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We live in strange times when Republicans get behind a bill that gives the government more control. Generally considered the party that opposes “nanny state” measures, the GOP in Wisconsin is backing a bill sponsored by State Rep. Dean Kaufert that would regulate the kinds of food people can purchase with food stamps.

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LANSING (WWJ) – Are Michigan welfare recipients using state funds to pay for strippers? One lawmaker says it’s a problem…Senator Rick Jones will propose legislation that aims to make sure Bridge Cards aren’t used to withdraw cash at strip clubs or liquor stores.
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Meanwhile, three business groups filed lawsuits against the NLRB over its new rule requiring businesses to post notices about employees’ rights to form a union. Lawsuits filed by the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce contend the NLRB exceeded its authority in issuing this regulation.
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“Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to…