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Nov 11, 2009

Dodd offers ‘emergency’ bill on paid flu leave

Sen. Christopher Dodd introduced “emergency” legislation requiring companies to pay employees who miss work because of the swine or seasonal flus. “If paid sick leave had been a reality when this pandemic began, we would be in better shape,” Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat and member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said […]

Apr 30, 2009

Stimulus bill defeated in the House

A legislative package that included projects funded with federal stimulus dollars was defeated on the floor of the Missouri House, a development that puts a $2 million allotment for the public defender system in jeopardy. After passing in an initial vote on Wednesday, the package of projects went down in defeat on an 82-68 vote […]

Feb 16, 2009

Legal Roundup

â–  ABA to honor Doreen Dodson ST. LOUIS (Daily Record) A St. Louis attorney is receiving a national award from the American Bar Association for her outreach efforts to enhance the public’s awareness of the need for a fair and impartial judiciary. Doreen Dodson, of the Stolar Partnership, will receive the ABA’s Coalition for Justice’s […]

Feb 6, 2009

Solis vote delayed

A Senate committee on Thursday postponed a vote for Rep. Hilda Solis as President Barack Obama’s labor secretary after her husband settled tax liens this week. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said her nomination wasn’t in trouble even though the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions delayed the vote after her husband […]

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