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Jun 27, 2016

Research & Commentary: Michigan Renewable Energy Mandate and Net-Metering Reform

When the Michigan State Senate returns from its summer break, a proposal to overhaul portions of Michigan’s Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act will be waiting for them.

Jun 27, 2016

Michael Bowe: Greenpeace Under Fire in Court

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Michael Bowe, a partner with the New York law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, joins the show to talk about the interesting legal cas

Jun 27, 2016

Tighter Welfare Verification Rules Proposed in North Carolina

A North Carolina lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require the state Lottery Commission and its welfare entitlement agency to verify lottery winners aren’t also collecting g

Jun 27, 2016

Could Medical Marijuana Combat Prescription Opioid Abuse in Florida?

In November, Floridians will vote on Amendment 2, the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative .