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  • Use of gangster law to prosecute Atlanta educators sparks legal, moral debate

    Use of gangster law to prosecute Atlanta educators sparks legal, moral debate
    Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO, in 1970 out of a concern over rising mob infiltration of unions and corporations. It was aimed at jailing gangsters behind killings that were plaguing New...
  • Mexican Congress expands reach of freedom-of-information law

    Mexico's Congress has approved freedom of information legislation that will allow public access to data from almost any entity that receives government funding. The measure was passed Thursday in the lower house on a 264-68 vote and now goes to the...
  • Kansas governor signs welfare restrictions bill that drew national criticism

    TOPEKA, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Thursday that will establish stricter requirements for welfare eligibility, set shorter time limits for how long a person can receive benefits and place new restrictions on where a beneficiary can spend money....
  • Murphy Bill Would Create Tax Break For 'Angel' Investors

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy would give "angel" investors a new federal tax break and is also a co-sponsor of another bill introduced Thursday that will erase a barrier between those investors and start-up companies that need their money....
  • Protesters call on mayor to stop water shut-offs over unpaid bills

    Protesters call on mayor to stop water shut-offs over unpaid bills
    Damian Henson, 43, says he's a hard worker who always paid his bills on time. But when his water bills spiked wildly, the Edmondson Village man thought it better to contest them than pay. Now he's received a turn-off notice from the city saying he...
  • Gov. Jindal vehemently defends religious objections bill

    Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday gave a full-throated defense of a divisive religious objections bill that critics say could sanction discrimination against same-sex couples in Louisiana The Republican governor's comments doubling down in support of the...
  • 'Right to Try' experimental drug bill passes Nevada Assembly

    Nevada is one step closer to allowing terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs and medical practices. The Nevada Assembly unanimously passed AB 164, which would enact so-called "right to try" legislation in the state. The measure now...
  • State Senate passes bills designed to reduce O'Hare jet noise

    State Senate passes bills designed to reduce O'Hare jet noise
    The Illinois Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday designed to mitigate jet noise around O'Hare International Airport by increasing the cap on the number of runways to 10 from eight, and prohibiting the city of Chicago from closing and...
  • General Assembly approves campaign finance reform bills

    The General Assembly has approved four bills to tighten Rhode Island campaign finance reporting laws. Lawmakers began reviewing the campaign finance system after ex-House Speaker Gordon Fox pleaded guilty last month to exploiting weaknesses in it. The...
  • Dear Hillary: When it comes to economy, act like Bill (mostly)

    Dear Hillary: When it comes to economy, act like Bill (mostly)
    Now that President-in-waiting Hillary Clinton has made it official, I would like to take the opportunity to offer some sound economic advice, which, if heeded, will help restore our nation's economic health to the level last scene when Mr. Clinton was the...
  • Bill shows McCrory seeking to borrow up to $3B for projects

    Gov. Pat McCrory is proposing the legislature authorize up to $3 billion in debt to pay for scores of road projects and government and campus building construction should North Carolina voters agree to borrow the amounts this fall. House budget writers...