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Senate committee clears bill limiting drones

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State Sen. Dorothy Hukill’s plan to keep an eye on spies in the sky cleared its first committee stop Tuesday. SB 766 would protect individuals and their private property from being photographed or video taped through the use of a drone. At least 13 states already have enacted laws addressing drones, or what privacy advocates have called “flying robots with cameras,” and at least another 10 are considering legislation this year. “With the sky the limit as drone technology advances we want to…

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Capitol Preview: Money, press skits and the search for clarity

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This week politics at the state Capitol will be about money and a search for clarity. Legislators will get a better view of the hill they need to climb in building a state budget for the year beginning July 1. The Revenue Estimating Conference meets Tuesday and will count up how much tax money the state has collected so far and project how much more money will roll in by the end of June. These are the numbers lawmakers will use when…

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