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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MICHIGAN MOVES CLOSER TO ENACTING ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ EXPERIMENTAL MEDICATION LAWPosted on September 16, 2014 | Type: Press Release
The House Health Policy Committee today moved Michigan one step closer to approving SB991 (Right to Try), which provides terminally ill patients in Michigan access to potentially life-saving medications that have not yet been fully approved by the FDA. Michigan would become the fourth state behind Colorado, Missouri and Louisiana to approve the popular bill, which provides hope to patients who have exhausted traditional treatment options.
MEDIA ADVISORY: AZ GOV. FIGHTS COURT RULING GIVING 36 LEGISLATORS THEIR DAY IN COURTPosted on August 27, 2014 | Type: Press Release
The Arizona State Supreme Court agreed today to hear an appeal brought by Gov. Jan Brewer fighting an appeals court ruling that recognized the standing of 36 state legislators who voted to defeat the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. In July 2013, Brewer called state legislators into a special session and pressured them to pass a Medicaid expansion bill. This Medicaid tax bill became law with the approval of only a simple majority of legislators, even though a supermajority was constitutionally required under Prop 108 of the state constitution.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APPEAL OF LOUISIANA VOUCHER CASE HAS NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE RAMIFICATIONSPosted on August 27, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Several Louisiana voucher families and the Black Alliance for Educational Options asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today to dismiss a stifling attack on the popular school choice program from the Department of Justice, which has based their assault on a 40-year-old desegregation order.
MEDIA ADVISORY: WITH 5th CIRCUIT RULING, FEDERAL ASSAULT ON LOUISIANA VOUCHERS CONTIUNES; FAMILIES VOW TO STAY THE COURSEPosted on August 04, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Scholarship families and the Black Alliance for Educational Options were denied their motion to dismiss the US Justice Department’s attack on their popular education program by federal Judge Ivan Lemelle, who issued his decision today. The Goldwater Institute, who is representing the families and BAEO, will swiftly appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
MEDIA ADVISORY: SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS TO UNION: OUR CHILDREN AREN'T "COLLATERAL CASUALTY"Posted on July 31, 2014 | Type: Press Release
FLORIDA FAMILIES FIGHT BACK AGAINST SPECIAL-INTEREST UNION ATTACKING SCHOOL CHOICE