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  • Bill allowing Belleville township to dissolve advances

    Belleville elected leaders are one step closer to a township dissolution that would only require their approval. The Belleville News-Democrat (bit.ly/1E57EPL ) reports that legislation sponsored by Democratic state Representative Jay Hoffman has won...
  • Bill to allow Bayonne mayor to collect police pension stalls

    Fear of public perception has stalled a bill that would have allowed Bayonne's mayor to collect a $120,000 pension along with his salary. The measure sailed through the New Jersey Senate and an Assembly committee. The bill would allow newly-retired...
  • Va. governor vetoes 6 redistricting bills

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed six redistricting bills he says may be unconstitutional and are overly partisan. The Democratic governor says he doesn't support the legislation because he believes the General Assembly should only make...
  • Obamacare at 5 years: Are we better off now?

    Obamacare just passed its fifth anniversary as a law, but don't be surprised if you didn't hear much about it. After all this time, polls show the public still doesn't like it. Results are more important than perception, of course. So let's ask: If...
  • 'Star Trek' star George Takei calls for Indiana boycott

    Actor George Takei (tuh-KAY') is among those condemning Indiana's religious objections law. The "Star Trek" actor also known for his gay and civil rights activism said Thursday on his popular Facebook page he wants "socially responsible companies (to)...
  • ACLU: 'Disappointed' in Indiana religious objection law

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana says a religious objections bill that Gov. Mike Pence signed is a backlash to gay marriage in the state. ACLU executive director Jane Henegar put out a statement Thursday after Pence signed the Religious...
  • ACLU Virginia "denounces" McAuliffe's signing of sex registry bill

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation to create a new addendum to the state's sex offender registry that would capture the names of people convicted of crimes against minors before the current registry was created in the mid-1990s. The American...
  • McAuliffe signs clean budget; bill vetoes coming

    McAuliffe signs clean budget; bill vetoes coming
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed off on the state budget Thursday without suggesting any amendments or line item vetoes, the first time that's happened in Virginia since 1998. McAuliffe, a Democrat in his second year as governor, was at the signing joined by...
  • Toomey among GOP senators supporting paid leave amendment

    Toomey among GOP senators supporting paid leave amendment
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey was among a handful of Republicans who helped give a surprisingly strong show of support Thursday to a proposal allowing workers to earn up to seven days of paid leave. Toomey was initially a “no” vote on the...
  • Tomblin OKs bill to trim safety law that followed 2014 spill

    Less than a year after signing legislation with new safeguards in response to a 2014 chemical spill that prompted a tap-water ban for 300,000 people, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill Friday to trim away some of those protections against...
  • FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

    FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies
    Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday...