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Florida GOP Stops Health-Care Expansion for Low-Income Families

The vote came during a special session called to decide the budget.

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.

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Local Control? Texas Fracking Billionaires Say ‘Not So Fast’

Why would Texas, a state renowned for its fierce defense of local rights, prohibit the good people of Denton—and any other municipalities—from banning hydraulic fracturing if that is what they choose to do? Look no further than Dan and Farris Wilks.

Why would Texas, a state renowned for its fierce defense of local rights, prohibit the good people of Denton—and any other municipalities—from banning hydraulic fracturing if that is what they choose to do? Look no further than Dan and Farris Wilks.

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Supreme Court Limits Judicial Campaigning—Sort Of

A decision at the end of April to uphold a Florida ban on judges directly soliciting campaign funds should be a win for progressives. But like almost everything from the Roberts Court, the ruling still favors conservatives.

A decision at the end of April to uphold a Florida ban on judges directly soliciting campaign funds should be win for progressives. But like almost everything from the Roberts Court, the ruling still favors conservatives.

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Hysteria Against Gay Marriage, Egregious Anti-Choice Legislation

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jeff Teague from Planned Parenthood explains the rush of unnecessary, anti-choice bills in Tennessee, including a forced waiting period bill. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the marriage equality cases at the Supreme Court and some of the more egregious anti-choice laws being passed this session.

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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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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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Did Walmart Close Stores to Retaliate Against Employees?

The union acting on behalf of fired Walmart workers in five states filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the retailer of retaliating against workers organizing for better pay and benefits.

The union acting on behalf of fired Walmart workers in five states filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the retailer of retaliating against workers organizing for better pay and benefits.

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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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Ludicrous Anti-Abortion Bills, and the Search for Better Condoms

On this episode of Reality Cast, Slate’s L.V. Anderson explains why we need to build a better condom. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a North Carolina bill that would ban med schools from teaching abortion and other recent anti-abortion regulations.

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Florida House Passes Bill Letting Adoption Agencies Refuse Same-Sex Couples

The bill is the latest in a string of religious exemption bills introduced and supported in Republican-controlled state legislatures.

The bill is the latest in a string of religious exemption bills introduced and supported in Republican-controlled state legislatures.

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