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Archive: January 6, 2015

PHOTO: Billboards opposing legislation that would have allowed payday lenders to offer installment loans were placed across the state by the Michigan Credit Union League. Photo credit: B. Laviolette/Michigan Credit Union League.

LANSING, Mich. - It's a debt cycle many Michiganders have fallen into: quick cash from a payday loan that comes with high fees and interest rates, and sometimes questionable collection tactics. For the moment, however, payday lenders have lost a bid to offer additional products to Michigan consumer ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll shows support remains steady with two-thirds of Kentucky adults in favor of a a statewide, indoor smoke-free law. Photo courtesy Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Support for a statewide indoor smoke-free law remains steady according to new poll results, with two out of three Kentuckians supporting a ban. This is the fifth year the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the group Interact for Health has surveyed Kentuckians on the idea of pr ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Agricultural and conservation activities on Central Pennsylvania creeks, streams and rivers play a significant role in the overall health of Chesapeake Bay, according to the latest biennial report on the state of the bay. Image courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The condition of Chesapeake Bay is still very fragile, according to a new report just released by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. This year the bay comes in with an overall score of D-plus, the same grade as the last report in 2012. Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Found ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters of medical marijuana say if Illinois would allow for home cultivation, many patients would already have medicine to help relieve their symptoms of illnesses or chronic diseases. Photo: Ryan Bushby/Wikimedia Commons.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As the Illinois Department of Public Health continues to review medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries, many patients are going without the medicine that could otherwise help ease their pain. The state missed its end-of-year goal for choosing which businesses wil ...Read More

PHOTO: Besides the next two-year budget, Indiana lawmakers are expected to discuss ways to improve education in the state as the 2015 Indiana General Assembly begins this week. Photo credit: K. Connors/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Besides the state's biennial budget, education tops the agenda for Indiana lawmakers as they begin the new legislative session Tuesday. Justin Ohlemiller, executive director of Stand for Children Indiana, says improving school funding is an important matter given the state's $2 billi ...Read More

PHOTO: The 64th Legislative Assembly begins Tuesday in Bismarck, and oil and gas issues within the energy industry will be among those high on the docket. Photo credit: Lindsey G/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The gavel comes down to open the 2015 North Dakota Legislature Tuesday, and among the issues lawmakers will be asked to address this session are infrastructure improvements for oil and gas extraction. The EmPower North Dakota Commission is recommending about $1 billion in funding o ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul on Tuesday for the opening of the 2015 legislative session, and while there is support from both parties to improve transportation, differing views on how to fund the work may present a roadblock. Photo credit: Teresa Boardman/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Transportation is among the items topping the agenda as the 2015 Legislature gavels into session today in St. Paul. While Democrats and Republicans differ in how they would address the state's ailing roads and bridges, both parties have voiced the need for improving the transporta ...Read More

PHOTO: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered his inauguration address Monday, and his remarks drew further speculation he is setting the stage for a run for president in 2016. Photo credit: Office of Gov. Scott Walker.

MADISON, Wis. - In his inaugural address Monday, Governor Scott Walker drew a clear contrast between Wisconsin and Washington, saying "we get things done here in the Badger State." Walker announced an agenda including reducing the size of government, lowering taxes and combating fraud and abuse. Sc ...Read More

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