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  • Leesburg kicking up code enforcement, 'cracking down' on junky houses

    Goods news: Leesburg is kicking up its code-enforcement efforts to clean up dilapidated and junky houses in city neighborhoods. "Let let people know we are really cracking down on code enforcement," Mayor Elise Dennison said. This won't happen fast &#...
  • Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold

    After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again...
  • Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

    Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. The bill overhauls a 1997 law that aimed to slow...
  • Legislators Hoping To Revive Some Failed Judiciary Bills

    Legislators Hoping To Revive Some Failed Judiciary Bills
    HARTFORD — Top legislators are working to resurrect many of the 45 bills that died in the judiciary committee this week, the casualty of an email squabble between two legislators that brought the committee's work to an abrupt halt. Democrats,...
  • Gillibrand touts bill to strengthen college, business links

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is promoting legislation she says will help colleges strengthen their engineering programs while also helping manufacturers. The bill promoted by Gillibrand on Friday during a visits to Plattsburgh and Rochester would designate 25...
  • Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions

    Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions
    A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers Friday about whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama's executive action, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation. The judges — two appointed...
  • Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature

    A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward. Republican Rep. Knute...
  • House endorses bill to close Montana Developmental Center

    The state House reversed course on Friday and passed a bill to close the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder after voting against it Thursday. Representatives endorsed Senate Bill 411 as amended on Friday by a vote of 61-39 with 46 Republicans and 15...
  • Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
  • Oklahoma governor signs bill allowing nitrogen in executions

    Oklahoma became the first U.S. state to approve nitrogen gas for executions under a measure Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Friday that provides an alternative death penalty method if lethal injections aren't possible, either because of a court ruling or...
  • Lawmakers approve $100 per year gift cap

    Virginia lawmakers passed new gift limits Friday that will make it much more difficult for them to be wined and dined by deep-pocketed lobbyists. Part of a wide-ranging ethics reform legislation passed includes a $100-a-year cap on gifts, including meals...