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5 Things Oregon: COVID-19, Sen. James Manning, Health impacts of climate change

| Mar 16, 2020 | Oregon

From our coverage below, you'll see Portland is about two weeks behind Seattle. And, as Seattle tracks Italy, by about 2 weeks, that means Oregon is about four weeks behind what could be a new epicenter in the disease spread. I know closing restaurants and staying home can be agitating,...[ Read More ]

Rep. Harris highlights health care bills in session update

Emily Boerger | Jan 22, 2020 | Washington

In an emailed update, Representative Paul Harris recapped his work thus far in the 2020 legislative session, highlighting two specific health-related bills he is co-sponsoring this year.     The first bill Harris highlights is House Bill 2335, a bill that would make it easier for individuals with opioid use...[ Read More ]

Capitol insiders’ perspectives on Newsom’s first legislative session

Emily Boerger | Oct 16, 2019 | California

Sunday marked the final deadline for Governor Gavin Newsom to take action on some of the 1,042 bills that passed out of the legislature this year. Newsom’s first legislative session was marked by big-lift, impactful health legislation like ensuring Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented young adults and expanding premium subsidies. Newsom...[ Read More ]

Gov. Ige signs health bills, warns of vetoes for others

Emily Boerger | Jun 27, 2019 | Hawaii

This week, Governor David Ige signed a series of health-related bills into law. The extensive list of bills covers issues related to Kupuna Care, homelessness, mental health, and telehealth.     Gov. Ige signed five bills aimed at improving care for Kupuna during a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday. “I’ve...[ Read More ]

Health care highlights as Hawaii's 2019 legislative session wraps up

Emily Boerger | May 2, 2019 | Hawaii

Thursday marked the 60th and final day of Hawaii’s 2019 legislative session. Over the course of session, lawmakers introduced over 3,000 bills, with nearly 300 bills ultimately passing both chambers. Though a majority of the bills have not yet been signed or sent to the governor’s desk, here is a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A with Sen. David Frockt, Behavioral health funding, Mary McWilliams

| Apr 10, 2019 | Washington

The session is moving into its final stages, with a good possibility that the legislature could conclude early by a day or two. Both chambers and both parties are working relatively smoothly together (we'll overlook this week's failed vote on bonds for the capital budget), to their credit. In this...[ Read More ]