Kevin Hern passes on a run for open US Senate seat | News

Editor’s note: Catching up with Congress is an occasional Frontier series tracking Oklahoma’s congressional delegation. US Rep. Kevin Hern filed Wednesday to run for a third term, passing on an opportunity to compete for Oklahoma’s rare open US Senate seat. Many had expected Hern to run to replace retiring US Sen. Jim Inhofe. But after … Read more

Anne Ruston to become health minister if Coalition re-elected, no details on her replacement until after election

South Australian senator Anne Ruston will take over as health and aged care minister if the Coalition is re-elected, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. Key points: Senator Ruston will take over the position from retiring MP Greg Hunt It is unclear who will take her current portfolios and potentially move into cabinet Both parties … Read more

Here’s how much legislation in each state restricts or protects trans youth | National News

Superficially, Americans and their legislators accept and understand LGBTQ+ individuals more now than even a decade ago. The Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-gender marriage stands as of the most tangible and significant wins for LGBTQ+ rights—yet the 2015 ruling only directly protected cisgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. At least 19 states in … Read more

Virginia’s Youngkin signs 700 bills that cover health care, police and taxes | National News

(The Center Square)—Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed about 700 bills impacting the economy, health care policy, law enforcement policies, taxes and various other issues. Each bill had some level of bipartisan support, needing approval from the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and the Democratic-controlled Senate. The governor also amended more than 100 bills, which the General … Read more

Virginia’s Youngkin signs 700 bills that cover health care, police and taxes | State

(The Center Square)—Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed about 700 bills impacting the economy, health care policy, law enforcement policies, taxes and various other issues. Each bill had some level of bipartisan support, needing approval from the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and the Democratic-controlled Senate. The governor also amended more than 100 bills, which the General … Read more

Uninsured face testing, hospital bills after pandemic aid runs out

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 30, 2021. Shawn Thew | pool | Reuters People who don’t have health insurance are now being charged $100 or … Read more

Editorial by the Mankato (Minnesota) Free Press | Health insurance law big success | editorial

The biggest success after 12 years of the Affordable Care Act may be in what American leaders said to the American people: you have a right to affordable health care. Those who are able to work and earn income still don’t get anything free. But at least now families don’t have to choose between mom’s … Read more

Our View: ACA : Health insurance law big success | editorial

The biggest success after 12 years of the Affordable Care Act may be in what American leaders said to the American people: you have a right to affordable health care. Those who are able to work and earn income still don’t get anything free. But at least now families don’t have to choose between mom’s … Read more

Hochul signs $220B budget, boosted by federal aid, surplus

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York is set to rely on an influx of federal funds and higher-than-expected tax revenues to balance a $220 billion, one-year state budget, which Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Saturday. Disagreements over policy issues held up passage of the spending plan over a week past an April 1 deadline. The budget … Read more

Charleston City Council Ward 20 candidate: Chad Robinson (D) | free pass

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