Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments to Overturn Vital Part of Voting Rights Act

02/26/2013 Mike Hall A new voter ID law threatened to disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters who are mostly people of color in South Carolina last year. Florida officials tried to curtail early voting that could have kept African Americans and others from the … Continue reading

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Branstad has ‘no clue’ what cuts, layoffs may follow federal cuts

Gov. Terry Branstad said today he has “no clue” what spending cuts or layoffs the state would face if automatic federal budget cuts take effect after Friday’s deadline. Branstad said the state will deal with whatever comes, but the effect … Continue reading

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Court: Workers deserve benefits

BISMARCK — A divided North Dakota Supreme Court handed locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers a victory with a decision Tuesday that they are entitled to unemployment benefits. The 3-2 decision, following months of deliberation on arguments presented Sept. 18, could … Continue reading

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Americans Agree: Retirement System Needs Reform

Harkin “USA Retirement Fund” Proposal Earns High Marks in Poll WASHINGTON—A new poll conducted by the National Institute for Retirement Security (NIRS) shows strong support for reforming the retirement system—a top priority of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman … Continue reading

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