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New Overtime Regulation is Wrong Rulemaking at Wrong Time

This piece was originally posted by the US Chamber of Commerce. In the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) latest effort to mimic those Servpro ads about making it “like it never ever happened,” the agency has now issued a new overtime regulation to undo the previous

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Required Automatic Braking in New Vehicles Coming

This story originally appeared on NPR.org DETROIT — In the not-too-distant future, automatic emergency braking will have to come standard on all new passenger vehicles in the United States, a requirement that the government says will save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of injuries

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FTC Bans Noncompetes – US Chamber to Sue

The US Chamber will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after the agency voted to ban employer noncompete agreements. The FTC’s action sets a dangerous precedent for government micromanagement and will harm employees, employers, and the economy. Why it matters: The

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Unleaded 88 Waiver Approved for Summer 2024

Story originally published by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Today, the Biden administration approved an emergency waiver allowing for Unleaded 88 sales in summer 2024. Unleaded 88, which is also known as E15 in a nod to its 15% ethanol concentration, is a lower-cost, cleaner-burning

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Permitting Reform — My View: Permit Reform Bill a Good Start

Story originally published in The Mankato Free Press. It’s good to see a strong effort to reform Minnesota’s regulatory environment in St. Paul. When business, industry, labor unions, farmers, and environmental groups come together to improve the permitting process, it deserves to be celebrated. That

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Liquor Laws: Legislature Should Tweak Hotel License Law

Story originally published in The Mankato Free Press. It may be a small matter to legislators and the general public that hotels with fewer than 25 rooms cannot offer a mini-bar to patrons. But it’s a big deal if you’re a startup small boutique hotel

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2024 Mid-Session Legislative Update

The 2024 legislative session has reached the halfway point. The first and second deadlines have passed, and major omnibus bills are starting to come together. This narrows the focus of the legislators but also increases the stakes. As these omnibus bills are put together, it

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Greater Mankato Growth Hosts Neel Kashkari

MANKATO, MN. (February 2, 2024) – Greater Mankato Growth is pleased to host Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, on February 6, 2024. “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Kashkari to Mankato. He is an important federal policymaker who leads the

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Greater Mankato Growth Urges Congress to Support Small Businesses

Greater Mankato Growth has joined with more than 100 chambers of commerce and trade associations from across the country to urge Congress to take legislative action which will ensure small businesses have a voice in the federal rulemaking process. The intent of the Regulatory Flexibility

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