Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus | health

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus |  health

By BRIAN WITTE – Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers ended their term late Monday by passing legislation to strengthen cybersecurity in a year marked by a budget surplus, upgrades to parks, infrastructure, schools and information technology systems, and tax breaks enabled . In a year of huge surpluses, largely due to federal … Read more

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing | health and fitness

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing |  health and fitness

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A Republican-authored bill legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin will have its first public hearing next week, in a bid to meet a goal of supporters and to be the latest sign of progress for those supporting the laws of the state want to relax. The bill will not go into effect … Read more

Committee thwarts end-of-life bill using parliamentary tactics | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

A bill that would allow terminally ill Connecticut adults to apply for drugs to help them die was suddenly derailed by unusual parliamentary procedure during a committee vote on Monday. Proponents had expressed optimism that this would finally be the year when, after about a decade of emotional debates, the law would be voted through … Read more

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit | health

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit |  health

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two families of transgender teenagers and two doctors sued the state of Alabama on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans teens under the age of 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to induce their Gender to … Read more