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New bill would boost Michigan's minimum wage, limit wage hike for tipped workers

(CBS DETROIT) - A bill introduced in the Michigan Senate would increase the state's minimum wage, while also stopping a drastic increase to wages earned by tipped workers.Senate Bill 1233 was introduced Tuesday by Republican Senator Wayne Schmidt. The bill would make several amendments to the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2014.It would immediately raise minimum wage to $12 per hour, and allow for an annual minimum wage increase in starting in 2024. That increase would be based on the yearly rise in the Consumer Price Index.Raising the minimum wage to $12 per hour is on par with a ballot...
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New gun-control bill could bring extra measures for Ohioans purchasing a firearm

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) -- The long-stalled issue of gun regulation was discussed at a hearing conducted by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. Republican Senator Matt Dolan believes Senate Bill 357 could bring safety measures to gun laws. Dion Green, who lost his father in the Oregon District Mass Shooting in 2019, is a supporter of the bill.
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Ohio bill would give state an official state cookie

An Ohio bill would officially give the Buckeye state a state cookie. Senate Bill 278 passed the House, 71-2, on Thursday making the Sugar Cookie one step closer to being the official cookie of Ohio. The bill states ‘ the cookie with the main ingredients of sugar, flour, butter, eggs,...
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Skill games hearing slated Monday in Greensville County

On June 21, 2021, Emporia businessman Hermie Sadler and his legal team filed a lawsuit against then-Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, and Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority over a law, Senate Bill 971, that went into effect July 1, 2021, banning skill games.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Nov. 28th — Dec. 2nd)

Good morning! Here’s how Cascadia’s Members of Congress voted on major issues during the legislative week ending December 2nd, 2022. LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING: The House on November 29th rejected the Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act (S. 4003), sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R‑Texas. The bill would have the Justice Department develop training and grant programs for law enforcement departments to adopt alternative responses to individuals in a mental, behavioral health, or suicidal crisis.
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Prestage address infrastructure demands at business gathering

As a county with a fast-growing population, Fort Bend needs to work harder and smarter to address the demands on the current infrastructure and the ones that loom ahead, Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage told an audience of business people and public officials last week. Prestage, fresh off his most...
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Rep. Ritchie Torres introduces bills to set guardrails for crypto exchanges

U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres of New York has introduced two bills that would create new guardrails for cryptocurrency exchanges as a response to the collapse of the FTX exchange. The legislation, introduced Friday, would prevent crypto exchanges from lending their customers’ money without their consent, and would require some exchanges to disclose to the government the size of their assets and liabilities.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Letter: Ashcroft's effort is a violation of the First Amendment

Regarding the editorial "Jay Ashcroft doesn't need to stoop to divisive, populist politics. Yet he does anyway." (Dec. 1): Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has introduced Missouri Senate Bill 775, which would empower his office to dictate which books public libraries can carry and how they may be displayed. The bill would authorize the state to cut off funding if libraries refuse to obey. Legal penalties against librarians could also be involved.