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Criminal Justice
June 20, 2019
Michigan House Considers Reforming ‘Good Moral Character’ Clauses
Overly broad morals clauses can create a barrier to gainful employment.
Regulation
June 19, 2019
Northeastern States Embrace, Other States Prohibit, Plastic Bag Bans
Minnesota is one of a growing number of states that has enacted a state-wide law prohibiting local governments from banning or regulating bags.
Health Care
June 18, 2019
Trump Administration Expands Options for Health Reimbursement Arrangements
The Trump administration approved a new rule that gives businesses more options in providing health care coverage to their employees through Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).
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Regulation
June 10, 2019
Tennessee Considers Licensing Art Therapists
The bill would require art therapists to have a master’s degree in art therapy and a thousand hours of clinical training.
Health Care
June 4, 2019
Lawmakers Fight for Certificate of Need Reform in Missouri and Tennessee
Editor’s Note: With legislative sessions winding down in Missouri and Tennessee, three state lawmakers are hopeful their bills have opened the door to reform and eventual repeal of their states’ certificate of need (CON) laws.
Economy
June 3, 2019
New Mexico Strikes Down Local Right-to-Work Laws
A number of New Mexico counties adopted right-to-work ordinances, then the Legislature stepped in.

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Regulation
June 20, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
Overly broad morals clauses can create a barrier to gainful employment.
June 19, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Minnesota is one of a growing number of states that has enacted a state-wide law prohibiting local governments from banning or regulating bags.
June 18, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Trump administration approved a new rule that gives businesses more options in providing health care coverage to their employees through Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).
June 10, 2019
By Jake Grant
The bill would require art therapists to have a master’s degree in art therapy and a thousand hours of clinical training.
June 4, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Editor’s Note: With legislative sessions winding down in Missouri and Tennessee, three state lawmakers are hopeful their bills have opened the door to reform and eventual repeal of their states’ certificate of need (CON) laws.
June 3, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A number of New Mexico counties adopted right-to-work ordinances, then the Legislature stepped in.
June 3, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The FDA is considering modifying the definitions, called “standards of identity,” for a variety of food products.
Tags
May 31, 2019
After some back and forth in the Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law significant reforms to the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) process.
May 31, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
In general, it is not a good idea to panic about anything. The panic itself often causes more harm than the original threat.
May 29, 2019
In an effort to encourage more consumer-driven health care provider models, a growing number of states are moving to exempt direct primary care (DPC) from insurance regulations.