Monday, August 21, 2017

Beyond Rooftops: States Move to Encourage Community Solar

The number of U.S. homeowners who have their own solar panels has been growing steadily since 2000. But as that market slows, the industry’s focus is shifting to the huge… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

States Attend To Issue of Medical ‘Balance Billing’

The practice among out-of-network healthcare providers of billing patients when the patients’ insurance carriers don’t cover the full cost of the providers’ services - known as “balance billing” - isn’t… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

Legal or Not, States Forge Ahead With 401(k)-for-Everyone Plans

Matt Birong spent years cooking in upscale restaurants in Boston and New York City. In an industry notorious for low wages and zero benefits, he did something very unusual: He… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

After Charlottesville, More Cities Are Moving To Take Down Confederate Monuments

After the violent protests in Charlottesville over the weekend, which left one person dead and at least 19 injured, two lawmakers are beginning to mobilize the efforts to remove Confederate… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Change Unconstitutional, Second Miami Judge Rules

A second Miami judge has ruled that the Florida Legislature’s decision to broaden the protection of the long controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional. Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

State to Pay For Training on Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice

The South Dakota Department of Corrections has agreed to foot the training bill for a group of Minnehaha County criminal justice officials seeking training on racial and ethnic disparities in… Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

For Rural Veterans, New Approaches to Health Care

On this long drive, across two state lines and endless fields of corn and cattle, Lynn Graham thinks about how it may be the quality of life, not the quantity,… Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cuomo to Give Colleges $7 Million for Courses in Prisons

Moving ahead with a plan that has drawn criticism from conservatives, the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is awarding more than $7 million in grants to a variety of… Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Universities in Va. Hit Students with Whopping Collection Fees for Unpaid Tuition

When Katie Otersen transferred from Northern Virginia Community College to George Mason University last fall, she braced for a jump in price. Tuition and fees would total $11,300, more than… Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Minneapolis City Council Approves Menthol Tobacco Restriction

Buying a pack of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis is about to get tougher. The City Council approved a restriction on menthol tobacco Friday, limiting sales to adult-only tobacco shops and… Read More
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