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Trauma Leaves Police Unable to Work, But Gov't Refuses to Pay for Treatment

Trauma Leaves Police Unable to Work, But Gov't Refuses to Pay for Treatment
Police work is incredibly stressful. Whether from the day to day pressure, or from witnessing horrific events and their aftermath – like the Sandy Hook school shooting – officers are struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. But commissioners and local governments strapped for cash are refusing to provide treatment.
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AL Dems Help Pass the 'Give Your Boss the Flu Act'

AL Dems Help Pass the 'Give Your Boss the Flu Act'
HB360 prohibits Alabama local governments from requiring employers within their jurisdiction to offer any sort of paid sick leave, vacation time, or leave that's not already mandated by the federal government. You know how Republicans say they're against "big government" and that we should "return power to the states?" Well, the Alabama Legislature neglects to mention that they want the power to stop at the state level.
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