- The Latest: Kansas House plan hinders hospital privatization Updated: Feb-10-16 3:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas House's debate on budget legislation (all times local):
- 2 Texas researchers under fire for Planned Parenthood study Updated: Feb-10-16 3:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
- Latest: US House backs bill requiring EPA notify about lead Updated: Feb-10-16 3:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):
- Louisiana revenue forecasts drop again; budget gap at $850M Updated: Feb-10-16 2:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's budget gap grew worse Wednesday, reaching a projection of about $850 million and placing government services at risk of deep cuts, with only four months remaining to rebalance the state's spending plan.
- North Carolina welfare applicants, recipients drug tested Updated: Feb-10-16 1:21 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Drug testing of North Carolina welfare recipients and applicants is now happening at social service offices in the state.
- Data: Preventable ER visits cost about $90 million a year Updated: Feb-10-16 12:57 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - A state agency says a new report shows potentially preventable emergency room visits cost Rhode Islanders about $90 million a year.
- Paramedic arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person Updated: Feb-10-16 12:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a Lafayette County Hospital paramedic has been arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person
- More than 300 children enrolled by DHS in literacy program Updated: Feb-10-16 10:27 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's Department of Human Services says it has enrolled more than 300 Tennessee children in a program that aims to improve child literacy.
- MSU offering alternative path to teaching certification Updated: Feb-10-16 7:21 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi State University is offering people interested in going into teaching an alternate route to getting a teaching degree.
- New chief putting mark on Detroit Fire Department Updated: Feb-10-16 4:10 am
DETROIT - In his first months as the new head of Detroit's beleaguered fire department, Eric Jones is building bridges with union leaders, touting improved response times and a decline in arson fires. But aging infrastructure, worker safety and wages are among the issues that remain on his hefty to-do list.
- Hospital industry official hired as Medicaid commissioner Updated: Feb-10-16 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Matt Bevin has selected hospital industry executive Stephen Miller to serve as the state's Medicaid commissioner.
- House tax break bill would mean $23M for Maine schools Updated: Feb-09-16 8:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are divided along party lines over whether to carry over several personal and business tax breaks to state income tax returns after Congress revived the expired breaks in December.
- House panel OKs bill restoring children's health insurance Updated: Feb-09-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers unanimously passed a measure to lift the temporary freeze on a program restoring coverage to low-income kids.
- Kansas Senate advances bill to decrease Medicaid drug costs Updated: Feb-09-16 6:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill designed to cut Kansas' costs in providing prescription drugs for poor and disabled residents has received first-round approval in the state Senate.
- UN: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought Updated: Feb-09-16 6:20 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years as the number of people in need of urgent food aid has recently spiked, the head of the U.N. World Food Program's country office said Tuesday.
- A look at Obama's final budget proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:
- Data breach affects 91,000 Washington Medicaid clients Updated: Feb-09-16 5:19 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State officials say a data breach has affected 91,000 Washington Medicaid clients.
- Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget Updated: Feb-09-16 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks.
- 2 deaths reported at young adult transitional living program Updated: Feb-09-16 3:40 pm
PARSONS, West Virginia - Two young men have killed themselves at a young adult transitional living program in Tucker County.
- Jennifer Garner urges lawmakers to fund children's program Updated: Feb-09-16 2:56 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.
- Arizona bill aims to give state the right to refuse refugees Updated: Feb-09-16 2:41 pm
PHOENIX - Legislation being proposed by an Arizona House Republican would allow the state to refuse to help resettle refugees if it can't ensure they have been properly screened and vetted for terrorism risks.
- State agency raises cost concerns about Medicaid proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 2:29 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is once again raising concerns about the cost of a proposal to insure thousands of low-income residents with Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act.
- North Carolina Medicaid $181M under budget at year midpoint Updated: Feb-09-16 2:04 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's Medicaid finances are continuing to run under budget thanks to essentially flat enrollment growth and less-than-anticipated medical expenses and use of services.
- VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates Updated: Feb-09-16 1:37 pm
CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.
- State wants to appeal expansion of Planned parenthood case Updated: Feb-09-16 1:24 pm