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Bid to Force Interruption Insurance to Cover Virus Shelved

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana lawmakers won’t try to force business interruption insurance policies to cover the widespread closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Rick Ward, a Port Allen Republican, scrapped the proposal Wednesday amid concerns it could crater …

Arizona: No. 14 in Population, but No. 1 in Auto Glass Claims

More auto glass claims are filed in Arizona than any state in the nation. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says there’s something fishy about that. Howard Handler, government affairs director for NICB, said he doesn’t believe Arizona highways have that …

Daughter of Duck Boat Accident Victim Slams Missouri Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A woman whose father was among the 17 people who died after a tourist duck boat sank in a Missouri lake condemned a bill Tuesday that would limit when companies can be sued over products that …

Wyoming Considers Letting Drivers Exceed Speed Limit When Passing

The Wyoming House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow drivers to exceed the posted speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour when passing another vehicle. The House on Monday endorsed a bill sponsored by …

House Passes Pipeline Safety Bill

The House passed a bill Monday that doubles the maximum fine for pipeline safety violations, but ignores several key recommendations arising from investigations of deadly natural gas explosions and high-profile oil spills over the past two years. The compromise bill …

Google Argues Against U.S. Online Piracy Bill

Google Inc warned U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that proposed legislation to crack down on foreign websites selling pirated U.S. movies, music or other counterfeit goods goes too far and could depress investment. The legislation has pit Internet giants, consumer groups …

Bill to Aid Florida Crash Victim to Get Earlier Start

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos says a bill compensating a car crash victim will get an earlier start in the 2012 legislative session. Haridopolos appeared Tuesday at a news conference with Eric Brody and his parents to support the nearly …

Atlantic City, New Jersey To Bill For Fire Calls

Atlantic City has decided to bill insurance companies for fire department services. The City Council approved the ordinance Wednesday without setting fees. Glassboro implemented such a system in 2005. Fire Chief Ralph Johnson told The Press of Atlantic City the …

Senator Blocks Pipeline Safety Bill on Principle

A single senator is using his power to block legislation that would toughen safety regulations for pipelines even though the pipeline industry, safety advocates and even companies in his state support the measure. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky hasn’t …

House Disaster Vote Sets Up Showdown with Senate

The GOP-controlled House is on track to pass $3.7 billion in disaster relief as part of a must-pass bill to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month. House passage of the bill Wednesday would come over the …