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Archive: February 18, 2015

PHOTO: State Rep. Joni Jenkins is urging lawmakers to pass a bill to enable victims of domestic violence, stalking or assault to break their rental lease. Photo courtesy LRC Public Information.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill introduced in the state Legislature would give survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault the ability to get out of a home or apartment lease. Filed by state Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Shively, House Bill 405 says that in order to break a lease, the person has to b ...Read More

PHOTO: Texas veterans often need legal assistance, from family matters to obtaining benefits, and the Texas Supreme Court is recommending that more money be allocated to help them. Photo courtesy of US Army.

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AUSTIN, Texas - The chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court delivers his State of the Judiciary before a joint session of the Texas House and Senate today, and the needs of veterans will figure prominently in the address. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said he'll speak about the efforts to improve acc ...Read More

PHOTO: Some 50 lawmakers are among those attending the first-ever Minnesota gathering focused on rural EMS and care today in St. Paul. Photo courtesy of the American Heart Association.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Dozens of state lawmakers are meeting with health and emergency medical groups and constituents from across Minnesota today for the first-ever gathering focused on rural EMS and care. With time-critical health issues such as heart attack and stroke, said Justin Bell, government re ...Read More

PHOTO: Professor, author, and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address tomorrow in a celebration of Black History Month on the UW-Madison campus. The award-winning activist, journalist and TV host will talk about what he observed in Ferguson, Mo., several months ago. Photo credit: BET.

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MADISON, Wis. - Marc Lamont Hill, a host on HuffPost Live and BET news and a CNN political contributor, will give the keynote address Thursday at the Black History Month observation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hill reported from Ferguson, Mo., last summer in the aftermath of the police ...Read More

PHOTO: Activists are putting pressure on state and local leaders to support paid sick-leave legislation on the federal level, and pass measures of their own. Photo credit: Doug Geisler, Paid Sick Days Now/Flickr Creative Commons.

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ORLANDO, Fla. - President Obama called for it in his State of the Union address last month, and now there's legislation in Congress to help the 43 million American workers who can't earn time off for sick days. The Healthy Families Act would establish a national standard for paid sick leave. Propon ...Read More

PHOTO: The Nevada Legislature is considering a proposed funding increase for autism treatment that could benefit several thousand children instead of only a few hundred. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Legislature.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada state lawmakers are in session today, reviewing details of Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposed budget, which includes funding increases for autism treatment and other programs. Jon Sasser, statewide advocacy coordinator for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, said a big p ...Read More

PHOTO: Improving the well being of children in New Mexico and across the nation is the goal of legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Photo courtesy of Sen. Udall

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SANTA FE, N.M. - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is sponsoring legislation he maintains will help the state overcome statistics such as having America's highest child poverty rate. Udall said his bill - called Saving Our Next Generation, or SONG - aims to improve the health and education of children b ...Read More

PHOTO: The Illinois Telecommunications Act is up for review this year, and consumer groups are concerned big telecommunication companies will push for the elimination of low-cost home phone service. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer/Morguefile.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois consumer groups say they are worried that state lawmakers will allow the cord to be cut on home phone service. The Illinois Telecommunications Act will expire this year. Jim Chilsen, consumer director of communications for the Citizens Utility Board, said the review wil ...Read More

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