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Finding Foster Families for Teens Is a Challenge in Many States
Only 58 percent of foster teens live with a family instead of a group home.
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Maine House votes to relax welfare restrictions on asylum seekers
The Maine House voted to relax Maine’s welfare policies to allow asylum seekers and other legally present noncitizens to qualify for food stamps and other assistance. The bill now faces a vote in the Senate.
New Mexico requires co-prescription of opioid reversal drugs
New Mexico is requiring that many opioid prescriptions for pain relief come with a second prescription that can reverse possible overdoses. The new law requires co-prescriptions of medication such as naloxone to accompany any opioid prescription of five days or more.
New Jersey governor threatens to cut lawmakers’ pet projects unless he gets 'millionaire's tax'
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy issued his strongest threat yet to New Jersey’s Democratic-controlled legislature: Without a “millionaire’s tax,” he’s prepared to slash pet projects.
Wisconsin lawmakers reluctant to force vaccinations
A bill that would make it more difficult to send children to school without vaccinations likely won't make it through Wisconsin's legislature. It's the second time such legislation hasn't gained enough support among state lawmakers.
Sheriffs walk out on North Carolina hearing
Two North Carolina sheriffs who have pledged to limit cooperation with immigration authorities walked out on a legislative committee meeting, saying they felt attacked by a Republican-sponsored bill that would remove them from office if they fail to cooperate fully.
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