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  • Documents: Quinn got recommendations on pot licenses but didn't act

    Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but he did not act on them before leaving office this month, newly released documents show. Gov. Bruce Rauner's...
  • Florida bill expands use of medical marijuana

    Florida bill expands use of medical marijuana
    Although a proposed medical marijuana amendment failed in the 2014 election, medical use of the plant could come to Florida as soon as July 1, 2016. That's the date by which Florida would have to begin issuing marijuana patient ID cards under a bill...
  • Obamacare cost to be 20% less than forecast, budget office says

    President Obama's healthcare law will cost about 20% less over the next decade than originally projected, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, in part because lower-than-expected healthcare inflation has led to smaller premiums. So far,...
  • Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

    Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. The Senate voted 53-39 Monday to cut off debate on the bill, in a procedural vote. That's short...
  • House border bill yanked as GOP remains divided

    WASHINGTON House Republican leaders Monday pulled a controversial border security bill from a pending vote, citing severe weather conditions in the Northeast and a short congressional work week but opponents said it was yanked because of sagging...
  • New Assemblyman Harper pursues residents' ideas: global-warming, bag-ban repeals

    New Assemblyman Harper pursues residents' ideas: global-warming, bag-ban repeals
    Since leaving the Huntington Beach City Council after his election to the state Assembly in November, Matthew Harper has been asking his constituents what state laws they would like him to try to create, modify or remove. Harper (R-Huntington Beach),...
  • House Democrats seek paid leave for federal workers

    House Democrats seek paid leave for federal workers
    Federal workers would be entitled to six weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under legislation introduced Monday by several House Democrats – a long shot effort that comes a week after President Barack Obama called for the...
  • City Council joins puppy mill push

    City Council weighed in on a campaign by the Humane Society of the United States to further regulate puppy mills by unanimously passing a resolution backing federal and state efforts. The resolution was proposed by Deputy Mayor Constance Scott. Two...
  • Health insurers may face tougher rules on Obamacare doctor lists

    Health insurers may face tougher rules on Obamacare doctor lists
    In response to complaints about Obamacare doctor networks, a California lawmaker and three consumer groups are seeking legislation that would require health plans to improve provider directories. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) said Friday he...
  • Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library

    Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday will introduce an ordinance to transfer at least 20 acres of public parkland to the city if President Barack Obama decides to build his library and museum in either Washington Park or Jackson Park on the South Side,...
  • Senate committee OKs greyhound injury reports bill

    Senate committee OKs greyhound injury reports bill
    A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would require reports to be filed with the state about injuries to racing greyhounds. The bill (SB 2), sponsored by Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, is expected to be one of the first measures passed...