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Wisconsin GOP: Restrict Food Stamp Recipients’ Choices

Many low-income Wisconsinites might no longer be able to purchase lobster or shrimp, and may be subject to drug testing and forced substance abuse rehabilitation programs, under two bills introduced in the GOP-majority state assembly this month.

Many low-income Wisconsinites might no longer be able to purchase lobster or shrimp, and may be subject to drug testing and forced substance abuse rehabilitation programs, under two bills introduced in the GOP-majority state assembly this month.

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Florida’s GOP-Controlled House Refuses Medicaid Expansion, Halts Legislative Session Early

The Florida state legislature’s battle over whether to expand Medicaid took a turn Tuesday, as lawmakers in the Republican-controlled house ended this year’s session three days early, leaving unfinished the state’s multibillion dollar budget and dozens of bills.

The Florida state legislature’s battle over whether to expand Medicaid took a turn Tuesday as lawmakers in the Republican-controlled house ended this year’s session three days early, leaving unfinished the state’s multibillion dollar budget and dozens of bills.

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Virginia City Attacks Abortion Access Through Zoning Law Change

The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that abortion access advocates say would threaten to close the city's lone abortion clinic.

The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that abortion access advocates say would threaten to close the city’s lone abortion clinic.

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Florida Republicans Pass Forced Waiting Period Bill in Party-Line Vote

The Florida legislature's Republican majority on Friday passed a measure mandating a 24-hour waiting period for people seeking abortions, sending it to Republican Gov. Rick Scott for approval.

The Florida legislature’s Republican majority on Friday passed a measure mandating a 24-hour waiting period for people seeking abortions, sending it to Republican Gov. Rick Scott for approval.

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North Carolina Republicans Pass 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill

The bill will now go before the state senate—also majority Republican—where it is expected to pass.

The bill will now go before the state senate—also majority Republican—where it is expected to pass.

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White House Official: Pennsylvania Should Support Paid Sick Leave

Amid a political battle over a Philadelphia City Council ordinance guaranteeing paid sick leave to people who work, Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, threw support behind the city, calling an effort by state legislators to block the ordinance “dreadful.”

Amid a political battle over a Philadelphia City Council ordinance guaranteeing paid sick leave to people who work, Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, threw support behind the city, calling an effort by state legislators to block the ordinance “dreadful.”

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GOP-Led Montana Legislature Expands Medicaid, Despite Koch Brothers’ Opposition

Gov. Steve Bullock

The Montana legislature over the weekend gave final approval to the state’s Medicaid expansion plan, sending the bill to the governor’s desk for a signature.

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Study: Insurers Must Make Abortion Coverage Details More Transparent

Even in states that allow for private insurance coverage of abortion, figuring out the details of that coverage can include many hurdles.

Even in states that allow for private insurance coverage of abortion, figuring out the details of that coverage can include many hurdles.

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California Bill Would Require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Discuss Abortion Options

The bill would require all licensed facilities in the state that “provide family planning and pregnancy-related services to inform patients about available assistance for affordable contraception, abortion, and prenatal care, including how to obtain that assistance."

The bill would require all licensed facilities in the state that “provide family planning and pregnancy-related services to inform patients about available assistance for affordable contraception, abortion, and prenatal care, including how to obtain that assistance.”

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Oregon Democrats Kill Reproductive Health Bill Because It Included Abortion Provision

The Oregon bill would have required all health insurance plans to cover a wide range of reproductive health services, including contraception, abortion, prenatal care, childbirth, and postpartum care, at low costs.

The proposal would have required all health insurance plans to cover a wide range of reproductive health services, including contraception, abortion, prenatal care, childbirth, and postpartum care, at low costs.

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