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Analysis: Equal pay efforts reviving in Mississippi in 2022

Oct. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is the only state without a law requiring equal pay for equal work by women and men, after Alabama enacted one in 2019. Efforts have fallen short in Mississippi in recent years, but Senate Labor Committee Chairman John Hohrn, a Democrat...

Top Dems leave door open to trimming Biden's $3.5T price tag

Sep. 08, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' two top Democrats seemed to leave the door open Wednesday to ultimately reducing the $3.5 trillion price tag of President Joe Biden's plan to boost social and environment programs, illustrating party divisions they will spend weeks trying to resolve. ...

4 vaccinated front-line workers cope with pandemic's toll

Sep. 07, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The early months of the coronavirus pandemic shined a spotlight on essential workers. As cities shutdown, thank you signs went up on windows and applause rang out each evening for the workers still out there. At the time, there was hope the pandemic...

NYC mandates vaccinations for public school teachers, staff

Aug. 23, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All New York City public school teachers and other staffers will have to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, officials said Monday, ramping up pandemic protections as the nation's largest school system prepares for classes to start next month. The...

Tucson police union challenges city’s vaccine requirement

Aug. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The union representing Tucson police officers is challenging the city’s decision to require employees to get the coronavirus vaccine. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the lawsuit filed Monday by the Tucson Police Officers Association alleges the...

Lobbying costs surpass $4m in Maine during the pandemic

Aug. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Despite the pandemic limiting access to lawmakers, corporate and political interests working to influence the Maine State House spent $4 million on lobbyists in 2021. Pharmaceutical companies, cable companies, electric...

Montana businesses encouraged to report unemployment fraud

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana employers are encouraged to notify the Montana Department of Labor and Industry if an unemployment insurance claimant fails to appear for a scheduled interview under a new policy announced by Gov. Greg Gianforte Tuesday. Gianforte said...