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  • Connecticut bills restrict smoking in cars, vapor cigarettes

    A bill that would bar people from smoking inside a vehicle when there's a child inside is progressing through the Connecticut legislative process. Lawmakers are also moving along legislation that would prohibit people from smoking electronic or vapor...
  • Divisive repeal of in-state tuition law takes center stage

    Divisive repeal of in-state tuition law takes center stage
    A state Senate subcommittee on border security will hear a plan to scrap a law that grants in-state public university tuition to the children of some people in the United States illegally. Texas Democrats and Hispanic advocacy groups champion the law,...
  • New restrictions on abortion could pass Florida Legislature

    The Florida Legislature is considering new measures to restrict abortions. A bill that would require a 24-hour waiting period and force patients to make two trips to a clinic has the best chance of passage. Another bill requiring abortion providers to...
  • California bill aims to curb police adoption of military surplus

    California bill aims to curb police adoption of military surplus
    One of the surprising details that came to light during the recent debate over local police agencies outfitting themselves with surplus military equipment was the remarkable level of freedom police departments enjoyed in requesting weapons, armored...
  • Religious act has Chicago mayor wooing Indiana businesses

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Indiana businesses to consider moving to Chicago after Indiana's governor signed legislation that's been criticized over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians. Emanuel's office said Monday that the...
  • Bill making it easier to change gender on records progresses

    A bill that would make it easier for transgender people to update their names and gender on their birth certificates is progressing through the Connecticut General Assembly. An early vote showed the proposed legislation cleared the legislature's Public...
  • Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC's "This Week with...
  • Public Health Panel Backs Change to Law Regarding Gender Designation on Birth Certificates

    A legislative panel is backing a change to state law that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain a birth certificate that accurately reflects their gender identity. The public health committee, which has jurisdiction over birth...
  • Indiana bill violates rights

    Among the many problems with Indiana Senate Bill 101, the so-called religious freedom restoration bill, are that the Republicans in the Indiana statehouse and Gov. Mike Pence, who claim to be fiscal conservatives, do not seem to care whether they use...
  • Indiana law causes confusion

    Indiana Gov. Mark Pence has signed a bill into law that would prohibit state and local laws that "substantially burden" the ability of people to follow their religious beliefs.  So am I to understand that if polygamy was a core belief of my religion,...
  • Indiana governor supports clarifying religious objection law

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people. In an interview Saturday with the Indianapolis...