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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 last month to move ahead with its proposal for modified rules on internet traffic, which would preserve net neutrality but leave the door open for “fast lanes” of faster internet content delivery for companies that can pay. The new proposed rules are subject to a public comment period […]
Do kids really eat their vegetables? Should French fries count as vegetables? These are among the questions debated in Washington as politicians divide over whether to roll back recently imposed standards for school lunches. In 2010, Congress handily passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set standards for […]
Congress aimed to save billions by cutting food stamp benefits, but the states are saying: Not so fast.
Dairy farmers and their advocates are fighting to be able to sell their product straight from the cow, in the form of raw, unpasteurized milk. Raw milk is legal to drink in 38 states, but it is only available in retail locations in ten. In some states, it is banned outright. Other states allow for […]
On Thursday, U.S. Senate Democrats came one vote shy of the 60 votes needed to move forward on a bill to reinstate unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed. Despite weeks of negotiations, there appears to be no clear path forward in the Senate, let alone in the House of Representatives. Since late December, over 1.7 […]
We are in the midst of what the New York Times recently termed the “season of speeches,” when President Obama and governors from the 50 states take to the podium to describe the state of our country. These State of the Union and State of the State speeches reflect the diversity of the executives who […]