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April 16, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
IU-Bloomington joined the six other components in the IU System that have also elected to become test optional.
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Education
April 14, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
Before the Coronavirus pandemic took center stage, the Trump Administration began executing new rules for better production, use, and sharing of medical records.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 13, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
Tyson Timbs has been trying to recover a Land Rover seized by police in connection with his arrest for a drug offense in 2013.
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Law
Criminal Justice
March 23, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) give bad marks for failing to protect students' rights.
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Education
March 19, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
Beginning this year, California will pay doctors to screen low-income Medi-Cal patients for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), also known as “toxic stress.”
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Health Care
March 6, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
As Michigan continues to struggle with how to address its lack of available beds in its psychiatric hospital in Caro, Michigan, the legislature is proceeding with hearings on legislation to exempt, among other areas, psychiatric beds from CON approval.
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Health Care
Regulation
February 18, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has started enforcing a provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that has been in effect since 1996.
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Health Care
February 12, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing rules for a mandatory payment model meant to improve kidney care and reduce costs.
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Health Care
Government Spending
December 23, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The Trump administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on supplemental Medicaid payments to states, to improve monitoring and enforcement of Medicaid spending.
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Health Care
Government Spending
November 25, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Employees of Yale University filed a class action lawsuit claiming the institution’s incentive for participation in wellness programs violates the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
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Health Care
Regulation
November 1, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The Trump administration is launching a plan to require hospitals to disclose publicly the prices for certain medical services they negotiate with insurance companies.
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Health Care
August 19, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The Trump administration is working to permit the importation of less-expensive prescription drugs originally intended for foreign markets.
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Health Care
Regulation
July 29, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Lawmakers in Wisconsin are resisting calls to expand Medicaid in the wake of a report by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) claiming expansion would lower premiums in the individual health insurance market by 7 to 11 percent.
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Health Care
Government Spending
July 18, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
New Hampshire will not ban thin-film plastic bags or limit restaurants’ use of plastic soda straws this year.
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Environment
July 11, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
NorthWestern Energy, Montana’s largest electric utility, has requested a rate review for its net-metering residential customers.
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Energy
Environment
July 5, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a decision by the Federal District Court of Alaska blocking the federal government from exchanging land with the state and an Alaskan Native Corporation to build a road through the Izembek Wildlife Refuge.
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Environment
June 21, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
A Minneapolis City Council member is proposing a bag fee to circumvent a state law that preempts local bag bans.
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Regulation
Economy
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.
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Regulation
Environment
June 9, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Bans on single-use plastic bags fail to achieve the stated legislative goals of decreasing plastic waste and are costly to retailers and consumers.
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Regulation
Taxes
May 31, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Medicare’s assets will be depleted by 2026, the 2019 Medicare Board of Trustees Annual Report states.
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Health Care
Entitlements
April 13, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
Prompted by a group of residents opposed to the popular sharing-economy website Airbnb, the Petaluma, California City Council is finalizing new housing restrictions targeted at making it harder for individuals to host travelers in their homes on a
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Economy
Regulation
Taxes
Government Spending
April 7, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
The Jacksonville, Florida City Council Finance Committee is debating how to pay for $1.7 billion in unfunded pension liabilities in the city’s Police and Fire Pension Fund.
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Government Spending
Taxes
March 31, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
Vermont State Rep. Teo Zagar (D-Windsor) is proposing a bill to loosen state regulations on raw milk sales in the state.
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Government Spending
Taxes
February 19, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
Indiana State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charleston) is calling on his state to rescind its ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment. Ratified in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established direct election of U.S.
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Government & Politics
Taxes
Government Spending
February 11, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is proposing a “jock tax” to help pay off $220 million in government bonds to fund a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Government Spending
Taxes
February 4, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
Responding to constituents’ concerns, a Colorado state lawmaker is aiming to rein in a controversial program allowing police to confiscate and sell citizens’ private property without search warrants or a criminal conviction.
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Government & Politics
Taxes
Government Spending
January 21, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
The New York Taxi & Limousine Tribunal in early January suspended most of Uber’s bases in the city, as punishment for the ridesharing company’s refusal to comply with city regulators’ demands for private customer data.
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Regulation
Transportation
Taxes
Government Spending
January 14, 2015
By Kelsey Hackem
New efficiency standards targeting residential dishwashers proposed by the U.S.
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Economy
Regulation
Environment
Government & Politics
Taxes
Government Spending
 

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