January 21, 2020

Anna Maria Island News, Chris Ann Allen, January 21, 2020- There appears to be a theme. The 2020 Legislature is hearing bills that could chip away at local regulatory power. “The legislative session started today and the big issue seems to be preemption of local government,” Holmes Beach city attorney …

December 9, 2019

Register-Guard, Christian Hill, December 6, 2019- Timber companies notified state regulators this year that aircraft will spray pesticides on least three dozen tracts of forestland in Lane County. Aerial spraying of these chemicals has been controversial in Oregon, with environmental groups seeking reforms to the practice for years. Timber companies …

December 2, 2019

TribLive, Jennifer Rafanan Kennedy & Corey O’Connor, December 1, 2019- It has been nearly 11 years since Pennsylvania’s Legislature took any action to raise the state’s depressed minimum wage. While states all around us passed laws raising wages, Pennsylvanians have been stuck at the lowest level allowed by federal law, …