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The Fight Over Municipal Broadband

Most people in the United States purchase internet and television services from major broadband providers such as Comcast, Cox, RCN, and Verizon; however, some municipalities, for varying reasons, have built their own broadband networks to serve their communities. Chattanooga, TN and Bristol, VA are commonly cited examples of municipal broadband networks in the US. Municipal […]

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Akeelah and the Neonicotinoid: A New Trend in Agriculture Legislation

The humble European honey bee (Apis mellifera) plays an outsized role in our nation’s agricultural output. Honey bees contribute over $14 billion to the value of U.S. crop production, and many of the country’s crops would not exist without honey bee pollination, according to the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF). It estimates that there are 2.4 […]

Will Congress remain Neutral on Net Neutrality?

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 […]

Farm Bill Shows States Still Have Sway Over Federal Budget

Congress aimed to save billions by cutting food stamp benefits, but the states are saying: Not so fast.

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State Lawmakers Make It Easier to Enjoy Craft Beer

Finding a local brewery just got a whole lot easier, especially if you live on the West Coast. Last year, roughly 3,700 new brewery permits were issued across the United States, a large increase over the number of 2012 permits. One third of those new brewery permits were issued in just four states: California, Washington, […]

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