National Conference of State Legislatures

A cyclist navigates Dearborn St. between street traffic and pedestrians in a special bike lane in Chicago's famed Loop. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

As city cycling grows, so does bike tax temptation

CHICAGO (AP) — Early blasts of snow, ice and below-zero temperatures haven’t stopped a surprising number of Chicago cyclists from spinning through the slush this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about […]

12/27/2013

The United States Capitol in Washington DC

Congress targets fed workers’ pensions for savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers have found easy prey in their hunt for savings for Congress’ budget deal: Federal workers’ retirement programs, which are notably generous compared to the norm in private industry. Most federal […]

12/16/2013

A carbon monoxide alarm. (AP Photo)

Leak spurs talk of school carbon monoxide alarms

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gas leak at a Utah elementary school that sickened more than 40 people has ignited concerns about the fact that the state is among many that don’t require schools […]

11/19/2013

Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Mich. shouts out chants as she and a few dozen others strike outside of a McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Flint.  (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren’t enough to buy shoes for his three daughters […]

08/05/2013

In this July 31, 2013 photo, Chancery Judge Janace Harvey Goree, sits in her Yazoo City, Miss., chambers, expresses her grave concern to learn several middle school girls have become pregnant in recent years in Holmes County, where she lives. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Miss. law requires cord blood from some teen moms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won’t name the father, a new Mississippi law — likely the first of its kind in the country — says authorities must […]

08/02/2013

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Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate aimed to help traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier […]

05/06/2013

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Senate bill lets states tax Internet purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention online shoppers: The days of tax-free shopping on the Internet may soon end for many of you. The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would empower states […]

05/06/2013

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Few senators block vote on Internet sales tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of senators from states without sales taxes are blocking a bill that would tax Internet purchases. They don’t have enough support to kill the bill, but they can delay a […]

04/25/2013

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