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Health care, education, big issues for Maryland lawmakers

Health care was at the top of a list of issues lawmakers ... to raise the state's minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 and potentially looking at indexing it to automatically rise with inflation, as the st... read more

Budget, health care, gun control, legal pot — MN Legislature has a long to-do list

Republicans prevailed in a special election for the only Senate seat on the ballot and maintained ... in 2011 when the state faced a deficit. Democrats and Walz support extending the tax, which they s... read more

Medical marijuana: Meet seven St. Louis players looking to get a piece of the sprouting business (photos)

Hurford joined MoCannTrade and serves on its health care committee ... between state and federal laws,” Smith said. “I enjoy being a student of complex challenges in law, and I was interested in how t... read more

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VIDEO: From orcas to health insurance, here’s what 34th District state legislators were asked about in West Seattle Q&A

Fitzgibbon said, “I think you’ll see support from the three of us …” He veered into other “democracy issues” as she had put it, saying one thing to focus on is the ballot-signature ... read more


Minimum wage, health care and education expected to dominate the Maryland General Assembly

Raising the minimum wage, ensuring access to health care ... on the ballot. Several pieces of legislation are aimed at stemming violence in Baltimore. Miller has suggested adding 500 new police office... read more

Schools, health care high on Harford agenda in General Assembly

The three senators and eight delegates plan to take on a host of local and statewide issues, including public school funding, access to health care ... or raise taxes. Harford County Executive Barry G... read more

Supporters say tobacco tax increase will cover Medicaid costs despite Big Tobacco claims

Supporters of the initiative, including health groups around the state, argue it's time Big Tobacco pay its share for the health issues ... taxes elsewhere to pay for the program. Opponents to I-185 h... read more

These 18 state tax measures on Tuesday's ballot could have a big impact on your wallet

Here are some of the big tax issues that voters will decide Tuesday, according to the Tax Policy Institute , a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings. Carbon fee Washington: If voters pass ... read more

Opinion Roundup: State minimum wage, tax breaks, policy trends and more

LAURA LESLIE: New state laws bring tax breaks ... KNOPF: NC Health Policy and Trends to Watch For in 2019 – Part 1 (NC Health News reports) — For people of all ages, 2019 will be the year of a state a... read more

Fiscal, Not Social Issues, Draw Ballot Attention

The hot social questions of 2008 are taking a back seat to fiscal matters on this November’s ballot, as voters take up 155 measures, ranging from a first-time income tax on high-wage earners in Washin... read more

What we're watching in 2019: CCO 2.0 will take center stage

With more than $5.6 billion at stake, the next phase of Oregon’s Medicaid experiment will be a big news story in 2019, but one that will unfurl in stages. The state’s 15 locally-based coordinated care ... read more



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