Thursday, March 10, 2016

Landmark housing bill wins final approval from Oregon Legislature

In the final hours of their 2016 session, Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved the last pieces of a bipartisan housing package, including a landmark bill lifting the state's 17-year-old ban… Read More
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Death Penalty Fix Passes, Likely to Face Challenge

State lawmakers Tuesday signed off on a measure intended to cure Florida's death penalty system, but defense lawyers say the proposed fix is flawed and will be challenged in court. … Read More
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Oklahoma Puts Limits on Oil and Gas Wells to Fight Quakes

Facing a six-year barrage of increasingly large earthquakes, Oklahoma regulators are effectively ordering the state’s powerful oil-and-gas industry to substantially cut back the underground disposal of industry wastes that have… Read More
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

As Nation Moves to a Service Economy, States Look to Tax It More

As sales tax collections slow and the nation becomes a service-based economy, many states are considering expanding the universe of goods and, especially, services that are subject to the sales… Read More
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Florida Legislature’s School Budget Deal Is One More Defeat for Gov. Rick Scott

Florida lawmakers handed yet another defeat to Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday when they agreed to use state tax money and not local property taxes to pay for higher school… Read More
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin Order Removes Felony Convictions from State Job Applications

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an executive order directing state agencies to eliminate questions about prior felony convictions from state job applications.  Fallin says the order issued Wednesday will… Read More
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kansas Supreme Court: Law on Sobriety Tests Unconstitutional

Drivers in Kansas who are suspected of being intoxicated can no longer be punished for refusing to take a blood alcohol test, and police may no longer warn drivers that… Read More
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

States Get New Tool to Collect Taxes Due on Internet Sales

A federal court just handed states a powerful new tool to collect a larger share of the taxes that are legally due — but often go unpaid — on purchases… Read More
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Right to Film Cops Comes Into Question

Despite what the ACLU has long advised, you do not have the right to take photos or record videos of cops—except when you’re planning to actively challenge police activity with… Read More
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Georgia State House Votes to Allow Guns on Public College Campuses

Concealed handguns would be allowed on Georgia's public college campuses under a measure that cleared the state's House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate over the objections of… Read More
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