Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Welfare Drug Tests to Start In State

State officials soon will start a statewide program of drug screening and testing for the heads of thousands of needy Arkansas families who apply for and receive government aid. Continue… Read More
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Needle Exchange, Rape Kit Bills into Law

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed into law a needle exchange program to combat HIV in Miami-Dade County and new requirements that rape kits be tested within 120 days. Continue… Read More
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Senate Passes Changes to 'Three-Strikes' Sentencing Law

The Delaware Senate has passed a bill that would scale back mandatory minimum sentences for habitual offenders – enforced under what's known as "three-strikes laws" – but only after a… Read More
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pence’s Signature Phases Out Unpopular ISTEP

The deeply unpopular ISTEP student exam will be repealed by July 2017 under a bill Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Tuesday. Continue reading. Read More
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Michigan Outlines Flint Recovery Plan

Michigan's government on Monday released goals to help the city of Flint recover from a health crisis caused by the lead contamination of its drinking water.  The plan, involving several… Read More
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lead Taints Drinking Water in Hundreds of Schools, Day Cares across USA

Whenever Jamison Rich got thirsty after gym or recess, he took a drink from the nearest water fountain at his elementary school.  Only last month did his family learn that… Read More
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pension Fund Takes Unprecedented Climate Change Action

Instead of divesting from oil companies, the nation's largest pension fund is trying to make all companies more environmentally friendly from within.  In an effort to highlight the potential impacts… Read More
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tampon Tax Relief Passes Senate

Women in Mississippi could soon see a tax break when it comes to feminine hygiene products.  Sen. Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson, introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 2053 that would exempt… Read More
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Making Juvenile Justice LGBT-Friendly

Spurred by lawsuits and a growing understanding of the population’s challenges, some states are making detention centers safer for and more accepting of LGBT youth.  Ten years ago, Hawaii saw… Read More
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

State’s Rebate Program for Green Car Buyers Shifts Gears March 29

A state program that aims to make clean vehicles more accessible to California drivers will soon implement increased incentives for low- and moderate-income consumers.  At the same time, the program… Read More
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