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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Colorado tightening reins on health insurance exchange

The state Senate gave initial approval Monday to two bill to increase oversight of the quasi-public exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado. Democrats called it onerous for an agency that both sides want to run with minimal government interference.

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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Virginia Senate committee defeats gun-control proposals

The proposals include limiting handgun purchases to one a month and closing the so-called gun show loophole that allows sales by private sellers without a criminal background check. Most bills were dispatched with minimal discussion, as gun-control advocates said the measures were needed to increase public safety while gun-rights advocates said the proposals infringed on Virginians' Second Amendment rights. McAuliffe ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an allegation to report it to a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours. Black's measure is one of 10 bills advancing in the Senate that were prompted ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Va. Senate committee defeats gun control proposals

The proposals include limiting handgun purchases to one a month and closing the so-called "gun show loophole" that allows sales by private sellers without a criminal background check. The committee voted in favor of a bill that would make it illegal for those convicted of certain violent crimes from transporting or possessing.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Maine Legislature cancels session due to approaching storm

House and Senate sessions scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled and all legislative offices will be closed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Paul LePage said he's getting updates from the Maine Emergency Management Agency but isn't expected to make a decision about whether to close state offices until late Monday or early Tuesday.

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