The legislation would set licensing guidelines and require insurers to provide coverage for telehealth as they would in-person health care. A Republican-sponsored amendment, however, threatens to derail its passage.
“Having access to safe, affordable housing is critical and it is our job as legislators to make that attainable," state Sen. Vincent Hughes said.
Drug prices have gotten so high in the U.S. that Utah pays to fly state workers to Mexico to purchase their drugs, gives them each a $500-per-trip bonus, and still saves tens of thousands of dollars.
The designation would have coincided with an LGBTQ prom for youth happening this weekend.
Currently, there's no state law protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination. Grassroots efforts aim to change that.
The hourly wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 since 2009. Gov. Tom Wolf is working to change that, despite opposition from state Republicans.
In recent weeks, six schools have closed temporarily after testing positive for airborne asbestos, which can cause fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.