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  • 'Right-to-try' bill sent to Rauner

     'Right-to-try' bill sent to Rauner
    Terminally ill patients would be allowed to try experimental drugs and treatments not yet approved by the federal government under a measure state lawmakers sent Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday. The "Right to Try" legislation would give patients with...
  • Moving Preakness would require change in state law, officials say

    Moving Preakness would require change in state law, officials say
    As city officials pledged a fight to keep the Preakness in Baltimore, others pointed out Monday that state law prohibits the horse race from being moved to another track in Maryland. Over the weekend, Sal Sinatra, vice president and general manager of...
  • Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops

    Grayson declares victory in Obama ban of military equipment to cops
    Last year U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson tried and failed to get Congress to consider an amendment that would have stopped the U.S. Department of Defense from selling certain military equipment to police so when President Barack Obama banned such sales Monday...
  • Don't outsource constitutional power to Obama

    Don't outsource constitutional power to Obama
    Thanks, Congressman Dan Lipinski, for bringing a voice of reason to these pages concerning Trade Promotion Authority (fast track) and the harmful legislation it enables. Congress should not outsource its constitutional power to the president or allow...
  • Restaurant Workers Deserve Fair Wage

    Restaurant Workers Deserve Fair Wage
    I am a waitress. I work for tips, so I'd like to pass an important one on. It's time to pass a fair minimum wage law for Connecticut's restaurant workers. I often work 10-hour shifts, 95 percent of which are spent on my feet. Throughout my career, I...
  • Assembly bill on ivory sales is worth approving

    In Africa, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes by poachers. That's 96 illegal killings a day. At that rate, the African elephant could be extinct in 10 years, conservationists say. Poachers, armed with guns and, on occasion, rocket-propelled grenades,...
  • Can L.A. labor be smart again?

    Can L.A. labor be smart again?
    From the mid-1990s until a few weeks ago, Los Angeles was home to the nation's smartest and most consequential municipal labor movement. It was in Los Angeles that living wage ordinances and local hiring requirements for projects receiving public...
  • Legalize lane-splitting, with some caveats

    Legalize lane-splitting, with some caveats
    On the face of it, it seems absolutely insane to allow motorcycles to ignore the lanes on the road and to whiz past cars by going between them. What if the biker misjudges and hits a car because he's too close on one side or another? What if a car moves a...
  • Don't hide L.A. County's legal bills

    Don't hide L.A. County's legal bills
    Los Angeles County pays a lot of money to private law firms to defend against lawsuits brought by people who assert they were beaten, mistreated or abused while in custody, especially in the county's notorious jails. In order to adequately assess how well...
  • A hazy ruling on abusive speech from the Supreme Court

    A hazy ruling on abusive speech from the Supreme Court
    In overturning the conviction of a man who posted violent "rap lyrics" about his estranged wife and others on Facebook, the Supreme Court on Monday rightly made it harder to criminalize hateful speech. But the decision stopped short of requiring that...
  • 'One person, one vote' should stay that way

    'One person, one vote' should stay that way
    Five decades after the Supreme Court ruled that legislative districts must be drawn on the basis of “one person, one vote,” the justices have agreed to consider a claim that representation should reflect the number of eligible voters in a...