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Archive: February 6, 2014

PHOTO: President Obama will see the fruits of Michigan's growing agriculture industry firsthand when he travels to the state on Friday to sign the federal farm bill. Photo courtesy of Michigan Dept. of Agriculture.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Move over, Motor City. It might be time for Michigan to be known as the Ag State. That's according to experts who say President Barack Obama's choice of Michigan as the spot to sign the federal Farm Bill highlights the role the growing industry plays in the state's turn ...Read More

PHOTO: There’s a Maryland House hearing today on a bill (HB 447) that would place a moratorium on selling a new type of phone service that replaces traditional landlines - until a study of the pros and cons is completed by the Public Service Commission. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The telecom industry has been moving away from traditional landlines for several years, offering consumers services that are similar to landlines but are really wireless-based. There are differences, and there's a Maryland House hearing today on a bill (HB 447), which would place a ...Read More

PHOTO: Rep. Sarbanes is the lead sponsor of the

WASHINGTON – Backed by government reform groups and a growing list of other organizations, 128 members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced the Government by the People Act to encourage citizens to take their government back from free-spending corporations. Rep. John Sarba ...Read More

PHOTO: Some teachers and school administrators around the state are up in arms about a policy called

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. – When standardized state tests are given to schoolchildren around New York this spring, some parents are expected to opt out – that is, ask that their child not take the test. In response, some school districts are prepared to tell teachers to make those s ...Read More

PHOTO: The Bridger-Teton National Forest, along with forests throughout the West, would be impacted by a bill being heard in a U.S. Senate Committee today. Photo credit: USDA

JACKSON, Wyo. - A bill that would set timber harvest goals for national forests throughout the West is getting a U.S. Senate Committee hearing today. The "National Forest Jobs and Management Bill," sponsored by Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, is being promoted as a way to bring more money to rural schoo ...Read More

PHOTO: Dozens of top business leaders in Illinois gathered this week for a roundtable discussion on immigration reform. Credit DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Dozens of top business leaders in Illinois are joining forces to call for action on immigration reform this year. At an event this week at DePaul University, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Cardinal Francis George joined the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition in ...Read More

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