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Toomey and others introduce legislation to boost Americans’ retirement savings

WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, R-Lehigh Valley, and Tim Scott (RS.C.) and U.S. Representatives Peter Meijer (MI-03) this week introduced the Retirement Savings Modernization Act to bolster Americans’ retirement savings by allowing workers to diversify the assets included in defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans. This legislation will …

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House overrules Big Tech to pass anti-monopoly legislation

The House on Thursday passed bipartisan antitrust legislation to give state and federal regulators more power to tackle monopoly cases, despite opposition from big tech companies like Google and Amazon. The bills, now heading to the Senate, would arm the Justice Department’s antitrust division with more funding, strengthen the hand …

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Abortion rights advocates push Maryland lawmakers to approve legislation in next session

The District 30 Democratic Club hosted a talk on abortion Sept. 21 at the Michael E. Busch Library in Annapolis. Panellists from left to right: Michael Spivey, professor of constitutional law at the University of Maryland; Of the. Nicole Williams (D-Prince George’s); and Erin Bradley, vice president of public affairs …

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Newsom signs law to protect workers who use cannabis outside of work

California employers will soon be prohibited from firing or not hiring workers for their use of cannabis outside of their workplace and during their working hours. Governor Gavin Newsom put his signature to Assembly Bill 2188 on Sept. 18 to prevent employers from discriminating against a person in hiring, firing, …

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CRS Updates Exceptional Fallout Provision Report to Reflect Pending Legislation

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released an updated version of its report regarding the Fallout Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). It includes a discussion of pending legislation that would affect both. The updated version of “Social Security: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP),” the CRS report that …

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KY AG Cameron Files Brief Defending Pro-Life Legislation

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron today filed a brief with the Kentucky Supreme Court defending the Human Life Protection Act and the Beatings Act. heart of Kentucky. Her case argues that the Kentucky General Assembly has the ability to ban all abortions and that both …

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Abortion Legislation Longest in Memory – Indianapolis Business Journal

The intent of this column is to give readers a look at the results of Indiana’s abortion law from a doctor’s perspective; it’s not about taking a stand on the pro-life, pro-choice debate. This legislation is considered one of the most restrictive in the country because it prohibits abortion from …

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Abortion ban legislation adds political challenge for GOP

CONCORD, NH (AP) — Don Bolduc didn’t have much time to celebrate winning the Republican Senate nomination in New Hampshire on Wednesday before he and other swing state GOP candidates were on the defensive. A retired army brigadier conservative, Bolduc insisted during the Republican primary that he would “always fall …

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US Senator Alex Padilla backs legislation to strengthen workers’ right to unionize

California has more than 2.4 million unionized workers, representing 15.9% of state employees. September 11, 2022 – WASHINGTON, DC – Last Friday, U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) to reintroduce the National Right to Organize Act, legislation that would support the …

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Pro-life legislation and the pain of compromise – Catholic World Report

A woman helps two young boys light candles during a ‘Value Them Both’ sidewalk vigil in Olathe, Kansas on August 1, 2022. Voters rejected a referendum that would have changed the state’s constitution to say that there is no constitutional right to abortion in Kansas. (CNS Photo/Kathryn White, Sourdough) The …

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NGO speaks out against bullying, set to push for legislation – The Sun Nigeria

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Equality Development and Research Center (EDRC),denounced what he called “a high rate of bullying in the country, especially in schools and workplaces by people with extra strength”. The group’s position is expressed in a statement by its founder, Ms. Marsha Nwanne in Abuja on Friday. According …

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ASUN Concludes 89th Session, 9 Legislation Passed – The Nevada Sagebrush

This story was originally published on April 9, 2022. Visit the Nevada Sagebrush Archives to see all past stories. The eighty-ninth session of student associates ended on April 6, but not before nine bills were passed in the last meeting of the Senate. Due to the timing of the exhibits …

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Democratic lawmakers and abortion advocates pressure Biden to fund overseas abortions

WASHINGTON, DC, August 19 (C-Fam) Ahead of the August recess of Congress, Democratic lawmakers and abortion advocates teamed up to pressure the Biden administration to roll back a 50-year-old law years that prevents American taxpayers’ money from funding abortions. the globe. Abortion advocates have long called for the repeal or …

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Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signed into law the Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill on Tuesday, delivering what he called the “final piece” of his streamlined national agenda, as it aims to strengthen the his party’s standing with voters less than three months before the midterm elections. The …

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Bill Would Impose New Minimum and Excise Taxes on Corporations | Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

On August 7, the Senate passed HR 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act). If approved by the House of Representatives, as expected, the bill will be sent to President Joe Biden for signature. The bill passed by the Senate includes three revisions to the Internal Revenue Code …

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Bill Would Impose New Minimum and Excise Taxes on Corporations – Corporate Tax

On August 7, the Senate passed HR 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act). If approved by the House of Representatives, as expected, the bill will be sent to President Joe Biden for signature. The bill passed by the Senate includes three revisions to the Internal Revenue Code …

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Sierra Leone Parliament Approves New Arbitration Legislation – Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

August 12, 2022 Herbert Smith’s Freehills To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Following its accession to the New York Convention in 2020 (discussed in our blog post here), the Sierra Leone House of Parliament has approved a …

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Council discusses potential legislation, says goodbye to Jardon

Reno City Council members on Wednesday discussed potential bill draft requests (BDRs) the city might support during the 2023 Nevada State Legislative session, and made decisions regarding a change to the city charter and affordable housing. Council could select up to two BDRs for the upcoming legislative session, which will …

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Legislation proposed by the Senate would impose minimum excise taxes on corporations; Increase IRS Funding

August 10, 2022 Reading time: 7 minutes Practices: Taxation printable version On August 7, 2022, the Senate passed the Reducing Inflation Act of 2022 (the “Act”) which, among other provisions: Establishes a new 15% alternative minimum corporate tax for certain large corporations based on adjusted financial statement income, Establishes an …

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Awaiting SECURE Act 2.0 Legislation: Important Changes for Pension Plan Sponsors, IRA Providers and Service Providers

The Establishing Every Community for Retirement Enhancement Act 2019 (the SECURE Act) brought sweeping changes affecting defined contribution and defined benefit plan sponsors, pension plan service providers and Individual Retirement Account and Annuity (IRA) providers. While many thought the SECURE Act had done much to expand retirement savings opportunities and …

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Zombie Legislation | Bacon’s Rebellion

by Jim McCarthy The zombies, which have become popular in film and television, find an echo in the nation’s legislative sausage making. Typically, the term zombie legislation applies to laws struck down or sentenced to death, often by federal or state court rulings, that remain in effect due to legislative …

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Federal Privacy Legislation Is Getting Closer to Reality

“The right to privacy is really important. You remove this brick and another and very soon the house collapses. —Tim Cook, Apple CEO As the Internet has become an integral part of everyday life, the average user has begun to realize that many aspects of their privacy are being compromised …

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Indiana Abortion Laws: State Lawmakers First to Pass New Legislation Restricting Abortion Access Since Roe v Wade Overturned

INDIANAPOLIS– Indiana became the first state in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June that overturned Roe v. Wade. The Indiana legislature on Friday approved a near total ban on abortion with few exceptions, including cases of rape, incest …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America meets Sens legislation. Collins, Murkowski, Sinema and Kaine on abortion

For immediate release: Monday, August 1, 2022Contact: [email protected] NARAL Pro-Choice America meets Sens legislation. Collins, Murkowski, Sinema and Kaine on abortion washington d.c. — Today, the senses. Susan Collins (R-ME), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced a new bill that would not solve the crisis …

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Tenney introduces legislation for pro-life pregnancy centers

WASHINGTON DC- Rep. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, introduced the Pregnancy Resource Center Defense Act Thursday to strengthen penalties for attacks on pregnancy resource centers and places of worship . She was joined as the original co-sponsor of the legislation by Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, …

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Legislation targeting Visa, Mastercard arrives

Legislation aimed at increasing competition in the U.S. credit card industry was introduced this week by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican Sen. Roger Marshall, who faced off to challenge Visa and Mastercard’s dominance of the industry. card networks. The legislation, if passed, would build on previous efforts by Durbin …

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The volume of declining weed stocks decreases with the introduction of new legislation

Cannabis shorts hit two-year low – Photo: Shutterstock A steady and dramatic decline in short-term interest, combined with headline-grabbing legislative advances in the US Congress, has supported cannabis stocks over the past week. But despite the positive vibes surrounding the holy grail of federal legalization, investors shouldn’t expect the issue …

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A decade of Colorado gun control legislation, pushback and hesitation

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Sentinel Colorado and was shared via AP StoryShare. It was written by Kara Mason. Mason works as an editor and editor. Governor John Hickenlooper addresses the public on Sunday evening, July 22 at the Aurora Municipal Center. Aurora community supporters gathered for …

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NCOIL Proposed Legislation Would Allow Paid Family Leave

(Photo: Shutterstock) Employers could voluntarily purchase family medical leave plans for their workers under legislation proposed at the recent National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) summer meeting. The bipartisan Paid Family Leave Insurance Model Act is sponsored by Paul Utke, a Republican State Senator from Minnesota, and Deborah Ferguson, DDS, …

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Oxnard calls for gun control legislation as gun violence rises

Oxnard will send a resolution passed this week to federal and state elected officials demanding greater gun control legislation. The city council unanimously passed the resolution on Tuesday, denouncing gun violence and supporting efforts to limit casualties. “I think it’s important to say as a community, as a society, as …

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California, New York employment laws to watch in second half of 22

By Vin Gurrieri (July 15, 2022, 8:26 p.m. EDT) — While President Joe Biden has brought a decidedly pro-worker attitude to the White House during his first year and a half in office, traditionally progressive states have stayed on. the forefront when it comes to offering legal protection to employees. …

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Tracie Davis voted for NRA-backed legislation in the House

Florida Senate Candidate Tracie Davis regularly calls for stricter gun control. But as a state representative, she supported legislation backed by the National Rifle Association. During the 2017 legislative session, Davis supported a bill (HB 965) passed by the House. If the bill had become law, it would have reduced …

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California Implements Legislation to Reduce Plastic Pollution and Expand Producer Responsibility Laws | Goldberg Segalla

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill on June 30 to dramatically reduce single-use waste in the Golden State by shifting responsibility from consumers to the industry that produces it. The legislation, SB 54 – also known as the “Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act” – …

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Inhofe joins bicameral legislation to allow pregnant mothers to receive child support

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined the bicameral legislation, the Unborn Child Support Actled by Sen. Kevin Cramer (RN.D.) and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.-04), to give mothers the option of receiving child support payments while pregnant. “I’m proud to join Senator Cramer in introducing the Unborn Child Support Act and …

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State and National Legislation Provide Opportunities for Sponsors of Smaller Plans

(Photo: Studio G-Stock/Shutterstock) The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act of 2019 aimed to expand access to retirement savings by introducing group employer plans (PEPs). One of the main purposes of PEPs is to make it easier for small employers to offer pension plans by allowing multiple …

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Federal Cannabis Legislation Overview: Part 3

A few weeks ago, we published comprehensive overviews (part 1 and part 2) of all federal bills floating through Congress to decriminalize cannabis. Since then, there have been a few significant developments regarding federal cannabis bills in Congress. This article summarizes these developments. Pro-reform candidate wins Republican primary in South …

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EU approves landmark legislation to regulate Apple and other big tech companies

European Union lawmakers have approved landmark legislation to heavily regulate Apple, Google, Meta and other big tech companies. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) were proposed by the European Commission in December 2020. Now, brought together in a “digital services package”, the legislation has been …

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Biden says he supports filibuster exception for abortion rights legislation

President Joe Biden said Thursday he supports an exception to the U.S. Senate filibuster to list Roe v. Wade in federal law, after the Supreme Court last week overturned the case that established abortion as a constitutional right. “I believe we need to codify Roe v. Wade into law, and …

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A DC Perspective – Thoughts on Federal Privacy Legislation, the Dobbs Decision, FTC Rulemaking, and More

The attention of policy makers. It’s a politician’s dream. It’s a politician’s nightmare. The attention and relevance of national discourse can take a focused beam of political ideas and push it through political prisms, fracturing the conversation into disconnected sound bites. For example, what is a “strong” privacy law? Are …

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Biden says he supports filibuster exception for abortion rights legislation – Tennessee Lookout

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Thursday he supports an exception to the U.S. Senate filibuster to list Roe v. Wade in federal law, after the Supreme Court overturned the case last week which makes abortion a constitutional right. “I believe we need to codify Roe v. Wade into law, …

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Westchester County Passes Law Making Abortion Safe for Women, Without Protesters

NEW YORK — The Empire State is bracing for an influx of women seeking abortions. As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, Westchester County lawmakers say they want to make sure women have safe access, safe from protesters. The Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act passed the County Board of Legislators …

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UK passes legislation to change Northern Ireland’s trade regime

Boris Johnson’s government will move forward on Monday with legislation to unilaterally tear up Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trade deals despite heavy criticism from Brussels. MPs will vote for the first time on the legislation, which gives the government the power to override parts of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal with …

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Democrats Consider Legislation to Strengthen Abortion Protections in Colorado | Legislature

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, two Democratic lawmakers have said they are preparing to strengthen abortion protections in Colorado. Sen. Julie Gonzales, D-Denver, and Rep. Meg Froelich, D-Greenwood Village, said they intend to file legislation to protect Colorado abortion care providers and anyone seeking medical …

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Senate passes bipartisan gun violence bill; Legislation expands security measures but does not ban assault weapons

The Senate passed a compromise gun safety bill Thursday in a 65-33 vote, marking a rare time lawmakers from both parties have responded to a wave of mass shootings with a legislation. But the bill still falls short of what many proponents of gun reform want, such as a ban …

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Why Latinos need sensible gun safety legislation

It was only last week that senators agreed on a bipartisan framework for gun safety. Republicans and Democrats have come together to support a narrow set of reforms, including enhanced background checks for gun buyers under 21, funding for mental health resources and provisions to help states creating red flag …

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New York Governor Hochul calls pro-lifers ‘Neanderthals’ while signing law to protect abortionists

During the signing of a law to immediately protect abortion and abortionists in New York if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, Governor Kathy Hochul called pro-life individuals “Neanderthals” and compared herself to the original feminists and leaders of the United States. However, these feminists actually opposed abortion and would oppose …

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House, Senate leaders trade barbs on action on tax relief legislation | Local News

OKLAHOMA CITY — House lawmakers on Wednesday passed a “buffet” of inflation-relief tax options aimed at lowering taxes on groceries and personal income, but Senate leaders from state said their actions amounted to little more than “complete political theater” that “fooled” even the governor. Senate Speaker Pro Tem Greg Treat, …

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Time is running out for any legislation targeting Big Tech

Jtime is running out in Congress to regulate Big Tech. As the days left to pass legislation dwindle, supporters and opponents are stepping up their efforts on Capitol Hill. Sponsors of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act held a press conference last week as part of a Hail Mary …

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Federal gun control legislation unlikely to change Missouri’s soft gun laws, says Parson | Policy

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson likes the outline of a federal gun bill taking shape in the U.S. Senate, mostly for what’s not in the package. Parson, a Republican, said Wednesday that the plan emerging in the Senate in the wake of two other mass shootings in Texas …

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Hochul Signs Abortion Legislation, But ‘Equality Amendment’ Remains This Year

ALBANY — Governor Kathy Hochul and state Democratic leaders touted their actions to protect safe abortion rights as “the nation’s leader” Monday during the signing of a bill in Manhattan that precedes a retooling provided for in Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court. “We don’t talk, we …

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Looking for gun safety legislation is the loneliest place if you’re looking for leaders – Hartford Courant

Congress is moving closer to passing gun safety legislation. On Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators were discussing urging states to pass red flag laws, expand background checks that include access to records of minors, and raise age requirements for purchasing guns. Schools, churches, synagogues and grocery stores have been …

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Pennsylvania Senators To Introduce Legislation Similar To Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill | app

A legislative proposal that resembles the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill enacted earlier this year in Florida is expected to be submitted to the Pennsylvania State Senate soon. The Republican State Meaning. Scott Martin and Ryan Aument, both of Lancaster, announced plans Wednesday to introduce a bill called the Empowering …

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Amazon seeks help from third-party sellers against antitrust law

Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN is urging its third-party vendors to oppose proposed antitrust legislation, which it says could “impair” the company’s ability to operate its service. What happened: Dharmesh MehtaAmazon’s vice president for worldwide selling partner services, wrote a letter to the company’s third-party sellers and explained the company’s opposition to …

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The Body Shop North America Maintains Bold Stance Against Anti-2SLGBTQ+ Legislation Through Pride 2022 Campaign

Through a provocative creative campaign and a call to action to US Customers in Support of the Equality Act, The Body Shop opposes hateful anti-2SLGBTQ+ legislation targeting youth. The Body Shop Canada is asking its customers to pledge to speak out against hate and intolerance towards the 2SLGBTQ+ community. $1 …

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Newsom and Legislative Leaders to Accelerate Gun Reform Legislation

Governor Gavin Newsom SACRAMENTO — Following a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed at least 19 children and two adults on Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom, pro Tempore Senate Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D- San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced that California will expedite common …

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After children killed in Texas, Democrats say ‘Pass gun safety legislation now’ – scheerpost.com

“Congress has a moral responsibility to end gun violence now,” said Sen. Ed Markey. “For those who refuse to act, there are no excuses. Only complicity and shame.” Tuesday’s massacre took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. [Screen shot / YouTube] By Jessica Corbett | Common dreams Congressional …

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US Gun Laws: Why Congress Won’t Act On The Legislation Anytime Soon

While proposals to overhaul gun laws — such a ban on assault-style weapons or high-capacity magazines — face strong odds at the federal level, there are some areas of bipartisan agreement. Whether that will be enough to break the deadlock in Congress remains to be seen. Here’s what to know …

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With Dobbs on the Horizon, States Bolster Pro-Life Legislation in 2022

Reports surfaced last week that Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft majority opinion overturning Roe v Wade is still the only one circulating inside the Supreme Court, giving great hope to defenders of life across the country. State action to advance pro-life legislation only further underscores the claim that “Roe is …

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New federal legislation would provide tax breaks for IAQ upgrades

Indoor air quality is finally getting more attention at the federal level. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Virginia) introduced legislation that would encourage IAQ upgrades in commercial buildings. Beyer’s legislation would provide tax breaks to commercial building owners who perform air quality assessments and upgrade their ventilation and air filtration systems. “Improving …

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Republican candidates for 66th House District cite criminal justice, abortion law as motivation to run – Shaw Local

A longtime accountant and former television producer, both involved in local politics, are vying to become the Republican nominee for the 66th House District. The candidates are Connie Cain from Gilberts and Arin Thrower from West Dundee. The winner of the June primary will go to the November election and …

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Governor of Bermuda Reserves Assent to Cannabis Legislation – NationNews Barbados – nationnews.com

posted on May 14, 2022 Governor of Bermuda, Rena Lalgie. (web picture) Hamilton – Governor Rena Lalgie has urged the Bermuda government to work with Britain to find a compromise after announcing she was reserving her assent to controversial cannabis legislation, handing her and Prime Minister David Burt over an …

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🌱 Mardi Gras Krewe Float Legislation + Guaranteed Income Program

Welcome to New Orleans! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Friday off to a good start. First, today’s weather forecast: Wet with potential thunderstorms. High: 86 Low: 71. Here are the top three stories in New Orleans today: Louisiana House voted 96-0 to pass legislation that could …

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Leading Democrat on abortion law calls Collins-Murkowski bill insufficient

The senator leading the charge on the Democrats’ attempt to codify abortion protections has criticized Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski’s alternative legislation as insufficient. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is the lead sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would enshrine abortion protections in law. The push …

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GOP Legislative Candidates Celebrate SCOTUS Opinion Draft, Draft ‘Legislation Similar to Texas Abortion Ban’

Raleigh, North Carolina – Since Monday night, North Carolinians across the state have rallied and marched to protest the proposed SCOTUS advisory that would overturn Roe vs. Wade and to compromise safe and legal abortion. While Democrats and advocates have redoubled their efforts to protect the right to choose, Republican …

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Oklahoma passes Texas-style anti-abortion law

The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed an anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant, and allows private citizens to file civil lawsuits against abortion providers. Oklahoma State Capitol (Photo: Wikipedia) The bill is modeled after a bill containing essentially …

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Kemp signs legislation designed to strengthen Georgia’s workforce

Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed four bills aimed at strengthening and improving Georgia’s strong workforce. The legislation includes HB 1435, which provides need-based financial assistance to eligible higher education students who experience a “gap” in their tuition funding; SB 397, which recognizes all other state-approved high school equivalency programs …

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Oklahoma Passes More Abortion Laws Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling | national news

Another abortion bill is headed to the Oklahoma governor’s desk after the legislature voted on Tuesday for at least the second major decision this month to prepare to end abortion in the state. State in anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling that could alter the trajectory of the proceedings this …

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Legislation governing workplace meetings has failed the General Assembly for more than a decade. This year could be different. – Hartford Courant

Legislation prohibiting bosses from coercing workers to attend or participate in meetings on employers’ views on political or religious matters passed the Senate on Thursday in a bipartisan vote, advancing again in the General Assembly where previous versions have come and gone for over a decade. The legislation, which passed …

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Governor Signs Legislation Creating Tax Credit for Pregnancy Resource Centers

JACKSON, miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today signed House Bill 1685, the Pregnancy Resource Act, which creates a $3.5 million tax credit for individuals and businesses to use to support donations to resource centers on nonprofit pregnancy and crisis pregnancy centers throughout the state. “Mississippi will continue to take every …

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Longmont City Council Approves Housing Legislation – Boulder Daily Camera

The Longmont City Council has thrown its weight behind various housing bills making their way through the Colorado Legislature. House Bill 1282 would establish an “Innovative Housing Incentive Program” within the state’s Office of Economic Development. Companies specializing in 3D printing, tiny home installation, prefabrication and other manufacturing services could …

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: Most Important Conservation Legislation in a Generation Arrives in the Senate with Resounding Bipartisan Support

Category: article April 20, 2022 by Keith Worrall Amended April 20, 2022 at 11:16 am SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (April 19, 2022)—Johnny Morris and the Bass Pro Shops outdoor family of companies are proud to stand with America’s sportspeople to secure the future of the resources we all depend on. Today, we …

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Tesla owners fear a bill could drive the automaker out of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Tesla drivers are concerned that proposed legislation affecting electric vehicle makers that sell cars without a franchised dealership model could drive the automaker out of the state. Lawmakers backing SB512 aka the “Hometown Auto jobs Act of 2022,” a carryover from previous legislation, said the bill …

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Apple CEO opposes app legislation, Russian cyberattack foiled, European telecoms quit Russia: Broadband breakfast

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2022 — Elon Muskthe CEO of electric car company Tesla, has offered to buy Twitter and take the publicly traded company private for $43 billion, he announced on Thursday. Despite not having board approval, Musk told a securities commission and that filing the $43 billion offer is …

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Sgro Responds to Director’s Statement on Recent Abortion Ban Legislation | Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: This is the cropped version of a letter that would not fit due to space constraints. Unfortunately, Jayne Flores’ press release as director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs was riddled with personal attacks, statements that are neither factual nor based on law and even contrary to the …

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ASUN Concludes 89th Session, Nine Legislation Adopted

The eighty-ninth session of student associates ended on April 6, but not before nine bills were passed at the last meeting of the Senate. Due to the timing of the exhibits on the table, they were all fast-tracked to their second hearing. The Senate passed only nine of the 11 …

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ELECTION 2022: Letter from the candidate: State’s proposed gun violence legislation should be supported by all

This spring, before the start of the election campaign, HELLO Wilton will air election stories and candidate submissions on Fridays. Papers can be submitted via email to [email protected] or through the “Submit a Story” link on each webpage to GOODMorningWilton.com. I write to support Internal Bill SB-477/HB-5397, An Act declaring …

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Minnesota Awaiting Employment Legislation

The Minnesota Legislature, currently in regular session until mid-May or the end of May 2022, has drafted various bills that may impact employers and employees in Minnesota. Notably, some of the major bills under consideration (or already enacted) include a capillary anti-discrimination bill, a measure extending the COVID-19 presumption of …

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Newsom’s legislation to hold gun industry accountable moves forward

SACRAMENTO — The California Senate Judiciary Committee has passed SB 1327, a private right of action law drafted by Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and sponsored by Governor Gavin Newsom to limit the spread of weapons of assault and phantom weapons on Tuesday. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last …

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What you need to know about the FAST Act legislation

Assembly Bill (AB) 257 stands for The Fast Food and Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, or simply the “FAST Act”. The bill is moving through the California State Assembly and, if passed, would give the state’s fast food workers (and unions) additional influence over their work standards and rates of …

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Americans for Peace is now fighting anti-boycott legislation | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | David Israel | 29 Adar II 5782 – April 1, 2022

Photo credit: Facebook page of Hadar Susskind President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now Hadar Susskind (c) with Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison, November 15, 2018. Bill HR6940, aka the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act”, which was submitted on March 3 for approval by the 117th Congress, aims to “impose additional …

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State superintendent and activists condemn Arizona governor for signing anti-trans legislation

Voice trembling with emotion, State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman on Thursday assured trans children across Arizona of her support and acceptance, a stark contrast to the anti-trans rhetoric created by recent legislation. “We will always defend you. We will always have your back, and you are welcome and loved for who …

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New South Wales voluntary assisted dying legislation backed by majority of MPs

Advocates for voluntary assisted dying in New South Wales took a major step on Wednesday after an emotional debate. Willing advocates for medical assistance in dying in the New South Wales parliament appear to have won enough votes to pass the landmark legislation. Bill sponsor and independent MP Alex Greenwich …

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Newsom signs legislation to reduce abortion costs

NEWS-PHOTO PRESS KITGovernor Gavin Newsom Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation this week that would make abortion services cheaper in California by reducing out-of-pocket expenses. The bill, championed by Sen. Lena Gonzalez, D-Long Beach, prohibits health plans and insurers from adopting co-pay, deductible or other cost-sharing requirements for abortions and abortion-related …

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Explainer: Conference Committees and How They Can Save Dead Legislation | Politics

Lawmakers discuss House Bill 1260, a money-related bill, at a conference committee in March 2022. Conference committees are intended to reach compromises on bills that will allow them to pass both the Senate and the House. Photo by Isaac Gleitz, TheStatehouseFile.com. INDIANAPOLIS—During the final weeks of the 2022 legislative session …

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Senator Corman Introduces Bill to Reduce Gas Tax in Pennsylvania

© Shutterstock Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) on Monday introduced a bill to significantly reduce the state’s liquid fuel tax. Senate Bill 10, the Consumer Gas Prices Relief Act, would reduce the state’s gasoline tax by 33% through the end of 2022, the senator’s office said. Revenue …

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Federal legislation would invest in semiconductor chips

© Shutterstock Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the US House of Representatives would create long-term investment in the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips in the United States. The Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors Act would grant semiconductor companies a 25% refundable investment tax credit (RITC) to invest in manufacturing. The credit …

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SCVNews.com | March 22: City Council to deal with contracts and discuss state legislation

1875, 1:35 p.m. – Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez hanged in San Jose [story] The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the Junior Lake Lifeguard program will open online registration for participants to try the 2022 Summer Sessions on Saturday, March 19. The American Cancer …

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