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Church employees or volunteers whose work involves routine contact with children could be required to submit to a national criminal background check, if asked, under... [Read More]
Local legislators rank with business group COLUMBIA, Md. — All six state legislators representing Washington County in the Maryland General Assembly ranked high with Maryland... [Read More]
Proposals to guarantee paid sick leave, disarm domestic abusers and ban the use of hand-held phones while driving are among dozens of bills being considered... [Read More]
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Agricultural Commission. The State Agricultural Commission formulates policy with... [Read More]
We wish North Carolina didn't have to play the incentives game to lure businesses here. But as long as other states are playing, we can't... [Read More]
Gov. Gina Raimondo could now decide whether to shield Rhode Island climate scientists and other university researchers from public records requests. Both chambers of the... [Read More]
The punches looked mean but never connected.Like any sporting event, the crowd howled for their heroes and jeered their opponents. But the winners and losers... [Read More]
A new paragraph in the General Assembly's just-approved budget would make it harder for judges to waive court fees for indigent defendants, requiring a new... [Read More]
A legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak and John Burzichelli to support and promote the state's wineries and vineyards was approved... [Read More]
College of The Albemarle officials are holding onto the hope that state legislators will approve a bill allowing them to use N.C. Connect Bond proceeds... [Read More]
All four of the region's state lawmakers — both Republicans and both Democrats — voted for the $23 billion budget bill now sitting on Gov. Roy Cooper's desk... [Read More]
Republican legislative leaders last week mockingly dared Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the $23 billion state budget approved by the N.C. General Assembly.The governor already... [Read More]
It would be very surprising if North Carolina Democrats didn't make significant gains in the next election for General Assembly — whenever that may be. [Read More]
A look at recent actions in the U.S. Congress and the Ohio General Assembly and how lawmakers representing the area voted. [Read More]
Following the passage of bills in the Virginia General Assembly this year, Dominion Energy is searching for sites in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia where... [Read More]
A multitude of new laws enacted by the 110th General Assembly are set to take effect July 1, from the highly publicized IMROVE Act to... [Read More]
Tobacco-prevention programs focused on teens would get their first state funding since 2012 in the 2017-19 budgets that have cleared the Republican-controlled General Assembly. [Read More]
Day four of the General Assembly's special sessions Saturday focused on school funding reform while any deal to actually pay through education next year through... [Read More]
It's not quite like Seymour High School in 1983, when they played together on the tennis team. Themis Klarides remembers that as a nerdy senior,... [Read More]
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Gov. Hickenlooper signed an executive order this week to redesign the state's Education Leadership Council (ELC). The ELC was first... [Read More]