STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Amid unrest, St. Louis mayor wants investigation of police actions; report finds mental health care troubles in Kansas; and North Jersey city fumes over mayor’s guilty plea.
A suit in California says the state’s Medicaid program pays doctors so poorly, the mostly Hispanic patients that use the program aren’t getting timely access to quality medical care. Lawyers working on the case believe it is the first to sue Medicaid using a state anti-discrimination statute.
A Pew report shows that nearly a third of white Americans under the age of 30 have “cold” feelings for the police. Recent court rulings and decisions made by the Trump administration this year might help explain why.