• Missouri House panel sends medical marijuana bill forward

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House may consider a medical marijuana law that has garnered some Republican support after a House committee unanimously approved the proposal Tuesday. The GOP-sponsored measure would set up a system for some Missouri residents with specific...

  • Hospitals ask Connecticut lawmakers to replenish budget cuts

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of state hospitals urged state lawmakers Tuesday to replenish the cuts in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget, predicting the suggested changes could lead to deep reductions in medical services and staff. They said Malloy's suggested...

  • Florida senators meet with feds over health care money

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Amid growing budget discord that could derail this year's session of the Florida Legislature, Senate President Andy Gardiner dispatched two top Republican senators to Washington to talk with federal officials about more than $1 billion in health care grants the...

  • Sponsor withdraws Tennessee abortion ultrasound bill

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that originally sought to require ultrasound images be shown or described to women seeking abortions in Tennessee has been withdrawn for the year. The House Health Subcommittee was poised Tuesday to send Rep. Rick Womick's bill to study committee after...

  • Wildlife experts say bill could be lethal for deer

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers say they hope to put an end date on deer-feeding bans that have kept some Wisconsin residents from the pastime, but a wildlife expert warns the practice could harm the animals. Current state law prohibits baiting and feeding in counties where...

  • Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing him with substandard medical care....

  • Vermont documents: Little monitoring of Medicaid spending

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — During the past decade, Vermont has spent $675 million setting up Medicaid managed-care programs but has done such a spotty job monitoring them that they can't even be audited. That's the upshot from a letter state Auditor of Accounts Douglas Hoffer sent to...

  • Colorado trying again to add maternal warnings at pot shops

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    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER — A second attempt by Colorado lawmakers to require pot shops to post warnings for pregnant customers is moving ahead in the state Legislature. A state House committee voted 10-3 to direct state health authorities to craft warnings to be posted in recreational and medical...

  • Bill lets Texas governor declare infectious disease disaster

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Should Ebola or another infectious disease plague Texas again, the governor may declare a state of emergency and cede control of the situation to a state commissioner, under a bill the Texas Senate passed Tuesday. The measure cleared the upper chamber 25-5 and now...

  • After a year, lawmakers try to fix medical marijuana plan

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida passed a bill allowing medical marijuana a year ago, but the cancer patients and children with seizures it was intended to help still don't have access to the drug. A new bill seeking to fix that is moving through the Legislature but ran into...

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