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Immigrant health care is on California Senate's wish list

Apr. 14, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state's projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such as making college debt-free for students, paying for the health care of some older, low-income adults living in the country...

New US Senate panel to tackle Nevada tourism amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion met on Tuesday, the Las Vegas...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Adirondack Daily Enterprise. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Not the time to burn It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont,...

Bill would require Legislature's OK to spend COVID-19 funds

Apr. 14, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a proposed law requiring that about $2.2 billion coming to Idaho from the latest round of federal coronavirus rescue money must be approved by lawmakers before being spent by state agencies. ...

Massachusetts House unveils budget plan for new fiscal year

Apr. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders on Wednesday unveiled their version of the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The $47.6 billion spending plan, which is expected to be debated the week of April 26, doesn’t include any broad-based taxes or...

Virginia expands Medicaid access for legal immigrants

Apr. 14, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems. Kin required more medical attention related to her condition as she aged, but was unable to see a...

Senate OKs Republican COVID package despite veto threat

Apr. 14, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the state Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a set of bills that would wrest control of billions of dollars in federal pandemic aid from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and hand it to the GOP. The state is in line to receive...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 14, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ April 14 The Intelligencer on a remote worker program looking to bring new residents to the state: West Virginians are sometimes numb to the wonders that...

Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states

Apr. 14, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online. But they're also realizing that extra tax money isn't nearly enough to turn seas of...