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New Law in New York Requires Pharmacies to Quickly Notify Patients of Drug Recalls State News
New Law in New York Requires Pharmacies to Quickly Notify Patients of Drug Recalls
2019-10-18 21:24:44
by Dan McCue

A new law in New York State requires pharmacies to inform patients of Class I drug recalls made by the Federal Drug Administration within seven days. Generally speaking, drug recalls occur when the quality or safety of a drug has... Read More

Judge Could Soon Order SC Republicans to Hold 2020 Primary State News
Judge Could Soon Order SC Republicans to Hold 2020 Primary
2019-10-18 21:18:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A circuit court judge in South Carolina heard more than two hours of oral arguments Friday in a lawsuit challenging the state GOP executive committee's vote last month to forgo a 2020 Republican presidential primary. In the end,... Read More

Governors Hold Summit on Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Legislation State News
Governors Hold Summit on Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Legislation
2019-10-18 21:07:24
by Dan McCue

The governors of five northeastern states came together for a summit on Thursday to discuss the outlines of a joint regional approach to cannabis and vaping policies. "This issue is complicated, controversial and consequential. It is probably one of the... Read More

House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA State News
House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA
2019-10-18 20:14:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House Panel that deals with water resource and environmental issues will travel to South Florida this weekend for a roundtable on infrastructure projects to be considered for inclusion in the next Water Resources Development Act. Rep. Grace... Read More

Florida Set to Revise Law on Threatening a Mass Shooting State News
Florida Set to Revise Law on Threatening a Mass Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A deranged person in Florida can tell people of a plan to commit a mass shooting and still not face arrest — as long as the threat isn’t written down. It’s an oddity in state law... Read More

Census Bureau Seeking Driver’s License Info, Administrative Records Census
Census Bureau Seeking Driver’s License Info, Administrative Records

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau wants even more details on American residents, requesting states to provide driver’s license and administrative records to add to a trove of federal data being collected by the agency in its census count. Officials... Read More

Louisiana's John Bel Edwards Headed to Runoff Election State News
Louisiana's John Bel Edwards Headed to Runoff Election
2019-10-14 21:01:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch to a Nov. 16 runoff election after voters failed on Saturday to award him more than 50% of the... Read More

Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror Courts
Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chief Judge Krista Marx said she wanted to make it clear to the residents of the county the limits of her authority when it comes to the question of intervening in the case that brought... Read More

Gov. Newsom Slams PG&E Over ‘Unacceptable’ Power Outages State News
Gov. Newsom Slams PG&E Over ‘Unacceptable’ Power Outages

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom tore into Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Thursday, calling the mass power outages “unacceptable” and the result of the bankrupt utility’s own long legacy of mistakes. “What’s happened is unacceptable. And it’s... Read More

Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding State News
Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding
2019-10-10 20:27:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., convened a meeting last week with officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection and several local mayors to address the issue of repeat and intensifying flooding in... Read More

Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve State News
Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the... Read More

New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says State News
New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s system for restoring the voting rights of up to 1.4 million ex-felons is an “administrative nightmare” a federal judge said Tuesday, but it could still remain in place during the presidential preference primary in March. U.S.... Read More

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