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Small Business News Roundup: 6/11/10

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Earlier this week we talked about how some small businesses in California and elsewhere are seeing health insurance cost increases that may even put them out of business. What follows are more small business stories that you may find interesting and useful, but first one note: pay special attention if your small business is currently […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 11th, 2010 at 10:52 am

Proposed California Law Would Limit Sex Offenders’ Internet Use

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Some California legislators are trying to push through a law that would prohibit convicted child molesters out on parole from frequenting social media sites such as Facebook; if passed, a violation of the law could throw the offenders right back into prison. There are strong arguments on both sides of this issue. On the one […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 26th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Oklahoma Adds Pet Trusts

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Pet trust update: A House Bill allowing pet owners to create pet care trusts of up to $20,000 has been signed by Oklahoma’s governor. Details from NewsOK.com: AT STAKE: House Bill 1641 lets pet owners create trusts to pay for the care of their pets after the owners’ deaths. It limits a pet trust to […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 12th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

New NY Law Expands Pet Trusts

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Has the New York State Legislature gone to the dogs? Nah, we think they’ve just heard that it’s National Make-A-Will Month. What’s all this barking about? Well, New York has recently passed a law allowing pet trusts—which provide money for pet care after an owner’s death—to last for longer than 21 years, the previous time […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 10th, 2010 at 10:29 am

Obama Considers Lawsuit Against Arizona Immigration Law

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In addition to the “Birther Bill” making its way through the Arizona legislative process, the state has been in the news recently for an immigration law that requires police to stop and ask for documentation from anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an illegal immigrant. Previously, the law prohibited officers from asking for […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 28th, 2010 at 10:16 am

Arizona House: Presidential Candidates Must Produce Birth Certificates

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The Arizona House has sent a bill to the state Senate that would require presidential candidates to present documents proving their qualifications to run for the highest office in the land. Without submitting such proof, the candidate’s name would not be permitted to appear on the state’s ballots; additionally the secretary of state could stop […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

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