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Chemical industry-funded senators want to hide chemical industry funding of studies

Republican lawmakers who are trying to change research disclosure rules to hide corporate influence received more than $150,000 in campaign contributions from chemical companies who stand to benefit from the change. Corporations may already submit studies they’ve paid for themselves as evidence in court or during congressional debate, but they…

Senators propose online sales tax

Legislation introduced by Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) would allow states to collect sales taxes from online businesses that have no physical presence in the state. Online retailers have been exempted from collecting taxes on sales in states where they do not have a…