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Have your say on mental health - at the ballot box and Royal Commission

Remind them that mental health is a big issue and, to put it bluntly, that there are votes in it. This is all particularly timely for regional Victoria, because the Royal Commission is asking people ... read more

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

It’s Not Just Pre-Existing Conditions. Voters Weigh Many Health Issues on State Ballots

Health care has been a dominant ... longer be a covered benefit for state employees. In Oregon and Washington State, big beverage companies are pushing ballot initiatives that would prevent localities ... read more

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Big Tobacco Is Spending Millions to Defeat Obamacare at the Ballot Box

“The idea that we should take away health care for about 100,000 Montanans—it’s pretty frightening.” The ballot initiative in question, I-185, is pretty simple. It would increase taxes ... “Big ... read more


Health care, education, big issues for Maryland lawmakers as session opens

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 look at indexing it to automatically rise with inflation, as the state ... read more

With two months left in Salem, Oregon Democrats at odds over tax strategy

SALEM — Six months ago Oregon Democrats won big at the ballot box, expanding their majorities in ... with the governor over how to spend some of the new tax money and how to respond to the state’s ... read more

Larimer County's behavioral health tax may net $15.7 million in 2019. But how to spend it?

Larimer County's behavioral health tax may net $15.7 million ... mental illness or substance abuse issues made up about half of the Larimer County Jail’s 2016 operating budget. The 64-bed facility ... 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 ... read more

Democrats offer divergent takes on impeachment and other top takeaways from CNN's town halls

Klobuchar highlighted her history of winning big in a purple state -- including last year ... as much attention as I might," Sanders said. "The economy issues, whether people have health care and ... read more

Election rundown: How voters cast their ballots on health care issues and candidates

And through state ballot measures, voters faced decisions about abortion, medical marijuana, and soda and tobacco taxes. About 40 percent of Americans ... Peter Roskam, who held a key leadership ... 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 ... read more

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 ... read more



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