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Governor Reeves signs House Bill 530, giving teachers long-awaited pay raise

Governor Tate Reeves signed into law House Bill 530, which gives Mississippi teachers and teaching assistants the largest pay increase in Mississippi history. The legislation provides an average salary increase of $5,140 for teachers and $2,000 for assistant teachers. This major investment in Mississippi education will put average starting salaries for teachers in the state […]

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House Bill 1, budget bill, passes the Senate

House Bill 1 increases education spending and adds pay raises for state employees. He must pass through the Chamber before heading to Beshear. FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky lawmakers began wrapping up work on the next biennial state budgetwhich increases spending on education and offers large salary increases to state employees. the spending plan won passage […]

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Washington Passes Substitute House Bill 1795 Silence No More Act

On March 24, 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the law Absorbed Substitution Bill of 1795 also known as the “Silenced No More Act” (“the Act”). The law prohibits agreements containing non-disclosure and non-disparagement provisions that prevent an employee or independent contractor from discussing certain violations of the law. Washington becomes the second state (after […]

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US bill seeks to boost workforce with new visa program

A bill introduced in the U.S. House Monday night aims to address restaurant staffing issues by creating a three-year nonimmigrant visa program for workers. The National Restaurant Association on Tuesday applauded HB 7239, which would create an Essential Workers for Economic Advancement program, the group said. “There is no silver bullet to solving the industry’s […]

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House Bill calls for a crypto-free digital dollar

A new bill aims to purge not just the blockchain, but all digital ledgers from the digital dollar. Rep. Patrick Lynch (D-Mass.) and four fellow Democrats announced the “Electronic Money and Secure Hardware Act” (ECASH Act) on March 28, seeking to shift responsibility for creating digital currency to the Treasury Department rather than the federal […]

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Commentary: Kentucky superintendents urge support for House Bill 1 – with much-needed reforms

The Kentucky General Assembly finalizes the 2022 budget (House Bill 1). While House Bill 1 includes long overdue investments in our public education system, such as funding for vocational and technical education and additional support for school staff and faculty – for Borrowing a line from the classroom – House Bill 1 in its current […]

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Buyers of rice paddies cannot reclaim them for building houses

A full bench of the Kerala High Court has ruled that a person who bought a paddy field after the Kerala Paddy Fields and Wetlands Conservation Act 2008 came into force does not have the right to the claim for the construction of a residential building. The bench headed by Chief Justice S. Manikumar rendered […]

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UPDATE: Domestic Violence Program says House Bill 83 essential for survivors of abuse

HB 83 would apply in cases where the victim fears violence in or en route to the workplace UPDATE: (MARCH 25, 2022) LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Laughter fills the halls of GreenHouse17a domestic violence program in central Kentucky. It houses approximately 300 people and serves approximately 7,000 men, women and children each year, who are […]

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FirstEnergy shareholder attorneys identify Charles Jones and Michael Dowling for crafting House Bill 6 payments

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Attorneys for shareholders of FirstEnergy Corp. on Wednesday identified two former senior Akron utility executives as behind the payments in the House Bill 6 scandal. Lawyers said in a filing that if the investors’ lawsuit had gone to trial, evidence would have shown that Charles Jones, the former CEO, and Michael Dowling, […]

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Bipartisan House Bill Would Allow Annuities as Default 401(k) Options

Lawmakers have introduced two separate bills aimed at bolstering retirement savings: one would allow plan sponsors to provide annuities as the default option in defined-contribution plans, and the other aims to increase participation workers in retirement plans. Representatives Donald Norcross, D-New Jersey, and Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, reintroduced the Employees Lifetime Income Act 2022which would allow […]

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An internal bill would prohibit private and public companies from entering into contracts with Russia | State News

JEFFERSON CITY — A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would ban public and private companies from entering into contracts with Russian entities. House Bill 2913, which had a committee hearing on Tuesday, would apply to all private or public entities in the state of Missouri that receive public funding. This would limit contracts […]

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House bill would allow 401(k) withdrawals to pay LTC premiums

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to allow tax- and penalty-free withdrawals to pay for long-term care insurance. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), a vice-Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, introduced the Long Term Care Affordability Act (HR 7107) on March 16. The bill would allow individuals to withdraw funds from their […]

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What House Bill 7 could mean for SNAP users

COVINGTON, Ky. — An internal Kentucky bill seeks to impose new restrictions on public benefits. While proponents say it would help weed out those looking to take advantage of the system, opponents say it could complicate the process for those relying on benefits. What do you want to know The Kentucky House of Representatives passed […]

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What Georgia’s Bill 1342 Could Mean for Crypto Miners Operating in the State

This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investment advice. Since China lost its place as the Bitcoin capital of the world early last year, several regions around the world have formulated measures to attract Bitcoin miners. China had long been an epicenter of […]

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Senate reluctantly passes House bill to ensure passage of teacher salary increase

by Geoff Pender, Mississippi todayMarch 1, 2022 House leaders, for the second straight year on a key deadline day, killed a Senate bill, essentially forcing Senate leaders to pass a Internal invoice be used as a vehicle to provide Mississippi teachers with a pay raise. Leaders of both chambers have argued that their bill should […]

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Governor Reeves Takes His First Veto of the Year on House Bill 980 | Mississippi Politics and Current Affairs

After Reeves’ veto, House Judiciary Committee B voted to suspend the decision. House Bill 980, drafted by State Rep. Nick Bain would allow the Mississippi State Department of Health to declassify a drug before the Legislature returns in case the federal government does so first. Then the legislature could meet and deal with the issue […]

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House Bill 620 crosses the House, but is stalled in the Senate

After passing the Idaho House unanimously, Rep. Brooke Green asks why her bill was not heard. Critics share some of the issues they see with it. BOISE, Idaho — After passing the Idaho House without a single no, House Bill 620 is still awaiting passage in the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Brooke Green […]

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MN House Bill would require a personal finance course in high school

ST. PAUL — There’s pressure at the Minnesota State Capitol to make taking a personal finance course a requirement for high schoolers. The bill was passed by the Minnesota House Education Policy Committee and is now going to the House floor. Tim Ranzetta is the co-founder of a non-profit organization called Next Gen Personal Financing. […]

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Kentucky House Bill Will Bring New Health Care Education Center to Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) – Representative Suzanne Miles of Owensboro introduced House Bill 751 to address the shortage of health care workers in the state. The bill will establish the Commonwealth West Healthcare Workforce Innovation Center. It will be an upcoming facility in Owensboro that will serve as a center for health education and training. Through […]

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House Bill 368 could contribute to trucker shortages and harm Alabama roads

Montgomery, ALA. (WHNT) — There are three weeks left in Alabama’s 2022 legislative session and other bills are moving forward, one of which could address labor shortages in the trucking industry. House Bill 368 would increase the weight limits for logging trucks by 10%. Depending on the vehicle, this could be up to 10,000 pounds. […]

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The internal invoice includes funds for the region

March 11 – U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, announced that legislation to fully fund the government and provide additional assistance to the people of Ukraine will also include funding for community projects in New York’s 19th congressional district. “Investments in this package address some of our nation’s greatest challenges while providing much-needed support to my […]

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Delgado: Internal bill includes funds for the region | Local News

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, announced that legislation to fully fund the government and provide additional assistance to the people of Ukraine will also include funding for community projects in New York’s 19th congressional district. “Investments in this package address some of our nation’s greatest challenges while providing much-needed support to my constituents in upstate […]

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Residents report construction of cluster house in Harare

Zimbabwe Infrastructure Development Bank BY VANESSA GONYEResidents of MOUNT Pleasant want the development of clustered houses funded by the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) and the government at Stand 605 Lot 1 on the corner of Sumbem o Pendennis Road and Twickenham Drive to be halted as the area is an area humid. In […]

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Legislative brief: Bill HB0042 on the Municipal Chamber of Incorporation

By JJ McQueen, Special at AFRO During the 2021 legislative session, HB1226 was the one who could have opened doors for small communities in District 34-A of Harford County to become municipalities. If approved, communities like Edgewoond and Joppatowne would have had approval to form their own local governments in Harford County. Why is this […]

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Alaska House bill would start process to rename highway after convicted war criminal

Knik River Bridge, Glenn Highway (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media) The Glenn Highway, which connects Anchorage to Glennallen, is named after Edwin Glenn, who oversaw US Army expeditions to Alaska in 1898 and 1899. Glenn was convicted of war crimes in the Philippines the following year his departure from Alaska. A bill making its way through […]

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Judge dismisses FirstEnergy’s attempt to drop securities lawsuit involving House Bill 6

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal judge ruled late Monday against FirstEnergy Corp. to dismiss claims that the House Bill 6 scandal caused the market value of utility shares to plummet by $10 billion. U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley’s order means shareholder lawsuits against the company for alleged securities violations can continue. The lawsuits accuse the […]

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Recon: House bill proposes changes to FDA’s fast-track drug approval program; Novartis $ sign

Posted on March 08, 2022 | By Joanne S. Eglovitch Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily update on regulatory news and intelligence. In brief: United States Pallone’s bill gives the FDA new power over expedited approvals (Internal health policy) (Endpoints) Moderna is preparing vaccines against 15 pathogens with future pandemic potential (Reuters) (Bloomberg) […]

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The general store is the epitome of small American business. Even in today’s world of big-box retailers, I’m proud that our 112-year-old family business, Bailey’s General Store, continues to thrive as a cornerstone of the Sanibel and Captiva communities. One of the reasons we survived is our rooftop solar panels, with 380 panels, it’s the […]

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BOMA International Approves Bipartisan House Bill Supporting Small Business Energy Retrofits

The Small Business Energy Loan Enhancement Act (HR 6921) increases the authorized cap of the Small Business Administration’s Vital Loan Program WASHINGTON, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — To view this press release online, visit BOMA International Newsroom. The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has approved bipartisan legislation expanding the maximum allowable amount that […]

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Florida House Bill 1557: What It Says and Doesn’t Say | West Orange Times & Observer

During Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing ceremony of Senate Bill 1006 (which designates strawberry shortcake as Florida’s official state dessert) on Monday, March 7, at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, a reporter who asked about House Bill 1557 – dubbed by critics’ bill as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill – drew the governor’s ire. […]

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House Bill 8, Income Tax Bill, Kentucky House Pass

As long as certain triggers are met, the bill would eventually reduce the personal income tax rate to zero. FRANKFORT, Ky. — A bill that would lower Kentucky’s personal income tax rate and extend the sales tax to more services has passed the House. House Bill 8 cleared the House on a 67-23 vote after […]

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House Bill brings major rural broadband reform

By Rep. Danny Williams We are nearing the end of our first month of the new legislative session. One of the House Republican Caucus’ priorities this year is expanding broadband. Currently, Oklahoma ranks 43rd nationally for rural broadband access, with only 48% of rural households having broadband connections. House Bill 3363, drafted by Speaker Charles […]

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House Bill 122 filed to end long train blockages

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) – Have you ever been stopped in your tracks because of a train? House Bill 122 tries to prevent that from happening, especially in an emergency. “So many times an ambulance has to divert or drive through another city just to get to the hospital or even respond from the hospital […]