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Ridesharing petition seeks regulatory rollback

By   /  January 5, 2016  /  Texas, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Austin business and advocacy groups want the City Council to change its mind about ridesharing regulations. Or put it to a citywide vote.

Early results of a petition drive suggest the Austin City Council will be under pressure later this month to roll back its vote requiring drivers for ridesharing companies be fingerprinted or put it to a citywide vote in November.

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Open records, budget issues highlight next legislative session

By   /  January 4, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Colorado, Judiciary, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Photo By Arthur Kane

The Colorado General Assembly will tackle open records changes, the oversight of court-appointed fiduciaries and the budget next session.

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Innovative legal theory confronts endangered ‘bug’

By   /  December 16, 2015  /  Texas, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Tiny and blind, the Bone Cave harvestman has been a formidable challenge to Williamson County

For once, John Yearwood would like the federal government to consider the one endangered species on his ranch nobody ever talks about: his property rights.

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2016 candidates on school choice: The Republicans, Part 4

By   /  December 9, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Politics & Elections, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Part 5 of 5 in the series 2016 candidates on school choice Americans will have a big choice to make next November, and school choice promises to be an issue that will divide voters. In this series, I have looked at the Democratic Party candidates as well as the first, second, and third-tier Republicans. In […]

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Did DA who launched political John Doe probe break campaign finance laws?

By   /  December 9, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

John Chisholm prison

it is simply not plausible that his campaign’s obvious acceptance of an illegal contribution has been anything other than intentional,” the petition charges

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Mississippi brewers want to sell their beer on site

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Mississippi brewers are trying to rally legislative support behind an effort to end the state’s prohibition on selling beer on-site.

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