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States Have Stalled on Potential Opioid Abuse Solution: Deterrent Formulation Drugs
Last May, we reported that some states were utilizing abuse-deterrent drug legislation to address the opioid epidemic. A year later, the opioid epidemic remains a ballooning public health crisis with upwards of 91 Americans dying from opioid overdoes each day. State...
West Virginia Becomes 29th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana
Just in time for  4/20 — Governor Jim Justice (D) has  signed legislation ( WV SB 386) into law making West Virginia the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana for certain conditions.
Medicaid Expansion Debate Reignites in the States
On Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump failed to convince a majority of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to vote in a favor of the long-awaited repeal and replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or...
Forget Congress. With President Trump's Help, States Can Transform Medicaid on Their Own
As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”). Congressional Republicans had also been campaigning on the same promise for about six years. But the introduction of a House...
Governors React to Obamacare Replacement
House Republicans finally revealed their health care plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), earlier this month to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”). Unsurprisingly, AHCA has already come under intense scrutiny on Capitol...
Marijuana Legalization Adds Three New States; Doubles Recreational States

Proponents of marijuana legalization had a good night on Tuesday after three states legalized recreational marijuana use, three states legalized medical marijuana use, and, while the race is too close to call, it appears voters in Maine approved recreational marijuana use...

California Cities Preemptively Pass Marijuana Legislation in Advance of Proposition 64 Vote

On November 8, Californians will vote on Proposition 64, a ballot measure that would make recreational marijuana use legal within their state. California was the first state to vote on marijuana legalization back in 1972, and residents in the state last had a shot to...

California Ballot Measure Could Mean Big Changes for Drug Pricing

Continuing the MultiState Insider series on statewide ballot measures, today we take a look at a notable health care measure that will appear on the November 8 ballot.

States Expand Protections for Pregnant Workers

Workplace pregnancy accommodation bills that provide protections beyond federal law have been trending in state capitols across the country. So far this year, Colorado and Utah have enacted such legislation. In total, we have identified and tracked 34 pregnancy...

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Taking States, Municipalities by Storm

Estimates compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) indicate that approximately 40 percent of private sector workers — and 80 percent of "low-wage" workers — are not provided paid sick days. The NPWF-sponsored “Support Paid Sick Days” campaign...