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  • Gov. Rauner to put pro-business bills before Legislature

    Illinois' Democrat-dominated Legislature will soon have its say on key pieces of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's pro-business agenda. Rauner plans to introduce five bills Friday. But in a shot at a compromise with just days left in the session, the...
  • 20-week abortion ban misguided

    The passage of a 20-week abortion ban by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13 sets the stage to dangerously restrict access to safe, legal abortion. This bill would prevent doctors from providing women with the best medical care possible, and...
  • Under-consideration abortion bill a move to protect the innocent

    Let's put the U.S. House of Representatives' recent passage of a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy into perspective. We should begin by noting the exceptions to the ban if it ever becomes law. Under the Pain-Capable Unborn Child...
  • Andy Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill

    Andy Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill
    A bill that would direct billions in new funding to the National Institutes of Health in return for changes in the way the Bethesda-based agency awards research grants passed a key legislative hurdle in Congress on Thursday. Republican Rep. Andy...
  • Sen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage

    President Barack Obama's trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity. In a tense drama that unfolded in real time on the Senate floor Thursday, Cantwell withheld her vote to...
  • What House members talked about during NC budget debate

    The North Carolina House voted on 45 amendments during debate Thursday and early Friday over the chamber's two-year state budget. Here are the outcomes of some contentious or high-profile issues. The chamber: — defeated an amendment by Rep. Dana...
  • Senate Passes Regulatory Bill For Health Care Industry

    HARTFORD — The Senate late Thursday approved a bill that seeks to overhaul the labyrinthine and swiftly changing health care landscape. The bipartisan legislation, which cleared the chamber on a vote of 30-5, has been in the works for more than...
  • Bill Expanding Workers Comp for First Responders Approved by Senate

    The Senate early Friday approved a bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders. The measure's fate in the House of Representatives remains murky, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative...
  • California lawmakers block effort to make child death records secret

    California lawmakers block effort to make child death records secret
    A state Senate budget committee on Thursday blocked an effort to gut key provisions of a groundbreaking 2008 law that requires child protection services to release case records after a child dies from abuse or neglect. California Department of Social...
  • Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban

    Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city's ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks. Caldwell has been a champion of the city's sit-lie bans, which began in Waikiki after complaints from the tourism industry...
  • Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form

    Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form
    With just 10 days remaining in the spring legislative session, Gov. Bruce Rauner has finally put large parts of his so-called Turnaround Agenda into bill form, a move that follows months of criticism by Democrats who argued there was no way to vet his...