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State lawmakers may narrow prevailing-wage bill

As the end of the legislative session nears in Albany, lawmakers might narrow the scope of a bill that sets the definition for public works projects requiring prevailing-wage rates.Legislators have... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019

State lawmakers consider narrowing prevailing wage bill to help passage

Regulations that govern how more than half of New York renters interact with their landlords—often to the satisfaction of neither—are about to get their biggest rewrite in decades. Already, the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019

Cuomo wants to exempt city from prevailing-wage bill

New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and endorsed by the state Senate Tuesday night. Under the legislation, New... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

NYC might be left out of prevailing-wage bill

New York City might be excluded from the expansion of the state's prevailing-wage laws.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to exempt the city from a bill that would expand the definition of public works... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

Prevailing wage expansion unlikely to happen this year, Cuomo says

New York lawmakers are unlikely this year to approve an expansion of the prevailing wage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday morning. But Greg Biryla, who leads a group that represents small business interests, said he doesn't consider the bill dead.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 20th, 2019

N.J. plan to raise minimum wage to $15 headed for final votes

A plan supported by Gov. Phil Murphy and top Democratic lawmakers to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 cleared another hurdle Monday. The state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee passed the measure, and the bill now heads for fu.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 29th, 2019

State bill would cap hours for home-care workers

State lawmakers have introduced a bill that would limit the number of hours home-care workers could work, in an attempt to address conditions they say are dangerous to the workers' health. The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 6th, 2019

Travis County Commissioners to simultaneously consider budget cuts, pay raises

Since state lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2 and put a 3.5% cap on yearly property tax revenue growth for all cities and counties, down from 8%, Travis County Commissioners have been scrambling to save money and rework the budget. The commissioners.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2019

Bipartisan group of Maryland lawmakers looks at ways to help small businesses

A bipartisan group of Maryland state senators are exploring ways to help small businesses thrive after the General Assembly passed a law earlier this year raising the minimum wage to $15. Led by Sen. Katie Fry Hester, the "Small Business Working .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 29th, 2019

Cabán raises more than $233,000 in final weeks of Queens DA race

E-scooters and e-bikes may finally pedal into New York. State lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that would lift a ban on the throttle-based scooters and bikes in the state. A vote... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

Supporters optimistic in last-minute push for recreational marijuana

E-scooters and e-bikes may finally pedal into New York. State lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that would lift a ban on the throttle-based scooters and bikes in the state. A vote... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

State passes bills to combat sexual harassment

E-scooters and e-bikes may finally pedal into New York. State lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that would lift a ban on the throttle-based scooters and bikes in the state. A vote... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

New York set to legalize controversial e-scooters and e-bikes

E-scooters and e-bikes may finally pedal into New York. State lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that would lift a ban on the throttle-based scooters and bikes in the state. A vote... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

Push for marijuana legalization falls flat

A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York state has fallen flat. The sponsor of the main legalization bill in the state Senate says the bill will not pass before lawmakers adjourn for... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

Senate finds common ground on one wine bill

Lawmakers on Wednesday found a wine bill they could agree on in the 2019 Oregon Legislature. The Senate, by a 28-0 vote, passed Senate Bill 112, which extends a tonnage tax to out-of-state wineries who source grapes from Oregon. The bill now mov.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2019

City"s largest business group supports bill to end religious exemptions for vaccines

The Partnership for New York City is calling on state lawmakers to pass a bill that would bar New Yorkers from refusing vaccinations on religious grounds.The group, which represents more than 350... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019

Mass. lawmakers call for three-month delay in paid leave law

More than four dozen lawmakers from both parties are urging legislative leaders to pass a bill delaying implementation of the state's new paid family and medical leave program by three months......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2019

Lawmakers halt bill that could have expanded the number of dispensaries

State legislation aimed at strengthening California’s legal cannabis industry has failed to gain traction. Assembly Bill 1356 was shelved by its author, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, on Thursday. He said the bill lacked support to move out .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 31st, 2019

Cuomo doubts "right to die" bill will pass this year in NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's not optimistic that legislation allowing the terminally ill to request life-ending medication from a physician will pass before state lawmakers adjourn for the year. The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 29th, 2019

Fire departments seek insurance reimbursement for medical calls

The four largest groups representing New York firefighting organizations presented their case to state lawmakers on Monday in favor of a bill, S.3685/A.1778, that would allow fire departments to be... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 26th, 2019

Bill would create restaurant tax break for oyster shells

Legislation before New York state lawmakers would create a new tax break for restaurants<…; that donate oyster shells for environmental conservation. Under the bill, the state would award a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 26th, 2019