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  • Wis. Assembly approves patent troll bill, sends to governor’s desk

    MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — A bill targeting so-called “patent trolls” cleared the Wisconsin Assembly last week. On Thursday, members of the state chamber passed Senate Bill 498. The bill has been sent to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. Walker Earlier this month, the bill...

  • Md. House Republicans discuss fiscal issues

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland House Republicans say the state shouldn't use money that had been planned to strengthen the long-term finances of the pension system to fill a budget hole. The House Minority Caucus released an alternative budget plan on Tuesday. The GOP plan would restore the...

  • High stakes at high court

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • High stakes at high court • Troubled vets agency turns to ObamaCare sales • Trumka to tear into Obama on trade • Making ‘em squeal in Iowa • Dems’ Koch habit will be expensive • And all you did was bring...

  • Minimum wage increase clears Conn. committee

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 has cleared a key legislative hurdle. The Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee on Monday approved the bill 24-to-17, with the legislature's minority...

  • Terry McAuliffe proposes 2-year pilot Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program Monday in a bid to persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. The new Democratic governor announced the plan shortly before the General Assembly returned to Richmond for...

  • Clarification: Media Shield Law story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 24, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., discussed the media shield legislation at The New York Times' Sources and Secrets conference on the press, government and national security. The story should have made clear that it was the...

  • City of Longview cancels Ted Nugent’s appearance at festival

    LONGVIEW, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Ted Nugent won’t be rocking Longview’s 4th of July festival this summer, as the city opted to pay him not to show up amid the controversy surrounding Nugent’s appearance with Texas gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Greg Abbott. Abbot’s...

  • Common Core spawns widespread political fights

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices —...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel's vote this week could strain the already rancorous relationship between lawmakers and the CIA, and pressure President Barack Obama to step into the fray. The Senate Intelligence Committee will weigh calling for the release of key sections of a voluminous...

  • No mercy as ObamaCare deadline looms

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**  Buzz Cut: • No mercy as ObamaCare deadline looms • Obama says U.S. and Russia ‘united’ on Iran • Romney stays in spotlight • Pick your bracket buster • Bears? What bears? Oh, you mean the 22 bears in my car! NO...

  • Writing a budget might divide House Republicans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advance a spending plan this spring. Party leaders insist the GOP-controlled House is moving full speed ahead to approve one, but it has fallen behind...

  • ObamaCare: Americans not fond of this 4 year old

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • ObamaCare: Americans not fond of this 4 year old • Putin done playing, so he says • Planet Hillary to orbit Illinois race • Alaska GOP Senate hopeful shakes up staff • ‘I took thee for thy better’...

  • Obama using powers of persuasion to advance agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Reagan used to say the nine most terrifying words in the English language were: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." President Barack Obama is offering Americans his own twist on that message: He's from the government and he needs your help. The president...

  • GM CEO Barra to testify at House hearing on recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will testify next month at a hearing by a House panel investigating the delayed recall of 1.6 million small GM cars. The investigative panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hear Barra's testimony on April 1. The head of the...

  • Mass. minimum wage bill hits delay at Statehouse

    BOSTON (AP) — Efforts to raise the state's minimum wage have hit a snag. On Thursday, a House committee had been expected to formally unveil a bill that would increase the hourly wage from $8 to $10.50 over three years while overhauling the state's unemployment insurance system. Instead, the...



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