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Legislative and Policy
Highlighting state and national legislative news, focusing on some of the most important policy issues of the day.
Historically known as the “Lincoln Law,” the False Claims act is becoming a popular tool in battling healthcare fraud. ...[Continue Reading]
As the Ninth Circuit becomes the fifth to uphold the regulation of carrying concealed weapons, will the Supreme Court be asked to put the matter to rest once and for all? ...[Continue Reading]
Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act is being met with resistance by both the House and the Senate. ...[Continue Reading]
Uber and Lyft take their services elsewhere after new fingerprint background check requirement of drivers. ...[Continue Reading]
With the recent desegregation of public schools in Cleveland, Mississippi, the hard truth that segregation still exists must be dealt with nationwide. ...[Continue Reading]
The battle over North Carolina’s controversial HB2 Bill heated up recently when Governor Pat McCroy and the Department of Justice filed almost simultaneous lawsuits against each other in United States District Court. ...[Continue Reading]
In the recent Supreme Court decision, it appears SCOTUS has once again punted on an important issue – whether the opt-out option for the contraception requirement of the Affordable Care Act is legal or a violation of employers’ religious freedoms. ...[Continue Reading]
North Carolina’s “drug taxes” on substances ranging from marijuana to moonshine are reaping a major reward. ...[Continue Reading]
The lack of homeschool regulation in North Carolina may mean that the State has inadequate information and data on homeschooled student success. ...[Continue Reading]
Indiana becomes the next state to enact a law placing restrictions on abortions and Planned Parenthood reacts with a lawsuit. ...[Continue Reading]
The North Carolina Supreme Court is gearing up to rule how the term “elected” is defined within the state constitution, which will have implications on their own elections as justices ...[Continue Reading]
Five states in the United States have legalized recreational marijuana, twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana, but employers in these states can still require drug tests and fire an employee over a failed drug test, even though the conduct is no longer criminalized. ...[Continue Reading]
The NC General Assembly knocks out the Charlotte City Council’s recent ordinance providing discrimination protections for the LGBT community, but the legislation does so much more. ...[Continue Reading]
Amid a Presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton continues to face scrutiny as an investigation for after-labeled classified emails sent on a private server during her time as Secretary of State. ...[Continue Reading]