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States, Local Governments To Add 220,000 Jobs By End Of This Year, Report Says

States, Local Governments To Add 220,000 Jobs By End Of This Year, Report Says

Whether the U.S. is in the midst of an economic and jobs creation comeback may be debatable. Read More »

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

MIAMI -- A Miami federal judge has declared that Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Thursday that blanket testing of some 85,000 workers violates the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The... Read More »

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida has become the first state in the nation to adopt a law mandating random drug screenings for state workers. The unprecedented move may result in similar efforts among lawmakers in other states, setting the stage for battles with labor unions and others opposed to drug testing by the government. The... Read More »

Maine Moves To Allow State Workers To Bring Guns To Work

Maine Moves To Allow State Workers To Bring Guns To Work

Legislation passed by Maine lawmakers that permits state employees to bring concealed weapons to work has raised concern among state gun-control advocates, while backers of the bill say it merely puts the state's workers on parity with those privately employed. The Maine House of Representatives passed the... Read More »

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