• This State is Proposing Banning Cigarettes for Anyone Under the Age of 100

    A Big Island lawmaker has proposed incrementally increasing the minimum age to buy cigarettes, leading to a practical ban across Hawaii. Democratic state Rep. Richard Creagan proposed legislation aimed at making the state the first in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes for everyone except people age 100 and over, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. […]

  • Senate to vote on competing bills to end government shutdown Thursday

    The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday afternoon on two competing bills that aim to re-open the federal government, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday, the 32nd day of the partial government shutdown. While the 2:30 p.m. ET vote will mark the first time the Senate will take action to end the shutdown […]

  • Trump on shutdown: ‘We’ll be out for a long time’

    Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the […]

  • New bill would ban abortions in Florida after heartbeat is detected

    A new bill filed by a Florida lawmaker would severely restrict abortions in the state. Legislation introduced in 2017 aimed at banning abortions after 20 weeks in Florida, but it failed in early committee meetings. HB-235, filed last week for the 2019 session, wants to take it a step further. It would make it a third-degree felony for a doctor […]

  • Bill would require students to take ‘personal finance’ class

    Math, English, Science, Personal Finance. Does something seem out of the norm there? Maybe not for much longer! South Carolina lawmaker Luke Rankin, Horry County Senator, has pre-filed a bill that would require high school students take a personal finance class. The class would cover things like budgeting, insurance, taxes, retirement planning, banking, and how […]

  • California Bill Would Require Businesses to Offer E-Receipts

    California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed on Tuesday. Many businesses and consumers already are moving toward e-receipts, said Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco. But he said a law still is needed because many consumers don’t realize most […]

  • Democrats to ask for 10 years of presidential tax returns in new bill

    Democrats are making presidential tax returns a focal point in one of their first pieces of legislation, an effort to build the case to the American people that time is up on President Donald Trump keeping his own tax returns from the public, shutting what could be a window into his personal wealth. According to […]

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