Congresswoman asks Reddit users to help her donors ‘rebrand’ net neutrality

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Lobbying, National, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

AP file photo

One of Silicon Valley’s congresswomen is appealing to Reddit users to help her protect the bottom lines of her largest campaign contributors, including Google, as she seeks to become the top Democrat on one of the oldest and most powerful committees in Congress.

Read More →

Conflicting rules create ethics conundrum for mortuary inspector

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Accountability, Ethics, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services

Pennsylvania mortuary inspector caught up in conflicting regulations that left her at odds with the ethics commission. Why hiring practices need to conform to specific fields, to prevent these issues.

Read More →

Outdoorsmen get better deal than school kids on sales tax holidays

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

Hunters are getting a better deal on their sales tax holiday than school children.

Read More →

Riding with Uber, as it faces down regulators

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Issues, Local News, Pennsylvania, Public Utilities, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Lyft

Uber is one of the ridesharing companies facing regulatory scrutiny in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But drivers tout the program, given its efficiency and flexibility – and the problems with more traditional transportation.

Read More →

Private sector spars over Internet regulations, net neutrality at ALEC meeting

By   /  August 6, 2014  /  Government Owned Internet, Government Regulation, National, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

xxxx

Spirited political maneuvering marked the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual meeting last week, challenging the progressive left’s narrative that ALEC is simply a monolithic corporate-owned right-wing influence machine.

Read More →

Power plant prudency hearings delayed indefinitely

By   /  August 6, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Public Utilities, Regulations  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: The Southern Company

An order issued by the Mississippi Public Service Commission during its monthly meeting Tuesday might prove to be a game changer in the fight over Mississippi Power’s expensive Kemper Project power plant.

Read More →