The Finance Secretary is supporting a bill for free sanitary products in public buildings.
A total of 589 youngsters have been on the waiting list for 52 weeks or over for specialist mental health care.
MSPs backed it by 65 votes to 54 following the £158m SNP-Green Budget deal struck on Wednesday.
New finance secretary Kate Forbes said she was 'pleased to have reach agreement' with the Scottish Greens.
Joanna Cherry will go head-to-head with Angus Robertson in seeking the nomination for Edinburgh Central.
Scottish ministers are 'determined' to press ahead with proposals despite a backlash from within their own party.
The SNP's former Westminster leader will contest the seat currently held by Ruth Davidson.
Tommy Sheppard says that the Westminster government is 'fuelling the case' for Scottish independence.
MSPs dismissed the bill blaming lack of clarity over the total cost of such a scheme.
The Scottish Government will publish its 2020-21 spending plans on Thursday.
The First Minister said a ballot could be held without Westminster's consent provided it's ruled as legal.
More than half of Scots would vote for independence - but they don't support a referendum this year.
A debate on removing the EU flag from Holyrood after Brexit will take place on Wednesday.
The First Minister's spokesman said she remains 'committed' to holding a vote this year.
The average loan debt per student has risen from £6000 nine years ago to £13,800 in 2018/19.
The number of private sector businesses operating in the country has risen by more than a quarter since 2007.
Mr Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the £161m prize in July 2011.
The First Minister has called for the Prime Minister to 'agree and negotiate' the transfer of powers to Holyrood to hold indyref2.
The Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP has been unanimously re-appointed at the parliamentary party's AGM.
The SNP Westminster leader said the general election 'reaffirmed the mandate' for a referendum.