Delaware Lawmaker Loses Bid to Revive Lawsuit Over City Property

Article 0 Comments A Delaware lawmaker who owns a house damaged by a fire that started in an adjacent city-owned dwelling has lost her bid to revive a federal lawsuit. Rep. Stephanie Bolden, a Wilmington Democrat, claimed that the city repeatedly ignored her complaints before the fire about vagrancy, drug […]

Plane Crashes into Ohio Home, Killing Pilot, Fire Chief Says

Article 0 Comments A small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and sending dark smoke billowing from the backyard. Emergency responders said no one was in the home at the time of the crash, and first responders got two dogs inside out safely in […]

Oklahoma House Passes Bill Aimed at Increasing Volunteer Firefighter Numbers

Article 0 Comments The Oklahoma House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation that will allow paid firefighters after retirement to return to service as volunteers without effect to their state pensions. House Bill 2051 passed the House with a vote of 97-0 and now moves to the state Senate. “Our […]

House Passes Bill to Extend Background Checks to All Gun Sales, Transfers

Article 0 Comments The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the gun lobby’s grip on Washington […]

White House Eyes Panel to Question Climate Threat to Security

Article 0 Comments The White House is advancing plans to form a presidential panel that will question science used in U.S. military and intelligence reports showing that human-driven climate change poses national security risks, according to a source briefed by participants in the negotiations. The National Security Council at the […]

Mississippi House Votes on Bill Limiting Landowners’ Liability

Article 0 Comments Attorneys in the Mississippi House are sharply divided over a bill that could limit the liability of landowners or property managers who are sued by people harmed on their property. The House voted 74-39 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2901, named the “Landowners Protection Act.” The vote […]

North Dakota House OKs Medical Marijuana Law Changes

Article 1 Comments The North Dakota House approved legislation that would expand the list of medical conditions for which residents can use medical marijuana, add health care professionals who can certify patients for the drug and increase the forms it can come in. House members also endorsed a proposed change […]

Texas Bill Would Protect First Responders’ Work Comp Claims from Illegal Denials

Article 3 Comments A bill recently filed in the Texas House of Representatives would penalize insurers that illegally deny Texas first responders access to medical treatment for line-of-duty injuries covered under state workers’ compensation laws. According to one of the authors of House Bill 1521, Rep. Oscar Longoria, the proposed […]

Georgia House Budget Increases Funds for Hurricane, School Safety

Article 0 Comments The Georgia House has approved a midyear budget adjustment that increases funding for school safety and farmers hit by the devastation of Hurricane Michael in October. Republican Rep. Terry England, chairman of the House Appropriations committee, said the $192.5 million in additional expenditures passed Friday comes after […]

Virginia Honors Independent Agents for Efforts to Fill Flood Insurance Gaps

Article 0 Comments The Virginia House of Delegates passed a joint resolution that would designate the first full week in March each year as Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents Week beginning in 2019. HJ 703, introduced by Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), recognizes the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia and its […]