NC Budget, Immigration Bills rounded at the end of the session | Health, medicine and fitness

By GARY D. ROBERTSON – Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly on Friday closed its main working session for the year by finalizing proposed fiscal year adjustments to the state budget, cutting other mandatory legislation, but leaving some major policy issues unresolved abandoned or thwarted. The Republican-drafted spending measure, which … Read more

Connecticut Abortion Act, Tax Changes Take Effect Friday | Health, medicine and fitness

By SUSAN HAIGH – Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s first major abortion-related legislation in years, which aims to legally protect health care providers and patients from other states’ bans on the procedure, will go into effect Friday. The legislation was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in late April and signed in May … Read more

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Bill OK’d by Senate | Health, medicine and fitness

AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill passed by the Senate on Thursday and the House expected to pass Friday: — Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. Maximum three days … Read more

Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota fight inflation | Health, medicine and fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen on Thursday called for tax cuts and curbing government spending and regulations to help Minnesota residents cope with the highest inflation rate in 40 years. Inflation has already dominates national election campaigns. Republicans see it as a powerful problem … Read more

New Zealand hands out extra money to fight ‘inflation storm’ | Health, medicine and fitness

By NICK PERRY – Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The New Zealand government said on Thursday it will give out an additional few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate what it describes as “the peak of the global inflation storm”. The payments are part of a … Read more

New Zealand hands out extra money to fight ‘inflation storm’ | Health, medicine and fitness

By NICK PERRY – Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The New Zealand government said on Thursday it will give out an additional few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate what it describes as “the peak of the global inflation storm”. The payments are part of a … Read more

Walz, top lawmakers, reach two-pronged deal to close out session | Health, medicine and fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic government leader Tim Walz and legislative leaders said Monday they reached a bipartisan agreement on a broad framework for distributing a massive budget surplus with just a week left in the session. The agreement would spend $4 billion on tax relief and another … Read more

New York City pension funds are suing Activision Blizzard, seeking data on CEO Bobby Kotick

CNN Business † New York City pension fund officials sued Activision Blizzard late last month in an attempt to compel the company to release data that could reveal whether CEO Bobby Kotick violated his fiduciary duty to investors, according to a recently released copy of the complaint. The New York City Employees’ Retirement System complaint, … Read more

Money spats resolved over LGBTQ books at Mississippi library

A Mississippi library is on track to receive its full budget, months after a mayor threatened to withhold money because the library displayed LGBTQ books for young readers byThe Associated Press April 13, 2022, 10:00 PM † 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RIDGELAND, Miss. — A Mississippi library is on … Read more