March 19, 2021

Idaho bill would OK concealed guns for school workers

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Idaho Bill Would OK Concealed Weapons for School Workers

The Idaho House on March 11 approved a bill that would allow school staffers to carry concealed weapons, according to the Idaho Statesman. The law would apply to employees with enhanced concealed weapons licenses, though it would not require them to use firearms under threat of violence.

Mass. Considers State Licensing for Pet Daycare Facilities

A bill under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature would mandate state licensing for pet daycare facilities. The bill, known as Ollie’s Law, follows the fatal mauling of a Labradoodle by another dog while under the care of a facility in October 2020, according to WWLP.com.

Penn. Gaming Board a Destination for the Well-Connected

Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board has become a lucrative landing place for the well-connected, according to an investigation by Spotlight PA. With a $145,000 annual salary, it’s one of the state government’s highest paying positions. Just weeks ago, the wife of a state senator was sworn in with little fanfare. And in February, a longtime state representative who’d lost a bid for re-election was tapped to serve on the board, which oversees an industry that generates well over $3 billion per year.

Study: Communities Greater COVID Risk than Health Jobs

An Emory University study published March 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open found that health care workers experience greater COVID-exposure risk from their communities than from their jobs. Researchers from several universities, along with the Centers for Disease Control, analyzed the antibodies of 24,000 health care workers in four health care systems, according to Emory University. The researchers discovered taking care of COVID patients was not significantly associated with positive antibodies in health care workers.

N.M. Parent Coordinator Bill Raises Licensing Concerns

New Mexico lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow state courts to appoint parent coordinators in high-conflict child custody cases. The bill, which appears to be stalled in committee, has drawn criticism because coordinators would not have to be licensed, according to the Las Cruces Sun News. The legislative session concludes March 20.

 

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