October 22 - Election Preview
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FL House and Senate SB 7026
The FLORIDA House and Senate approve SB 7026 , which would raise the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, require a three-day waiting period for most gun purchases and ban the sale or possession of “bump stocks...
Business In Indiana
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and lesbian employees from workplace discrimination, the first time a federal appellate court has come to that conclusion. The ruling from the...
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 CA
The CALIFORNIA Senate gives final approval to SB 7b, which would raise the legal smoking age in the Golden State to 21. It moves to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for consideration (SACRAMENTO BEE). Also in CALIFORNIA , the Senate endorses SB...
IA Says NO Min Wage Hike
The IOWA House kills legislation that would have raised the Hawkeye State minimum wage to $8.75 by 2016 (IOWASTATEDAILY.COM).
ME Vetoes SB 55
MAINE Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoes SB 55, which would have required pints of...
Wisconsin Approves Right-to-Work (SB44)
The WISCONSIN Senate approves SB 44, so-called right-to-work legislation that would prohibit workers from being required to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment. The measure will now be...