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.
Only when our society acknowledges what Black women are doing and have been doing to advance equality for all will people truly understand why Black lives matter.
RH Reality Check recently asked its colleagues working to advance justice movements throughout the country to share what affected them most in 2014 and their greatest wish for 2015.
Alaska’s newly elected Gov. Bill Walker adamantly campaigned on a platform to expand Medicaid, but whether he’ll be able to meet his promise with a Republican-dominated legislature isn’t so clear.
The Senate confirmed 47 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.
How can pro-choice advocates change the cultural conversation that can help win policy victories? For starters, according to speakers at this year’s Rootscamp, don’t be afraid to say “abortion.”
Ironically, a pair of right-wing senators objecting to Obama’s immigration reform have given Senate Democrats the chance to vote on 12 district court nominees and 11 executive branch nominees.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last the chamber sees of the bill.
A heartbeat ban that would have made Ohio’s abortion restrictions the most far-reaching in the country failed Wednesday in the state house by a vote of 46 to 39. The bill needed 50 votes to pass.
A Missouri lawmaker last week pre-filed a bill that could revoke the licenses of insurers who offer plans through the Affordable Care Act, directly undermining the federal health law and making affordable health insurance more difficult to find for many Missourians.