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State: Health care and taxes will be big ballot box issues

The coming year in Oregon state politics will be defined by voters’ choices at the ballot box, starting almost immediately with a January special election on new health care taxes. Then, in the summer ... read more

Maine Could Make Health-Care History, Again, on Election Day

Voters in Maine, the oldest state by age, could approve the nation's first universal home health-care program. It would be funded through a 3.8 percent tax increase for wealthy ... pass Medicaid expan... read more

Health care access, cost are issues in congressional race

The three candidates on the November ballot in the ... in universal health care and this piece of legislation comes the closest to putting in place some of the pieces to get there,” she said. Kahn als... read more

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Health Care Budget Woes Await Minnesota’s Next Governor

But big campaign ... the state’s longest government shutdown. The 2 percent tax, which provides more than $500 million each year for MinnesotaCare and other subsidized health care programs ... 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

Measure supported by health-care providers, opposed by ‘Big Tobacco’

An initiative on the ballot this November, which would raise taxes on tobacco ... to keep their health care. “There’s real people being helped by this,” Cohen said. “It’s not just an argument between ... read more

Don Walton: Those state legislative contests are huge

There's also a big initiative vote down there with a big impact. Initiative 427 would extend Medicaid health care coverage ... to make on tax reform, funding levels for state programs and ... read more

Will Johnson, new Missoula Chamber board chair, advocates for local spending

Johnson isn’t even against shopping at big box stores in ... levy as well as a ballot initiative, I-185, that would raise tobacco taxes in order to fund health care costs. read more

Voters guide to California’s 11 ballot propositions for November 2018 election

In 1911, we even voted to approve the power of citizen-driven referendums, a big reason California routinely has so many propositions on the ballot ... health care. The money, a revenue bond, would co... read more

Is Healthy Food For Children A Denver Priority? City Voters Will Decide In November

She’ll leave with a big box ... taxes on low income people to fund a slush fund and a new governmental entity that can take up to 10 percent of the money,” said Linda Gorman who contracts with the Ind... read more

Political candidates discuss issues at public forum

health care, water quality, literacy, business taxes and incarceration. All the candidates in the county were invited. There will be a similar forum with different speakers at St. Paul’s, on Monday, O... read more



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