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  • Obama signs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security funded

    President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink. Obama signed the bill late Friday, just minutes before the midnight deadline....
  • GOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran

    A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Friday that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program. The measure would mandate that President Barack...
  • Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

    Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. The draft bill, first obtained by The Associated Press,...
  • Suicide Option Would Undermine My Cancer Battle

    Suicide Option Would Undermine My Cancer Battle
    I have been diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer — a glioblastoma. Because of my diagnosis, I would likely be eligible for the state's help to commit suicide under a bill before the General Assembly — and that is terrifying. Like many...
  • Anti-crime bills imposing longer sentences advance to House

    Indiana prosecutors and law enforcement officials are backing a package of anti-crime bills that would impose harsher sentences for violent offenders, but opponents question whether the measures will effectively deter criminal activity. All five of the...
  • W.Va. Senate OKs bill to scale back law after chemical spill

    State senators have approved a push to scale back a wide-ranging law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. A January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days spurred the law. The Senate...
  • Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation

    Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation
    Civil rights advocates and families of alleged victims of police brutality urged state lawmakers Thursday to improve law enforcement accountability, saying Maryland is not immune to widespread concerns about the use of excessive force by officers....
  • State eyes more secure driver's license to avoid flying restrictions

    State eyes more secure driver's license to avoid flying restrictions
    Illinois is working on a plan to bring state driver's licenses up to federal security standards before new air travel restrictions kick in next year. Currently, Illinois licenses and identification cards do not meet minimum standards mandated by the...
  • Gregg: Leave common construction wage law in place

    Folks who know me well know I love history. History is a great teacher — and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that. In the darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed...
  • Hogan's school reform has potential — and pitfalls

    There's a lot of good in Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to reform Maryland's charter school law. It provides additional flexibility for charters to pursue innovative academic models, allows the possibility that the schools could be established in districts...
  • Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws

    Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws
    Victims of domestic violence face eviction from their apartments under crime-free housing laws for repeatedly calling police to report abusive spouses, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. In response to those concerns, state...