An Alabama obstetrician-turned legislator said Tuesday that he's backing off his effort to repeal a state law setting minimum postpartum hospital stay and bloodwork requirements that was inspired by the death of one of his patients.
Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget Tuesday night.
The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott slogged toward a major vote Tuesday that inched him closer to sending hundreds more armed troopers to the Texas-Mexico border but muddled his proposed prekindergarten makeover that has underwhelmed.
The coroner's office said Tuesday it will await the results of blood and urine tests before determining what caused the death of a University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who was hit by a car on a Los Angeles freeway.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed again Tuesday, voted down by a key Senate committee a month after it was defeated in a special legislative session.