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Gov. Brian Kemp, center, is flanked by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, right, and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan as he speaks during the State of the State address before a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

A look at week 1 of Georgia's 2020 legislative session

Jan. 18, 2020 9:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s 2020 legislative session opened Monday, bringing a flurry of activity back to the state Capitol. As lawmakers returned, they saw quick movement on legislation seeking to protect consumers from unexpected medical bills and tighten sales tax collection by online businesses....

Capitol Watch: Money flows into parties as 2020 fights near

Jan. 18, 2020 9:20 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health care interests are giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to political parties as New York's Legislature gears up for fights over how to contain soaring Medicaid costs, state records show. The contributions are among others disclosed by politicians and political committees this...

In this Jan. 15, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump hands a pen to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after signing

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of 'biggest' ever

Jan. 18, 2020 8:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does. Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn't the best ever and his election victory in 2016 was no landslide of historic...

NJ passes laws to preserve 'Obamacare' amid court fight

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Barring health insurance that excludes coverage for pre-existing conditions and letting children stay on their parents' plans until 26 would be preserved under a slate of new laws New Jersey enacted this week, even if the Affordable Care Act is struck down in court. Democratic Gov....

Florida seeks to bar insurers from accessing DNA test data

Jan. 16, 2020 4:21 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers advanced a proposal Thursday that would bar life insurers from using information from commercially available genetic tests to deny policies or set premiums based on markers that might be discovered through DNA home kits. The effort comes amid the booming...

Arizona lawmakers vow to boost firefighter cancer coverage

Jan. 16, 2020 3:20 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Arizona lawmakers on Thursday vowed to boost protections for firefighters and other first responders who are diagnosed with a cancer linked to the workplace to address concerns that some cities are denying coverage. Republican Sen. Heather Carter said the bill she's introducing...

New Mexico regulatory agency's hacked

Jan. 16, 2020 9:55 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state agency's website is down as a result of what officials say is a ransomeware hack. The Public Regulation Commission said Wednesday its website hasn't been operational since Jan. 9 and likely won't be back in service again for a week or so. In the meantime, the...

Rep. Danny Bentley speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., to promote a bill aimed at curbing insulin costs in Kentucky. Bentley is lead sponsor of the bill, which would cap out-of-pocket costs for a 30-day supply of insulin at $100 for many diabetics.  (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Lawmakers promote bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

Jan. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Retired librarian Kaye Peterson sometimes has to dip into her savings to help pay for her insulin and other prescriptions stemming from her long battle with diabetes. She made a pitch Wednesday for legislation backed by a bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers that would cap...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jan. 14, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 13 On the same day that newly released internal messages showed Boeing employees not only knew all about problems with the 737 Max but also actively hid those problems from regulators, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran visited a Boeing supplier in Wichita and said the urgent directive he’d...

Maine cannabis needs bank, insurance access, lawmaker says

Jan. 14, 2020 1:00 AM EST

PARIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislator is calling on the state's legislative body to push the U.S. Congress to make banking and insurance accessible to legalized cannabis businesses. Republican Rep. John Andrews of Paris said he intends to introduce a resolution to the Maine Legislature on Tuesday calling...