Friday, April 15, 2016

Student Loan Notification Bill Gets Governor's OK

Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a bill requiring Nebraska's public colleges and universities to provide students with detailed annual reports on their projected student loan debt. Continue reading. Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016

Minnesota Will Offer Free GED Testing Through July 2016

Minnesota will offer free GED testing for all residents through at least July 2016, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday. The governor, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Employment and Economic Development… Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016

Governor Signs Law Allowing For Anti-Overdose Drug

Police aren’t thought of as first responders who supply a medical remedy. However, in many cases, an ambulance or EMTs aren’t yet in the area. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Newark Settles Civil Rights Probe Into Police Tactics

The city of Newark, New Jersey, and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a deal to resolve allegations that the city's police department routinely violated civil rights, particularly those… Read More
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

California Reaches Deal on $15 Minimum Wage

A deal to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 was reached Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators, making the nation's largest state the first… Read More
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Overhaul of Solitary Confinement Is Approved for New York’s Prisons

A federal judge on Thursday formally approved a class-action settlement intended to overhaul the way solitary confinement is used in New York State’s prisons. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Choking to Death in Detroit: Flint Isn't Michigan's Only Disaster

Jacqueline Cason didn’t expect to be crawling down the stairs of her own damn house at 38 years old. When Cason lived in Mississippi, her asthma was annoying but manageable—a… Read More
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Arizona Governor Signs Bills Defying New FDA Regulations on Abortion Drugs

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed three bills targeting abortion providers, including one requiring them to follow outdated federal guidelines for the most common abortion drug and prescribe it at… Read More
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Investigation Broadens Into Whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change

More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week, ostensibly to announce their support for President Obama’s efforts to combat global warming and to underscore… Read More
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tennessee Law That Punishes Mothers of Drug-Dependent Babies to End

A controversial law that criminalizes women who give birth to drug-dependent babies will sunset later this year after a bill in front of a House committee failed Tuesday. Continue reading. Read More
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