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North Carolina Lawmakers Moo-ve Toward Legalizing Raw Milk Sales

North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill to circumvent the state’s ban on the sale of raw milk. The bill would reverse a 2004 law preventing individuals from purchasing “cow shares,” ownership shares in a cow or herd of cows, thereby allowing people to purchase raw milk produced by the cows they co-own.  Legal in 30 States State Rep. Dennis Riddell (R-Alamance) says his bill, which has been approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives Health Committee, increases North...

DHS Seeks Automated License-Plate Tracking Database

About one year after abandoning a plan to create an automated national database tracking automobile owners’ license plate data and location, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is renewing its effort to create the program, soliciting bids from private surveillance companies to facilitate the creation of the registry. This national license-plate database technology, once activated, would log the time and place license plates were spotted by cameras, allowing the government to track drivers...

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