With empty accounts, budget talks boil down to school aid | Health and fitness

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a week to go until the state budget deadline, Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are working through their remaining differences as they try to reach a an agreement on a budget of around 42 billion dollars. plan they say will mobilize substantial new aid for Pennsylvania … Read more

Idaho attorney general faces challengers in lively debate | Health and Fitness

Idaho attorney general faces challengers in lively debate |  Health and Fitness

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s Republican attorney general candidates sparred over the validity of public health restrictions, the merits of lawsuits challenging the federal policies and other topics during a televised debate Tuesday night. Incumbent Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is facing former US Rep. Raul Labrador and attorney Art Macomber in the Republican primary on … Read more

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers | Health and Fitness

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity — a bill critics have dubbed “Don’ t Say Gay.” The … Read more

Families, doctors contest Alabama transgender treatment ban | Health and Fitness

Families, doctors contest Alabama transgender treatment ban |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Families with transgender teens sued the state of Alabama in federal court on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The two lawsuits—one … Read more

Transgender treatment ban challenged by lawsuit in Alabama | Health and Fitness

Transgender treatment ban challenged by lawsuit in Alabama |  Health and Fitness

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

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers | Health and Fitness

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity — a bill critics have dubbed “Don’ t Say Gay.” The … Read more