Campaign Finance Institute: Introducing CFI’s Groundbreaking Database Of State Campaign Finance Laws

Campaign Finance Institute: Introducing CFI’s Groundbreaking Database Of State Campaign Finance Laws. “The Campaign Finance Institute is pleased to release a groundbreaking new tool, ‘CFI’s Historical Database of State Campaign Finance Laws’. The database covers all of the states’ campaign finance laws every two years since 1996. It is designed for everything from interactive and visualized lookups to downloadable datasets. “

JD Supra: Pennsylvania Superior Court Adopts New Standard for Social Media Evidence

JD Supra: Pennsylvania Superior Court Adopts New Standard for Social Media Evidence. “In Commonwealth v. Mangel, 2018 WL 1322179 (March 15, 2018), the Pennsylvania Superior Court adopted a standard for authenticating social media posts under Pennsylvania Rule of Evidence 901. The Court held that ‘the proponent of social media evidence must present direct or circumstantial evidence that tends to corroborate the identity of the author of the communication in question, such as testimony from the person who sent or received the communication, or contextual clues in the communication tending to reveal the identity of the sender.'”

Delaware: DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new online interactive pond maps for Delaware anglers

State of Delaware: DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new online interactive pond maps for Delaware anglers. “DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the release of newly-interactive online maps that allow anglers and other users to easily locate Delaware’s public freshwater ponds throughout the state. The public ponds, most of which are managed by the Division of Fish & Wildlife, range from five to 189 acres in size and support a variety of gamefish. The application can be used on mobile devices and can be found on the DNREC alpha website’s Public Pond Page.”

NHPR: New Website Aims To Help N.H. Consumers Compare Health Care Choices

NHPR: New Website Aims To Help N.H. Consumers Compare Health Care Choices. “A website developed by the New Hampshire Insurance Department has new features aimed at helping consumers make educated choices about health care. The department’s health price transparency website…allows residents to compare the price of various health care services across doctors, hospitals and outpatient facilities.”

Wilmington 1968: New Website Empowers Community Reflection (Delaware Historical Society)

Delaware Historical Society, a press release as a PDF file: Wilmington 1968: New Website Empowers Community Reflection . “Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Wilmington high school students converged on Rodney Square. Subsequent to these protests, looting and fires prompted a request for the National Guard to restore peace. Although other American cities experienced the same level of uprising after April 4, 1968, Wilmington, Delaware experienced the longest peace-time occupation in modern times. Wilmington remained under martial law for nine and a half months. This extensive patrol of Wilmington by the National Guard drastically changed the city from the inside out. Residents went about their days and nights watched, restricted, angry, and fearful. Numerous businesses along Market Street closed. “

Orange County Register: Marijuana laws for every city and county? Our database shows California slow to accept Prop. 64

Orange County Register: Marijuana laws for every city and county? Our database shows California slow to accept Prop. 64 . “Fewer than one in three California cities (144 out of 482) allow any kind of cannabis business to operate in their borders. And just 18 of the state’s 58 counties permit cannabis businesses in their unincorporated areas. Also, fewer than one in five California cities welcome medical marijuana dispensaries, while fewer than one in seven allow recreational cannabis stores, where anyone 21 and older has been able to shop for legal weed since Jan. 1. These are some of the findings in a first-of-its-kind investigation, tracking and compiling the cannabis ordinances in all 540 city and county jurisdictions in California, a study conducted by Southern California News Group and other Digital First newspapers.”

West Virginia: Attorney General Morrisey, Secretary of State Warner Announce Enhanced Business Search Tool for Consumers

West Virginia: Attorney General Morrisey, Secretary of State Warner Announce Enhanced Business Search Tool for Consumers. “Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined with Secretary of State Mac Warner on Thursday to inform consumers that they have a new weapon to combat fraud. The West Virginia Tax Department recently shared 77,000 sole proprietor business names with the Secretary of State’s Office for use in a searchable database. The business names were not publicly available until a 2017 change in the law.”