Colorado became the sixth state to allow civil unions for same-sex couples when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the legislation Thursday. Another nine states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage.
The White House is encouraging skeptical state officials to expand Medicaid by subsidizing the purchase of private insurance for low-income people, even though that approach might be somewhat more expensive, federal and state officials say.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia |
March 22, 2013
A federal judge permanently blocked Georgia from enforcing a part of the law that would have punished people who knowingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants or encourage them to come to the state.
Source: Washington Post | Maryland |
March 22, 2013
Gov. Martin O’Malley, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and grass-roots groups supporting stricter gun control hailed the decision, saying that it places Maryland on firm legal ground as the Legislature looks to tighten gun laws further.
After saying no to Gov. Scott's original Medicaid expansion proposal, top Senate Republicans have proposed a plan to use the $55 billion offered as part of President Barack Obama’s health care law to funnel poor Floridians into subsidized, private health insurance.
The drones, or unmanned aerial systems, have already helped the police find missing people and county planners measure the growth of a landfill. But they could also be used by drug dealers, pedophiles and nosy neighbors, witnesses and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said in a hearing.