Florida’s Republican-led house on Friday ended this legislative session’s debate over whether to use federal Medicaid money toward health-care expansion, voting down a senate proposal 72 to 41.
Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.
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.
Two years after Texas lawmakers passed omnibus anti-abortion law HB 2, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the most restrictive provisions of HB 2 can go into effect.
A possible Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Colorado, under fire by abortion rights advocates for waffling on her abortion stance, has apologized for telling an anti-choice radio host that she’d never called herself “pro-choice.”
California lawmakers are once again looking to repeal a provision of the state’s welfare program that denies additional assistance to women whose family size increases while they are receiving benefits.
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.
The Roberts Court on Monday agreed to consider limits on the ability of workers to form class-actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Women’s Lobby of Colorado’s legislative scorecard shows that women and Democrats in the state legislature were more committed to “issues that are important to women” than Republicans and men, but, overall, little progress has been made on gender equity.
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.