Battle looming over renewable energy The Washington Post A campaign to roll back environmental rules—despite its backing from powerful groups such as Americans for Prosperity—has run into a surprising roadblock: the growing political clout of renewable-energy interests, even in rock-ribbed Republican states such as Kansas. NCSL research on renewable energy
States challenge FDA on painkiller approval Stateline Notwithstanding a court order, Massachusetts and other states plan to restrict use of a new painkiller drug, setting up a showdown with the federal government over who gets to decide the best way to protect public health.
Wisc. bill sets rules for officer-involved deaths Marshfield News Herald Legislators in Wisconsin have passed what is likely the first statewide bill that requires police departments bring in investigators from outside their agencies when officer-involved deaths occur.
Time to rewrite outdated traffic laws? In the Heien v. North Carolina case, a police officer pulled over a car because he thought that North Carolina law required that motor vehicles have two working brake lights. It turns out the officer was wrong.