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Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Idaho, Iowa, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, News, Regulations, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

FANTASY A GO: Daily fantasy sports leagues will be legal in Mississippi on July 1 after Gov. Phil Bryant signed into a law a bill that would legalize the practice and create a study commission to decide on how to regulate it. Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Daily fantasy sports league operators will be able to operate legally in Mississippi after a bill passed by the Legislature was signed into law.

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Nanny State of the Week: Seattle still determined to dig through residents’ trash

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Washington  /  No Comments

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A King County judge ruled last week that the city of Seattle cannot simply dig through residents’ trash without first getting a warrant to do so.

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Charter school advocates rejoice as schools remain open

By   /  April 5, 2016  /  Education, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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The fix, which draws money from the state lottery to fund public charter schools rather than taking from the general fund, became law without Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature.

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Four cities to get more low-cost broadband under Internet expansion plan

By   /  March 31, 2016  /  Florida, News, Pennsylvania, Technology, Tennessee, Washington  /  No Comments

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The move comes at a time when lawmakers seek to bridge a different Internet divide – between urban areas like Nashville and its surrounding rural areas.

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Bill to save Washington state charter schools awaits governor’s signature

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Education, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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A bill aimed at saving charter schools in the state of Washington cleared both legislative chambers late last week and now awaits the signature of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. He has 20 days from the date of final passage — March 10 — to sign the measure into law, let it become law without his signature, or veto […]

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Washington charter schools saved with bipartisan support

By   /  March 11, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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The state Senate cleared legislation on the last day of the session that would use Washington lottery money to fund charter schools, addressing a decision by the state Supreme Court that threw out the financing provision of a voter-passed 2012 initiative authorizing charter schools. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the bill, which […]

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