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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

Calif. Soda Tax Saga Far From Over

"California's health care provider ... in the state. The soda tax issue is a major one for the beverage industry, analysts say. And rather than playing "whack-a-mole," fighting soft-drink levies one a... read more

Mental health funding among issues in Washtenaw county board races

ANN ARBOR, MI - County-funded mental health ... tax for mental health services that voters approved. He said he wants to continue that work and he believes the complex issues facing the county require ... read more

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It's official, Medicaid expansion will be on Idaho's ballot

Christy Perry stack petition signature boxes in the secretary ... she implored. The state spent $30 million on uncompensated care last year, she said, noting that "we're already paying the bills," whi... read more


Is California’s direct democracy threatened by blackmail? Perhaps, but it could be worse

After the dust settled at the state Capitol, the Nov. 6 ballot will have a dozen statewide measures. Some are pivotal – such as Proposition 6 on whether to repeal the 12-cent gas tax increase ... SEIU ... read more

Why 'Child Care Deserts' Remain, Even As States Increase Preschool Funding

Voters in Alameda County, home of Oakland, narrowly defeated a ballot initiative last month that would have raised the sales tax a half-cent ... Licensing issues are “going to prevent big change from ... read more

Miamisburg to restrict cell towers for 5G mobile technology

The 20-plus page document covers issues ranging from applicability ... cut a number of programs following the loss of $9 million in Medicaid managed care sales tax from the state. After a public infor... read more

This week at progressive state blogs: RI Dems diss progressive women; health care sabotaged in OH

Why he voted in favor of a loophole-ridden tax bill enriching wealthy corporate interests at the expense of our access to health care,’ said Ohioans for ... Being a progressive woman may be beneficial ... read more

Hostage Situation in California Ends Peacefully as Lawmakers Pay Ransom to Big Soda Companies

Even in a relatively blue state, the legislature can feel forced to bend to the will of a big ... ballot measure will pay off handsomely by stopping soda taxes and protecting their market share. The c... read more

Democratic 91st District House candidates debate the issues

We have to pay our taxes ... that health care is affordable. People are going without health care, get bankrupted because of medical situations and are working two or three jobs because of it. We have ... read more

Don Walton: Legislative online sales tax decision bigger than it looks

It's a big decision, much larger than it may seem at first glance. Online purchases are steadily growing; they will represent an increasingly significant chunk of the state's future sales tax base whi... read more

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