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  • Does brewing ordinance apply to proposed Emmaus distillery?

    Does brewing ordinance apply to proposed Emmaus distillery?
    Correction: Emmaus Councilman Jeff Shubzda spoke in support of revising an ordinance to allow distilleries and wineries in addition to breweries to operate in the borough. A prior version of this story misstated his stance. There may soon be a...
  • New Indiana law requires drivers not speeding to move over

    Motorists obeying the speed limit in the left lanes of highways soon will be required to move over to allow faster vehicles to pass them or risk a $500 fine under a new Indiana law. The law signed by Gov. Mike Pence earlier this month and taking effect...
  • Wisconsin lawmakers introduce blaze pink bill

    Wisconsin lawmakers have formally introduced a bill that would legalize blaze pink for hunters. Democratic state Rep. Nick Milroy and Republican Reps. Joel Kleefisch and David Steffen unveiled the bill during a news conference Tuesday. All three...
  • Student concussion bill heads to Gov. Bruce Rauner

    A measure is heading to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would require students who suffer a concussion to get a doctor or trainer's permission to return to sports or class. The Illinois House passed the legislation on Monday and it was previously...
  • Veto of felon voting bill disenfranchised 40,000 Marylanders

    Veto of felon voting bill disenfranchised 40,000 Marylanders
    After the death of Freddie Gray, leaders from Annapolis came into our neighborhoods, shot some hoops, attended church services and gave lip service about change. But those leaders have never endured the high levels of poverty, lack of access to fresh...
  • Barletta seeks to remove killer interred in vets' cemetery

    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta wants Congress to pass a bill that would require the exhumation and removal of a constituent's killer from a Pennsylvania military cemetery. The Republican unveiled the legislation Tuesday at a news conference in Harrisburg....
  • Schakowsky-Durbin bill would reward worker-friendly companies

    Schakowsky-Durbin bill would reward worker-friendly companies
    Block Steel on the west end of Skokie is one of the companies that would benefit under proposed national legislation creating a tax credit for providing "fair wages and good benefits to workers," according to U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9). That's why...
  • NC Gov. McCrory signs bill into law sought by parents

    Gov. Pat McCrory says a new law increasing penalties related to abuse of adult group home residents meets his goal of ensuring North Carolina does all it can to protects those who can't themselves. McCrory held an Executive Mansion ceremony Tuesday to...
  • Vos says prevailing wage hearing could derail reform

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says efforts to take up prevailing wage repeal could hinder attempts to reform the program. A Wisconsin state Assembly Labor Committee has scheduled a public hearing and vote Wednesday on a bill to repeal the prevailing wage....
  • UC law students celebrate exemption from supplemental fee increases

    UC law students celebrate exemption from supplemental fee increases
    What was in effect a footnote in Gov. Jerry Brown's recent proposed budget for the University of California has turned into a cause for major celebration among UC law students. Surprising many faculty, Brown and the UC regents have exempted the four law...
  • Senate panel passes bill to move date of Ohio's 2016 primary

    An Ohio legislative panel has approved a plan to push back the swing state's 2016 presidential primary election by a week. The bill passed Tuesday by the Senate's State and Local Government Committee would move that primary to March 15. The election is...