Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin GOP advances measure that would make state first to drug test for health benefit

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin GOP advances measure that would make state first to drug test for health benefit Wisconsin could become the first state in the nation to require needy but able-bodied adults to work and submit to drug tests to qualify for public health coverage, under a proposal advanced by lawmakers Thursday.Republicans on the […]

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Florida in focus: Florida Gov. OKs end to tampon tax, approves two tax holidays

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Sun Sentinel: Florida Gov. oks end to tampon tax, approves 2 tax holidays Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed a $180 million tax cut package that will eliminate taxes charged on tampons and will create two sales tax holidays that will be held over the next three months. Scott approved the bill even though […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: New bill would prevent school districts, municipalities from filing assessment appeals

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Pittsburgh Post=Gazette: New bill would prevent school districts, municipalities from filing assessment appeals It’s a bill that probably will get the wholehearted support of anyone who has bought a house only to be welcomed to the neighborhood by a property assessment appeal filed by the local school district or municipality. House Bill 1213 now pending […]

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Colorado in focus: Denver Mayor signs major sentencing reform bill

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

ABC 7: Denver Mayor signs major sentencing reform bill With a stroke of his pen, Denver’s mayor has responded to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration.Mayor Michael Hancock signed a sentencing reform bill Thursday that will help protect immigrants who are here legally from being put at risk of deportation due to convictions for […]

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Florida in focus: ‘Whiskey and Wheaties’ bill vetoed, liquor to stay out of grocery stores

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Bay News 9: ‘Whiskey and Wheaties’ bill vetoed, liquor to stay out of grocery stores A bill that would have allowed liquor in the supermarkets will not become a law in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott vetoed the so-called “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill Wednesday. The bill would have allowed liquor sales at grocery stores, retailers and certain […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Steel vital to national security, industry pleads

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Steel vital to national security, industry pleads The Trump administration’s investigation into whether imported steel threatens national security was enthusiastically greeted Wednesday by U.S. steelmakers, who said the best way to ensure the vitality of their industry is through a comprehensive approach to curbing unfairly traded imports. But others who testified at a […]

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