legislation

Hey, let's crowdsource this California law!

Mar 13, 2014
An assemblyman in California wants citizens to use the wiki model to draft legislation.
Posted In: wiki, legislation

Report: Plain Writing Act fails to live up to its name

Jul 23, 2012
About a year ago a law went into effect called the Plain Writing Act, meant to compel federal agencies into communicating with the public in a more accessible way. Now a nonprofit has come out with its first report card based on the act, and most agencies are not doing very well.
Posted In: federal government, legislation, IRS

Putting limits on helicopter noise

Jun 22, 2012
According to Democratic Congressman Howard Berman, helicopter noise in Southern California is getting way too loud and frequent, and that's why he's pushing for new federal regulations.
Posted In: california, helicopter, legislation

Plan would strip conventions of taxpayer money

Jun 5, 2012
A Senate bill may end $36 million in funding for Republican and Democratic national conventions -- money that pays for everything from patriotic flags to the teleprompter.
Posted In: politics, conventions, legislation, DNC, RNC

What's not getting done in Washington

May 29, 2012
There's a long list of legislative issues on hold. Blame the upcoming election.
Posted In: Congress, politics, partisan, legislation

Health care costs: A pain in the neck

Mar 2, 2012
When you're in pain and in need of treatment, it's hard to pay really close attention to your health care choices. Commentator Renee Lux describes how treating her stiff neck led to a huge hike in her insurance costs.
Posted In: Health, healthcare, pain, treatment, legislation, hospital, Money

The argument for ending the dollar bill

Mar 2, 2012
Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa is among the U.S. senators pushing for the end of the dollar bill in the quest to save the government money.
Posted In: dollar, coins, legislation

Some legislators in Wyoming taking no chances

Feb 27, 2012
Some legislators in Wyoming are taking no chances should the American economy get worse. Much worse, one assumes.
Posted In: wyoming, legislation

Save our savings

Feb 24, 2012
Marketplace economics editor Chris Farrell says it's all very well telling us to save, but where are we supposed to put our money?
Posted In: savings bonds, Postal Service, lending, borrowing, legislation

Proposed legislation would punish countries that don't help the US stop cyber attacks

Aug 3, 2011
Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), have introduced The International Cybercrime and Reporting Act, which would hold...
Posted In: cybercrime, legislation, security