Monday, February 1, 2016

Dueling Climate Bills Will Duke It Out in Legislature

A controversial plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions in Oregon that failed a year ago is back, jostling with another ambitious plan from environmental groups and utilities at this year's… Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016

Ferguson, Justice Reach Deal to Revamp Police Operation

The Justice Department and city of Ferguson, Mo., have reached a tentative agreement to revamp the city's troubled police operation by altering the agency's deadly force policies, requiring new ethics… Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016

States, Cities Tackle Housing Crisis for Low, Moderate Income Families

In Roseau, Minnesota, there are good-paying jobs at the Polaris snowmobile factory. But a dearth of moderately priced housing means there are few places for the company’s managers and engineers… Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016

Free College Programs Could Be Around the Corner

Free college is not just a pipe dream in this country.  In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for free two-year community college, which was met with… Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016

State Challenge to Gilead Would Hinge On Untested Legal Theory

If Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey makes good on her threat to sue Gilead Sciences Inc. for overcharging for its hepatitis C drugs, her case probably will rely on an… Read More
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

State Prisons Turn to Telemedicine to Improve Health and Save Money

Texas prison psychiatrist Pradan Nathan recalls an unsettling face-to-face session with a dissatisfied patient about a dozen years ago at a maximum security prison in East Texas. The large man,… Read More
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Nevada’s Bizarre Decision to Throttle Its Own Solar Industry, Explained

Nevada is currently embroiled in an enormous controversy over rooftop solar power. With a recent decision, regulators have cut off the state's burgeoning solar industry at the knees, enraging customers… Read More
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

5 States Shaking Up Medicaid in 2016

In his last full year in office, President Obama is eager to cement his legacy of making more low-income Americans eligible for subsidized health care. Standing in his way are… Read More
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lawmakers Want Cops to Get Warrants before Using Stingray Cellphone Trackers

Police across Illinois would need a warrant to use controversial cellphone trackers under a measure Democratic lawmakers will unveil Wednesday, a move that comes a little more than week after… Read More
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lawmakers to Push For Ex-Felon Voting Rights

A small group of Alabama officials is pushing for a clearer legal definition of “moral turpitude,” a change that could restore voting rights to some ex-felons. Continue reading. Read More
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