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The New Rules Journal – Fall 2001

Date: 5 Nov 2001 | posted in: Banking, information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail


Rogue Agencies Gut State Banking Laws
The only reason you’re not afraid of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision is because you don’t know what they do. Called indentured servants to the national banking industry, they are dismantling the state regulatory system piece by piece, with nothing more than a polite scolding from Congress. By Stacy Mitchell

On the Cutting Edge
A law requiring in-state processing helps keep Idaho’s timber industry thriving while harvests decline and sawmills close across the Pacific Northwest. By Sarah Hannigan

Feds Swat State Support for Medical Marijuana
For more than 20 years states have been passing legislation designed to allow their citizens to use marijuana as medicine, and for more than 20 years, federal agencies, Congress and the Supreme Court have stymied these efforts. By Daniel Kraker

Mapping the Internet
Geo-locators can determine an internet user’s geographic location. Online retailers and governments are interested in perfecting this technology, but it might also prove useful to local economies. By Sarah Hannigan

Place Rules: Missouri’s meatpackng law stands. Maine Rx Program survives suit. Wisconsin draws attention to unfair gas pricing. California allows municipal control of electricity. Oregon preempts living wage laws.

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