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Virginia Senate passes anti-sanctuary cities bill

WHSV-TV News February 22, 2017 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly has approved legislation that would ban local governments from restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws. The bill, which Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has promised to veto, is quickly becoming one of the most contentious issues in Virginia …

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HRC Blasts Arkansas Supreme Court for Undermining LGBTQ Protections

Human Rights Campaign Nick Morrow February 23, 2017 Today, HRC blasted the Arkansas Supreme Court for striking down a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance, approved by Fayetteville voters in September of 2015, includes protections for LGBTQ people in housing, employment and public accommodations. …

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Bill that would have allowed lawsuits against ‘sanctuary city’ officials dies in House committee

7 News Blair Miller February 23, 2017 DENVER – A bill that would have prohibited the establishment of “sanctuary cities” in Colorado and would have allowed individuals affected by such policies to sue the lawmakers who put the laws in place died in a House committee Wednesday night. The House …

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Anti-sanctuary city bill moves forward in Legislature

The Clarion-Ledger Jimmie E. Gates February 23, 2017 A bill that would prohibit local governments and public universities from passing policies to allow sanctuary cities or deviate from federal immigration laws was passed by a House committee Thursday. The House Judiciary B Committee passed Senate Bill 2710 on Thursday and added an …

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Legislative Update for Minnesota Employers: Paid Leave Bills Advance, Cell Phone Hands-Free Bill Introduced

The National Law Review Bruce J. Douglas February 21, 2017 Employers with employees in Minnesota—and in particular, those with employees in the cities of Minneapolis and/or St. Paul—may be interested in the status of several bills that have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature addressing the issue of paid leaves …

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