Tennessee lawmakers will gather Monday for a special session focused on the Ford manufacturing plant set to be built at the Memphis Regional Megasite. Lawmakers will consider an incentives package totaling almost $900 million.
A bill setting Arkansas’ four congressional districts for the next 10 years became law without Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s signature Wednesday, as threats of a possible lawsuit challenging the map make their way into the political debate.
Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to legislation requiring employers to let their workers opt out of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a move opposed by the state’s Republican governor, business groups and hospitals.
AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker that developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines, has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize the emergency use of an antibody treatment to prevent the disease.
The new emergency regulations, which take effect Oct. 13, require abortion providers to cooperate with state health department investigators and ensure physicians perform pelvic exams 72 hours before abortions, if medically necessary.
A bill that would prohibit coercion as a means for someone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or immunization is set to be heard Friday by a Senate committee after senators Thursday referred the bill back to committee.
The House and Senate Public Health committees on Wednesday endorsed identical versions of the bill, which would also require the state to pay unemployment benefits to workers who are fired for not getting vaccinated.
Federal prosecutors argued in court documents filed Thursday that a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals correctly ruled last month that the government had proven its case against Dylann Roof, despite his protestations on several points.