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  • California bill would reduce sales tax on green cars

    California bill would reduce sales tax on green cars
    The California Legislature is considering a bill that would cut the state sales tax on green cars by more than half in an effort to spur sales of clean vehicles. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would reduce the sales...
  • GOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran

    A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Friday that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program. The measure would mandate that President Barack...
  • Suicide Option Would Undermine My Cancer Battle

    Suicide Option Would Undermine My Cancer Battle
    I have been diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer — a glioblastoma. Because of my diagnosis, I would likely be eligible for the state's help to commit suicide under a bill before the General Assembly — and that is terrifying. Like many...
  • Assisted Suicide Offers Control At The End

    Assisted Suicide Offers Control At The End
    I have traveled to Connecticut's Capitol from Philadelphia twice in the last two years, and I plan to come back this winter because there are Connecticut citizens right now who need the legal protection that was not available to me. A bill before the...
  • Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major...
  • UPDATE: Ethics accord reached

    UPDATE: Ethics accord reached
    House and Senate negotiators working on an ethics reform package, which evolved up until this evening, signed off on a compromise bill shortly before 7:30 p.m. The bill is the last remaining item of business for this legislative session, and...
  • Gregg: Leave common construction wage law in place

    Folks who know me well know I love history. History is a great teacher — and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that. In the darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed...
  • Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

    A House subcommittee on Friday removed items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department's budget, despite the objections of minority Democrats, and called on Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a separate bill on expansion to spur a...
  • Hogan's school reform has potential — and pitfalls

    There's a lot of good in Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to reform Maryland's charter school law. It provides additional flexibility for charters to pursue innovative academic models, allows the possibility that the schools could be established in districts...
  • California Senators introduced fewer bills this year

    The number of bills introduced by members of the California Senate by Friday’s deadline was the lowest number in the first year of a biennial session going back to 1989. Senators introduced 793 bills by Friday, compared with 813 filed in 2013. The...
  • Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda

    Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda
    Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut, and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized, and beer and liquor laws loosened. As state lawmakers gather Tuesday to...