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VT Senate Approves HB 196
The VERMONT Senate approves HB 196 , which would grant workers up to 12 weeks of paid leave a year. The bill, which would ensure employees are paid 70 percent of their wages for a maximum of 12 weeks of combined parental leave...
VT Legislature Endorses SB 55
The VERMONT Legislature endorses SB 55 , legislation that would raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21, limit the capacity of gun magazines that retailers may sell, ban bump stocks – devices that allow semiautomatic...
Vermont Approves HB 196
The VERMONT House approves HB 196 , which would require business owners to provide workers with six weeks of family leave at 80 percent of their salary, paid for by a statewide payroll tax on all workers. The measure moves to...
TN Gov Signs SB 2109
TENNESSEE Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signs SB 2109 , which makes the Volunteer State the third to legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports games. The law establishes a regulatory framework for the industry, including a licensing process...
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...
Business In NJ
The NEW JERSEY Senate approves SB 992, which would bar employers from paying one gender less than the other for “substantially similar” work. The measure moves to the Assembly (NEWARK STAR-LEDGER).
Business In RI
OR Approves SB 454
The OREGON Senate approves SB 454, a bill that would require all Beaver State businesses with 10 or more employees to offer workers at least five days of paid sick leave each year. It moves to the House (PORTLAND OREGONIAN).
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...