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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

By Elise Hu

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler.

A flood of comments about net neutrality crashed the Federal Communications Commission's commenting site on Tuesday, the original deadline for public comments on the controversial Internet proposal. But the tech problems are buying those who want to weigh in some extra time — the deadline for public commenting is now Friday at midnight.



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Lawmakers To Meet Wednesday Over Quinn’s Anti-Violence Program

By Amanda Vinicky, With Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

Former members of Governor Pat Quinn's administration subpoenaed by a bipartisan legislative commission are supposed to testify Wednesday, unless lawmakers call it off.

Categories: Economics, Government





Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - July 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Growing Influence: Lobbyists Of All Kinds Flock To Farm Bill

By Peggy Lowe, with additional reporting from the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., (in green), watches as President Barack Obama signs the Farm Bill at Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2014.
When U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced passage of the Farm Bill in February, she echoed a refrain from a car commercial.



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