Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Washington Lawmakers Propose Free Community College for State Residents

A group of Democratic lawmakers in Washington have announced a proposal to make community college and technical college free for state residents without a bachelor’s degree. Continue reading. Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2016

The States with Declining Populations

Most states are gaining residents, but a few have lost population in recent years. None are seeing major losses, but it looks as if some states' populations will continue to… Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Work Requirements Put Food Stamps at Risk

When Milwaukee resident Linda Hopgood found out last summer she was about to lose her food stamp benefits, she immediately started looking for work. But she said she quickly became… Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Nebraska Medicaid Bill to Offer 'Private Option'

After three failed attempts to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, Nebraska lawmakers will unveil a new proposal this week that would offer private coverage to thousands of… Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Major Drugmakers Push Back In U.S. Price Debate

With a backlash brewing over the price of medicines in the United States, drugmakers are pushing back with a new message: Most people don't pay retail.  Continue reading. Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2016

New York Officer to Stand Trial for Fatal Shooting of Black Man

The manslaughter trial of a New York City police officer who fired the bullet that killed an unarmed black man in the darkened stairwell of a housing project is due… Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Obama declares emergency in Michigan over bad water: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday and ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts in the county where the city of… Read More
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lawmakers Seek To Collect Taxes Owed On Internet Sales

How honest are Utahns? By law, they are supposed to pay sales tax on any online purchases they make by voluntarily adding it to their state income tax returns.  Last… Read More
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Maryland Panel Recommends Major Changes to Police Practices

A Maryland legislative panel on Monday offered sweeping changes in police policies, including giving officers periodic psychological evaluations and allowing the public to attend police trial boards.  Under the proposed… Read More
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Kentucky Governor to Dismantle State's Health Insurance Exchange: Newspaper

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has notified U.S. authorities that he plans to dismantle the state's health insurance exchange created under the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act, the Courier-Journal reported on… Read More
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