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  • Tougher rules sought for racing industry

    Tougher rules sought for racing industry
    Lawmakers are looking to clamp down on the racing industry, filing bills that would require greyhound injuries be reported, tightening regulations, and increasing fines for the doping of animals. Florida is a major player in racing, home to 12 of the...
  • How will Republicans respond if High Court rules against Obamacare subsidies?

    How will Republicans respond if High Court rules against Obamacare subsidies?
    WASHINGTON Millions of Americans could find their health-insurance plans endangered if the Supreme Court rules this summer that President Barack Obama's administration has broken the law in subsidizing them. The administration created this problem by...
  • Senators renew push for more oversight of global deals by little-noticed US development agency

    Key U.S. senators said they want more oversight of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the federal government's development finance agency that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation earlier this week into a failed $217 million...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Obamacare should lose in next Supreme Court case

    Ramesh Ponnuru: Obamacare should lose in next Supreme Court case
    Conservatives in Washington are increasingly confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule this summer that the White House has gone beyond its legal authority in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Any such decision would enrage liberals. They...
  • Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill

     Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill
    The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to follow the House in authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Amendments remain to be worked out with the House, but a compromise version is expected to reach President Obama's desk as soon as next week. And...
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • Legislation would raise smoking age in California from 18 to 21

    Legislation would raise smoking age in California from 18 to 21
    Alarmed by the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers, state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) introduced legislation Thursday that would raise the legal minimum smoking age in California from 18 to 21. Hernandez, who is an optometrist, has support...
  • Idaho legislative panel halts bill that would create protections for gay, lesbian people

    Idaho lawmakers voted to halt a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people Thursday, siding with the concerns of religious freedom supporters. The House State Affairs Committee —made up of the Legislature's most conservative...
  • Bill would end all restrictions on US travel to Cuba

    WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 also would allow travel-related banking transactions. "We all...
  • Labor Committee Hears Bill To Expand Workers' Comp Law

    Legislators are once again considering a bill that would expand workers' compensation coverage to include post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health impairments. Senate Bill 593 would allow workers suffering from a severe emotional or...
  • GOP legislators in SC say it's time to give patients legal, controlled access to marijuana

    Republican legislators in conservative South Carolina expect to introduce bills next month allowing marijuana to be grown and prescribed for certain illnesses. State Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Jenny Horne said Thursday lawmakers need to give patients access...