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Archive: May 7, 2013

It looks like Colorado is on its way to giving lower-income families some guaranteed tax breaks.

DENVER - It looks like Colorado is on its way to giving lower-income families some guaranteed tax breaks, although a few stars have to align correctly to make it happen. On Monday, the Colorado House gave its final approval to a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It would be made permanent whene ...Read More

Agnes Misiaszek, SASS counselor, meets with a young girl served by the crisis intervention program    Courtesy of: LSSI

CHICAGO - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and mental-health-care providers say years of budget cuts have created a public health crisis for Illinoisans who need treatment. According to Chicago mother Marquisha Harris, it has been nearly impossible to find mental-health services for her daughte ...Read More

PHOTO: Nutrition education programs could be on the chopping block as Congress takes up the Farm Bill this month. Photo credit: Share our Strength

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Programs that teach low-income families about healthy food choices could be on the chopping block as Congress takes up the Farm Bill over the next few weeks. A U.S. Senate committee this week considers significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonl ...Read More

PHOTO: While the legal wrangling continues over a ruling that there should be no age restrictions on the morning-after pill, an FDA order does make it legal for those ages 15 and up to buy the emergency contraceptive over the counter.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At drugstores across Tennessee, over-the-counter purchases of the morning-after pill are now available to anyone age 15 and older, this after the Food and Drug Administration ruled that Plan B One Step can be sold on shelves like condoms, instead of having it behind the pharmacy c ...Read More

PHOTO: Three years after filing a petition to get the FDA to pull the approval of animal feed containing arsenic, several advocacy groups have now filed suit. They say the arsenic is not needed to raise animals and poses a public health risk. CREDIT: Norman Ack

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is facing a lawsuit because it continues to allow arsenic in animal feed given to chickens, turkeys and hogs. The suit was filed on behalf of a handful of advocacy groups, including the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. According to ...Read More

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