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Biden touts middle-class values of his $2T spending plan

Oct. 20, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden headed to his hometown Wednesday to highlight the middle class values of his $2 trillion domestic agenda package, now scaled back but still an unprecedented attempt to expand social services for millions as well as tackle the rising threat of climate...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. October 20, 2021. Editorial: ESPRI Funding May Have Ended, But Local Fight Against Poverty Has Not The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative did a lot of good in the Jamestown area, and the seeds the state money allowed...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 20, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Hosemann, Gunn should cut a deal to eliminate state income taxes and expand Medicaid Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker Philip Gunn have a unique opportunity to leave an indelible mark on Mississippi...

Biogen CEO: 'Major bottleneck' still limits Alzheimer's drug

Oct. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

A new Alzheimer’s drug from Biogen brought in only $300,000 in sales during its first full quarter on the market, extending a slow debut complicated by coverage questions and doctor concerns. The infused drug, hailed as a potential breakthrough treatment for a fatal...

Wisconsin Senate approves GOP-backed abortion bills

Oct. 20, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday approved a package of Republican-authored bills designed to discourage abortion in the state. Republicans control the Senate and passed all four bills without any votes from a single Democrat. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. October 18, 2021. Editorial: Never accept the epidemic of gunplay The scourge of gunfire and carjackings in Madison is unacceptable and must never become normal for our growing and vibrant city. The...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 20, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. October 18, 2021. Editorial: We have to rethink farm subsidies before they do more damage The autumn harvest is underway in Illinois, and it’s a juicy one despite the otherwise lousy year. Corn and soybeans...

Auditor: Iowa's privatized Medicaid illegally denies care

Oct. 20, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's privatized Medicaid system has illegally denied services or care to program recipients, and both private insurance companies managing the system have violated terms of their contracts with the state, according to a state audit released Wednesday. ...

Study: Fossil fuel plans would far overshoot climate goals

Oct. 20, 2021 05:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels, according to a U.N.-backed study released Wednesday. The...

Biden focuses on climate, families in trimmed $2T plan

Oct. 19, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden on Tuesday described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class priorities —...