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  • Obama's trade agenda draws GOP support in House

    Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate panel OKs tougher prison terms for Ohio gun crimes

    Ohioans who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposed law approved by a Senate committee. The bill approved Wednesday by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee is aimed at reducing violent gun crimes. It would...
  • 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,"...
  • Hogan to sign legislation on body cameras

    Hogan to sign legislation on body cameras
    Gov. Larry Hogan pledged Thursday to sign legislation that would legalize body cameras for police officer. House Bill 533 passed the General Assembly and, if signed, would make law enforcement use of the body cameras lawful under certain circumstances....
  • 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...