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  • Method to catch cars passing NC buses gets Senate panel OK

    Some North Carolina lawmakers support giving school districts authority to install cameras on school buses and issue $500 fines for those who pass them unlawfully. The Senate Education Committee recommended Wednesday the measure that a bill sponsor...
  • Rauner's window to achieve right-to-work law

    Rauner's window to achieve right-to-work law
    Ever heard of the Overton Window? It's a political theory that there are a range of ideas that the public will accept at any given time. An idea's political sustainability depends mainly on whether it falls within that window rather than on...
  • A clash of freedoms in Indiana

    Neither side in the uproar over Indiana's "religious freedom restoration" law has been totally candid about its benefits or its dangers. That often happens in politics, an arena in which it often seems that no statement is too good to be overstated. For...
  • FHSAA feels pressure as legislators threaten future

    FHSAA feels pressure as legislators threaten future
    State Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., the Hialeah Republican who authored a bill that eventually could eliminate the Florida High School Athletic Association, hit the nail on the head as he pushed his proposal through the House Education Committee last week. "It...
  • UConn women must boycott Final Four

    UConn women must boycott Final Four
    In response to the firestorm over discrimination laws in Indiana, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed an executive order banning all state-sponsored travel to the Hoosier State. “When laws turn back the clock of progress, we can’...
  • Domestic workers enjoy tougher protections as law kicks in

    Domestic workers in Massachusetts can begin enjoying tougher labor protections under a new law set that takes effect Wednesday. The law requires people who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts to adhere to established...
  • Democrat O'Malley hits GOP support for Indiana law

    Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians. The former Maryland governor criticized 2016 Republican...
  • Muncie mayor says city could approve resolution against RFRA

    The mayor of the city of Muncie says he's working on a resolution in opposition to Indiana's new religious-objections law. Mayor Dennis Tyler told The Star Press (http://tspne.ws/1OWkXoY ) on Tuesday that he's writing the resolution with members of the...
  • Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit...
  • The latest developments on religious objection laws

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence's move on Tuesday to quell...
  • Short sales need a tax break

    Short sales need a tax break
    Despite the recovery of the economy since 2008, there are still many homeowners who owe more than their property is worth. A bill pending in the U.S. Senate would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2016, curtailing tax penalties for...