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Supreme Court Refuses NC Appeal
The United Stated Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal from NORTH CAROLINA officials seeking to revive a Tar Heel State law that required doctors to perform ultrasounds, display the resulting sonograms and describe...
CA Assembly Approves AB 949 & Endorses AB 288
The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 949, which would make competitive cheerleading an official interscholastic sport. It moves to the Senate (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET). Also in CALIFORNIA , the Assembly...
CA Senate Approves SB 23
The CALIFORNIA Senate approves SB 23, which would repeal a state law that bars women from receiving additional welfare benefits if they become pregnant while on public assistance. It moves to the Assembly (LEXISNEXIS STATE...
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...
CA Assembly Approves AB 202
The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 202, legislation that would make cheerleaders for professional sports teams employees of those franchises. It moves to the Senate (SACRAMENTO BEE). Also in CALIFORNIA , the Assembly approves...
NY Seeks Tax Credits for Education
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is seeking $150 million to provide tax credits for individuals and businesses that support public education, families with incomes of less than $60,000 per year that have children in...
NY Budget Cap on Yachts
As part of its recently passed state budget, NEW YORK capped sales taxes on yachts at 8.25 percent, or $18,975, in most counties, for the stated purpose of leveling the playing field with Florida and other states “so New...
The National Governors Association sent U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R- OHIO ) a letter last week urging him to support new legislation allowing states to collect sales tax on Internet purchases, the so-called Marketplace Fairness...
The administration of LOUISIANA Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is saying its proposed tobacco tax increase wouldn’t necessarily be limited to cigarettes but could apply to a range of tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes...