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North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

Massachusetts Landlords Smoking Mad About New Medical Marijuana Law

Burned up Massachusetts landlords are fuming with concern over the state’s newly passed but hazy medicinal marijuana law. The law — rolling out Jan. 1 — grants medical marijuana users the right to grow a two-month supply of...more

Village of Interlaken passes ban on 'puppy mills'

The village of Interlaken is the latest area municipality to ban so-called “puppy mills." At its April 12 meeting, the Village Board enacted the ban as part of its overhaul of the entire village code, according to...more

Combating Childhood Obesity: a survey of laws affecting the built environments of low-income and minority children

Childhood overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions, with nearly one out of every three children in the United States being affected. That factors in the built environment are closely correlated to childhood...more

Romulus commended for puppy mill ruling

The town of Romulus, New York, has been lauded for issuing a moratorium on dog breeding facilities within its jurisdiction. The New York State Humane Association and the group Animal Rights Mobilization commended Town...more

Farm law draft gets support

The town board didn’t hesitate Wednesday night to support the final draft of grape grower Chris Verrill’s proposed “Right to Farm Law.” Verrill, a planning board member who suggested such legislation several months ago,...more

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