RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Laws and Legislation

A collection of news and information related to Laws and Legislation published by this site and its partners.

Top Laws and Legislation Articles

Displaying items 67-77
  • Giving former offenders a stake in democracy

    Giving former offenders a stake in democracy
    With a bill to restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals on his desk awaiting a signature, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a chance to do the right thing — and to follow in the footsteps of another Republican governor from a...
  • 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...
  • Legislators fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums

    Legislators fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public parkland as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while...
  • Bradley International Airport Seen As Possible Casino Site

    Bradley International Airport Seen As Possible Casino Site
    Why not put a casino at Bradley International Airport? That suggestion has fresh currency among legislators grappling with the bill that would allow the casino-owning Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to operate up to three "satellite" facilities...
  • Bill passed to let child rape victims record attackers

    The Legislature is sending Gov. Scott a bill that would let children who are victims or potential victims of rape and other violent acts secretly record their attackers. The House unanimously approved the (HB 7001) on Friday. It applies to victims who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Legislature passes amusement-game bill

    Legislature passes amusement-game bill
    Legislation ensuring claw machines and other arcade games can continue operating legally passed the Florida Senate on Thursday and is headed to the governor's desk. The legislation cleans up changes in state law two years ago that targeted Internet...
  • NY Senate votes to create technology innovation office

    New York state would create a new agency to test out computers and information technology under a bill endorsed by the state Senate. The legislation passed Thursday would set up a group called the "iCenter" which would identify technical innovations that...
  • US announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

    Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and they don't require congressional approval....