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MA Lawmakers to Weigh Four-Day Work Week
The Massachusetts House Labor and Workforce Development Committee scheduled a hearing last week on legislation ( HB 3849 ) that would provide tax credits to businesses...
Bills to Overhaul Long-Term Care and Control Prescription Drug Costs on Move in MA
The Massachusetts House unanimously passed a bill ( HB 4178 ) that would overhaul the long-term care industry, while...
OpenAI Ousts CEO Sam Altman
The board of directors of OpenAI, developer of ChatGPT, announced on the company’s blog last week that its CEO Sam Altman would be stepping down. The blog post said...
For more than half a year, labor strife has swept the country.
First, Hollywood writers went on strike in May. Then actors joined them in walking off the set a couple months later, in July.
IL Lawmakers Approve Bill Lifting Moratorium on Nuclear Power Plants: The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation ( HB 2437 ) that, as amended, will lift a nearly four-decades-old moratorium on new...
The Biden administration announced plans to develop new rules that would prevent unpaid medical bills from counting towards consumers’ credit scores. The new rules, which administration officials said would be developed next year, are likely to face strong opposition from the healthcare industry. (KFF HEALTH NEWS)
A report released last week by the First Street Foundation indicates that about 39 million homes in America—about a quarter of the total number nationwide—aren’t adequately priced for the climate risk associated with insuring them. The report said premiums are likely to rise most in states like California and Florida that are prone to devastating wildfires and storms, but climate change-related events like the fire that destroyed the town of Lahaina, Maui could drive up insurance costs in other states as well. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Florida Rep. Daniel Perez (R), formerly selected last week as the new speaker of the House, said he intended to focus on more property insurance reform next year, telling reporters the Legislature’s efforts so far were only “chipping away” at the problem. (INSURANCE JOURNAL, ORLANDO SENTINEL)
Fueled by inflation, bank failures and government distrust, bills aimed at recognizing gold and silver as legal tender have been introduced in half of the states and enacted in six of them this year. “2023 was our most productive, our most successful year, as far as sound money legislation,” said J.P. Cortez, executive director of the Sound Money Defense League, a group based in North Carolina that supports the legislation. (PLURIBUS NEWS)
—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK
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