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Contraception bill defeated – but battle far from over (access required)

In a startling turn of events, state senators today rejected a proposal to allow employers with religious objections to deny contraception coverage to their workers.

The measure was defeated by a close margin – 13-17. But the battle isn’t over yet.

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