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  • Senators accept plan to squeeze military commissary benefit

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at least 2 percentage points next year, as well as cut store operating...
  • Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to rename bridge after Joe Paterno

    Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to rename bridge after Joe Paterno
    Joe Paterno's legacy remains a very controversial subject, but that hasn't stopped one Pennsylvania lawmaker from campaigning to have a bridge named after the longtime Penn State football coach. According to PennLive.com, Pennsylvania state Rep. Michael...
  • Public hearing scheduled for Gov. Baker's MBTA overhaul bill

    A bill filed by Gov. Charlie Baker to overhaul the beleaguered Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is the subject of a second public hearing this week. Baker filed the bill after Boston's record-setting snowfall of more than 9 feet last winter...
  • NY Senate votes to create registry of violent felons

    The New York state Senate has voted to create a public list of those convicted of violent felonies similar to the existing sex offender registry. The proposal is intended to prevent future crimes, and in particular domestic violence, by allowing people...
  • Crown Point mobile home park faces Fair Housing Act lawsuit

     Crown Point mobile home park faces Fair Housing Act lawsuit
    The federal government is suing a Crown Point mobile home park, claiming the park refuses to rent any of its homes to families with children. The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, lists Gentle Manor Estates, at 1305 E. North...
  • Senate panel passes bills affecting standardized tests

    A ban on standardized tests in kindergarten through the second grade has come one step closer to becoming law. The Senate Education Committee on Monday passed a bill prohibiting such tests. The Assembly passed a similar bill unanimously in March. It's...
  • Power to the purple people of Illinois

    Power to the purple people of Illinois
    Well, so much for making the will of the people the law of the land. Thursday, the Illinois House fell three votes short of approving a constitutional amendment to impose a tax of 6.75 percent on annual income over $1 million, an idea approved by 60...
  • California lawmakers OK bill in response to Kardashian wedding snafu

    California lawmakers OK bill in response to Kardashian wedding snafu
    Celebrity Kim Kardashian’s 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries not only produced headlines over their quick divorce, but now is also responsible for legislation that would significantly increase fines against hosts of unpermitted big events that tie up...
  • State Legislature advances vaccine, carpooling bills, other measures

    California lawmakers advanced a measure that would require workers in day-care centers to be vaccinated as part of an effort to protect children from preventable diseases such as measles. Lawmakers also acted on proposals to expand carpooling, ban...
  • Nevada Assembly OKs bill to regulate Uber, similar firms

    A hard-fought bill to regulate ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft got the green light from Nevada lawmakers in the wee hours of Saturday morning, after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, several public failures for Uber and a marathon...
  • Senate rejects action on Patriot Act; NSA spying powers likely to lapse

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul led a successful effort to block renewal of the Patriot Act early Saturday morning, followed by a deeply divided Senate leaving Washington without taking action on the National Security Agency's soon-to-expire power to collect...