Posted: 03/02/2014 - The challenge in some states has been trying to get a call through at all, never mind the multiple transfers once contact has been made... wait times of an hour or more have been commonplace in some states... in California consumers wait 45 minutes to an hour for an employee to answer... the goal was to answer 80 percent of the calls within 30 seconds... Maryland's problems have been particularly embarrassing because officials there were quick to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul...
Updated: 02/19/2014 - Former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith kicked off his Democratic campaign for governor by calling for the creation of a state lottery to fund college scholarships and an expansion of the state Medicaid program under the federal health care law.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - Alabama lawmakers are mulling a stringent abortion ban that would forbid the procedure if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - House lawmakers have voted to allow people to carry guns in more places, including bars, churches and government offices.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - A gay man whose husband was killed in a car accident is filing a federal lawsuit challenging the Alabama laws that prohibit the recognition of his marriage, which was legally performed in Massachusetts.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that the sponsor says will keep education about Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that would provide safety guidelines for parasailing companies.
Posted: 02/03/2014 - Carlos Lopez-Cantera is now Florida's lieutenant governor.
Posted: 02/03/2014 - The Georgia Senate has endorsed legislation that would establish a state registry of people with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.
Posted: 01/30/2014 - The Alabama Legislature is getting back to normal after a winter storm and icy roads interrupted its business.
Posted: 01/30/2014 - Former Gov. Charlie Crist is leading Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 8 points in a new poll.
Posted: 01/29/2014 - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is proposing a nearly $74.2 billion budget for the coming year.
Posted: 01/29/2014 - The Alabama Legislature has canceled all activities Wednesday due to icy roads.
Posted: 01/19/2014 - On Jan 19 - In 1764, John Wilkes was expelled from the British Parliament for seditious libel and obscenity (the former charge was for criticizing a speech delivered by King George III; the latter, for penning a pornographic parody of Alexander Pope's "Essay on Man")... In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower... In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months... In 1976, promoter Bill Sargent offered The Beatles at least $30 million to reunite for a concert in the U.S. Sargent estimated that the reunion show could gross up to $300 million. They refused...