Myers WASHINGTON - Although states are raking in billions of dollars in revenue this year from the 1998 tobacco multistate settlement, officials are spending a paltry amount on antismoking efforts, a national report says.
McConnell WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate will have "extensive" debate on health care reform in the coming weeks, with Republicans pushing for tort reform, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday.
Madigan SPRINGFIELD - Federal officials on Thursday filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Illinois attorney general and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that a company that runs six coal-fired power plants in the state is flouting federal air pollution laws.
SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama's push for an overhaul of the nation's health care system could be stymied by Senate lawmakers, particularly moderate Democrats, the lobbyist for trial lawyers said.
Murnane SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling against mandatory a state law barring judges from running for retention after age 75 has drawn criticism from the state's leading civil justice group.
United State Supreme Court WASHINGTON - The majority of Americans say they are in no hurry for President Barack Obama to specifically appoint a minority or a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, a poll indicates.