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As lawmakers eye regulation, AI could reshape Congress itself
As tech industry leaders and senators came to a consensus that government should regulate artificial intelligence, a group of lawmakers, staff and advocates leaned into the potential powers of AI to change the legislative branch and how it works.
SIA Applauds Calif. Security Products Exemption in Right to Repair Legislation
(SIA) leadership expressed excitement after final passage of Senate Bill 244 by the California state legislature on Sept. 13, making it the third and largest U.S. state to adopt “right to repair” legislation broadly applicable to manufacturers of electronic devices.
Fire safety issues often overlooked in safety auditing & inspections
Safety auditors are proficient in finding OSHA violations or deficiencies; however, fire protection issues are often overlooked because the safety auditor is unaware or not familiar with their nuances.
For years, there's been a shortage of police officers, so to close the gap, Jackson developed a solution. "We have upped our base pay to $51,000," Jackson said. "We did that back in June, and since then, we've gotten many applicants to come in, some certified, some not."
According to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in December of 2022, Kansas had about 1,191,600 private sector employees, and as of July, 2023, that number had dropped to around 1,188,900 employees, a drop of 2,700. However, the number of state and local government entities added 4,200 employees.
There are so many sayings about happiness, including one that says it depends on yourself, but what if a big part of it depends on what state you reside in. Well, if you are living in Maryland -- you are in luck.
Auditor Shad White is critical of the fact that the state sends public universities the same amount of money to educate an engineer as a sociology major, pointing out the average pay right out of school for each.
"So far this year, there's only been seven genuine alarms, meaning somebody got into a home or a business, it was burglarized or robbed,” he said. “So you're talking one percent of the 650 plus alarms calls that we've been to this year."
Texas again added jobs at a faster rate than the nation over the last 12 months. Texas also again broke all previous records for total jobs, the number of Texans working, and the size of the Texas labor force.