Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colorado High Court Rules Local Bans on Fracking Are Illegal

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that municipalities can’t bar hydraulic fracturing, a long awaited decision in a legal battle that has rippled across this energy rich state. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Give Drug Felons Food Stamps, Many States Now Say

Nebraska is desperate to stop the runaway growth of its prison population, but doing so depends a lot on people like Ronald Tillman.  Tillman, 54, a paroled drug dealer who… Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Governments Struggle to Root Out Fake Minority Contractors

States and cities want to support women- and minority-owned businesses. But they often don’t know who they’re really paying.  Margie Sollinger knew something wasn’t right about the companies doing business… Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Many Older Black Women Miss Out On Targeted Breast Cancer Drug

Older black women with an aggressive type of breast cancer are less likely than white women to receive a targeted medicine designed to attack the tumors, a U.S. study suggests. … Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It?

Fringe financial services is the label sometimes applied to payday lending and its close cousins, like installment lending and auto-title lending—services that provide quick cash to credit-strapped borrowers. It’s a… Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Law Requiring N.J. Police Cars to Have Cameras Is Unconstitutional, Council Rules

A New Jersey law requiring all new police vehicles be equipped with mobile camera systems has been struck down after a state panel found it created an unconstitutional financial burden… Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Louisiana Ready to Make Big Gains through Medicaid Expansion

Few states need Medicaid expansion more than Louisiana, which made it all the more difficult to justify former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) refusal to consider the policy. By all appearances,… Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016

A Victory for Paid Sick Leave; Bill Approved by Maryland House

The Maryland House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a bill that would require employers with at least 15 workers to provide paid sick leave for employees, a benefit currently mandated… Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016

Gov. Phil Bryant Signs MS 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Gov. Phil Bryant signed the controversial Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act into law Tuesday morning, saying he did so to protect the rights of people with "deeply… Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016

Secretary of State Jon Husted sued over purge of voter rolls

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed suit Wednesday against Secretary of State Jon Husted, arguing that he is illegally removing eligible voters from voter registration rolls. Continue reading. Read More
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