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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 8 items )  

American Cancer Society: Disruptions in Health Insurance Coverage Are Common and Affect Cancer Care and Survival
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 28 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: A new study finds disruptions in health insurance coverage are common in the United States and are associated with poorer cancer care and survival. The study appears in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer institute. For years, experts have known that lack of health insurance coverage is associated with poor access and receipt of cancer care and survival in the United States. Meanwhile, disruptions  more

Arthritis Care & Research Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 29 -- Arthritis Care and Research, a peer-reviewed journal from the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals that says it covers clinical practice of rheumatology, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * A 31-Year-Old Man With A Fungal Infection, Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level, and Polyarthritis * Incomplete Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: What Remains After Application of America  more

Center for Democracy and Technology: Victory at the Supreme Court in Georgia V Public.Resource.Org
WASHINGTON, April 28 -- The Center for Democracy and Technology issued the following news release: The Supreme Court released its opinion in the case Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, finding that the annotations in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) are not subject to copyright. Georgia and other states that let private companies annotate and publish their state laws can no longer claim copyright in the annotated versions if those annotations were added by legislative bodies, which th  more

Florida Bar Fast-Tracks Launch of Lawyers Helpline to Combat Stressors Caused by COVID-19
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 2 -- The Florida Bar issued the following news release: The Florida Bar is providing a new member benefit and moving up the launch by two months to help lawyers deal with the stresses caused by the global pandemic. The confidential Florida Lawyers Helpline will go live on May 1 as a 24/7 free service benefiting Bar members who are feeling overwhelmed. It will be provided through an agreement with CorpCare Associates, Inc., which has more than 200 professional counselo  more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation Launches New Ad Campaign Exposing the Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' Politicians Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, April 28 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release on April 27: NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation launched a new ad campaign exposing the hypocrisy of anti-choice officials who call themselves "pro-life" while jeopardizing the lives of millions of Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NARAL Pro-Choice America will be running seven 15-second digital ads in Washington, DC, Georgia, Texas, Iowa, and Maine, which showcase the hypocrisy on full display from anti-c  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: USDA Approves Additional States' Hemp Production Plans
WASHINGTON, May 1 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture are continuing to approve states' plans regulating domestic hemp production. Under federal law, states wishing to license commercial hemp production must submit their plans for approval from the federal agency. In recent weeks, the agency has approved plans submitted by regulators in Florida, Kansas, South Carolina, and W  more

Public Knowledge: Supreme Court Reaffirms Public's Right to Access State Laws
WASHINGTON, April 28 -- Public Knowledge issued the following statement on April 27 by Policy Counsel Meredith Rose: The United States Supreme Court determined that official annotations to state law are not eligible for copyright protection in the case of Georgia v. Public Resource.Org. "Today's decision is a resounding victory for public access to the law. The Supreme Court has held for over a century that edicts of government cannot be locked away under copyright protection. "Today the Cour  more

Southern Regional Education Board: College Costs Heavy Burden for Low-Income Families
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 1 -- The Southern Regional Education Board issued the following news release: The rising cost of college hits low-income families hardest, slowing progress toward states' educational attainment goals and the work forces their economies need. The latest SREB college affordability profiles tell the story of affordability in each state. The cost of attending college demands a large share of annual earnings for the lowest-income families, which make up 13% to 31% of the popul  more