Despite city council opposition, it appears Minneapolis voters will decide whether the city should have a $15 an hour minimum wage.
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked Obama administration guidelines to public schools that allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. The order, issued just as millions of Texas children were returning to the classroom, puts the regulations on hold until a court rules on the merits of a lawsuit filed by Texas and other states challenging the directive.
Rebecca Robertson, legal and policy director of the ACLU of Texas, said the order does not prevent school districts from following the Title IX prohibitions on discrimination based on sex.
“I am disappointed by the judge’s ruling, but I do not believe that anything about this order changes what the law was before the case was filed, and it doesn’t change anything that’s happening in Texas schools as we begin another school year,” she said.
“Status Quo” Restored (more…)
The U.S. Department of Justice's plan to end its use of private prisons is renewing calls to keep a private Minnesota facility in Appleton permanently closed.
A new poll shows strong support for $15 Minimum wage in Minneapolis, but it’s still uncertain if voters will get a chance to decide the issue.