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Leaks Happen “The hypocrisy really lies in the pipeline corporations that say their pipelines are safe, say leaks don’t happen. They blame activists who are trying to stop global cataclysm by taking action to point out what they do every …

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A Costly Disadvantage “Consumer protection laws need to keep pace with changes in the marketplace. Data mining and information sharing by insurance companies has put consumers at a costly disadvantage that needs to be remedied. State regulators and lawmakers don’t …

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Free Speech “The promise of free speech is that even when one holds an unpopular point of view, the state cannot stifle it. The price Americans pay for this freedom is that the rule remains unchanged regardless of who is …

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Cybersecurity Safeguards “These strong, first-in-the-nation protections will help ensure this industry has the necessary safeguards in place in order to protect themselves and the New Yorkers they serve from the serious economic harm caused by these devastating cyber-crimes.” — New …

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Harassment Drones “The worst thing that can happen is you get mamas separated from their babies, and that’s one of my biggest concerns.” — Republican Rep. Scott Chew wants to send people to jail for harassing farm animals with drones. The …

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An Objective Review “The report will not be punitive in nature. It is an objective review so that we can look back and learn from it and apply that learning to other programs in our agency.” — Great Smoky Mountains …

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Setting the Tone “New York, like California, Illinois, Delaware and a few other states often sets the tone for development of regulation and law. There is no reason other states won’t follow suit, especially in light of New York’s decision.” …

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Opioid Misuse “This is unacceptable. Through the Alabama Council on Opioid Misuse and Addiction, we will continue to build on our existing efforts to combat opioid abuse in our state and will return with new innovative ideas to put an …

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Clear Pot Thinking “The governor has been clear about the importance of the marijuana industry to Oregon’s economy.” — Jeff Rhoades, marijuana policy adviser for Gov. Kate Brown, said a move by the state to ease testing requirements keeps Oregonians …

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Criminal Defense “You can’t fire somebody because they refused to commit a crime for you.” — Mary Schultz, the attorney for Gregg Becker, successfully argued in court that the former chief financial officer of a chain of medical clinics in …

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