Stories tagged: "government"

Explained: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Which Went Into Effect June 27)

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a pivotal piece of legislation that aims to ensure equal treatment and protection for pregnant employees in the workplace. Here's what you need to know about PWF.

Florida - Legislature - Insurance
Florida Legislators to Meet in Special Session to Try to Stabilize Property Insurance Market

The session comes as Florida's property insurance market has dealt with billions of dollars in losses, rising prices for consumers, and insurer insolvencies, even before Hurricane Ian.

Puerto Rico - protest - LUMA
Puerto Rico Extends LUMA’s Contract Despite Strong Opposition

Since LUMA began operations on the island, blackouts have become more frequent, several of them wide-scale, and electric rates have increased seven times.

Florida - Politics - Chambers
Republicans Win Supermajorities in Florida State House and Senate, Giving Party Total Control

In the past year, the governor and the GOP Legislature have passed laws into place that restrict transgender rights, crack down on protests, limit how racial issues can be taught in schools, and ban discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation in younger grades.

Puerto Rico - Rip Currents - Tourism
Officials Demand Lifeguards and Warning Signs at Beaches After Drowning Deaths in Puerto Rico

Over the weekend, two tourists died while others were rescued from rip currents at beaches across the island, highlighting the need for the government to act to prevent further tragedies.

Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Was an Avid Fan of Trump. Not Anymore.

Jenniffer González said she would not support the president for reelection, if he runs again in 2024, after inciting violence on Capitol Hill.

Inauguration Day Has Some Curious Traditions and Trivia. Here Are a Few.

A parade, inaugural speeches, and the date itself are some of the key elements of the ceremony marking the beginning of presidential terms in the United States.