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  • Connecticut bill would boost child support enforcement funds

    Connecticut lawmakers are considering ways to improve collection of past due child support payments. The Human Services Committee is the latest committee to consider a bill that makes various changes to laws related to enforcing child support orders. The...
  • Religious objections turmoil likely to spill into next year

    The colorful fliers passed out by aides to Gov. Mike Pence and House Speaker Brian Bosma last week highlighted what both called numerous accomplishments of this year's legislative session. Left unmentioned in those handouts was the Religious Freedom...
  • AG issues regs for Massachusetts sick time law

    The state is moving closer to implementing a voter-approved law that would allow most Massachusetts workers to accrue up to 40 hours of paid sick time in a year. Attorney General Maura Healey has filed draft regulations that the state would use to...
  • Two bills protecting patients in healthcare networks deserve passage

    Two bills protecting patients in healthcare networks deserve passage
    The heathcare reforms in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remain a work in progress, with some of the law's mandates causing new problems or exacerbating older flaws. One is inaccurate lists of the healthcare providers in insurers'...
  • The Week Ahead: Trade talks in focus

    A trade debate in the week ahead puts President Barack Obama on the side of Congressional Republicans with global investors hoping for a deal. The U.S. Senate could vote in the new week on Trade Promotion Authority. The bill puts forth a special...
  • Revenge porn, don't even think about it in Florida

    Revenge porn, don't even think about it in Florida
    If you've ever considered posting X-rated videos of an ex-lover without permission, you might want to move out of Florida. While lawmakers are having trouble passing any legislation this Session, at least both the Senate and House agreed on a law that...
  • Fallout over religious objections law spurs local ordinances

    Indiana communities are taking steps to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity after an outcry over a state law that critics charged was anti-gay. Experts say the local measures could serve as a testing ground for proposed...
  • Gov. Walker signs bill for ride-hailing regulations

    Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The measure would prohibit any local ordinances governing ride-hailing companies. Instead, the companies would have to purchase a $5,...
  • Legislation passes to allow bake sales at RI polling places

    Bake sales would be allowed at polling places on Election Day in legislation that passed the General Assembly. The House of Representatives passed a Senate bill to allow bake sales to operate near polling places in Rhode Island. It heads to the...
  • Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

    Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. The former U.S. trade representative...
  • America's tax wish list: The arcane, the petty, the greedy

    WASHINGTON Since members of Congress and President Barack Obama haven't been able to make much progress on reforming the tax code, the Senate Finance Committee in March asked the general public for ideas. And America came through with more than 1,400...