Senate blocks abortion rights bill Roe v. Wade

Democrat Joe Manchin joined Republicans in blocking a bill Wednesday that would make the abortion rights ruling law in Roe v. Wade, dealing a setback for Democrats fighting to preserve protections the Supreme Court could soon throw away after nearly five decades. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer went ahead with a vote on the Women’s … Read more

Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocks new abortion law | Health & Fitness

access point BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a new state law that would ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allow lawsuits to enforce the law. Idaho last month became the first state to enact legislation modeled on the Texas statute that bans abortions after about … Read more

GOP Blocks Senate COVID Bill, Demands Immigration Votes | Health & Fitness

By ALAN FRAM-Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have blocked a Democratic attempt to start a Senate debate on a $10 billion COVID-19 commitment, pushing to tangle the bipartisan package with an election year showdown over immigration restrictions that poses a politically awkward fight for Democrats. A day after Democratic and Republican negotiators reached an … Read more

GOP Blocks Senate COVID Bill, Demands Immigration Votes | Health & Fitness

By ALAN FRAM-Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have blocked a Democratic attempt to start a Senate debate on a $10 billion COVID-19 commitment, pushing to tangle the bipartisan package with an election year showdown over immigration restrictions that poses a politically awkward fight for Democrats. A day after Democratic and Republican negotiators reached an … Read more

GOP Blocks Senate COVID Bill, Demands Immigration Votes | Health & Fitness

By ALAN FRAM-Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic attempt to start debate in the Senate on a $10 billion COVID-19 commitment, pushing to tangle the bipartisan package with an election year showdown over immigration restrictions that poses a politically awkward fight for Democrats. A day after Democratic and Republican negotiators … Read more

Collins Blocks Democrats Attempt To Codify Reproductive Rights Under Attack From Supreme Court

Senator Susan Collins voted Monday with her Republican colleagues in the Senate to block a bill introduced by Democrats that would have essentially codified reproductive rights ahead of predictions that the conservative US Supreme Court will dismantle abortion access. “Everyone deserves to have access to safe and legal abortion, free from political interference and unnecessary … Read more

Arizona judge blocks voter-approved education tax

HOENIX — A trial judge on Friday blocked the state from imposing a voter-approved surcharge on the wealthy to help finance education. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah said there is no legal way to spend the funds Proposition 208 would raise. That’s because the revenue, originally estimated at more than $800 million a … Read more

Virginia Senate Blocks Most of Youngkin’s Parole Board Appointees | Health & Fitness

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate on Thursday rejected all but one of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s nominees to the state parole board, a move the House Democratic majority said was in part a retaliation for the House Republicans’ earlier defeat in other board appointments. “I think the House needs … Read more

Virginia Senate Blocks Most of Youngkin’s Parole Board Appointees | Health & Fitness

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate on Thursday rejected all but one of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s nominees to the state parole board, a move the House Democratic majority said was in part a retaliation for the House Republicans’ earlier defeat in other board appointments. “I think the House needs … Read more