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California State Senate Passes Net Neutrality Legislation

The California State Senate moved to reinstate net neutrality regulations following a 23-12 vote last week. The bill now moves to the state’s lower chamber where lawmakers have until August to vote. The bill enshrines the FCC’s net neutrality regulation from 2015. Earlier this year, the commission voted to remove the regulations, but several states have already begun taking action to stem the move. California’s legislation bars internet service providers […]

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Ohio House Leadership in Turmoil Following FBI Raid

Fmr Speaker Rosenberger (R-OH) FBI agents raided the home of former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosneberger (R) last week as part of an investigation into his relationships with payday lenders and private donors. The raid came after Rosenberger abruptly resigned from his speakership role in late April and hired a lawyer to handle an FBI inquiry into the matter. According to news reports, Rosenberger is under investigation for taking private […]

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Gubernatorial Primary Recap: Arkansas, Georgia, Texas

Georgia State Rep. Stacy Abrams Democrat Stacey Abrams clinched her party’s nomination for the Georgia gubernatorial seat Tuesday night, making her the first African-American woman to win a major party nomination for governor. Abrams defeated fellow state legislator Stacey Evans by more than 50 points. Although Abrams and Evans shared nearly identical policies, the former Georgia House Minority Leader received a host of national democratic endorsements, including nods from Hillary Clinton, and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA) […]

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Colorado State Legislature Approves and Rejects Virtual Currency Legislation

As the federal government debates the regulatory framework for blockchain technology and other cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, the Colorado state legislature recently debated two pieces of legislation that would make the Rocky Mountain State a leader in both. On May 9, the Colorado State legislature passed Senate Bill 86, which directs the Colorado Department of State to study various coding techniques, including blockchain technology, and provide guidelines for their use. […]

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