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Stateline staff

Stateline’s team of veteran journalists combines original reporting with a roundup of the latest news from sources around the country.

Top State Stories 4/10

By: - April 10, 2023

NC: Will North Carolina be the ‘beginning of the end’ of the Medicaid expansion fight? Intense patient advocacy, shifting politics, a determined Democratic governor and a handful of maverick Republicans led North Carolina to join 39 other states that have expanded Medicaid. ID: Idaho AG walks back opinion on prohibiting referrals for out-of-state abortions […]

Top State Stories 4/7

By: - April 7, 2023

TN: Tennessee GOP expels two Democratic members over gun-safety protest Ten days after a shooter unloaded 152 rounds inside a Nashville school and killed six people, Tennessee House Republicans expelled two Black Democratic lawmakers for breaking House rules and mounting a gun-safety protest on the chamber’s floor. The House failed by one vote to achieve […]

Top State Stories 4/6

By: - April 6, 2023

IN: Indiana governor signs bill banning gender-affirming care for minors Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill banning gender-affirming health care procedures for transgender minors. Almost immediately, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to stop it from being implemented. MD: State report shows ‘astonishing’ depravity in child sexual abuse at Maryland archdiocese […]

Top State Stories 4/5

By: - April 5, 2023

ID: Idaho governor signs ban on gender-affirming care for minors Idaho physicians who provide gender-affirming care to transgender minors could now face up to 10 years in prison. Republican Gov. Brad Little signed into law a measure that makes it a felony to provide puberty blockers, hormone therapies and gender-affirmation surgeries to minors. WI: Liberal […]

Top State Stories 4/4

By: - April 4, 2023

FL: Florida governor signs permitless carry gun bill into law Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that lets people carry guns without a permit and without any training. People who are otherwise prohibited from carrying a gun under state and federal law — such as people with felony records and certain disqualifying misdemeanors — […]

Top State Stories 4/3

By: - April 3, 2023

MN: Federal judge rules Minnesota’s age limit for carrying handguns unconstitutional A federal judge has moved to strike down the Minnesota law barring 18- to 20-year-olds from obtaining permits to carry handguns in public. The decision comes nearly two years after three young adults teamed up with three gun rights advocacy groups to file […]

Top State Stories 3/31

By: - March 31, 2023

TX, US: Federal judge in Texas strikes down key Affordable Care Act provision regarding preventive care A federal judge in Texas struck down a key provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates that insurers provide preventive services, including cancer screenings, for free. The judge rules that preventive care recommendations issued by a volunteer […]

Top State Stories 3/30

By: - March 30, 2023

TN: Tennessee lawmakers delay gun bills after Nashville shooting as advocates demand action Tennessee lawmakers chose to delay hearing a number of proposed bills related to firearms, a decision some gun safety advocates criticized as inaction in the wake of the deadliest school shooting in state history. Prior to Monday’s shooting at The Covenant […]

Top State Stories 3/29

By: - March 29, 2023

US: Republicans face setbacks in push to tighten voting laws on campuses Alarmed over young people increasingly proving to be a force for Democrats at the ballot box, Republican lawmakers in a number of states have been trying to enact new obstacles to voting for college students. But so far this year, a new […]

Top State Stories 3/28

By: - March 28, 2023

NC: North Carolina expands Medicaid after Republicans drop opposition North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed a new law after the Republican-led House and Senate agreed to pass Medicaid expansion, reaching a breakthrough after years of debate. North Carolina is one of just 11 states that has not adopted Medicaid expansion under the federal […]

Top State Stories 3/27

By: - March 27, 2023

FL: Florida House passes permitless carry bill The Florida House approved legislation along party lines that would allow people to carry guns without being required to obtain a concealed-weapons license, which includes undergoing a training and safety course as well as an additional background check. The measure still needs to clear the state Senate […]

Top State Stories 3/24

By: - March 24, 2023

OK: Oklahoma school board unanimously passes rules targeting library content Without discussion or debate, the Oklahoma State Board of Education unanimously approved a pair of rules that would downgrade schools’ or districts’ accreditation if they are found to have library materials deemed to be pornographic or excessively sexualized. Both rules are subject to approval […]