Less than 5 percent of domestic violence shelters nationwide house pets. But a real need exists for more: Survivors often delay leaving abusive situations because they fear their companion animal would be harmed or killed.
Most legislators—including lawmakers in California, Maine, and Minnesota—are attempting to close loopholes and make it more difficult for people to get around inoculation requirements. Some, however, are actually trying to make it easier for parents to say “no” to vaccines.
Two Connecticut state legislators this month introduced identical bills that would require physicians to notify parents or legal guardians 48 hours in advance of giving a minor child an abortion.
The new bill, introduced by state Sen. Paul Davis (R-Sangerville), would repeal the state’s existing parental consent law and replace it with stricter regulations.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.
A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.
The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time.
The Republican Governors Association, just a week before Election Day, is pulling out the final stops in its push to re-elect Gov. Paul LePage.
The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.
The high court hasn’t yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.