Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, will introduce a bill next month to raise the national age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21, primarily to curb the rise in teenage vaping.
Unions and progressives who are agitating for new federal regulations on employers’ compensation decisions insinuate that pay differences between men and women in American workplaces are due to sexism. But some of those unions may have a pay gap perception problem of their own.
The Michigan American Civil Liberties Union is suing the 36th District Court and the Wayne County sheriff on behalf of low-income Detroit residents who are caught up in the legal system and unable to afford bail.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that “The Walking Dead” will film the debut of its upcoming offshoot series in Virginia and that the film will be eligible for a tax subsidy.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s suggestion to possibly carve out special tax breaks for recent college graduates is “fundamentally unfair” to Michiganders who did not go to college, according to a scholar at the Michigan-based, free-market Mackinac Center.
Two Republican-backed Virginia House bills to prevent an inadvertent $1.2 billion tax increase passed the House of Delegates Tuesday, a move proponents say will help middle-class Virginians. The legislation would also conform the state tax code to the federal tax code.
A bill in the Virginia House that would have conformed the state tax code to new federal tax law failed to receive enough votes for passage Monday. The emergency legislation, which needed 80 votes, fell far short, receiving only 63.
Democratic Governor Ralph Northam’s plan to allow a de facto $1.2 billion tax increase on the middle class is “dead on arrival” in the House of Delegates, House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, said.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority is changing its race and gender quota policies that former Attorney General Bill Schuette determined were illegal before leaving office.
A Michigan-based group is suing a machinist and aerospace union on behalf of employees who say they shouldn’t have to pay fees to a union they don’t want to join. The case was filed in federal district court in New Jersey.