National Black Caucus of State Legislators

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed into law a measure that seeks to address the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a county jail days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop. Continue reading.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Nearly three months after Congress struck down federal regulations that aimed to protect internet users from having their online activities secretly tracked and sold, state lawmakers are unveiling new legislation that would require companies to follow such rules in California. Continue reading.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The tornado hit the suburbs of east New Orleans at lunchtime on a mild Tuesday in February. The twister spun across mid-century ranch houses still etched with the spray-painted symbols that search and rescue squads left after Hurricane Katrina. At its calmest, the tornado tugged at asphalt shingles. At its most vicious, it flipped parked cars and snatched entire roofs and walls from their frames. Continue reading.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but, according to a new study, they're also more likely to receive an abundance of ineffective services. Continue reading.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year. Continue reading.