These Volunteers Are Battling Idaho’s Government To Expand Medicaid
State legislators in Idaho have refused to accept federal funding that could help thousands without health insurance get coverage. Meet “Reclaim Idaho,” the group that’s trying to do what elected officials won’t and put Medicaid expansion up for a vote in November.
New York Legalizes Gay Marriage
After countless hours of behind-the-scenes wrangling, by a vote of 33-29, the state legislature has legalized gay marriage in New York. This makes New York the 6th state, and by far the largest, to offer same sex marriage in the United States. The bill was swiftly signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has lobbied fiercely for marriage equality since taking office. Gay marriage ceremonies should begin within 30 days of the governor's signature.