Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Two Former Flint Officials Blame State and Feds for Water Crisis

The former mayor and former emergency manager of Flint both blamed the dangerously high lead levels in the city's water on state and federal officials, according to testimony released on… Read More
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Vermont Legislature on Track to be First in U.S. to Legalize Marijuana

Liberal-leaning Vermont could become the first U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use through legislation, rather than by voter initiative, in a move that advocates for the drug say could… Read More
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nevada Settles Lawsuit over Registering Low-Income Voters

Voting rights advocates and the state of Nevada settled a lawsuit today over the state’s implementation of a federal law aimed at registering low-income voters.  Under terms of the settlement,… Read More
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bill Inspired by Jimmy Carter’s Cancer Treatment Passes in Georgia

More cancer patients in Georgia would be able to receive the same treatment that former President Jimmy Carter says eliminated signs of his disease under a bill given final passage… Read More
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kate Brown has Signed Oregon's Historic, Contentious Anti-Coal Bill

Oregon's most consequential energy bill in decades — a nationally ambitious plan to wean the state off coal and boost renewable sources — has become law. Continue reading. Read More
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Democrats Unveil Paid Family, Medical Leave Proposal

All workers in Minnesota would have access to paid family and medical leave under a new proposal unveiled by a group of Democratic state legislators.  Sen. Katie Sieben and other… Read More
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Michigan Governor Issues Appeal over Flint Funds Denial

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has urged federal officials to reconsider their denial for funds to help deal with the crisis caused by lead-contaminated water in the city of Flint, his… Read More
Thursday, March 10, 2016

No License Necessary for Hair-Braiding Services under Bill Passed by Nebraska Legislature

Nebraskans no longer would have to get a cosmetology license to charge for hair-braiding services, under a bill the Legislature passed Thursday. Legislative Bill 898 would exempt natural hair braiding… Read More
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Landmark housing bill wins final approval from Oregon Legislature

In the final hours of their 2016 session, Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved the last pieces of a bipartisan housing package, including a landmark bill lifting the state's 17-year-old ban… Read More
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Death Penalty Fix Passes, Likely to Face Challenge

State lawmakers Tuesday signed off on a measure intended to cure Florida's death penalty system, but defense lawyers say the proposed fix is flawed and will be challenged in court. … Read More
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