Minnesota Couple Receives Bill After Missing Out On WeddingA Golden Valley couple is making headlines – and all for not attending a wedding. Two weeks ago Jessica Baker and her husband were getting ready to attend a wedding when their babysitter fell through, USA Today reported.
California Legislature Passes Strict School Vaccine BillCalifornia lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.
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Minn. House Passes Bill That Could Cut Pay Of Tipped WorkersLawmakers in the Minnesota House have passed a bill that could cut the minimum wage for thousands of tipped workers. The bill allows restaurants to pay servers a lower minimum wage if they make $12 an hour or more with tips. The proposal passed 73-to-56 late Wednesday night.
Under Bill, 84-Year-Old Could Get Another Shot At A DeerAn 84-year-old hunter who asked Minnesota lawmakers for help bagging another deer may get his wish. A provision tucked in House Republicans' budget bill for environmental and natural resource agencies would allow hunters 84 and older to kill a doe without a permit.
House Passes Bill Allowing 'Wage Freeze' For Workers With TipsLawmakers worked late into the night Monday to pass a bill that would keep some Minnesota workers from getting a pay raise this summer. Just before midnight Monday, the Republican-led House passed legislation that let employees pay a minimum wage of $8 an hour to workers who get more than $4 per hour in tips.
Bill Seeks To Protect Firefighters From Chemicals Linked To CancerA bill to better protect Minnesota's firefighters from an invisible danger has been introduced at the state Capitol. The proposal would ban cancer-causing chemicals from furniture and children's products.
Wisconsin Republicans Plan Vote On Right-To-Work Next WeekIn a surprise announcement, the Republican leader of the state Senate says he will schedule a vote for next week on a yet-to-be-introduced bill that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.
Dayton Praises State Lottery Despite Lawmakers ConcernAs lawmakers are trying to make changes to the state’s lottery, Gov. Mark Dayton is celebrating it. At a news conference Friday morning, the Governor said the lottery has generated $2.4 billion for public projects since its inception 25 years ago.
Bill Pushes Courses Ahead Of Divorces When Children InvolvedA proposal before Minnesota lawmakers would make it a requirement that parents with minor children take a marriage dissolution course before their divorce case could proceed. The bill being introduced Thursday in the Senate includes some good-cause waivers, such as not being able to afford the four-hour class.
Bill Would Remove Federal Protections For Wolves In 4 StatesSeveral members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation soon to take wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the endangered list.
Good Question: When Does A Bill Go Into Collection? A new study out Tuesday showed that more than 35 percent of Americans owe money to collections agencies. In most cases, it’s from falling behind on credit cards, medical bills, or student loans.