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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 2, 2014 AL SB 115 Amends Job Application Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (70 - 33)
March 31, 2014 National HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (87 - 54)
March 25, 2014 KS HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 7)
March 25, 2014 NH SB 413 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (202 - 132)
March 19, 2014 NE LB 887 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (27 - 21)
March 13, 2014 UT HB 96 Appropriates Grants for Pre-Kindergarten Education Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 17)
March 12, 2014 UT HB 96 Appropriates Grants for Pre-Kindergarten Education Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 10)
March 12, 2014 NH HB 1403 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (173 - 118)
March 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 46)
March 6, 2014 AZ HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicare and Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House (35 - 22)
March 6, 2014 NH SB 413 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
March 4, 2014 AR SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (76 - 24)
March 4, 2014 HI SB 2609 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 1)
March 4, 2014 HI HB 2580 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (48 - 3)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 10)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 16)
March 3, 2014 GA HB 990 Requires Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - House (118 - 57)
Feb. 20, 2014 AR SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Feb. 19, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Failed - House (33 - 29)
Feb. 18, 2014 WA HB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - House (75 - 22)
Feb. 14, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 17)
Feb. 11, 2014 VA SB 590 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 11, 2014 UT HB 96 Appropriates Grants for Pre-Kindergarten Education Bill Passed - House (49 - 24)
Feb. 6, 2014 KY HB 1 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (54 - 44)
Feb. 4, 2014 National HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 32)
Jan. 31, 2014 WA HB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 10)
Jan. 30, 2014 DE SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
Jan. 30, 2014 DE SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
Jan. 29, 2014 National HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House (251 - 166)
Jan. 28, 2014 IN HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (71 - 22)
Jan. 14, 2014 National S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45)

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