Joint Appropriations Committee sponsored a bill to make permanent a temporary merger of the state’s Department of Health and Department of Family Services.
Senate president holds back measure to put public at head of the line when producers declare bankruptcy. Bankers also oppose the change.
Anti-abortionists outnumber pro-choice supporters at House hearing
The state’s program for treating mentally ill patients has higher costs and needs funding from the Legislature.
The House rejected a bill to protect workers based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Still, SF 115 advanced farther than any such legislation.