Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Block Grant School Funding Law

Kansas lawmakers violated the state Constitution last year when they repealed the state’s old school finance formula and replaced it with a system of block grants for two years, the… Read More
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Plan Expanding Police's Ability to Conduct Strip Searches Passes Assembly

The state Assembly has approved a bill that would give police more power to conduct strip searches in Wisconsin, regardless of whether the target of the search has been charged… Read More
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Want to Impact Climate Change? Massachusetts Tells You How

Among the current presidential candidates, climate change is still very much up for debate -- whether it’s the result of human action or whether it’s even happening. But for many… Read More
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Are States Obligated to Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?

A handful of federal lawsuits against states that have denied highly effective but costly hepatitis C drugs to Medicaid patients and prisoners could cost states hundreds of millions of dollars.… Read More
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Released Felons Gain Right to Vote in Maryland Following Veto Override

The Maryland Senate narrowly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's final veto from last year's General Assembly session, paving the way to reinstate voting rights to felons before they complete probation or… Read More
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

D.C. to Pay Residents a Stipend for Not Committing Crimes

The D.C. Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an anti-crime bill that includes a provision that would pay residents who might commit or become the victims of violent crime to… Read More
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Flint e-mails: CDC voiced concerns over Legionnaires' actions

More than eight months before Gov. Rick Snyder disclosed a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area, federal health officials worried a lack of cooperation in Michigan could be… Read More
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Simple Steps Should Stop Zika From Spreading in the U.S.

As fears of the virus rise in America, public health departments are ramping up their efforts to educate the public and eradicate the mosquitoes that spread it. When viral outbreaks… Read More
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Amid Health, Privacy Fears, States Are Letting People Reject 'Smart Meters'

Shortly after Joe Davidson moved into his Cincinnati apartment, he noticed his joints were achy and he wasn’t sleeping well. Then he needed two root canals.  Davidson is among a… Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016

Arguments over North Carolina Voter ID Law Begin in Federal Court

The bitter dispute about North Carolina’s elections laws returned to a federal courtroom here on Monday as the state’s voter identification requirement went on trial. Continue reading. Read More
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