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  • Don't miss the chance to redo Amendment 1 plans: Editorial

    Don't miss the chance to redo Amendment 1 plans: Editorial
    Maybe this time, the Florida Legislature will listen. Last year, three of four state voters endorsed an amendment to the Florida Constitution dedicated to land and water conservation. Authors of Amendment 1 drafted it in response to state lawmakers...
  • Slip Seminole compact into budget bill

    Slip Seminole compact into budget bill
    Given the yawning gap in the state budget, it would be irresponsible for Florida lawmakers to walk away from the table games compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which last year netted the state $132 million. Unless something is done quickly, the...
  • Lawmakers pass bill that penalizes leaving pets outside in extreme weather

    Lawmakers pass bill that penalizes leaving pets outside in extreme weather
    Leaving the family pet outside in extremely hot or cold weather could result in up to a year in jail and a hefty fine under a measure House lawmakers sent Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday. The bill would make it a Class A misdemeanor to expose dogs and cats...
  • House Passes New Rules Regarding Cadmium in Children's Jewelry

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would set a new threshold for the amount of cadmium in children's jewelry. Rep. David Baram, D-Bloomfield, called it "a great bill that will protect the children of our state." But critics say...
  • Power to the purple people of Illinois

    Power to the purple people of Illinois
    Well, so much for making the will of the people the law of the land. Thursday, the Illinois House fell three votes short of approving a constitutional amendment to impose a tax of 6.75 percent on annual income over $1 million, an idea approved by 60...
  • Letter: Legislation is a key Alzheimer's step

    Kudos to Rep. Adam Schiff for recently co-sponsoring the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act (Health Outcomes, Planning and Education). Congressional passage of this bill would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and...
  • Private convention center owners say bill in Springfield would hurt business

    Private convention center owners say bill in Springfield would hurt business
    A controversial bill that would permit the use of state hotel tax dollars to reimburse financial incentives for public convention centers — but not private ones — has sparked backlash from owners of suburban expo centers and visitors' groups....
  • California Assembly OKs bill to raise ballot initiative fee from $200 to $8,000

    California Assembly OKs bill to raise ballot initiative fee from $200 to $8,000
    Amid outrage over a proposed initiative that calls for the execution of gays and lesbians, the California Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation that would increase the filing fee for a ballot measure from $200 to $8,000. The proposed increase would...
  • New Law To Put Sex Assault Nurses At UConn Campus

    New Law To Put Sex Assault Nurses At UConn Campus
    HARTFORD – Legislation signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy Tuesday will allow the University of Connecticut to hire specially trained nurses to deal directly with sexual assault victims on the Storrs campus. UConn rape victims are now treated...
  • U.S. Rep. Barletta seeks to remove killer interred in Pa. veterans cemetery

    HARRISBURG — The remains of a convicted murderer must be removed from Indiantown Gap National Cemetery so it can remain hallowed ground, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said Tuesday. Barletta, R-11th District, has introduced legislation in Congress to...
  • Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation To Expedite Divorce Process

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday signed legislation that will provide a speedier path to divorce for certain couples in Connecticut. Supporters of the measure hope that it will reduce family court case backlogs by expediting the process in non-...