  • Beer for CW and other state Senate successes for the Peninsula

    The interests of Virginia's General Assembly range widely and wonderfully, as a look at how our state Senators' legislative initiatives fared. So, Colonial Williamsburg will be able to receive royalties from the sale of beer that uses historically...
  • Future of bills clearer [Editorial]

    Crossover day in the legislature signals that time is running short for lawmakers in the session, but it also provides a clearer picture of what might advance and bills that have failed to make it out of one chamber and into the other are for all...
  • Letters: Campus guns and costs

    Letters: Campus guns and costs
    As Florida's Legislature considers companion bills to allow permit holders to carry a concealed firearm on university and college campuses, the public debate has broken down in the expected ways. The gun-rights crowd thinks such legislation is a great...
  • 'Get them off rails now,' Sen. Cantwell says of some oil tank cars

    WASHINGTON Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced legislation Wednesday that would immediately ban the least sturdy tank cars from carrying crude oil after a series of recent fiery train derailments. The bill also would require the U.S. Department of...
  • Republican proposes 'religious freedom' referendum

    A Republican lawmaker proposed Wednesday that the Legislature ask voters if they want additional religious protections in Montana's constitution. Rep. Carl Glimm of Kila said he brought House Bill 615 before the House Judiciary Committee to prioritize...
  • Idaho House Republicans introduce piecemeal roads plan

    House Republicans are introducing an eleventh-hour patchwork plan to raise more than $100 million for Idaho roads. Three bills split over two House committees were approved Wednesday morning — including increases in fuel taxes and registration...
  • Ohio Senate votes to extend time for rape prosecution

    The Ohio Senate has approved a proposal to extend the 20-year time period for prosecuting rape and sexual battery. The bill provides an additional five years for prosecution from the time a potential suspect is identified through DNA testing. The...
  • House panel votes to repeal federal estate tax

    A divided House panel has passed a bill that would repeal the federal estate tax. Republicans say abolishing the tax would help farmers and small business owners keep their businesses in the family. Democrats say it would help only the very wealthy. The...
  • Groups express support for Iowa bill on Medicaid oversight

    The Iowa Legislature should have more oversight of this year's plans to transition the state's Medicaid program into private managed care, representatives for several medical groups told a House panel Wednesday. Lobbyists for groups representing children...