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The Maryland House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a bill that would require employers with at least 15 workers to provide paid sick leave for employees, a benefit currently mandated in only four U.S. states. Continue reading.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed the controversial Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act into law Tuesday morning, saying he did so to protect the rights of people with "deeply held religious beliefs." Continue reading.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed suit Wednesday against Secretary of State Jon Husted, arguing that he is illegally removing eligible voters from voter registration rolls. Continue reading.

Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a bill requiring Nebraska's public colleges and universities to provide students with detailed annual reports on their projected student loan debt. Continue reading.

Minnesota will offer free GED testing for all residents through at least July 2016, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday. The governor, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben are also proposing new funding to extend free GED testing through 2017. Continue reading.

Police aren’t thought of as first responders who supply a medical remedy. However, in many cases, an ambulance or EMTs aren’t yet in the area. Continue reading.

The city of Newark, New Jersey, and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a deal to resolve allegations that the city's police department routinely violated civil rights, particularly those of minorities. Continue reading.

A deal to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 was reached Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators, making the nation's largest state the first to lift base earnings to that level and propelling a campaign to lift the pay floor nationally. Continue reading.

Jacqueline Cason didn’t expect to be crawling down the stairs of her own damn house at 38 years old. When Cason lived in Mississippi, her asthma was annoying but manageable—a puff from an inhaler now and again. Continue reading.

A federal judge on Thursday formally approved a class-action settlement intended to overhaul the way solitary confinement is used in New York State’s prisons. Continue reading.