Florida sues over ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

washington CNN — Four Florida families are suing the state’s new Rules banning gender-affirming care For transgender youth, they argue that these prohibitions violate the U.S. Constitution and should be repealed. Two new rules from the Florida Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine prohibit the state’s medical professionals from providing gender-affirming care … Read more

North Carolina to become 40th state to expand Medicaid

CNN — North Carolina will become the 40th state to expand Medicaid to low-income adults after the Republican-led state legislature dropped its longstanding opposition to provisions of Obamacare. Benefits to hospitals in the state are also included in the expansion bill, which received final legislative approval on Thursday. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who has campaigned … Read more

Georgia governor signs ban on certain gender-affirming care for minors

CNN — Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill on Thursday that would ban certain gender-affirming care for minors, joining a growing number of Republican-led states looking to limit the practice nationwide. kind of treatment. Senate Bill 140 would prohibit Georgia’s licensed medical professionals from providing gender transition-related hormone therapy or surgery to patients … Read more

Trump faces legal risk as DeSantis backs out and ramps up attacks

CNN — governor of florida ron desantis Branding himself as a political fighter willing to fight against all who come, from disney And corporate media to high school students wearing masks. but he and donald trump For several months, it was a one-sided affair. changed this week That’s when DeSantis first threw himself into the … Read more

Trump could run for president if indicted

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter.To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Can he still run for president?why adult movies The star case precedes any case about protecting democracy? How can you possibly find an impartial jury? Here are the answers to some of … Read more

DeSantis administration moves to expand ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to all grades

CNN — government administration ron desantis A quiet proposal this month expanded Florida’s controversial ban on classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity to all grades. Florida Department of Education Approval proposed rule Published March 9 and posted for review on March 16 on the Florida Administrative Register. The state board of education … Read more

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Signs Bill Limiting Transgender School Restrooms

washington CNN — governor of arkansas Sarah Huckabee Sanders A bill was signed Tuesday to ban transgender students from using restrooms that do not match the sex listed on their birth certificates, the latest in a string of Republican-led legislative efforts Restricting LGBTQ Rights in Schools. this bill, approved by the state’s legislature earlier this … Read more

More red states will help pay for private schools for all K-12 students

washington CNN — With the help of the so-called “parents’ rights” movement, more Republican-led states are changing the way they fund K-12 education, making it easier for families to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools. Families in Iowa, Utah and Arkansas will soon be eligible to receive thousands of state dollars … Read more

Joseph Harding: Former Florida lawmaker pleads guilty in Covid-19 loan fraud case

CNN — A former Florida lawmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, money laundering and misrepresentation related to Covid-19 relief fraud. Press Releases from the Department of Justice. former republican state representative Joseph Harding The department said it obtained more than $150,000 in Small Business Administration loans by lying on loan applications. Harding is scheduled … Read more

Justice Department, others urge Supreme Court to sidestep controversy over independent state legislatures

CNN — as Supreme Court While deliberating the case behind closed doors, the Justice Department and some other interested parties recommended dismissing the case based on significant developments since oral arguments, despite what many believe could be one of the most important voting rights disputes the high court has ever seen. If the justices were … Read more