“If you didn’t like the previous GOP health care plans to repeal the [Affordable Care Act] and to replace it, you’re definitely not going to like the one that actually just last night went down in flames,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
“What comes next is going to be life-altering for all of the United States,” Dr. Michael Brumage says of the Republican health care bill. “And I felt it was important that I at least show up to do this.”
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: New York City's "Summer of Hell" starts with a sigh of relief; a serious water shortage on Hawaii’s Big Island; and Texas legislative leaders prep for special session.
Across the U.S., the number of young people living alone on the streets appears to be growing. Many communities are stepping up their efforts to help, intervening early with services specifically targeted toward the needs of young people.
As more couples turn to surrogates to carry their child, some states are considering further protections for the intended parents, many of whom are gay, by handling custody issues before a child is born.