A number of new laws will take effect in Connecticut on Friday, the first day of the new fiscal year, including many provisions in the newly revised $19.7 billion state budget. Following are highlights of some of the new laws.
A Detroit-area public school district has been ordered to pay a janitor $193,000 after whistleblower provisions under the federal Clean Air Act were violated when she complained about asbestos exposure.
Ivan Moreno and John O'Connor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:01pm
Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 2:52pm
A $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees was rejected Thursday by a federal appeals court, a ruling praised by a retail trade association as a victory for consumers.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 2:41pm
The Interior Department said Thursday it is changing the way it values coal mined from public lands in the West to make sure mining companies are not shortchanging taxpayers on sales to Asia and other markets.