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  • Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern

    Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern
    Legislation of wide public importance deserves debate and a vote rather than being left to expire at the whim of committee chairmen. Letting substantive bills die on the committee floor without a vote happens far too often in the General Assembly. It'...
  • City officials welcome passage of bill to limit tax sales

    City officials welcome passage of bill to limit tax sales
    The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill to make it harder for Baltimore to put owner-occupied homes up for tax sale over unpaid taxes and water bills. The bill, a key piece of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legislative agenda, is...
  • County may seek moratorium on forced land sales for airport

     County may seek moratorium on forced land sales for airport
    The Will County Board may call on Gov. Bruce Rauner to impose a moratorium on forced land acquisitions in the footprint of the proposed South Suburban Airport until he decides its future. Officials will vote on a resolution at its April 16 meeting...
  • House passes religious exemption to block gay adoptions

    House passes religious exemption to block gay adoptions
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House on Thursday approved $690 million in tax cuts and a bill allowing residents fleeing hurricanes to carry guns without a permit, but the bill attracting the most controversy allows private adoption agencies to reject...
  • Lawmakers inch closer to eliminating alimony

    Lawmakers inch closer to eliminating alimony
    Permanent alimony may become a thing of the past in Florida. State lawmakers, who have wrestled with the issue for five years, have come up with a bill that has won the support of the Florida Bar and eliminates the concerns that caused Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Ohio trooper gets 5 years for coercing women motorists

    Ohio trooper gets 5 years for coercing women motorists
    A former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper accused of forcing female motorists into sexual acts in exchange for dropping traffic charges was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday for violating their civil rights. Bryan D. Lee, 31, had...
  • Extend Patriot Act domestic spying?: Front Burner

    Extend Patriot Act domestic spying?: Front Burner
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul might well be mainlining throat lozenges today after Wednesday's marathon quasi-filibuster opposing the Patriot Act. Paul spoke for more than 11 hours against the law, highlighting Section 215 of the act, which sunsets June 1...
  • Andy Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill

    Andy Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill
    A bill that would direct billions in new funding to the National Institutes of Health in return for changes in the way the Bethesda-based agency awards research grants passed a key legislative hurdle in Congress on Thursday. Republican Rep. Andy...
  • Senate Passes Regulatory Bill For Health Care Industry

    HARTFORD — The Senate late Thursday approved a bill that seeks to overhaul the labyrinthine and swiftly changing health care landscape. The bipartisan legislation, which cleared the chamber on a vote of 30-5, has been in the works for more than...
  • Bill Expanding Workers Comp for First Responders Approved by Senate

    The Senate early Friday approved a bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders. The measure's fate in the House of Representatives remains murky, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative...
  • Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form

    Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form
    With just 10 days remaining in the spring legislative session, Gov. Bruce Rauner has finally put large parts of his so-called Turnaround Agenda into bill form, a move that follows months of criticism by Democrats who argued there was no way to vet his...