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Gov. Chris Christie passed one of the most aggressive laws to combat the opioid epidemicMore states adopt 'click it or ticket' laws, but do they work? | PBS ...More States Adopt 'Click It or Ticket' Laws: Do They Work?More States Adopt 'Click It or Ticket' Laws; Do They Work?Programs would offer alternative to payday loansDon't let Congress block consumer protections for prepaid card usersState, law enforcement officials seek compromise on criminal justice reformState, law enforcement officials seek compromise on criminal justice reform100 Days of WhoppersCashMax closes its shop in North Little RockCashMax closes its shop in NLRCashMax closes its shop in North Little RockState, law enforcement officials seek compromise to save controversial prison reform planRichard Rainey, dedicated service to law, music and the community ...The future of teaching health centers: Are they sustainable and will rural areas suffer without them?

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Gig Economy Portable Benefits Bill Introduced In Washington State
JD Supra (press release)April 5, 2017

According to a report from the Pew Charitable trusts, she says the law would “maintain the flexibility employees and employers like about contingent work.” Technically, the bill would requires any “contracting agent” that facilitates the provision of ...more »

Will Payday Lenders Sink Or Swim?
D MagazineApril 4, 2017

Roughly 8 percent of Texas consumers have used payday loans, compared to 5.5 percent nationally, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2014, Texas was among four states ... “The Legislature could make a real difference for Texas families by ...more »

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Gov. Chris Christie passed one of the most aggressive laws to combat the opioid epidemic
VoxApril 30, 2017

“We're starting to treat substance abuse like the chronic disease that it is,” Cynthia Reilly, the director of Pew Charitable Trusts' substance use prevention and treatment program, said of New Jersey's law. “We don't treat someone for diabetes for a ...more »

More states adopt 'click it or ticket' laws, but do they work? | PBS ...
PBS NewsHourApril 30, 2017

Nearly three dozen states allow police to stop a car and ticket motorists simply for not wearing a seat belt. But foes say the laws are too intrusive and can lead to.more »

More States Adopt 'Click It or Ticket' Laws: Do They Work?
Route FiftyApril 30, 2017

This article was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, and was written by Jenni Bergal. In his 28 years with the Utah Highway Patrol, Lt. Lee Perry has seen a lot of carnage from crashes in which motorists weren ...more »

More States Adopt 'Click It or Ticket' Laws; Do They Work?
Route FiftyApril 30, 2017

This article was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, and was written by Jenni Bergal. In his 28 years with the Utah Highway Patrol, Lt. Lee Perry has seen a lot of carnage from crashes in which motorists weren ...more »

Programs would offer alternative to payday loans
Crain's Detroit BusinessApril 30, 2017

Made through members of Michigan ERN, which organizes workforce assistance groups known as employer resource networks, with backing from credit unions and community banks, the programs loan up to $1,000 at interest rates of 5.9-11.9 percent. They are ...more »

Don't let Congress block consumer protections for prepaid card users
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 29, 2017

The National Consumer Law Center says unbanked prepaid cardholders are more likely to be female, disabled, young, unemployed or African-American and less likely to have a college or postgraduate degree. Half of unbanked prepaid cardholders have ...more »

State, law enforcement officials seek compromise on criminal justice reform
Houma CourierApril 29, 2017

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards and criminal justice reform advocates are racing to appease critics in the law enforcement community who threaten to dilute a sweeping overhaul of the state's criminal code aimed at curbing Louisiana's bloated ...more »

State, law enforcement officials seek compromise on criminal justice reform
Daily CometApril 29, 2017

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards and criminal justice reform advocates are racing to appease critics in the law enforcement community who threaten to dilute a sweeping overhaul of the state's criminal code aimed at curbing Louisiana's bloated ...more »

100 Days of Whoppers
FactCheck.orgApril 29, 2017

25: Trump said estimates of those who gained health insurance coverage under Obama's Affordable Care Act fail to account for the “millions of people” who lost health insurance they liked. Wrong. The total number of people who lack insurance declined by ...more »

CashMax closes its shop in North Little Rock
Arkansas OnlineApril 29, 2017

CashMax was one of several efforts around the country to use laws meant to help consumers repair their credit histories in new ways. Some national advocates thought Arkansas' constitutional cap would be enough to stop such businesses. "Arkansas is a ...more »

CashMax closes its shop in NLR
Arkansas OnlineApril 29, 2017

"Arkansas is a little unique in that you have that constitutional interest rate cap," said Nick Bourke, director of small-dollar loans for the Pew Charitable Trusts, in a previous interview. "It's a pretty powerful tool and law -- if the regulators ...more »

CashMax closes its shop in North Little Rock
Arkansas OnlineApril 29, 2017

"Arkansas is a little unique in that you have that constitutional interest rate cap," said Nick Bourke, director of small-dollar loans for the Pew Charitable Trusts, in a previous interview. "It's a pretty powerful tool and law -- if the regulators ...more »

State, law enforcement officials seek compromise to save controversial prison reform plan
The AdvocateApril 29, 2017

According to figures from Pew Charitable Trusts, scrapping those changes would reduce the savings by about $40 million. Instead, Pete Adams of the Louisiana District Attorneys' Association, said the group has agreed to a limited number of discrete ...more »

Richard Rainey, dedicated service to law, music and the community ...
The Nelson MailApril 28, 2017

With the death of Richard Rainey on Good Friday, Nelson lost one of its committed citizens, a man of a generation that put community service at the forefront of ...more »

The future of teaching health centers: Are they sustainable and will rural areas suffer without them?
Becker's ASC ReviewApril 28, 2017

However, the program may cease to exist in the coming year, leaving a gap in access to care for rural patients, according to The PEW Charitable Trusts. As current law stands, the program will receive government funding until September. Equipped with ...more »

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