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NH’s “Caylee Anthony” Bill Would Require Parents To Report Missing Kids

New Hampshire lawmakers are planning on filing legislation named after toddler Caylee Anthony that would make it a crime to fail to report a child’s disappearance.


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Mass. Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.


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Mass. State Rep. Proposes New Rules To Prevent Chemical Plant Explosions

A state representative from Danvers is proposing legislation he says will prevent boiler explosions like the one that leveled a Danvers neighborhood five years ago.


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NH Expected To Expand Death Penalty To Deadly Home Invasions

New Hampshire rarely expands its death penalty statute, but the brutal machete and knife attack that killed a mother in her bed and severely wounded her daughter could move lawmakers to add home invasion killings to the short list of crimes punishable by death.


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Casino Hearings Underway On Beacon Hill

A Massachusetts legislative committee is hearing testimony from supporters and opponents of casino gambling.


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NH House’s ‘Weakened’ Anti-Bullying Law Rejected By Senate

New Hampshire’s Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject changes to the state’s anti-bullying law that received strong support from the House.


Rhode Island Targets Doctors With Bad Penmanship

Some Rhode Island lawmakers are looking to outlaw illegible writing by physicians.


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NH Lawmakers Vote To Cut Cigarette Tax

NH House passed a bill that would cut the rate 10 cents to $1.68 per pack in hopes of attracting smokers from surrounding states with higher taxes.


NH House Votes To Reverse Ruling For Adequate School Funding

New Hampshire’s House has voted to reverse a landmark 1997 New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling that required the state to adequately fund public education.


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NH Lawmakers To Work Late Wednesday… Because Of Poetry Contest

New Hampshire lawmakers hoping to vote on 250 bills, plan to stay late Wednesday night after the house had already promised the room to another organization for Thursday.