Posts Tagged Government and politics

UConn’s Ollie won’t travel to Final Four because of new law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut’s governor because of Indiana’s new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday.

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Enticing collegiate athletes would be a crime under GA bill

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed what’s been dubbed the “Todd Gurley bill,” making it a crime to entice student athletes to break NCAA rules by taking money.

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Malloy to sign order barring state-funded travel to Indiana

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order barring state spending on travel to Indiana in light of a new religious objections law in that state.

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Veto override of amateur baseball coach tax plan fails

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has failed to override the governor’s veto of a bill that would have exempted the earnings of American Legion and VFW baseball coaches from the state sales tax.

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Boaters push Senate bill removing corn-ethanol mandate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The nation’s largest boating advocacy group has thrown its support behind a U.S. Senate bill that would do away with the law requiring ethanol produced from corn to be sold to American consumers.

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