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Monday, July 31, 2017

Alabama Officials Abandon Medicaid Reform Plan

State officials have abandoned a plan to transform Medicaid in Alabama from a fee-for-service model into managed care system led by local healthcare organizations due to uncertainty about funding and… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

Judge Upholds Ruling Barring State Money for Private Schools

A state judge has upheld a ruling that puts a stop — for now — to Michigan's plans to provide public money to private schools to help them cover the… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

New Massachusetts Law Protects Pregnant Workers

Nearly a year ago, the Massachusetts legislature passed the Equal Pay Act. That law took aim at some of the most pernicious sex and gender-based workplace discrimination we know. This… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

Trump Commission Renews Request for States' Voter Data

President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission is renewing efforts to collect voter information nationwide in the wake of a federal court ruling rejecting a bid to halt the project over… Read More
Monday, July 31, 2017

To Reduce Recidivism, States Scrap Barriers for Ex-Offenders

To ease prison crowding and rein in corrections spending, state legislatures are trying to help ex-offenders re-enter society with the goal of ensuring they don’t return to prison. People exiting… Read More
Friday, July 7, 2017

Jailhouses Experiment with Ways to Lock Less People Up

Lockup has gotten a lot less crowded in Charleston, S.C. Over the past two years, the number of admissions at the county jail has dropped 30 percent, in turn bringing… Read More
Friday, July 7, 2017

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped For the First Time in the Modern Drug Crisis

The number of prescriptions for opioids written by health care providers declined between 2012 and 2015, the government reported Thursday, introducing a glimmer of progress in efforts to quell the… Read More
Friday, July 7, 2017

The Cost of Water Is Rising. Philadelphia Has an Unprecedented Plan to Make It More Affordable

This week, Philadelphia is launching a first-of-its-kind program to address a common problem: Late and unpaid water bills can leave low-income people without the ability to shower or cook food… Read More
Friday, July 7, 2017

Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gun-Law Revisions Ruled Unconstitutional

A Florida judge ruled Monday that lawmakers’ changes to the state’s controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law violate the state’s constitution. The decision dealt a blow to gun-rights supporters who… Read More
Friday, July 7, 2017

States May Shackle AT&T, Comcast on Web Data After U.S. Retreat

Soon after President Donald Trump took office with a pledge to cut regulations, Republicans in Congress killed an Obama-era rule restricting how broadband companies may use customer data such as… Read More
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