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June 9, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The Senate passed a related bill on June 6, 73 years after the Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II.
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Health Care
June 5, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The law exempts purchasers of financially distressed hospitals from onerous regulations.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 28, 2017
By Ben Johnson
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (D) and the state’s legislature may have to cooperate on tax relief this summer to avoid a June 30 lapse in payments owed by the state government.
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Taxes
April 26, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Lawmakers in Congress are considering prohibiting federal government agencies from using lawsuit settlements to promote political goals and enrich friendly outside groups.
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Government Spending
Law
April 25, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Congress sent President Donald Trump a resolution blocking a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that prevents state governments from testing individuals for evidence of illegal drug use when applying for entitlements.
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Government Spending
Entitlements
April 23, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Various Republican proposals would cap Medicaid spending.
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Health Care
Government Spending
Entitlements
April 23, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The VA continues to address inaccuracies in recording wait times for veterans at system hospitals.
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Health Care
April 10, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The state's Obamacare exchange is no longer pursuing permission from the federal government to let undocumented immigrants use the exchange to buy health insurance..
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Health Care
Immigration
March 7, 2017
By Ben Johnson
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is cutting back some of the state’s occupational licensing requirements, exempting hair braiders from government rules intended for traditional hair stylists.
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Employment
Regulation
March 2, 2017
By Ben Johnson
President Donald Trump submitted a draft budget to federal government agencies in February proposing to increase military spending by $54 billion.
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Government Spending
February 22, 2017
By Ben Johnson
An Arizona lawmaker is calling for a ballot question asking voters to approve a 10-cent hike in the state government’s gasoline tax.
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Taxes
Transportation
February 21, 2017
By Ben Johnson
As a research firm warns of a pending economic recession in Decatur, Illinois, a local lawmaker is calling on the federal government to require businesses across the nation to collect and pay state sales taxes on purchases made from other states.
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Taxes
Economy
InfoTech & Telecom
February 20, 2017
By Ben Johnson
More than 30 Pennsylvania state lawmakers from the state’s House of Representatives and Senate are joining local business owners’ legal fight against the City of Philadelphia’s newly enacted sin tax on soda and other sweetened beverages.
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Taxes
January 27, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Oakland, California lawmakers are hoping to talk the National Football League’s (NFL) Oakland Raiders out of plans to move to Las Vegas, offering a taxpayer-subsidized financing deal.
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Government Spending
Economy
January 22, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Characterizing a proposed financing deal for a St. Louis soccer stadium as “welfare for millionaires,” Missouri’s new governor ruled out in January the possibility of using taxpayers’ money or tax credits to entice stadium developers to Missouri.
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Government Spending
Taxes
Economy
January 16, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The plan could motivate doctors to engineer their patient base to exclude those most in need of care, experts say.
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Health Care
January 10, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The finding implies the federal government has been paying far more than its share under the Affordable Care Act.
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Health Care
Government Spending
December 27, 2016
By Ben Johnson
Congressional Republicans are preparing a federal-regulatory-repeal wish list for President-elect Donald Trump.
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Regulation
Economy
December 21, 2016
By Ben Johnson
The state's expansion of Medicaid is unrelated to the Affordable Care Act, but delays at the federal level will prevent it from going forward.
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Health Care
Entitlements
December 17, 2016
By Ben Johnson
A federal agency tasked with enforcing financial industry restrictions is fighting a court order demanding it reorganize to comply with the Constitution.
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FIRE
Law
 

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