Denton County Courts Building

Denton County Courts Building courtesy of Mick Watson from Atascocita, Texas, CC BY 2.0.

These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

  • The City Council of Denton, Texas voted to repeal its ban on hydraulic fracturing after the state legislature passed a bill prohibiting fracking bans by local governments. The repeal is seen as a strategic move to reduce court costs in ongoing litigation.
  • It looks like the Federal Reserve is still planning to raise rates later this year, but will take it slow when raising the interest rates. The news follows a Federal Open Market Committee meeting earlier this week.