Under the Radar

March 30, 2006

Here are four items from this week that didn’t have the slightest chances of receiving bright lights and neon treatment from the national liberal Democrat media:

Statehouses Take Up Immigration Legislation

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In all, state legislators this year have introduced 368 bills in 42 states tackling immigrant issues, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The majority have sought to make daily life harder for illegal immigrants by limiting access to government-provided services, though some aimed at stopping exploitation.

Read the whole thing.

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Canada won’t derail Alaska natural gas pipeline

Canada will not stand in the way of a $20 billion natural gas pipeline along the Alaska Highway, because its construction is vital to the economies of Alberta, the Yukon Territory and British Columbia, leaders from those Canadian regions said on Tuesday.

The proposal calls for a pipeline to carry the 35 trillion cubic feet of known natural gas in Alaska’s North Slope through western Canada to the lower 48 U.S. states.

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Massachusetts Supreme Court: Gays Can’t Come to Massachusetts to Marry

In a disappointment for the gay rights movement, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples from states where gay marriage is prohibited cannot tie the knot in Massachusetts.

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State Tax Receipts Climb as Economy Grows

State tax receipts jumped nearly 10 percent last year as a strong national economy increased individual earnings and corporate profits.

Most states showed increases without raising tax rates, meaning the gains were caused primarily by an expanding economy….

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