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Juneau Assembly approves big hike in local tobacco taxes; e-cigarettes also covered

Following public comment by community members young and old at City Hall Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved a $2 per pack increase to the city tobacco excise tax. The propo... read more

State debt to pension funds 'much better'

Altogether, the state is about $391 million behind in its payments to the Teachers’ Retirement System, the State Employees Retirement System, the State Universities Retirement System, the Judges Retir... read more

You've got questions about the California election. We've got answers

We've covered this race very closely, so check out all the links below. For the most part, it's because turnout was so low in the last statewide election. Also, this was a prime year for people to get ... read more

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Chalk It Up Celebrates 25th Anniversary

In the past, more than 200 volunteer artists, sponsored by local businesses and individuals, have created chalk art on the sidewalks surrounding the park. The three-day event – which also features per... read more

In a state of great wealth, all the health care some can afford

Ultimately, it was the state's HUSKY program – as Medicaid is known in Connecticut – that covered Grossman and her infant son, who was born prematurely. She credits HUSKY with ensuring that her son is ... read more

KHN Morning Briefing

(McGreevy and Mason, 3/3) San Jose Mercury News: Tobacco Laws: California Assembly Votes To Raise Smoking Age, Regulate E-Cigarettes ... Lawmakers also approved bills that would allow counties to enac... read more

Giving back, Feb. 24

The donations went to 100 local hunger relief organizations, eight Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, more than 2,500 schools, 40 United Way agencies, several local USO chapters, the Wounded Warrio... read more

In Fla., Palin Goes for the Rough Stuff as Audience Boos Obama

Here, Palin began to connect the dots. "These are the same guys who think that patriotism is paying higher taxes -- remember that's what Joe Biden had said. "And" -- she paused and sighed -- "I am jus... read more

Denver councilman: Rein in medical marijuana

(Though I also make the buzz-kill assumption that personal accountability ... Brown would seek to apply the Denver sales tax on medical marijuana sales and a 4 percent tax “on edibles sold at dispensa... read more

Can’t get into med school? Legislate your own doctorate!

I guess it’s not just doctors watching this one—an alert reader and a fellow SciBling both picked up on this one. Apparently, in my neighboring state of Minnesota (really, check the map), home to Greg ... read more

McCain's Problems

McCain should name his cabinet members." familyautos wrote, "I got three big words for you...Ayers Rezko and cigarettes...which Obama still smokes...an awful lot of crap in only ten years. Compare tha... read more

KHN Morning Briefing

Kaiser Health News Original ... and tax records. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, bolsters what was already well known — the poor tend to have shorter lifespans ... read more

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