legislation

vaccinations

Doctors Are Selling Vaccine Exemptions in California. The State Is Coming for Them.

One San Diego doctor, who’s responsible for one-third of all medical exemptions in the state, charges $180 per appointment.
Kelly Vinett
6.21.19
health care

Bernie's latest Medicare for All bill has a key difference from his last one

The legislation was co-signed by four other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
Rex Santus
4.10.19
college admissions scandal

California is trying to make sure something like "Operation Varsity Blues" never happens again

Democratic state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills that would make it harder for rich kids to buy their way into college.
Emma Ockerman
3.29.19
rice

Arkansas Passes Bill to Prevent Sale of 'Cauliflower Rice'

The new labeling law is meant to protect producers in the Southern state, which has a large rice industry.
Bettina Makalintal
3.27.19
parkland

A Florida Republican is trying to gut the state’s post-Parkland gun control laws

“What was passed last year did absolutely nothing to stop what it intended to, and that was mass shootings at our schools,” the lawmaker said.
Tess Owen
1.9.19
recomposing

Washington Could Become the First State to Compost the Dead

A new bill wants to let you turn your loved ones into soil.
Sarah Emerson
1.2.19
Booze

California's CBD Cocktail Ban Starts in 2019

A new bill will keep CBD-infused booze out of Californians' very relaxed hands.
Bettina Makalintal
12.21.18
STEM

A New Bill Vows to Combat STEM’s Sexual Harassment Problem

The “Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act” aims to remedy the causes of sexual misconduct in STEM, but can it?
Sarah Emerson
10.10.18
argentina

Argentina is one step closer to legalizing abortion

If it passes the Senate, the legislation would allow abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
VICE News
6.14.18
consent

Half of the Country Doesn't Have a Legal Definition of Consent

State by state, there’s little consensus on what counts as consent. Some legal experts and advocates are aiming to change that.
Kimberly Lawson
6.11.18
maternal health

New Bill Could Help Save Black Mothers' Lives

“Starting or growing your family shouldn’t mean putting your life at risk."
Kimberly Lawson
5.10.18
gun control

I'm a Teen from Newtown Who's Fighting for Gun Control

Jenny Wadhwa was in sixth grade when a gunman attacked Sandy Hook Elementary and murdered 26 of her friends and neighbors.
Jenny Wadhwa
4.20.18
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