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  • Growlers, beer regulations bill heads to Gov. Scott

    Growlers, beer regulations bill heads to Gov. Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – Beer lovers, raise a glass. Legislation to allow 64-ounce containers known as “growlers” and relaxing regulations for craft beer brewers is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The House voted unanimously for SB 186 on...
  • Legislative battle of wills means few bills passing

    Legislative battle of wills means few bills passing
    With just one week left in the legislative session, these bills appear to be dead: Guns in schools and on college campuses, allowing adoption agencies the right to turn away gay couples, limiting which bathrooms transgenders can use. The Florida Senate...
  • South Carolina lawmakers debate need for certificate of need

    The fight to overhaul regulations for building and expanding hospitals and other medical facilities in South Carolina has been so combative that lawmakers may not resolve it this year. The House Ways and Means committee this week passed a bill that...
  • Court could order police video release in NC House bill

    Recordings from cameras worn by North Carolina police officers or attached to their vehicle dashboards and used for criminal investigations would be confidential with some exceptions in legislation getting support at the General Assembly. The bill that...
  • Florida Legislature adds protections for pregnant women

    Florida is making it clear that anti-discrimination laws extend to pregnant women. The Florida Legislature on Friday passed a bill that would add pregnant women to the state's existing civil rights law. The measure passed the Florida House by a 115-2...
  • Students may be able to cross county lines for school

    Florida children may be able to cross county lines to go to school under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House on Friday voted 80-36 for a bill that would let children enroll in any school in the state regardless of where they live. The provision...
  • Trade bill benefits Israel, not the U.S.

    Trade bill benefits Israel, not the U.S.
    I agree with commentator Yousef Munayyer's concerns about the bill sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin that would require U.S. trade officials to make defending Israel from boycotts part of their negotiating strategy ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel,"...
  • Cardin amendment hurts two-state solution

    Cardin amendment hurts two-state solution
    A legislative amendment introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin has been designed to pressure the European Union not to boycott Israeli settlements, as a commentary by Yousef Munayyer ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 22) has explained. This pro-...
  • GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    NEW YORK In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't force states to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. Since then, the Obama administration has looked for ways to persuade Republicans...
  • Fight against vaccination bill finds ally in ACLU

     Fight against vaccination bill finds ally in ACLU
    The anti-vaccine moms began lining up in the hall outside the state Senate hearing room at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, two hours before the doors opened. Some had babies strapped to their chests, others sat on the floor with small children. They had arrived...
  • Democrats voice opposition to abortion waiting period bill

    As a bill requiring a one-day waiting period for abortions moved toward passage on the Florida House floor Tuesday, Democrats showed their opposition with more than an hour of hostile questions and debate. The bill was amended to add an exception for...