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  • Oklahoma bans cities from setting minimum wages | Reuters
    Oklahoma’s cities and counties are banned from setting their own minimum wage standards under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.
    NCSL's minimum wage legislative database 
  • States pressuring Google over online drug sales | The Washington Post
    Several state attorneys general are pressing Google to make it harder for its users to find counter¬feit prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, marking the second time in the past three years that the firm has drawn government scrutiny for its policies on rogue Internet pharmacies.
  • Judge blocks Mass. ban on painkiller | Associated Press
    A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
  • Vermont Senate votes 26-2 for GMO labeling | Burlington Free Press
    The Senate gave a decisive 26-2 vote Tuesday for a bill that would require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, a strong indication that Vermont could become the first state in the nation to enact such a law.
  • Georgia given 30 days to fix food stamp problems | The Atlanta Journal Constitution
    The federal government has warned Georgia food stamp officials that they are not fixing the state’s troubled system fast enough, and that the feds could pull $15 million in funding unless improvements arrive by May 14.
  • Colo. drilling boom, local initiatives both intensify | The Denver Post
    Front Range residents have proposed 17 state ballot measures to bolster local control over drilling, short of a statewide ban, and are drawing support from at least one Internet-made multi-millionaire — U.S. Rep. Jared Polis. 


  • 3-D printing is here: Making a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model is no longer just a thing of science fiction. Explore the potential of this revolutionary technology in a session at the NCSL Legislative Summit. 27792 



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