Topics in the news

DEATH PENALTY

The Columbus Dispatch  Is Ohio using subterfuge to obtain its execution drugs?; DeWine delays three more executions due to lethal drug concerns, Federal judge all but urges DeWine to officially delay more executions, DeWine not sure Ohio can come up with a constitutional execution method

Daily Kos  Gov. Newsom acts to make CA the fourth state in eight years to place a moratorium on executions

HEALTH

The Center for Community Solutions  The Center for Community Solutions disappointed by federal Medicaid waiver approval

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio gets OK from Trump administration to mandate work for able-bodied Medicaid recipients

IMMIGRATION

National Immigration Law Center  Resources on HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act

OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The Columbus Dispatch  Addictive OxyContin no longer welcome for injured workers

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