(WASHINGTON) -- The government took the first steps to end surprise medical billing on Thursday, getting the ball rolling on a law that was passed under former President Donald Trump's administration and takes effect this January. The law bans health care providers from issuing surprising... Read More.
If you are a Snohomish County PUD customer, do you want an incentive to lower your power bill? The PUD has launched a pilot program named FlexEnergy, and they are looking for volunteers to participate that can lower your power bill. There are two groups... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. federal government prepaid for enough vaccines to cover every American, regardless of whether they have insurance, but some people still are being charged. Why? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot: Charge for the vaccine Charge... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Amid the fallout over Georgia's new sweeping elections law, Texas Democrats and voting rights activists are strategizing how to get some of the state's biggest employers to apply political pressure on lawmakers weighing restrictive voting bills in the Lone Star State. Over the... Read More.
By Kiara Brantley-Jones, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Already, 2021 has been a record year for anti-transgender legislation -- especially when it comes to school athletics -- and one group is taking a stand.To date, 28 states across the... Read More.
BY: ALISA WIERSEMA, ABC NEWS (AUSTIN, TX) -- Amid a growing national discourse over ballot access, several major companies voiced concerns -- and in some cases, outright objections -- over bills that voting rights advocates say would make it harder to vote in... Read More.
By Meredith Deliso, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of bills that LGBTQ advocates say would impact transgender rights are being considered in states across the country this year. Arkansas is among several to pass such measures so far, with two... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (AUSTIN, Texas) -- More than $29 million in unpaid electric bills are set to be forgiven as part of Griddy Energy's bankruptcy plan, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.Griddy, the wholesale electricity provider that came under... Read More.
By QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A coalition of voter advocacy and civil liberties organizations have doubled down on opposing proposed legislation that would impose new voting restrictions in Georgia, calling on major corporations based in the state to oppose the... Read More.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The House will vote this week to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children and provide legal status to farm workers.These will be the first immigration reform measures taken up by... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- State legislators have filed a record number of bills this year that would impact the rights of transgender people, according to an LGBTQ advocacy group.There have been 82 such bills introduced so far... Read More.