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Critics warn new law in New Jersey could exclude businesses from bidding on public works contracts

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here T.A. DeFeo / The Center Square Legislation recently signed by Gov. Phil Murphy could exclude many businesses from bidding on public works contracts because they will not meet apprenticeship program requirements, business groups say. S-4207/A-6119 updates New Jersey’s “Public......

CA law requiring businesses to disclose greenhouse gas emissions passes Senate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Madison Hirneisen | The Center Square California Senate lawmakers passed a first-in-the-nation law on Wednesday that would require U.S.-based companies conducting business in the state and generating over $1 billion in revenue annually to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.......

5 State of the State takeaways, from tax cuts to in-person classes

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here 5 State of the State takeaways, from tax cuts to in-person classes News Sports Autos Business Michigan Life + Home Entertainment Opinion Obituaries Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for in-person classes in Michigan schools, targeted tax cuts and lowering costs......

Joe Burrow reflects on ’difficult times’ at Ohio State ahead of AFC championship

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador As his team prepares for the AFC championship on Sunday, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow reflected on a time in his life that he said defined him. Before he was a Heisman-winning quarterback at LSU and starring for the......

Missouri officials say COVID testing, routine care, crowding emergency rooms

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joe Mueller | The Center Square The Missouri Hospital Association, an advocacy group of 140 hospitals, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) are urging people not to go to an emergency room for COVID-19 testing......

Georgia Driver Services official hopes voice bots, kiosks curtail retention issues

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel | The Center Square Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Spencer Moore is asking the state to invest money into self-service kiosks and telephone bots to address retention issues. Moore urged the General Government Appropriations Subcommittee to......

Florida State Senator Lauren Book pushing for new law after being threatened with extortion over nude images stolen from her

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Florida State Senator Lauren Book often has told the story about how she was sexually abused by her nanny for six years when she was a child. She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors.......

China’s yuan ends at highest in nearly 4 years, despite some state bank actions

Reuters
SHANGHAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – China’s yuan finished Wednesday’s domestic trading session at the highest level in nearly four years against the dollar and a 6-1/2-year peak versus its trading basket, while markets continued to gauge authorities’ attitude towards recent gains. The onshore spot yuan ended its domestic trading session......

Colorado SOS subpoenas Elbert County clerk for alleged security protocol breach

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Robert Davis | The Center Square Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has subpoenaed Elbert County Clerk and Recorder Dallas Schroeder regarding an alleged security protocol breach of the county’s voting equipment, her office said on Monday. The lawsuit......

County board association looks to increase share of income taxes Illinois owes local governments

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler | The Center Square The Illinois Association of County Board Members says it is time to amend the Illinois Income Tax Act and give back more to local governments. Until January 2011, 10% of total income tax......

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