Friday, June 1, 2018

Patients Given Access to Experimental Drugs

In August, the Senate passed a bill that gives terminally ill patients a way to request experimental drugs.  On May 29, the House voted 250-169 in favor of the bill, and it will now be sent to President Trump.  The bill, known as the “Right to Try” bill, gives terminally ill patients the right to seek drug treatments not fully approved by the FDA.  It is controversial, but those in opposition do see some benefits – such as an increase in the information available on drugs and greater awareness on options for the terminally ill.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Teacher Pay

Teachers are staging walk outs all over the country demanding better pay and better resources for their students from West Virginia, to Oklahoma and now Arizona. According to an NPR article, teachers make 62 to 67 cents less than other college graduates. The good news for teachers is it seems to be working. Doug Ducey, the Governor of Arizona has proposed a 20% pay raise by the year 2020.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Gun Control Debate

As the debate of gun control is at a gridlock in Congress after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, several companies are taking it upon themselves to sever ties with the NRA. Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart have taken an extra step by raising the age limit to buy a firearm to 21.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Government Shutdown 2018

Will Congress be able to pass funding proposals? There's a lot on the plate and today is the day. Get live updates from Politico

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The New Tax Law

If you are wondering how the new tax bill will affect you, this infographic explains each income bracket with the differences between the Senate and the House versions.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Election Day

Election day is November 7th. If you are wondering who to vote for, details about the election or any other information is a great resource to stay up to date with all that is happening in your state and district. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

National Park Land

The Trump administration wants to sell 3.3 million acres of national park land. This sparks a lot of controversy on both sides of the debate. One side of the debate claims we will be losing much of our country's heritage, history and traditions. 

Another loss may be Civil War battlefields. The Civil War Trust is bringing awareness and preservation to our history and heritage. They claim, "only about 20 percent of the actual land upon which the Civil War was fought is currently preserved either by nonprofits groups such as the Civil War Trust or in national, state or local parks". An acre is being lost per hour but thanks to their efforts, they have saved thousands of acres in 20 different states.