Federal bill advocates changes to free credit report law

Feb 21, 2011 Brian Bradley

Federal bill advocates changes to free credit report law

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen aims to reform a current law, allowing consumers to have access to one free annual credit report regardless of circumstances.According to the Appeal, Cohen introduced


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New Colorado bill asks for greater financial disclosure

Feb 21, 2011 Brian Bradley

A bill currently making its way through the Colorado House of Representatives will require consumers to disclose more of their personal financial histories.According to the Insurance Journal, the bill, if passed, will mandate that consumers


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Indiana passes background check requirements for veterinarians

Feb 21, 2011 Matt Roesly

Last September, Indiana lawmakers made a push to mandate background screening for physicians and doctors. Following the bill's successful passage last week, those requirements will soon be extended to veterinarians and all healthcare workers,


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Florida police department mandates background checks for all officers

Feb 21, 2011 Matt Roesly

Florida police department mandates background checks for all officers

As a result of a scandal that rocked its department, all police officers at the Windermere, Florida, police station must undergo a new round of background screening, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The decision comes roughly a month after


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Portland to put landlords on hook for disorderly tenants

Feb 21, 2011 Matt Roesly

Lawmakers in Portland, Maine, are working to make it easier for the city to fine landlords who house disorderly tenants.The city officials want to lower the requirements for labeling rowdy residences as disorderly houses, a designation that


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