Texas lawmakers turned their attention to public education this week—or perhaps, more specifically, to tearing the very concept apart.
Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen (R) got a little off-topic during a committee debate on gun legislation Tuesday, telling appropriations committee members that she believes Sunday church attendance should be required by law for every American.
A wide-reaching and regressive overhaul of North Carolina’s tax code, which went into effect last year, is being felt this tax season. Its political fallout may extend into 2016.
Reproductive health and justice advocates are objecting that the popular bill still includes Hyde Amendment language to prohibit community health centers from performing abortions except in very limited circumstances.
The ACA, despite concerted efforts by congressional Republicans and GOP-controlled state legislatures to undermine the law, has added 16.4 million people to health insurance rolls since October 2013.
Even under the rosiest scenario, the trade deal would lead to modest economic gains. Meanwhile, historic precedent portends disastrous economic consequences.
Legislators in Arizona are proposing a bill that would require doctors to tell abortion patients that the procedure can be “reversed”—the latest in a series of anti-choice efforts to put official government support behind the harassment of women.
Progressive lawmakers are attempting to shift the discussion from budget deficits, which are abstract to many Americans, to something more real: the “deficits” in the nation’s education, infrastructure, wages, and social safety net.
The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.
For the second time in as many weeks, a bipartisan bill in Congress is running into controversy because of objections to anti-choice language in the bill.