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Edwards signs Louisiana assessor car allowance bill into law

Jun. 18, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — All of Louisiana's tax assessors can now give themselves car allowances up to 15% of their salaries, under a bill signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards that will authorize the parish officials to pocket an extra $20,000 or more annually. The...

Delaware lawmakers give final approval to $15 minimum wage

Jun. 17, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Democrat-led state House voted along party lines Thursday to give final approval to a bill raising Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Democrats approved the measure after defeating half a dozen Republican amendments, including...

2 U.S. House members sue over use of metal detectors

Jun. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressmen from Georgia and Texas have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that using metal detectors to screen members of Congress is unconstitutional and that the security measure is being used unfairly against Republicans. Reps. Andrew Clyde of Georgia...

Kentucky community and technical colleges freeze tuition

Jun. 14, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System's Board of Regents voted Friday to keep tuition flat for the coming year. “The pandemic has taken a toll on our students who’ve been affected in numerous ways, including job loss,” Board...

Migrant workers in Malaysia win labor suit against Goodyear

Jun. 11, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Thursday ruled in favor of 65 migrant workers who sued U.S. tiremaker Goodyear for underpaying them, their lawyer said, calling it a victory for foreign employees. Chandrasegaran Rajandran said the Industrial Court...

Met Opera says $31M on tax return is mostly pledges

Jun. 10, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

The Metropolitan Opera says a positive $31 million on its latest tax return is mostly money pledged for future seasons that the company has not yet received. The company’s tax return, released Thursday, showed revenue fell by $13 million for the season that included the...

La. lawmakers agree to give assessors hefty car allowance

Jun. 10, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's parish tax assessors should be able to give themselves hefty car allowances up to 15% of their annual six-figure salaries, lawmakers have agreed, giving final passage Thursday to the proposal. A 38-0 Senate vote and a 76-25 House...

JBS settles Muslim discrimination lawsuit for $5.5 million

Jun. 09, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. will pay up to $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company discriminated against Muslim employees at a meat processing plant in northern Colorado. The U.S. Equal Employment...

Former VW boss to pay firm $13 million over diesel scandal

Jun. 09, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has agreed to pay 11.2 million euros ($13.6 million) in compensation for what the company called his failure to quickly get to the bottom of the 2015 scandal over diesel engines rigged to cheat on emissions tests, the company...

Union vote authorizes strike at South Dakota pork plant

Jun. 08, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The union at a Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in South Dakota engaged in contract negotiations Tuesday armed with the authorization to call a strike. A strike authorization at the Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial...