08 Oct 2016

Wardens punished amid staffing, medication issues at women’s prison

On Tuesday, The Tennessean confirmed that Warden Carolyn Jordan, Associate Warden Pat Ryan and Associate Warden Carolyn Benford were on leave from the women’s prison amid

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08 Oct 2016

Illinois prisoners to receive new mental health services

To support incarcerated individuals battling mental illness, two state agencies recently collaborated to improve services for Illinois offenders by leveraging a Chicago-area facility for treatment

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08 Oct 2016

Springfield man gets year in prison for health care fraud

A Springfield man was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to health care fraud.

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08 Oct 2016

Right to try (House Bill 2300):

HB 2300 gives terminally ill patients in Oregon the right to try medical treatments that haven’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The

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08 Oct 2016

Personal injury protection (Senate Bill 411):

SB 411 changes laws on uninsured motorist coverage and personal injury protection coverage. The law allows drivers injured in a crash to apply their uninsured

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08 Oct 2016

Wage transparency (House Bill 2007):

HB 2007 makes it illegal for an employer to discipline its employees for inquiring about the wages of other workers or disclosing their own wage

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08 Oct 2016

 Expanded access to birth control (House Bill 2879 and House Bill 3343):

HB 2879 and HB 3343 expand access to birth control for Oregonian women. The New York Times called the bills “groundbreaking.” The first bill provides a

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08 Oct 2016

Ban the box (House Bill 3025):

HB 3025 bans employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to interviewing them. (There’s an exception if getting the job requires a criminal

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08 Oct 2016

Motor voter (House Bill 2177):

HB 2177 changes Oregon’s voter registration system from opt-in to opt-out. When someone eligible to vote gets or renews a driver’s license, they will automatically be registered

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08 Oct 2016

 Paid sick leave (Senate Bill 454):

SB 454 mandates that employers with more than 10 employees provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to each worker. Oregon is only

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