The state has made $350 million available through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and the Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grant Program for municipalities with infrastructure projects that protect public health or improve water quality.
$350 million is now available through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and the Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grant Program for New York municipalities with infrastructure projects that protect public health or improve water quality.
State legislators passed a contentious bill this week that would remove the religious exemption for vaccination requirements for children.
Opponents of the bill yelled epithets and threats at Assemblymembers who voted in favor of the law, which passed that chamber by a vanishing margin following a three-hour debate. Invoking science and the current measles outbreak, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill moments after the full Legislature approved it.
Lourdes Leon Guerrero vigorously defended abortion rights as she campaigned to become the first female governor of Guam. She won, but now no doctors are willing to perform the procedure she fought so hard to defend.
Sonia Suter of The Baltimore Sun posits that political fallout from recent state laws banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy will result in a Supreme Court that is reluctant to consider appeals to overturn lower courts' decisions that find them unconstitutional — much less reconsider Roe v. Wade.
It’s doubtful whether progressive state Democrats will be able to legalize recreational marijuana before the legislative session ends on June 19, but lawmakers filed a multi-faceted amendment last week in an eleventh hour push to make the proposed bill more palatable to the governor and wary Senate colleagues.
Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.
A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy.
"Here we go again," U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order.
The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education.