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Alabama Lawmakers Fail to Further Restrict Abortion Rights

Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.

Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.

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Kentucky Governor Raises Wages for Some State Employees

Every employee of state government's executive branch will see their pay increased from $7.25 an hour to at least $10.10 per hour. The increase will take effect July 1.

Every employee of state government’s executive branch will see their pay increased from $7.25 an hour to at least $10.10 per hour. The increase will take effect July 1.

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Arkansas Nurse Criminally Charged With Performing an Abortion

An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.

An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.

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Missouri Lawmakers Want to Override Veto of Anti-Union Bill

Right-to-work policies, pushed by right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, have become commonplace even in states with strong union traditions.

Right-to-work policies, pushed by right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, have become commonplace even in states with strong union traditions.

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North Carolina Governor to Sign Anti-Choice Law, Break Campaign Pledge

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.

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Illinois Governor Takes Aim at Low-Income Residents in Budget Battle

Illinois legislators will be working overtime this summer: Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly are in a showdown with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner as he slashes social services that impact vulnerable populations across the state.

Illinois legislators will be working overtime this summer: Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly are in a showdown with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner as he slashes social services that impact vulnerable populations across the state.

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North Carolina’s 72-Hour Forced Waiting Period Law Moves Forward

A bill that would increase North Carolina's mandated waiting period for abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours received final approval Tuesday in the state's GOP-led senate.

A bill that would increase North Carolina’s mandated waiting period for abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours received final approval Tuesday in the state’s GOP-led senate.

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Kansas Legislature Resurrects Anti-Choice Bill by Passing ‘Fix’

Lawmakers in the Kansas house approved a bill Saturday making a technical correction to a GOP law banning telemedicine abortion care. Supporters hope the legislative “fix” will end an injunction imposed by a state court.

Lawmakers in the Kansas house approved a bill Saturday making a technical change to a GOP law banning telemedicine abortion care. Supporters hope the legislative “fix” will end an injunction imposed by a state court.

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TRAP Bill Fails to Gain Traction in Maine House

The Maine house's Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements.

The Maine house’s Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements.

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North Carolina Republicans Advance 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill

The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.

The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.

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