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Scott Walker, Wisconsin Republicans back off on open records law restrictions

#BREAKING: Scott Walker, legislative leaders drop open records changes http://t.co/badH51BsNP pic.twitter.com/eMEWjSdZN3

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After two days of harsh criticism, Wisconsin Gov.

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Strange California Laws You Might Need To Know

Every state has its own list of bizarre laws that make little or no sense to residents. In many cases, these laws were enacted decades ago and they simply are no longer relevant. 328 more words

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Maine lawmakers tighten foreclosure rules in win for consumers

Homeowners in Maine gained stronger protection against bank foreclosures under legislation approved late on Tuesday over the objections of some of the United States’ largest lenders in what consumer advocates called a win for homeowners. 395 more words

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Governor Rauner Enacts More Budget Control Steps

Governor Bruce Rauner announced more budget control steps on Wednesday, the first day of the new fiscal year in Illinois. 117 more words

Dayton pushes ahead with commissioner pay hikes – 11 will earn over $150K

Gov. Mark Dayton confirmed that pay for state agency commissioners will go up by as much as $35,475 – with 11 now earning more than $150,000 a year. 397 more words

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Sprinkler legislation passes in special session

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A bill passed in the legislature’s special session aims to keep tenants safe in a fire, requiring landlords to let residents know if there is a working sprinkler system in their building. 139 more words

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Select committee to decide whether to protect birds, 1876.

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The bill to protect the oo, iiwi, mamo, and akakane birds for the king, so that they are not killed, was read for the third time. 49 more words

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