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  • Senate to take up repeal of state construction wage law

    The leader of the Indiana Senate says it will take up a Republican-led push to repeal the state law that sets wages for public construction projects. Republican Senate President Pro Tem David Long said Wednesday that a Senate committee will hold a...
  • L.A. council panel delays vote on temporary mansionization measures

    A Los Angeles City Council planning committee on Tuesday postponed a closely watched decision on a set of temporary ordinances intended to limit the construction of "McMansions" in 20 neighborhoods. After hearing dozens of speakers pro and con,...
  • Registrants at hearing overwhelmingly against right-to-work

    Opponents to right-to-work outnumbered supporters 70-to-1 at a Wisconsin state Senate public hearing that was cut short before Republicans voted to advance the bill. Sen. Steve Nass, chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, reported Wednesday that 1,751...
  • Get those conferences moving, if you want out by Friday, Speaker Howell says

    With dozens of bills pending in conference committees -- the joint state Senate and House of Delegates panels assigned to resolve differences the versions of bills each body passes -- Speaker Bill Howell is asking colleagues to get a move on. "If we...
  • NC senators work Wednesday, leave town as storm approaches

    The North Carolina Senate has wrapped up its work for the week a day early to avoid any encounters with an approaching winter storm. But it stuck around longer than the House. Senators conducted more than two hours of floor debate Wednesday —...
  • Porter County Council against state construction wage bill

    The Porter County Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution against House Bill 1019, which would eliminate Indiana's common construction wage. "I'm asking the council to stand behind a law that's been in place 80-some years," said Councilman...
  • Idaho House panel backs teen tanning bill

    A House panel is endorsing a bill that would require teens to get permission from their parents in order to use a tanning bed. The House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously passed the legislation Wednesday. The bill requires parental permission for...
  • NC Senate response to gay marriage rulings is approved

    Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties — including same-sex weddings — under legislation given state Senate approval Wednesday following a debate weighing centuries-old religious liberties with newly-expanded...
  • Wisconsin Democrats gird for right-to-work Senate vote

    Minority Democrats bashed a Republican right-to-work bill before the state Senate was set to vote on the measure. Senate Democrats held a news conference Wednesday to warn the bill will result in lower wages and hurt the middle class. Sen. Chris Larson...
  • Mayors blast idea of merging Lynwood, Ford Heights

    Mayors blast idea of merging Lynwood, Ford Heights
    Legislation that would create a new suburb of Lynwood-Ford Heights was blasted Tuesday by the mayors of both villages, who claim they weren't even consulted about the proposed bill. State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is the chief sponsor of...
  • Maryland Attorney General urges support for integrity bill

    Lame horses, faulty ammunition — even during the Civil War dishonest businesses were attempting to cheat the government. More than 150 years after Congress passed the federal False Claims Act during the administration of Abraham Lincoln, Attorney...