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  • Baltimore County Council OKs more time for door-to-door selling

    Baltimore County Council OKs more time for door-to-door selling
    Door-to-door sales representatives would have a little more time to knock on doors under a bill narrowly approved by the Baltimore County Council on Thursday that would change the county's "hucksters and peddlers" law. The key change allows sales...
  • House Gives Final Legislative Approval to a Bill Requiring Hospitals to Provide Interpreters For Patients

    Legislation that would require hospitals to provide interpretation services to patients is headed to the desk of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy following passage in the House on Wednesday. Rep. Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, called it "a good, common sense public...
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    Fixing Illinois' pension mess won't be easy One of the ironies of the pension reform law that the Illinois Supreme Court struck down is that there was another bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, in 2013 that gave public...
  • Rotary-dial era or modern communications?

    Rotary-dial era or modern communications?
    Illinois has a rotary dial-era law in a modern communications world. Illinois legislators are now deciding whether to update the expiring communications law to promote more private investment in high-speed Internet networks or to stick with the state'...
  • Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval

    Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval
    A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval. The legislation sponsored by Carlinville Republican Sen. Sam McCann would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the...
  • Sacramento lawmakers poised to consider making child death records secret

    Sacramento lawmakers poised to consider making child death records secret
    The California Department of Social Services has quietly drafted a bill that would gut key portions of the state’s landmark law requiring child protective services agencies to release records when a youth dies of abuse or neglect. A vote is expected...
  • Court won't exempt Notre Dame from Obamacare birth control provision

     Court won't exempt Notre Dame from Obamacare birth control provision
    A federal appeals court has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to temporarily be exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the Catholic school's insurance providers to cover the costs of contraceptives for students...
  • Maryland embraces solar power

    Maryland embraces solar power
    For too long, solar energy has primarily been available to Maryland residents who live in single-family homes with maximum sun exposure who can afford to pay for the installation of solar panels on their sloped roofs. Thanks to two bills passed by the...
  • House votes overwhelmingly to end NSA's mass collection of phone records

    House votes overwhelmingly to end NSA's mass collection of phone records
    The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to dial back the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects and stores data from nearly every landline or cellphone call dialed or received in the United States. The bill passed,...
  • New law forces a choice – job or elected office

    When voters go to the polls on May 5, Portage City Councilman Ted Uzelac won't be on the ballot. That's because a new state law forced him to make a choice – keep his job as a police officer for the city or seek a third term in office. The law,...
  • Pump your own gas? No way, says New Jersey Senate leader

    Pump your own gas? No way, says New Jersey Senate leader
    Don't go scraping off the "Jersey Girls Don't Pump Gas" bumper stickers just yet. Two New Jersey state senators — soon to be joined by an assemblyman — are sponsoring legislation to end the Garden State's more-than-six-decade-long ban on...