February 5 -- Examining the Year of the Woman
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New Hampshire Approves HB 436
The NEW HAMPSHIRE House approves HB 436 , which would exempt companies converting or transmitting virtual currency like Bitcoin from state banking laws that regulate money transmitters. It moves to the Senate (NEW HAMPSHIRE...
Business In Missouri
The MISSOURI Supreme Court rules that the city of St. Louis may legally raise its minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2018. Business interests had sued to block the ordinance, saying it violated a 2015 state law that sets the minimum...
Business In Minnesota
A federal judge rules that federal laws do not pre-empt MINNESOTA’s law that diesel sold at the pump contain at least 10 percent biofuel. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim rejected a suit from trucking, automotive and oil...
CA Approves SB 358
The CALIFORNIA Senate approves SB 358, which would bar employers from paying female workers less than men for performing “substantially similar” job duties unless they can show evidence of reasonable differences in training...
MN Rejects Amendment to Liquor Bill
The MINNESOTA House rejects a proposal to allow local municipalities to decide for themselves whether to allow Sunday liquor sales. The proposal was an amendment to an omnibus liquor bill that did garner House approval...