A study from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) found 40 states require government work permits for teenage job-seekers that have the power to override parental decision-making. In the study exclusively provided to Breitbart News, 21 states require youth job-seekers to go through a public school district, 15 require a permit from the state’s labor department, and four require both. A denial of a permit has the power to override a parent who has made the decision that getting a job is in the best interest of their child. While the purpose of the study is not to advocate for filling open positions with teenage labor, the FGA points out that “teenagers learn invaluable life lessons like responsibility, time management, and personal finance” when employed. Federal law regulating child labor does not require the permitting scheme, but “many states have created an unnecessary hurdle in which teenagers need to obtain permission from their school before getting a … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Study: 40 States Require Government Permits for Teenage Employment, Overriding Parents
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The White House denied Tuesday a report that President Joe Biden was seeking a less expensive Build Back Better bill, in the hopes Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and other Senate moderate Democrats would support it. White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates contested a Reuters report citing “two people working on the plan” that Biden was preparing a skinnier version of his massive $1.75 trillion agenda. “We are always in touch with members about this, and the substance and details of this report are off base,” Bates told reporters. Manchin remains a key opponent of radical spending programs which he argues would only make historic inflation worse. Biden is desperate to preserve the child tax credit passed in 2021 that allows the federal government to send monthly payments to families, even without work requirements. The Build Back Better Act would cost $4.91 trillion, not $1.75 trillion as Democrats have claimed, according to a study released Monday. … [Read more...] about White House Denies Joe Biden Seeking Smaller Build Back Better Bill
The White House on Tuesday dismissed a report that the administration is preparing an alternative spending package to replace President Biden Joe Biden Macro grid will keep the lights on Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown MORE ’s climate and social spending proposal. White House spokesman Andrew Bates denied a Reuters report that said the White House is putting together a new package that brings in elements of the roughly $2 trillion Build Back Better bill that has stalled in the Senate, calling it “off base.” “Reuters is wrong,” Bates said in a statement. “We are always in touch with members about this, and the substance and details of this report are off base.” ADVERTISEMENT Reuters reported that the new package would still include components of the original bill that address climate change but be reduced in size by partially or entirely … [Read more...] about White House dismisses report of new Build Back Better package
After months of tense debate over financing for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, state and city officials on Saturday announced a deal to pay for the authority’s ambitious plans to repair and expand the nation’s largest transit system, with New York City agreeing to sharply increase its contribution to the authority, a move state officials had demanded. The agreement resolves a long and publicly contentious standoff between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio over whether the city should pay significantly more toward the five-year $29 billion capital plan — the authority’s largest ever — which will cover the cost of maintenance and improvements to the sprawling network of subways, buses and commuter rail lines. Transportation officials and transit advocates had warned that the spending plan was vital to ensuring that the region’s public transit system could meet a growing list of challenges, including an aging subway system struggling to handle booming ridership … [Read more...] about New York City and State Reach Agreement on M.T.A. Capital Plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden's administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs. A new federal website to request free test kits officially launches Wednesday — but was available to use Tuesday — with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month. In addition, most Americans are now able to get reimbursed for tests that they purchase. Key details about the new programs: HOW CAN I REQUEST A FREE TEST? Free tests can be ordered at covidtests.gov or at usps.com/covidtest. The first tests will ship by the end of January. The White House says “tests will typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering” through the U.S. Postal Service. USPS reports shipping times of 1-3 days for its first-class package service in the continental United States. Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO) and … [Read more...] about Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied claims from his former chief advisor that he lied to the House of Commons about being aware that a Downing Street party during lockdown was not work-related. On Monday evening, Dominic Cummings, the former chief advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, claimed that the PM knew beforehand that a gathering Johnson attended in Downing Street on May 2020 was not work-related. Mr Johnson stringently denied Cumming’s claims on Tuesday, denying the notion that he knew about the nature of the gathering beforehand. “I’m saying categorically that nobody told me, nobody said this was something that was against the rules, doing something that wasn’t a work event because frankly, I can’t imagine why it would have gone ahead or it would have been allowed to go ahead if it was against the rules,” Johnson told Sky News. The prime minister previously apologised to the British parliament for attending the event in question. He also told MPs that he … [Read more...] about Boris: ‘Nobody Told Me’ Boozy Lockdown Party Wasn’t Work-Related