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  • Michigan Senate votes against pit bull bans

    The chamber voted 22-13 on Thursday to prohibit local governments from dictating breed-specific regulations on dogs. The legislation will benefit canines that are perceived as more aggressive – mostly pit bulls, but also Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Cane Corsos. • Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? • Rebranding...
  • Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes. The Senate voted 67-31 for a bill from Republican Senator Mike Crapo...
  • NRA disappointed in bill signed in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The National Rifle Association is expressing disappointment after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a gun control bill that was written after a mass shooting at a high school killed 17 people....
  • Gun legislation passes Florida House, goes to governor

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for his signature. The vote of 67-50 reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and...
  • Guns in church bill stalling out in House

    INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation to allow guns in churches appears to be faltering in the Indiana House. Senate Bill 33 would permit a licensed gun owner to carry a firearm onto church property that has a school. For three days it has been on the House calendar and for three...
  • Bill spurred by Nassar scandal concerns Catholic Church

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to settle U.S. clergy...
  • Pull them up: Bill would ban saggy pants in South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina lawmakers are working to pass a bill to ban saggy pants throughout the state. House Bill 4957 would make it illegal for a person to expose their skin or underwear by wearing their pants “three inches below the crest of his ileum” — the...
  • Florida bill would let bullied students go to private school

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – From third to fifth grade, Alyson Hochstedler says bullies slammed her son into lockers and punched him. One threatened to stab him. The public school’s administration did little to stop his tormentors, she says, so the mother of five transferred her son to private school,...
  • Alabama House passes bill on church day care regulations

    A bill to add regulations for child care centers that are exempt from state licensing because of a church affiliation passed the Alabama House of Representatives this afternoon. The House passed the bill 86-5 after a long debate, mostly about an amendment that was eventually adopted in a close...