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  • Montana governor signs Medicaid expansion into law

    After several years and a long bumpy road to passage, the governor signed a bill into law Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income Montanans. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood...
  • Ex-UConn QB Cochran Backs 'Common-Sense' Concussion Bill

    Ex-UConn QB  Cochran Backs 'Common-Sense' Concussion Bill
    HARTFORD — Former UConn quarterback Casey Cochran asked lawmakers Wednesday to support a bill that would require parents and student athletes to be informed about the possibility of sports-related concussions and "how dangerous they really are."...
  • Federal judge throws out 'mental anguish' law aimed at cop-killer

    Federal judge throws out 'mental anguish' law aimed at cop-killer
    HARRISBURG — A federal judge has thrown out a Pennsylvania law designed to prevent offenders from causing mental anguish to crime victims, calling it an illegal restriction on the right to free expression. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner...
  • Indiana lawmakers ask Congress to block South Bend casino

    The Indiana General Assembly has passed a resolution asking Congress to block a plan to build a tribal casino in South Bend. The $480 million plan by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians calls for a new tribal village, casino, 500-room hotel and...
  • County board's draft resolution calling for reform draws critics

    County board's draft resolution calling for reform draws critics
    Benito Rivera sat through a two-and-a-half hour meeting while Kane County board members discussed unfunded mandates, term limits and limiting campaign contributions by unions — just so he could have his say. Unions are "the only crutch holding...
  • Bill would require signs to inform about human trafficking

    Strip clubs, massage studios and hospitals will have to hang signs alerting people about human trafficking under a bill that's going to Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate unanimously passed the bill (HB 369) Wednesday. It's a weaker version of a bill it...
  • Pence signs Indiana ban on powdered alcohol into law

    Indiana residents will be barred from purchasing, selling or using a powdered form of alcohol under a bill Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law. Pence signed legislation Wednesday that bans the substance. The bill also calls for further study of the issue...
  • Agency shrinks clearances backlog under child-protection law

    Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says it's substantially reduced the time it takes to get a child abuse clearance. The Department of Human Services said Wednesday that it's averaging four days to process applications, down from 26 days in January right...
  • Former UConn quarterback pushes for concussion legislation

    Former UConn quarterback Casey Cochran is lobbying in support of legislation intended to better educate athletes about the dangers of concussions. He told lawmakers at the Capitol on Wednesday that he had suffered 12 concussions dating back to middle...
  • Senate approves tougher prison terms for Ohio gun crimes

    Ohioans who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposal approved by the state Senate. The bill passed 30-3 Wednesday is aimed at reducing violent gun crimes. It would impose longer prison sentences for certain...
  • Ohio bill lets cities have areas for open-alcohol containers

    Some cities could have outdoor refreshment areas where revelers could socialize worry-free with open containers of alcohol under a bill headed to the governor Wednesday. The House voted 87-7 on the proposal, which allows cities of a certain size to...