December 17 -- The New Federalism
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NH House Approves SB 313
The NEW HAMPSHIRE House approves SB 313 , which would expand Medicaid eligibility to cover an additional 50,000 residents. It has returned to the Senate (UNION LEADER [MANCHESTER]).
CO House Approves HB 1436
Maine Overrides A Veto of SB 391
The MAINE House and Senate override a veto by Gov. Paul LePage (R) of SB 391 , which will raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 (PORTLAND PRESS HERALD).
Nevada Approves AB 374
The NEVADA Senate approves AB 374 , which would make the Silver State the first to allow anyone to buy into Medicaid, the public program that covers low-income Americans. It is now with Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) for consideration...
North Dakota Approves SB 2154
The NORTH DAKOTA Senate approves SB 2154 , which would suspend implementation of a voter-approved measure to allow the use of medicinal marijuana in the Flickertail State. The suspension would run through July 31, or until...
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration bans the sale of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18 and requires companies to submit these products to it for regulatory review, provide it with a list of product ingredients...
PA Legislature Approves SB 3
The PENNSYLVANIA Senate and House each approve SB 3 , which would legalize medical marijuana use in the Keystone State. It moves to Gov. Tom Wolf (D), who has said he will sign it into law (FOX43.COM [PHILADELPHIA]).
The MAINE Department of Health and Human Services announces it will seek a federal waiver that allows it to ban food stamp recipients from using their benefits to purchase candy and soda. Pine Tree State lawmakers considered and rejected legislation to...