Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Uber Wants Oregon Legislature to Allow Ride-Hailing Apps Statewide

Uber plans to ask the state Legislature to pass statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, clearing the way for the company to operate anywhere in the state. Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016

Rauner Reduces Punishment for Minor Pot Possession from Jail to Citation

Getting caught with small amounts of marijuana will result in citations akin to a traffic ticket instead of the possibility of jail time under legislation Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed… Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016

Courts Strike Blows to GOP Voter Restrictions in 3 States

Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting… Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016

State Lawmakers Give Late OK to Uber, Energy Bills

The Legislature early Monday sent to Governor Charlie Baker three key bills — regulating ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, requiring utilities to contract with more hydro- and wind-power, and… Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016

New Zika Cases in Florida Show U.S. Cities' Struggle without Federal Funding

Congressional inaction on Zika funds has hampered efforts on the local level to stop the spread of the disease. That was more or less proven Friday when Florida Department of… Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016

Officers' Selection of Judge Trials Shaped Outcome in Freddie Gray Case — Spurring Debate

As Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero and his attorneys prepared for his trial in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, one critical choice dominated their thoughts: judge or jury? Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016

Arizona Becomes the Last State to Provide Health Insurance to Low-Income Children

Arizona is rejoining a children's health insurance program for low and middle-income families, becoming the last state in the union to provide coverage for health care, dental care, speech therapy… Read More
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Appeals Court Says Texas Voter ID Law Has 'Discriminatory Effect'

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas's strict voter-ID law discriminates against minority voters, and it ordered a lower court to come up with a fix for the law… Read More
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mass. Lawmakers Approve Pay Equity Bill

Men and women would move closer to equal pay in the workplace in under a bill that has landed on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk. The Massachusetts House and Senate… Read More
Saturday, July 30, 2016

State's High Court Rules Judges Can Consider Gender at Sentencing

The state Supreme Court said judges can rely on a risk assessment test that considers gender when sentencing offenders.  The case centers on Eric Loomis, who was charged with multiple… Read More
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