Commentary: Regulation and Democracy

Regulation

Americans have a noted ambivalence about their relationship to government.  At times, government is used as the vehicle to achieve the collective values of the country, providing More...

Southern Oregon’s GMO-free ballot initiative faces stiff opposition

GMO

A county ballot measure seeking to ban genetically modified organism seed in southern Oregon is attracting opposition throughout the state and from donors outside the state. Measure More...

Idaho lawmaker advances bill to nullify EPA’s regulations

EPA-litigation

A Republican state legislator from Idaho has authored a bill that would nullify Environmental Protection Agency regulations throughout the state.  Rep. Paul Shepherd introduced More...

City of Detroit bankruptcy

Detroit files plan to emerge from bankruptcy

Detroit files plan to emerge from bankruptcy (via AFP) The city of Detroit filed a plan Friday to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history and reverse a decades-long More...

NJ Supreme Court disciplines judge

NJ Supreme Court disciplines judge for aiding girlfriend (via NJ.com) The New Jersey Supreme Court has disciplined a state judge for asking the Nutley school board to help pay More...

Commentary: Regulation and Democracy

Regulation

Americans have a noted ambivalence about their relationship to government.  At times, government is used as the vehicle More...

What soft drink taxes are really about

What soft drink taxes are really about -- By Grant David Gillham

Throughout history, governments always want money, lots of it. Our modern day elected officials are no exception. More...

repost-us-image-10992380 Politics in Illinois: The broom of the system

BRUCE RAUNER, a wealthy venture capitalist, won the Republican primary in Illinois last week. This sets...

Wal-Mart ‘Looking at’ Supporting a Minimum Wage Hike

On Wednesday, Bloomberg’s Renee Dudley reported that Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, is “looking at...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) Chris Christie’s presidential hopes falter in key swing state

Gov. Chris Christie has lost his frontrunner status for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, at least...

Timber tax bill submitted in Oregon Legislature

Oregon-Forest

A new bill introduced in February to the Oregon State Legislature would create a severance tax on timber production More...

Duke Raked Over the Coals for 35 Million Gallon Ash Spill

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, February 26, 2014 (ENS) – An estimated 35 million gallons of arsenic-contaminated water and ash has spilled into..

Obama Warns Canada, Mexico on Climate Impacts of Keystone XL

TOLUCA, Mexico, February 20, 2014 (ENS) – Without revealing any decision, President Barack Obama Wednesday made his strongest statement to date..

Bill would let VA secretary fire SES employees

Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL)

Bill would let VA secretary fire SES employees (via Federal Daily) The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans More...

Union leader says fight will continue against proposed FECA change

Federal Daily News By FederalDaily Staff February 10, 2014 The head of the National Treasury Employees Union said her group would..

Obama to increase federal contractor minimum wage

President Obama will use his executive authority to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for those working on new federal contracts..
litigation

Does Aereo’s Internet TV service violate network copyright? SCOTUS to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Aereo violates network copyrights when it uses miniature antennas to transmit TV..

Health Insurance Exchange

Law professor sees trouble brewing along the Health Insurance Exchange horizon, but is the sky falling?

What will happen across Main Street and Corporate America if public health insurance exchange (HIX) enrollment for 2014 ends..
Barbie_vs_Bratz

Decade-long Barbie vs. Bratz battle shifts to state court

The story reads like pitch for a kids’ movie full of intrigue, spying and beautiful female characters, but with a billion..