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New York's Cuomo wants $40 million to respond to new virus

Feb. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is asking state lawmakers to approve spending $40 million to respond to the threat of the COVID-19 virus, while New York City has set plans that include making as many as 1,200 hospital beds available. The state hasn’t had any confirmed cases of the new...

Auditor criticizes assisted living and nursing home board

Feb. 26, 2020 5:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Auditor General's Office found several shortcomings with a board overseeing assisted living and nursing home directors. The auditor general's office released a report Tuesday outlining perceived problems with the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution...

Split Michigan Senate OKs changes to regulation of hospitals

Feb. 26, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A split Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to let hospitals do multimillion-dollar construction projects or add psychiatric beds without needing state regulatory approval. The five Republican-sponsored bills, which were passed 21-16 on party lines, were sent to the GOP-led House for...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 26, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Feb. 25 The Bowling Green Daily News on a medical marijuana bill facing the Senate: We believe that people who are suffering from terminal illnesses that cause immense pain should have options to help mitigate that pain. No one with a terminal illness should have to...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by the GOP leadership, speaks to reporters just after meeting with Attorney General William Barr to discuss expiring provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and other government intelligence laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

Feb. 25, 2020 5:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions and threaten prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measures have been defeated multiple times in recent years, but Senate...

SD lawmakers reject bill to stop school vaccine requirements

Feb. 25, 2020 3:31 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday rejected a proposal to stop schools from requiring students to get vaccinations. A House committee heard emotional testimony from parents on both sides of the issue but decided to effectively kill the bill, saying it would have resulted in decreased...

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Religious exemption vaccine bill clears Connecticut panel

Feb. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut legislative committee voted Monday to advance legislation that would eliminate the state's religious exemption for certain childhood vaccines, despite vocal opposition from hundreds of parents and children who packed the Connecticut Capitol complex in hopes of...

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, the governor's chief budget adviser, left; House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, center; and Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, speak ahead of a meeting of Louisiana's income forecasting panel on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Frustration mounts about Louisiana Medicaid contract dispute

Feb. 21, 2020 3:49 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are growing frustrated with an ongoing dispute over $21 billion in state Medicaid contracts, with a crucial decision on the deals expected next month but unlikely to settle the matter. Legislative irritation about the handling of the contracts by Gov. John Bel...

FILE - In a Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, Kentucky Republican state Rep. Jason Nemes walks into a private meeting of the state House of Representatives in Frankfort, Ky. After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. 
The measure won House passage on a 65-30 vote after a long debate, sending the proposal to the Senate. (AP Photo/Adam Beam, File)

Kentucky House votes to legalize medical marijuana

Feb. 20, 2020 9:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The measure won House passage on a 65-30 vote after an emotional debate, sending the proposal to the Senate. Both...

Demonstrators protest outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Protesters gathered Thursday outside Portugal's where lawmakers were due to debate proposals that would allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. Groups which oppose the procedures waved banners and chanted

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

Feb. 20, 2020 2:19 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. The landmark vote left Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting the procedures. However, the country's president...