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  • Health insurers may face tougher rules on Obamacare doctor lists

    Health insurers may face tougher rules on Obamacare doctor lists
    In response to complaints about Obamacare doctor networks, a California lawmaker and three consumer groups are seeking legislation that would require health plans to improve provider directories. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) said Friday he...
  • Sober-living law withstands legal challenge

    A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa's new law restricting sober-living homes in single-family neighborhoods discriminates against recovering drug and alcohol addicts. Solid Landings Behavioral Health, a sober-living...
  • Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting

     Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting
    When it comes to preserving fair chase in hunting, Illinois already bans using bait to lure, dogs to kill and certain lights to see animals at night. Now to those and other do-nots, a state lawmaker would like to add one more: drones. State Sen. Julie...
  • Keystone XL amendments had senators doing the unusual: voting ... a lot

    Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday. In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
  • Federal judge strikes down Alabama bans on same-sex marriage

    Federal judge strikes down Alabama bans on same-sex marriage
    A federal judge struck down two Alabama laws banning same-sex marriage Friday, making it one of dozens of states where it is now legal for gays and lesbians to marry. In a 10-page decision, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade for the Southern...
  • House abortion bill switch reveals emerging clout of moderate Republicans

    House abortion bill switch reveals emerging clout of moderate Republicans
    After spending the last few years butting heads with his most conservative members, House Speaker John A. Boehner has a new headache: a revolt by moderates. Tired of staying quiet while tea-party-minded conservatives pull the Republican majority further...
  • Georgia death penalty case is straight from the theater of the absurd

    The Times editorial board Friday weighs in on the absurdity of the state of Georgia’s efforts to execute convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill Jr., who faces lethal injection next week despite expert witnesses for both sides who now say he is...
  • Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband

    Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband
    Responding to a push from President Obama, three Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to revoke state laws that hinder local governments from getting into the broadband business. The Community Broadband Act by Sens. Cory Booker of New...
  • Commission OKs Balboa Island condo ban

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission took steps Thursday to once again ban condominium development in the residential areas of Balboa and Little Balboa islands. Commissioners voted 4-0 to reinstate a zoning code amendment that prohibits condos....
  • Legislative notebook: Ethics bills coming

    RICHMOND – Promised ethics reforms will start moving through the General Assembly next week. Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment, R-James City, said he plans to go through a number of ethics bills filed in his chamber and assimilate...
  • Proposed intimate-apparel law aims to combat Ebola

    Proposed intimate-apparel law aims to combat Ebola
    A proposed Florida law against trying on intimate apparel is designed to prevent the spread of Ebola, its sponsor, state Sen. Geraldine Thompson, said today. Thompson, D-Orlando, said she got the idea in October at an Ebola-awareness event she hosted in...