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2015/04/21 00:45
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WASHINGTON -- Last month the Senate passed a measure during the midnight hours that has one lawmaker pretty pumped up. The issue: paid sick days for all Americans. It’s something Sen. Patty Murray...
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2015/04/20 23:57
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Last week, advocates urged Sutter Health not to close its Oakland-based residential drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents, a vital program for low-income youth in the East Bay. Supporters...
2015/04/20 23:08
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AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers could make it easier for service-minded groups to partner with the state in helping those in need. House Bill 2718 from state Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, and joint...
2015/04/20 21:38
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Monday extended a needle exchange program in a rural, southern Indiana county to help combat an HIV outbreak, even though he generally opposes such programs. Pence approved...
2015/04/20 11:20
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WASHINGTON — Score one — no, make that two — points for bipartisanship. It doesn’t happen often, but U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander managed to get two potentially controversial bills...
2015/04/19 07:48
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In a number of states, parents are allowed to opt out of legal requirements to have their children vaccinated before entering school by claiming a “personal belief” or “philosophical” exemption. These...
2015/04/17 21:40
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The Senate Health Committee has agreed to move forward with Senate Bill 792, a bill that members said will protect California children from contracting serious diseases in both home and day care...
2015/04/17 20:51
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WASHINGTON — Score one — no, make that two — points for bipartisanship. It doesn’t happen often, but U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander managed to get two potentially controversial bills...
2015/04/17 12:19
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Do you Read In? Sign up today and get all the news you need delivered right to your inbox! -- Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced fast-track trade legislation that would...
2015/04/16 22:02
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 16, 2015 SACRAMENTO – After hearing heart-rending testimonials from three young undocumented immigrants who have seen first hand the havoc...
2015/04/16 19:21
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s push to overhaul the No Child Left Behind school-reform law advanced Thursday when a committee chaired by the Tennessee senator backed a bipartisan bill to let...
2015/04/16 15:22
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SACRAMENTO -- A controversial bill to require vaccinations for all California school children ran into trouble Wednesday, when its author delayed a key Senate committee vote after enraged parents...
2015/04/16 07:57
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Vaccine exemption targeted again MONTPELIER � Senators plan to take limited testimony as they consider eliminating the philosophical exemption for parents who wish to send their children to public...
2015/04/16 04:06
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Though Tennessee hospitals are still smarting from the failure of Gov. Bill Haslam's attempt to expand Medicaid, they have found some consolation in a congressional bill passed Tuesday night that will...
2015/04/16 01:24
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SACRAMENTO- A state Senate committee refused to vote on a proposal that would do away with the personal and religious exemptions from school-required vaccinations. It was a setback for Dr. Richard...
2015/04/16 01:05
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SACRAMENTO — Setting up a potential budget showdown with Gov. Jerry Brown, a Senate panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would expand eligibility for Medi-Cal and Covered California to include the...
2015/04/15 23:29
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The controversial piece of legislation known as the Marriage Protection Act keeps moving forward. The measure has already passed the House, with a lot of debate and emotion. Now, it's on the way to a...
2015/04/15 22:27
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California Democrats are trying again this year to pass a tax increase on cigarette sales, one of several bills that attempt to curb tobacco use. The bill if passed would increase the tax from 87...
2015/04/15 14:18
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As a grandmother and long-time child advocate, I am appalled by the increasing availability of edible marijuana products to children. Why? Because it is so easy for kids to ingest them...
2015/04/15 05:59
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Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday voted for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, legislation that will permanently put an end to the formula, passed by Congress in 1997, that capped...
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