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Carrot or Stick? States Try Incentives to Increase Cybersecurity

Societies are only as cyber-secure as their weakest links, prompting state governments to ensure — even incentivize — organizations of all stripes are well defended. As they work to push businesses into better cyber practices, some states have been re-examining the tools available and embracing an approach focused on incentives — not regulation. A panel… Read More »

13 ‘Trigger Law’ States Failed to Plan for the End of Roe V. Wade

Trigger laws in 13 states would lead to abortion bans when the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. An Insider investigation found agencies in those states have no plans for how to implement the laws. Local DAs described starkly different approaches on whether they’d prosecute medical providers. Loading Something is loading. Hours after a leaked… Read More »

A California Labor Law That Lets Workers Sue On The State’s Behalf Faces Its Toughest Test

Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered weekdays. In the early 2000s, California lawmakers identified a problem: There weren’t nearly enough state investigators and lawyers to pursue all the potential violations of workplace laws, such as minimum wage, overtime pay, and more. So they passed a law letting workers sue… Read More »

Bereavement leave, family responsibilities focus of state’s pending employment laws

Pending bills in the California Legislature would require employers to offer bereavement leave and add “family responsibilities” as a protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. The bereavement leave bill, introduced Feb. 10 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D), would bar employers from preventing employees from taking up to five days of leave when… Read More »

After fleeing traffic stop, man wanted in 3 states, leads area police on high-speed chases | Top Story

MOUNT MORRIS – A Manhattan man, wanted in multiple states, is facing several charges after fleeing a traffic stop and leading police on chases in three area counties before being captured in Steuben County and jailed in Livingston County. At least four law enforcement agencies were involved in the incident which began when Tequan T.… Read More »

The Strict Drunk Driving Law That Could Become a Model for Other States

Utah’s one-of-a-kind drunk driving law helped lower alcohol-related traffic deaths despite initial doubts, a new federal study shows, and now federal officials are touting it as a potential model for other states. Jennifer Homendy, the chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, said the study shows that NTSB’s years-long campaign to lower the legal limit… Read More »