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  • Baltimore County Council OKs more time for door-to-door selling

    Baltimore County Council OKs more time for door-to-door selling
    Door-to-door sales representatives would have a little more time to knock on doors under a bill narrowly approved by the Baltimore County Council on Thursday that would change the county's "hucksters and peddlers" law. The key change allows sales...
  • NC Senate backs narrowed mandate on NC environmental reviews

    The Senate is going along with scaling back environmental reviews North Carolina government agencies must perform on their own projects. The chamber gave tentative approval Thursday to narrow application of the State Environmental Policy Act. The 1971...
  • Guns, booze and body cameras among 44 bills Scott signs

    It is now legal for unpermitted gun owners to carry their weapons with them when they evacuate from a hurricane or other declared emergencies. That was among 44 bills Gov. Rick Scott signed Thursday. Other new laws include measures that deal with...
  • Rhode Island Senate approves bill to repeal outdated laws

    The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill aimed at getting rid of the state's outdated statutes. The Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday to create a joint committee within the General Assembly to review laws and recommend which ones are no...
  • House Gives Final Legislative Approval to a Bill Requiring Hospitals to Provide Interpreters For Patients

    Legislation that would require hospitals to provide interpretation services to patients is headed to the desk of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy following passage in the House on Wednesday. Rep. Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, called it "a good, common sense public...
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    Fixing Illinois' pension mess won't be easy One of the ironies of the pension reform law that the Illinois Supreme Court struck down is that there was another bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, in 2013 that gave public...
  • GOP senators advance bill to ease rules on smaller banks

    Republican senators advanced legislation Thursday that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis. But it received no support from Democrats, making...
  • Rotary-dial era or modern communications?

    Rotary-dial era or modern communications?
    Illinois has a rotary dial-era law in a modern communications world. Illinois legislators are now deciding whether to update the expiring communications law to promote more private investment in high-speed Internet networks or to stick with the state'...
  • Bill would end authority's control of Liberty State Park

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority would have no control over projects at Liberty State Park under a bill Senate President Steve Sweeney has introduced. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law earlier this year that overhauls several...
  • Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval

    Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval
    A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval. The legislation sponsored by Carlinville Republican Sen. Sam McCann would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the...
  • NC tanning bed ban for youth signed into law by governor

    A dozen bills signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory include a ban on anyone under 18 using tanning beds in North Carolina. McCrory held an Executive Mansion ceremony Thursday to sign the tanning bed measure named in memory of late state Rep. Jim Fulghum of...