Detroit lawmakers present no-fault auto insurance reform plan
Democratic state lawmakers from the Motor City announced their own auto insurance reform package Monday that seeks to drive down the rates that Detroiters pay as well as force transparency into a $14 billion fund for victims with catastrophic accident claims.
Parents of slain teen plea for action
The parents of slain Wayland teenager Lauren Astley made a heartfelt plea to lawmakers on Tuesday to implement comprehensive teen relationship and violence education in public schools, hoping to prevent other families from enduring a similar tragedy.
House to debate effort to remove AEA chief from retirement board
The House of Representatives has begun what could be a tumultuous day over a bill to oust the head of the Alabama Education Association from the board that controls teachers' retirement.
Dem Blames Political Correctness forFort Hood Workplace Violence Controversy
A long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat has joined Republican colleagues to ask Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to overturn the "indefensible" decision by the military to designate the Fort Hood massacre "workplace violence" rather than terrorism.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Time running out to clarify law on private school tax credits
As time runs out to clarify Alabama's new private school tax credits, Republican lawmakers appear to agree on only one point: They want to be clear that no public or private school has to take a student from a failing public school.
The Indianapolis Star
Tougher ag-gag bill is withdrawn; milder version may get a vote
House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, withdrew the so-called “ag-gag bill” from a House vote, killing a sweeping version of the bill that had just passed the Senate, 29-21. Bosma pulled the bill after about 45 minutes of debate in the House in which Democrats and even one Republican lawmaker said the changes in the bill expanded it beyond ... (more)