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  • New Jersey grapples with how, whether to regulate Uber, Lyft

    Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft could be driven out of New Jersey if a bill lawmakers are considering becomes law. That's at least what the transportation network companies faced with potential new regulations say. Lawmakers, unionized...
  • Gillibrand touts bill to strengthen college, business links

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is promoting legislation she says will help colleges strengthen their engineering programs while also helping manufacturers. The bill promoted by Gillibrand on Friday during a visits to Plattsburgh and Rochester would designate 25...
  • Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions

    Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions
    A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers Friday about whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama's executive action, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation. The judges — two appointed...
  • Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature

    A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward. Republican Rep. Knute...
  • House endorses bill to close Montana Developmental Center

    The state House reversed course on Friday and passed a bill to close the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder after voting against it Thursday. Representatives endorsed Senate Bill 411 as amended on Friday by a vote of 61-39 with 46 Republicans and 15...
  • Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
  • Oklahoma governor signs bill allowing nitrogen in executions

    Oklahoma became the first U.S. state to approve nitrogen gas for executions under a measure Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Friday that provides an alternative death penalty method if lethal injections aren't possible, either because of a court ruling or...
  • Lawmakers approve $100 per year gift cap

    Virginia lawmakers passed new gift limits Friday that will make it much more difficult for them to be wined and dined by deep-pocketed lobbyists. Part of a wide-ranging ethics reform legislation passed includes a $100-a-year cap on gifts, including meals...
  • Vermont House passes gun restrictions

    The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill. The measure approved by an 80-62 vote is similar to a version already approved by the Senate. One...
  • Pence signs into law bill expanding use of overdose drug

    Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that immediately allows Indiana residents to obtain and use a drug that can reverse heroin overdoses in their relatives, friends and loved ones. Previously, only health professionals could administer the drug...
  • Texas House votes to stop localities from banning fracking

    AUSTIN, Texas The Texas House of Representatives House voted Friday to bar cities from banning fracking and enacting a wide variety of other oil and gas-related ordinances. Backers rejected arguments that the bill would overturn ordinances that have long...