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  • 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...
  • Illinois bill aims for local police to investigate college campus sexual assaults

     Illinois bill aims for local police to investigate college campus sexual assaults
    When state Rep. David Harris learned about Northern Illinois University campus police botching a sexual assault investigation, he believed he had to act. The NIU case was one of a stream of cases from around the country that campus police and...
  • Hogan vetoes bill allowing felons to vote sooner

    Hogan vetoes bill allowing felons to vote sooner
    Gov. Larry Hogan took out his veto pen Friday, rejecting a bill that would allow felons to vote as soon as they leave prison rather than waiting to finish parole or probation. The veto, one of several announced by the governor's office, quickly drew a...
  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill; House showdown looms

    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill; House showdown looms
    In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 to...
  • California Senate panel should let right-to-die bill move forward

    California Senate panel should let right-to-die bill move forward
    As polls have shown consistently, a strong majority of Californians believe that terminally ill people should be able to end their lives peacefully and without pain when death is near. The state's residents have waited too long; they have watched for...
  • Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'

    Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'
    A powerful alderman's controversial push to require most Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol is still alive after the newly seated City Council on Wednesday exempted the measure from a routine housecleaning that wiped out most...
  • Bill Easing Sale of Connecticut Lighthouses Awaits Governor's Signature

    Bill Easing Sale of Connecticut Lighthouses Awaits Governor's Signature
    HARTFORD — Legislation easing the sale of Connecticut lighthouses to nonprofits or private owners has passed the state House, after winning approval from the Senate. The bill allows the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to...
  • Hogan vetoes marijuana decriminalization bill

    Hogan vetoes marijuana decriminalization bill
    Possession of marijuana paraphernalia as well as smoking in public or while driving will remain criminal offenses for another year after Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a decriminalization bill that passed the General Assembly. In a statement issued Friday,...
  • California lawmakers act to mandate vaccines for day care workers

    California lawmakers acted Friday on a measure that would require workers in day care centers to get vaccinated as part of an effort to protect children from preventable diseases, including measles, for which there have been recent outbreaks in the state....
  • Replacement bill would decrease the raise in juror pay

    Replacement bill would decrease the raise in juror pay
    A law giving jurors a pay raise goes into effect June 1 — unless lawmakers approve a replacement bill very soon. Kane County officials are keeping an eye on the replacement bill, HB2641, which would give jurors a smaller pay increase while still...