Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Paul Thissen and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk all say it is time for Minnesota to lift the minimum wage, which now stands at $6.15 -- one of only four states with a wage less than the federal minimum.
Source: Seattle Times | Washington state |
February 14, 2013
State Senate Republicans, who have already proposed repealing the state’s never-implemented family-leave requirement, are now targeting Seattle’s law requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to workers. Seattle is one of three major cities in the United States to have the law.
Source: Raleigh News & Observer | North Carolina |
February 14, 2013
Gov. Pat McCrory has made clear that he intends to sign the bill, which would cut the amount of benefits that unemployed workers receive, raise state unemployment taxes paid by businesses and expand the pool of employers that pay into the state unemployment trust fund.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania |
February 12, 2013
The commonwealth has often underperformed so profoundly in the timely handling of unemployment insurance forms and other matters, according to the feds, that the federal government may consider sanctions that would restrict budget money to the state.
Source: New York Times | Nation |
February 8, 2013
Americans who were born to immigrant parents are doing better than the foreign born on important measures of socioeconomic success, and in at least one area — education — have outperformed the population as a whole.
Source: New York Times | New York |
February 4, 2013
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing to spend as much as $400 million to purchase homes wrecked by Hurricane Sandy, have them demolished and then preserve the flood-prone land permanently, as undeveloped coastline.
Source: The Los Angeles Times | California |
February 1, 2013
Construction of California's high-speed rail network is supposed to start in just six months, but the state hasn't acquired a single acre along the route and faces what officials are calling a challenging schedule to assemble hundreds of parcels needed in the Central Valley.
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