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  • Lawsuits accuse Costa Mesa of trying to drive out sober-living homes

    Two lawsuits filed in federal court last week allege Costa Mesa discriminated against recovering drug and alcohol addicts by crafting regulations meant to drive them out of town. The plaintiffs say Costa Mesa ordinances unfairly restrict sober-living...
  • Testing in Florida schools: Districts should cut back, lawmaker says

    Testing in Florida schools: Districts should cut back, lawmaker says
    Testing has been a contentious issue in public schools this academic year (see here, here and here, among others) and one lawmakers, and Gov. Rick Scott, have promised to address. A first bill on testing had already been introduced for the upcoming 2015...
  • A permanent resolution

    A permanent resolution
    Whatever one thinks of President Barack Obama's action on immigration last week, it is no substitute for the type of comprehensive reform legislation that will settle the issue. The courts will be asked to consider the president's decision. They will...
  • Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen

    Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
    No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
  • Tax Keystone pipeline oil for cleanup fund

    Keystone XL Pipeline legislation passed in the House, but the liability for oil spills measure was soundly defeated. At first I was shocked. Why? Oil that will flow through the pipeline is called "dilbit," a heavy crude oil derived from tar sands...
  • McKinney Taking Up Noble Cause Of Campaign Finance Reform

    McKinney Taking Up Noble Cause Of Campaign Finance Reform
    More power to outgoing state Senate Republican Leader John McKinney, who wants to help lead a bipartisan effort to fix Connecticut's once-heralded 2005 campaign finance reform law. May he recruit an army of advocates. The "clean elections" bill passed...
  • Draft U.S. legislation would curb FDA medical software oversight

    A draft U.S. bill is circulating in Washington D.C. that would curb the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulatory oversight over electronic medical records and some clinical support software, according to a copy of the legislation seen by Reuters....
  • Obama defends legal reasoning behind his new immigration plan

    Obama defends legal reasoning behind his new immigration plan
    President Obama argued Sunday that his plan to suspend enforcement of U.S. immigration law for certain violators won't clear the path for a future Republican president to take similar executive actions regarding tax laws he or she doesn't like. In an...
  • Sign-ups for Obamacare better -- but hardly perfect

    Sign-ups for Obamacare better -- but hardly perfect
    Cathy Cortijo spoke calmly into the phone, but frustration was evident in her voice. "I've been literally 50-something minutes just trying to get in," she said, pleadingly, to the representative on the other end of the line. What Cortijo, an...
  • Justice Department, Senate investigating generic drug price hikes

    PHILADELPHIA The 1984 federal law that spawned the generic pharmaceutical industry was designed to use the basic idea of economic competition to lower the cost of prescription medicine for millions of Americans. The law has largely served its intended...
  • Gift ban proposed by state Senators Petersen and Stuart

    State Senators Chap Petersen and Richard Stuart have written what they say should be the first  gift-ban ethics reform bill for the 2015 General Assembly session. Stuart and Petersen's legislation would: *Ban all tangible gifts of more than $100 in...