Bernie Sanders confronts former Starbucks CEO over union-busting allegations

BY: - March 29, 2023

Sen. Bernie Sanders pressed Starbucks founder and billionaire former CEO Howard Schultz about delays in ratifying union contracts.

Hitman sentenced to 16 years in prison for 2014 murder-for-hire plot

BY: - March 29, 2023

George Bratsenis is one of two hitmen sentenced to prison for their role in the murder of Michael Galdieri in 2014.

U.S. Senate in bipartisan vote repeals decades-old Iraq war authorizations

BY: - March 29, 2023

The Authorizations for Use of Military Force in the Gulf and Iraq have stayed on the books years after the two wars ended.

State election officials at U.S. Senate hearing discuss threats to workers, call for funding

BY: - March 29, 2023

Democrats on Tuesday expressed concern about threats to election workers and disinformation campaigns that aim to undermine elections.

Senator calls timing of Bed Bath & Beyond layoffs ‘a disgrace’

BY: - March 29, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond is laying off more than 500 workers just before a new law goes into effect that will require large employees to pay severance to laid-off workers.

Lawmakers prepare sweeping changes to state’s business tax

BY: - March 29, 2023

Critics call the proposal a boon to businesses already preparing for a 2.5% surtax on earnings above $1 million to expire at the end of the year.

Postpartum Medicaid expansion is the first step to maternal health equity, experts say

BY: - March 29, 2023

Extending Medicaid for new mothers for 12 months could reduce maternal mortality rates, experts say.

Members of U.S. Senate panel press financial regulators on massive bank failures

BY: - March 28, 2023

Finance officials defended their decision to prevent panic from spreading through the markets and pledged a comprehensive review is underway.

Election watchdog chief dodges discipline for emails deemed discriminatory

BY: - March 28, 2023

Jeff Brindle, head of the state Election Law Enforcement Commission, will not be disciplined for sending controversial work emails.

Infant formula crisis could recur, former FDA official tells Congress

BY: - March 28, 2023

Formula makers still don't have to notify the FDA if they detect certain types of bacteria at their facilities, experts told House members.

Legislators propose $3M program to treat law enforcement officers in mental crisis

BY: - March 28, 2023

Law enforcement officers face unique stressors, say three lawmakers who want to spend $3 million on mental health services for them.

20 legislators won’t seek return to Statehouse this year

BY: - March 27, 2023

The number of lawmakers retiring this is is the largest in at least a decade and a half.