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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...
California’s Assembly passed a bill (SB 362) that would let consumers request the deletion of data collected on them by third-party brokers with the click of a button, much like the way the Do-Not-Call Registry works. The Delete Act now returns to the Senate—where it was passed on a 32-8 vote in May—for a concurrence vote, after being amended in the Assembly. (PLURIBUS NEWS, STATE NET)
A U.S. District Court judge in California granted tech industry group NetChoice’s motion to temporarily block the state’s first-in-the-nation children’s data privacy law from taking effect next year. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, requiring tech companies to implement default privacy settings for minor users, likely violates the First Amendment. (PLURIBUS NEWS)
The Pennsylvania Senate’s Communications and Technology Committee unanimously voted to advance legislation (SB 22) that would prohibit social media platforms from “intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causing or encouraging” those under the age of 16 to access content that could be harmful to their physical or mental health. The measure would also bar data-mining involving users under 18 and require parental consent for a minor to create a social media account. (PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL-STAR, STATE NET)
The Department of Homeland Security released a 107-page report aimed at guiding Congress and federal agencies in streamlining cyber reporting requirements. The report states there are currently 45 reporting requirements administered by 22 federal agencies, covering everything from national security to consumer protection, with seven more requirements expected and another five under consideration. (BLOOMBERG)
—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK
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