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Legal snag jeopardizes paid family, medical leave for 28,000 state workers

After Colorado voters approved a wide-ranging paid family and medical leave program last year, Gov. Jared Polis announced that state employees would receive a similar paid-leave benefit beginning Jan. 1, 2021 — three years before the voter-approved program would take effect for everyone else. Now, however, state employees could lose paid family and medical leave benefits… Read More »

Antioch family of 7 fears losing PG&E during the holidays as state assistance stalls

ANTIOCH, Calif. (KGO) — These are anxious times for an Antioch family of seven, facing losing their heat going into this rainy Christmas weekend. Most frustrating for this family is that it doesn’t have to be this way. The state has already offered to pays its utility bills. So what’s the holdup? Edwina Johnson plays… Read More »

Dallas judge slammed by state commission for behavior on the bench draws opponents for re-election

A judge whose demeanor on the bench has drawn reprimands drew challengers this month in her bid for reelection. Dallas County Criminal Court at Law 10 Judge Etta Mullin has drawn two opponents in the Dallas County Democratic primary: Elissa Wev and Monique Bracey Huff. This judge hears misdemeanor criminal cases at the Frank Crowley… Read More »

Legislative committee gives state finance authority the greenlight for cannabis business loans

An interim legislative committee on Tuesday approved a state-run loan program for small cannabis businesses. The decision was approved by the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight committee with a 9-2 vote.  The program will be overseen by the state’s finance authority and will be funded by the Economic Development Revolving Fund. According to a presentation… Read More »

Indianapolis-area state senators target criminal justice system with new bills

Republican legislators on Thursday introduced a spate of new bills targeting the criminal justice system in the Indianapolis area and across Indiana. Five Republican state senators representing parts of Marion County are taking aim at bail and electronic monitoring policies, and pushing for greater inter-agency cooperation and extra funding. Overall violent crime in Indianapolis is… Read More »

Oregon State Police troopers disproportionately cite drivers of color, state researchers find

Oregon State Police troopers disproportionately issued citations to motorists of color compared with white drivers over a one-year period, creating a statistically significant racial disparity, state researchers say. State troopers disproportionally stopped and cited drivers of Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern and Native American descent, according to an Oregon Criminal Justice Commission analysis. Additionally,… Read More »