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A proposal to cut workplace safety funding during COVID-19
Nov 11, 2020

A proposal to cut workplace safety funding during COVID-19

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Senate Republicans unveiled a flurry of new spending bills Tuesday and one cuts $11 million out of OSHA. Plus, a new list of advisers for President-elect Joe Biden is out. And, Nebraskans vote to cap interest on payday loans.

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Republicans propose funding cuts to OSHA during pandemic

Nov 11, 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has received more than 10,000 COVID-related complaints.
Loren Sweatt, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, responds to questions during a House subcommittee hearing on the federal government's actions to protect workers during COVID-19 on May 28, 2020 in Washington.
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Nebraskans vote to cap interest rates on payday loans

Nov 11, 2020
Voters overwhelmingly approved limiting annual interest on small-dollar loans to 36%.
A new report from the Joint Economic Committee in Congress finds that Black, Hispanic, and poorer Americans are much more likely to be considered "unbanked" or "underbanked".
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Dungeon Sound Gramatik

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer

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