Bill Limiting Suits Against Mississippi Property Owners Heads to Governor

Article 0 Comments A bill that would make it harder for people to sue Mississippi property owners for some injuries is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature or veto. The state Senate on Tuesday voted 31-21 to concur with changes that the House made to Senate Bill 2901 […]

Florida Lawmakers Repeal Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana

Article 0 Comments The Florida Legislature met Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ deadline to hand him a bill to repeal the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana when the House passed the legislation Wednesday. While lawmakers aren’t necessarily in favor of allowing medical marijuana to be smoked, they faced the prospects […]

Maine Lawmakers Consider Bill on Horse-Drawn Buggy Safety

Article 0 Comments Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would require horse-drawn buggies to display reflectors or lights at night. The Portland Press Herald reports the push comes after several crashes involving motor vehicles in northern and central Maine, including one in January that killed a horse and left […]

NYC Mayor Proposes $10B Plan to Flood-Proof Manhattan as Climate Risk Grows

Article 0 Comments New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $10 billion plan to push out the lower Manhattan coastline as much as 500 feet, or two city blocks, to protect from flooding that’s expected to become more frequent as global temperatures rise. The project would protect the South […]

Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Testing of Self-Driving Cars

Article 0 Comments The Arkansas Legislature has approved a bill that allows pilot programs to test fully autonomous vehicles on state roads. The measure will let organizations submit operation and safety plans for up to three autonomous vehicles which would be able to operate on Arkansas roads. The bill’s sponsor, […]

Kentucky Senate Advances First-Time DUI Offender Ignition Interlock Bill

Article 0 Comments Prospects for a bill supported by bourbon producers and Mothers Against Drunk Driving improved Wednesday when Kentucky lawmakers reversed course to advance the proposal aimed at increasing the use of a device that blocks a vehicle from starting if the driver isn’t sober. The bill to strengthen […]

Anti-Corruption Investor Browder Files Criminal Complaint Against Swedbank for Laundering

Article 0 Comments Bill Browder, the investor who’s made a career of chasing money launderers, has filed a criminal complaint against Sweden’s oldest bank. The Hermitage Capital Management co-founder alleges that Swedbank AB handled $176 million connected to the death of Sergei Magnitsky. Sweden’s Economic Crime Authority has confirmed receipt […]

South Carolina Medical Marijuana Bill Stalls in State Senate

Article 0 Comments A South Carolina senator says a bill aiming to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana will not move forward until lawmakers address concerns of stakeholders. Members of the Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee met Wednesday to discuss proposed legislation which would allow cannabis use for terminal, debilitating medical […]

Brazil Senate Passes Dam Safety Bill After Vale Disaster; Insurance Provision Eyed

Article 0 Comments Brazilian Senate committees on Wednesday passed a bill to tighten dam safety in the country, after a mining dam owned by Vale SA burst and killed an estimated 300 people in the town of Brumadinho. The legislation, which tightens safety regulations on all types of dams, is […]

Texas Bill Would Require Citizenship to Purchase Auto Insurance

Article 1 Comments A Texas state representative has filed a bill that would require proof of citizenship in order to purchase personal auto insurance. Rep. Bill Zedler, a Republican from Arlington (District 96), has filed HB 2648, which would require an auto insurance purchaser to show proof of citizenship before […]