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  • Wisconsin union leaders say right to work hurts families

    Private and public-sector unions are joining together to stop a right-to-work bill that Republicans have put on a fast track to pass in the Wisconsin Legislature within days. Union leaders said at a Monday news conference that they are urging their...
  • Republican against right-to-work says he's not convinced

    The only Republican state senator who voted against a right-to-work bill says he is not convinced that the law is a good idea. Sen. Jerry Petrowski, of Marathon, said in a statement Wednesday that he was keeping his word in the past two elections not...
  • Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work bill amid protests

    The Wisconsin state Senate passed a right-to-work bill Wednesday with just enough votes to send it on to the Assembly, where the Republican majority is wider, keeping the measure on a fast track that could put it before Gov. Scott Walker for his signature...
  • Right-to-work bill heads to Assembly after Senate passage

    The Wisconsin state Senate passed a right-to-work bill with just enough votes to send it on to the Assembly, where the Republican majority is wider, keeping the measure on a fast track that could put it before Gov. Scott Walker for his signature next...
  • House votes to expand college accounts Obama wanted to scrap

    The House voted Wednesday to expand the benefits of popular college savings plans that President Barack Obama failed to scale back. The bill would let students use money from college savings accounts to buy computers and other technology, something...
  • Ohio House passes legal protection for skilled volunteers

    The Ohio House has passed a bill that gives legal protection to certain volunteers who provide service and expertise during emergencies. The measure gives architects, engineers, surveyors and tradespersons immunity from civil liability for errors or...
  • Travel tax bills would make Md. less competitive

    Travel tax bills would make Md. less competitive
    Imagine if Maryland implemented a new tax that made hotel rooms more expensive — a tax that not one surrounding state had on the books. Would price conscious travelers still stay in National Harbor over price-competitive Old Town Alexandria when...
  • Battle brewing over statewide 911 funding

    Battle brewing over statewide 911 funding
    A battle over the statewide 911 surcharge on cellphone bills is developing in Springfield, as public safety officials and legislators duke it out over whether to continue the fee and possibly increase it. With this monthly fee set to expire July 1,...
  • House Republicans slam FCC net neutrality proposal, tout own bill

    House Republicans slam FCC net neutrality proposal, tout own bill
    House Republicans warned that tough new regulations for online traffic, expected to be adopted Thursday, risk years of legal uncertainty and argued that the GOP's more restrained legislation was the best way to protect the Internet. Rep. Joe L. Barton...
  • Proposal would have grads who leave Illinois repay state aid

    A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illinois within five years of graduation. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers (http://bit.ly/1FjQI4z )...
  • City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign

    City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign
    Tomas O'Grady faces a delicate balancing act as he makes his second bid for a spot on the Los Angeles City Council. For nearly four years he has run EnrichLA, a nonprofit that builds school gardens and figures prominently in his stump speeches. And...