The big bang theory? PA senators want to legalize fireworks for state residents

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Legislature, Media, News, Ohio, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Regulations, Video, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Three Pennsylvania senators say they will introduce new legislation ironing out the lack of logic in current fireworks law.

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Green energy projects in Mississippi fail to meet job-creation goals

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

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Two green energy projects in Mississippi have failed to generate the jobs that were expected when they were announced.

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As Ohio renewable debate rages, study predicts electricity hit of $1.92 billion by 2026

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, News, Ohio, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A recent study claims keeping Ohio’s renewable portfolio standards will cost $1.92 billion by 2026.

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Legislators sunset once powerful environmental board

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Minnesota, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The ink has hardly dried on lethal legislation eliminating a powerful state pollution panel dating to the activist ‘60s.

But after having the final say on contentious environmental issues for nearly 50 years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board has already, essentially, gone dark.

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Cuomo goes ‘Gaga’ for more punitive legislation

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Governor, Legislature, New York, State Government, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Lady Gaga lent her voice to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” initiative in an op-ed the two wrote urging the passing of the bill before New York’s legislative session ends on Wednesday.

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Congress presses forward on patent reform

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Legislature, National, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

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The House Judiciary Committee followed the actions of its Senate counterpart on Thursday when it approved a bill critics warn will weaken the U.S. patent system.

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