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Monthly Archives: January 2006

Medicaid Bill will Limit Eligibility Posted on Jan 30

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), with its sweeping Medicaid provisions, is scheduled to be voted on by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 1. According to a report issued Friday by the Congressional Budget Office, many will lose their Medicaid eligibility if   …Continue Reading Medicaid Bill will Limit Eligibility

Traffic lights and signs Posted on Jan 27

Almost everything you’d ever want to know about traffic signals and signs can be found in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) from the Federal Highway Administration. MUTCD defines the standards used nationwide to install and maintain the signs, signals, and pavement markings   …Continue Reading Traffic lights and signs

Sex Offender Registry: Joanne and Alyssa Act Posted on Jan 23

H879, the Joanne and Alyssa Act, is designed to tighten the state’s Sex Offender Registry Law, Mass. General Laws c.6 s.178C-178P. The bill was reported favorably out of the House Judiciary Committee on January 11, 2006, and is now in the Ways and Means Committee.   …Continue Reading Sex Offender Registry: Joanne and Alyssa Act

Primary Seatbelt Law Passes House Posted on Jan 20

The state House of Representatives passed H229, An Act Establishing a Primary Seat Belt Law, 77-74 yesterday. This bill would allow law enforcement officers to stop a car based solely on lack of seatbelt use, whereas the current law requires a separate offense to merit   …Continue Reading Primary Seatbelt Law Passes House

Pro Se Bankruptcy Guide Posted on Jan 6

The US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts has a great resource on their site called A Guide for the Pro Se Filer. This extensive manual is designed for the person filing for bankruptcy without an attorney. Includes detailed descriptions of the process, records   …Continue Reading Pro Se Bankruptcy Guide