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Under a new Illinois House Bill, both private and public schools in Illinois would have to follow in-person instruction requirements established by the state’s Department of Public Health in the event of a public health emergency. Some parents, however, worry that if made law, the bill would take away power from local public and private …

Gov. Ron DeSantis created new controversy around Florida’s new election law Thursday, giving exclusive access to the signing ceremony to Fox News and barring other media outlets from covering the event. “In about an hour, behind this door at meeting facility at Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach, @GovRonDeSantis will sign law making it harder …

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas lawmakers are poised to vote Thursday on a Republican-sponsored election bill that has received pushback from civil-rights groups and major corporations. The Texas bill comes after voting laws passed in Georgia and Florida that Republicans say will increase election security and Democrats contend will restrict voting access, particularly to minority communities. Florida Gov. …

A man takes a photo of a model of the IBM Q System One quantum computer during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus A U.S. legislative proposal to allocate $112 billion for basic and advanced technology research and science in the face of rising competitive pressure from China …

Weibo users fretted about everything, from how the couple would divide their massive fortune to whether the divorce would affect Microsoft or their charitable foundation. Through their philanthropic organization, the pair have spent $53.8 billion on global health, poverty alleviation and other initiatives. Bill Gates is worth about $146 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires …

Mr Morrison said his priority was keeping Australia safe from a third outbreak. He said while the biosecurity act was still in effect, the threat of Australians being fined or jailed would remain in place. “I think the likelihood of anything like that occurring is pretty much zero,” Mr Morrison said. “This is a measure …

A long-shot bid to pass legislation that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state got a little longer on Friday. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said that he opposes unilateral action by Congress to make the nation’s capital a state and that he believes it needs to be done through …

Even though the issue boasts a historic amount of Democratic support in the Senate, it won’t succeed without Manchin’s support in the closely divided chamber and with the existence of the legislative filibuster, which requires 60 votes to pass the legislation. Some Democrats who support the bill have conceded that it is not a top …

A new House bill aims to reimburse pharmacists under Medicare for providing services in medically underserved communities. The bill, introduced Thursday, enables pharmacists to deliver Medicare Part B services already authorized by state laws. “In rural and underserved areas like those that I represent, access to a primary care doctor can be challenging and pharmacists …

ALBANY — With spikes in suicide rates, depression and substance abuse, lawmakers and health leaders are pushing to amend the state Constitution to include greater protections for mental health services to mimic the safeguards in place for other health care. Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-Hudson/Poughkeepsie, and Sen. Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, D-New City, announced their bills outside the …