Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | health and fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment … Read more

Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | health and fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment … Read more

Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | Health & Fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment … Read more

Court: Iowa restaurants can’t collect COVID loss insurance | health and fitness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that two restaurants cannot collect damages from insurance policies for losing business following the governor’s March 2020 order requiring restaurants to temporarily stop in-person dining amid rising COVID-19 cases. The case likely serves as a lesson to business owners who believe they’ve purchased all-risk … 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

A brief look at American health care’s long, complicated history | Latest headlines

America’s health care system has existed, in one form or another, since the time when the country’s founding fathers were still fighting for their freedom from Great Britain. Over the intervening 200-plus years, medical care in the US has had a long history of ups and downs, from the difficulty of addressing racism toward the … Read more

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

A brief look at American health care’s long, complicated history | News

America’s health care system has existed, in one form or another, since the time when the country’s founding fathers were still fighting for their freedom from Great Britain. Over the intervening 200-plus years, medical care in the US has had a long history of ups and downs, from the difficulty of addressing racism toward the … Read more

Bills revamping taxes, tightening benefit rules draw vetoes | Health

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor on Friday vetoed bills that would revamp the state’s tax code and tighten rules for public benefits, continuing his pushback against the Republican legislative agenda. In his latest flurry of vetoes, Gov. Andy Beshear targeted a measure aimed at gradually phasing out … Read more

NY lawmakers debate $220B budget, boosted by federal funds | Health

By MARINA VILLENEUVE – Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York is set to rely on an influx of federal funds and higher-than-expected tax revenues to balance the state budget, which was being finalized about a week late. Disagreements over policy issues held up passage of the spending plan, which is being used to … Read more