In the furor surrounding the Obama Administration’s decision this month that contraceptive coverage be provided to women by their employer or insurer, the leadership provided by states in the debate about women’s health has often been overlooked. States have been on the forefront of the fight to ensure that women have access to contraceptives, with 28 states having laws on the books requiring access.
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) will unveil a proposal Wednesday to impose a
4 percent tax on restaurants and bars as he tries to make up for $260
million the state could lose in taxes and profit if Virginia privatizes
its liquor system, according to several sources familiar with the plan.