The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by Politico.
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it would virtually eliminate abortion access in Texas. Last year, the legislature passed a so-called “trigger law” that would go into effect 30 days after such a ruling, making performing abortion a felony. More than half of the states are expected to ban abortion if the ruling is overturned.
Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed a law allowing Tennessee doctors to prescribe, and certain pharmacists to sell, the human-designed form of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19—even though large, controlled scientific studies say it doesn’t work for such infections.
Drug decriminalization advocates, doctors and politicians announced a proposed ballot measure to remove the penalties for possessing drugs of any kind in Washington state. Supporters say the war on drugs needs to end, and that they want the measure on a statewide ballot this year.
As manatees continue to die in record numbers, Florida is poised to spend more than $30 million on efforts to rescue the iconic animals and restore their habitats. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his support for the funding, which was included in the budget the legislature passed in March.
An environmental case before the U.S. Supreme Court could determine how much of Alaska’s wetlands are subject to federal regulation under the Clean Water Act. If the ruling goes the way the administration of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy would like, Alaska will have oversight over pollution and contaminants in its isolated wetlands.
Though embryo donation is relatively new, a small but growing number of Oregonians are becoming parents this way. But the process these new parents must navigate is only lightly regulated and comes with its own set of difficult questions.
Nurses and employers gathered with state leaders at the Minnesota Capitol to celebrate the biggest accomplishment so far this legislative session, which will result in hundreds of thousands of pandemic frontline workers receiving payments of roughly $750 and prevent sizable tax increases for businesses.
A judge selected nearly two dozen Fulton County residents who will help prosecutors determine whether former President Donald Trump and his allies unlawfully tried to meddle in Georgia’s 2020 elections.
New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul signed an unprecedented law allowing an indicted candidate for office to get off the ballot. The law permits Hochul’s running mate Brian Benjamin, the former Democratic lieutenant governor who resigned in April after his arrest on bribery and campaign finance charges, to leave the ballot.
Child care providers may ask low-income parents to make up the difference between a state subsidy and the market-rate cost of child care under a bill passed by both chambers of the Iowa legislature. It’s a recommendation from GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds’ task force, which determined that the current program may “be a disincentive for child care providers to accept children receiving” assistance.
Delaware’s Division of Public Health launched the Restaurant Accolade Program to address substance misuse and opioid overdoses in the local restaurant industry. The agency is working to train and educate staff, managers and owners how to reverse an opioid overdose and support coworkers battling addiction.
Last school year, growing California school districts weren’t funded for all their students. Their leaders say they’ve been hurt by efforts to protect the majority of the state’s districts experiencing declining enrollment.
At a time when gas prices, food prices, home prices and more are all going up, there's one consumer item in Michigan that's doing the opposite: cannabis. For consumers, this is good news. But smaller cannabis companies say they can't compete with the low prices that larger, often vertically integrated, companies are offering.
In public testimony at the Colorado Capitol and in interviews with The Denver Post, family members have said that police seemed disinterested in investigating their loved ones’ fentanyl deaths. Police and prosecutors have charged a handful of dealers in the death of their customers, but those prosecutions represent a tiny fraction of the hundreds of drug deaths in Colorado every year.